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Rita E. Townsend, 89, of Gloucester and Anderson, S.C., passed away on Jan. 27, 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Townsend Sr., and her brother, David Terada.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat deVarennes and her husband Chuck; grandsons, Daniel and Richard; granddaughter, Gretchen; great-grandchildren, Killian, Griffin and Bruce; her son, Gordon Townsend Jr. and wife Terri; grandson, Craig and wife Vonda; granddaughter, Laurel and Brian; great-grandchildren, Jack, Marc, Rachel, Brittany and Rachel Theresa.

Memorial service will be at a future date.

Memorial donations may be sent in her honor to the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 1417, Gloucester, Va. 23061.