January 19, 1916 – August 28, 2011
North Woodstock, NH Rita (Frank) Rand, 95, of North Woodstock, NH died on Sunday, August 28, 2011. She was surrounded by her family. Rita was born on January 19, 1916 in North Woodstock, NH. The daughter of Paul and Malvina Frank, she was raised in North Woodstock and graduated from Woodstock High School. Following her graduation, she left for Massachusetts to further her education, and then later begin her family. In the 1960’s, she moved back to North Woodstock to work beside Sherman Adams as he began the development of Loon Mountain. Her retirement was celebrated in 1980. While working at Loon Mountain, she spent many summers running her family’s restaurant, Govoni’s. Up until the age of 94, Rita was still employed, doing the bookkeeping for RECCO, her brother’s corporation. She also retired, after30 years, from being an active member of the Lin-Wood Medical Center Board of Directors. Members of her family include her son Richard Gilbert Rand III and his wife Wendy, and her son Paul Frank Rand and his wife Julie. Rita has 5 grandchildren: Tiffany Sothard, Heather Rand, Allyson Abbott, Lindsey Kirkpatrick, and Dane Rand. She has 3 great-grandchildren: Vienna Rand, Colt Sothard, and Gavin Kirkpatrick. Rita also leaves behind a brother, Louis Frank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am Saturday, Sept. 3 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lincoln, NH. Reverend David Kneeland will officiate. Burial will follow at the family plot at Woodstock Cemetery in Woodstock, NH. Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 2 from 6-8pm at Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH. Donations on Rita’s behalf can be made to the Lin-Wood Ambulance Service, PO BOX 129, Lincoln, NH 03251. Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.