PORTLAND - Rita J. Naples, 83, of West Street, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Mercy Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born on March 12, 1929, in Drummondville, Province of Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Raynaldo and Levina (Fleury) Letendre. She married John V. Naples on January 7, 1956, in Drummondville. Rita met her husband at Old Orchard Beach dancing on the Pier to the big bands. She enjoyed spending time with family and attending church. She also spent several years as a volunteer at the Good Cause Thrift Shop in Portland. Rita's enthusiasm and laughter always put a smile on your face. Her deep faith, positive spirit, generosity, and endless expressions of love and joy will continue to inspire us all. Rita is predeceased by two sisters, Gertrude Clement and Jeannine Bolduc. She is survived by her loving husband John V. Naples; her son Michael Naples of Portland; her son John M. Naples and his wife, Mary, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; her daughter Lisa Lebel and her husband, David, of Cumberland; her brother, Marcel Letendre and his wife Jacqueline of Montreal, Canada; and her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Rita's family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her friends and caregivers at St. Joseph's Residence and Rehab Center and Mercy Hospital. Visiting hours will be held from 10:00 - 11:30am, Friday, at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:15 pm at Sacred Heart Church, onthe corner of Mellon and Sherman Streets, Portland. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, at a future date. Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Mercy, 966 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103. Please annotate donations with Rita's name.Online condolences may be expressed below.