Rita M. Kneeland, 97, of Wilton and Orleans Mass., wife of the late George Jackson Kneeland, died at her Wilton home on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Mrs. Kneeland was born in Newton, Mass. on Jan. 8, 1917. She lived in Newton until the age of 15 and then moved to Uxbridge, Mass. where she attended local schools. Upon graduation, she attended secretarial school and then became a secretary for a New York City corporation and upon her marriage to George J. Kneeland became a homemaker.
A resident of Wilton for the last three years coming from New Jersey, Mrs. Kneeland was an avid bridge player, enjoyed dancing and loved spending time with her family at Cape Cod.