Name     Rita Jennette Putnam
      March 5, 1926 - June 29, 2017
Service Information     Funeral from the John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, 305 Broadway, Cambridge, Saturday, July 8, at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church, 134 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, at 10:00 AM.
Interment Information     Cambridge Cemetery
Visitation     Friday, 4-7 PM. John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, 305 Broadway, Cambridge.
Memorial Donations     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s name to the charity of one’s choice.


Putnam, June 29, 2017, Rita Jennette Putnam, age 91, died at her home in Cambridge. A life-long resident of Cambridge, she was the daughter of Alfred Putnam and Florence (Myers) Putnam. She retired after 25 years from food services at Harvard University, Cambridge. Sister of Doris Procito of Medford, MA. She was pre-deceased by brothers Alfred and Robert Putnam, and sisters Ruth Duarte and Mary Foley. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral from the John C. Burns & Sons Funeral Home, 305 Broadway, Cambridge, Saturday, July 8, at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church, 134 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours, Friday July 7, 4-7 PM.
Interment, Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge. www.burnsfuneralhomes.com