THOMPSON – Alice Ann (Merriam) Kitka, 89, died Friday, April 6, 2018 in Matulaitis Nursing Home, Putnam with family at her side. Her beloved husband of 45 years, Francis B. Kitka, died in 1993.
She leaves a son, Barry F. Kitka and his wife Julia A. Kitka of Thompson; 3 grandchildren, Mikaela Q. Kitka of Marlborough, MA, Kerry F. Kitka of Austin, TX and Casey B. Kitka of Worcester, MA; nieces and nephews.
She was born in Auburn, MA on September 4, 1928, the daughter of George A. and Eleanor F. (Gilbert) Merriam, and was raised in Oxford, MA. She then lived in Thompson for many years. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1947 and was voted “best dressed in her class.” She completed further studies at Salter’s Secretarial School in Worcester.
Mrs. Kitka was an office worker at various local mills including Cranston Print Works Company in Webster before she retired in 1985.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, April 11, at noon in the Church of the Reconciliation, 5 North Main Street, Webster. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Garden of Peace, Webster. Visiting hours will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 10, in the chapel of the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School Street, Webster. Flowers may be sent or donations be made to Matulaitis Nursing Home, Inc., 10 Thurber Road, Putnam, CT 06260.