Rita K. (Hardy) Burke 87 formerly of Braintree passed away October 22, 2019 at the Colonial Nursing Home in Weymouth. Loving mother of Margaret “Maggie” Gallardo-Cortez and dear grandmother of Marisol Gallardo-Cortez both of Stoughton. Sister of Eileen Marie Hardy of Maine. Born and raised in Dorchester she had been a resident of Braintree for 50 years. Rita had worked as an executive assistant for Piatelli Construction for 20 years retiring in 2000. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday October 26 at 10:30 AM in St Francis of Assisi Church Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit the McMaster Funeral Home, 86 Franklin Street, (Rt 37) Braintree prior to the mass from 9-10 AM. Interment Milton Cemetery.
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