Rita Gladu

Rita T. Gladu

Monday, July 21st, 1930 - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
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Rita T. Gladu, 90, of Palatka, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Putnam Community Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born, July 21, 1930 in Springfield, MA and resided in South Hadley, MA for most of her life. She moved to Palatka to reside with family in 2018. During her life, she worked as a secretary for Gladu Trucking Company and South Hadley School District.
She is preceded in death by her father, Ubaldo Marchesseault, mother, Blanche Pauquette Marchesseault, brother, Raymond Marchesseault and husband of 58 years, Alexander C. Gladu.
She is survived by her siblings, Irene Marchesseault and husband Jean Claude Leclerc, and Blanche Marchesseault and companion Rock Potvin, all of Quebec, Canada. She had three children, Robert Gladu (Barbara) of Palatka, FL, Carol Kostek (Tony) of Hadley, MA and Linda Racicot (Ed) of Palm Coast, FL. Rita is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Lisa Richardson, Matt Gladu (Christina), Alyssa Schnabel (Michael), Sara Sweetser (Joel), Hayley Racicot, Seth Kostek, and Tekla Kostek (Mark Summa) as well as 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be determined at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Rita’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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George Hahn

Posted at 10:36am
Truly Rita was the force running the Intermediate and later the Middle School. Her organization skills and calming demeanor provided the daily structure for the school to meet its mission. I'm thankful for the 30+ years I had with Rita. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

CHET MARCINIAK Posted at 11:40am

I was very sorry to hear of Ritas passing. My condolences to all of her family. Rita was a GREAT neighbor, and al-ways willing to be helpful to anyone in need. I al-ways enjoyed talking with her, and listening to her insightful ideas. May OUR LORD grant her eternal rest. Chet Marcinmiak

Aureen ikuszewski

Posted at 09:26am
Our sincere sympathy to all the Gladu family on the loss of your Mom.
Frank & Maureen Mikuszewski and family

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