Mother, son seriously injured in crash

Mother, son seriously injured in crash

There are 59 comments on the The Union Leader story from Jun 9, 2006, titled Mother, son seriously injured in crash. In it, The Union Leader reports that:

Just before noon, the southbound dump truck struck a white 1988 Chevy Celebrity attempting to turn left onto Route 28 from Lawrence Road, police said.

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Plaistow, NH

#21 Jul 27, 2007


Tammy Langone

Grand Blanc, MI

#22 Sep 28, 2007
I was so happy to read that Michael is doin daughter was just asking about him the other day. I grew up with Ritarose in somerville...and to my delight found out many years later that she was living in NH..actually a few mins from me. I have many memories of her and my childhood..camping trips, kick the can, the tide is high... I am glad we reconnected as adults and got to spend some time together...and introduce our children to each other. We love and miss you Rita... Tammy n Chelsea

Cambridge, MA

#23 Oct 1, 2007
Tony in Vancouver Canada wrote:
i would like to wish the kemp family my condolenses. i new ritarose many many years ago. and just stumbled upun the events that took place last june and am very sad for her son and her family.and it is true what here Sis Sandi has said her laugh is one in a million.there truly is a stairway to heaven..
Parayers from an old friend.
i'm not sure if you're gonna happen upon this page again or not but i'm auntie ritarose's niece. if you're the person i'm thinking i remember, i'd really like to talk to you.
if you see this message, just e-mail me at [email protected]

jenni (sandi's oldest daughter)

to my aunt:
it's 2007 now and i still cry for you, my soulmate. ever since i can remember you always were my strength and don't you worry, i'll do everything i can to fulfill the dreams we always had. "thelma and lousie forever" - your fight is still alive.
i would've posted sooner but i couldn't bring myself to type. but i'm writing now and i'm making it for us.

Bill McMahon

Danvers, MA

#24 Jan 19, 2008
Ritarose was my first love, we met when we were just 15 years old. I am very grateful for the precious time we spent together.
My heart goes out to the Kemp family & all who had the pleasure of knowing Ritarose. My heart also goes out to you Michael. You are all in my prayers.
We had an insatiable love for one another, Ritarose & I. I want you to know Rita that for what it's worth, I forgive you. Your love continues to burn inside me & I thank you for that.
Love Allways,(yeah i remember "always", but for old times sake)
p.s. I'm proud of you Rita
kelly baughman conway nh

Stowe, VT

#25 Jun 14, 2008
michael, i am so glad that you are doing better. my son michael was in dartmouth when you were there. i talked with your grandmother alot whilke we were there. my son is doing better also. he had been out of the rehab for over a year now. i am so glad i got to meet you. you don't remember but i was glad to meet you. i hope that we can come meet you again soon. i have family that lives in somerville so i hope we can meet soon. you are a very special kid. i am looking foward to you and my son michael kelly
kelly baughman conway nh

Stowe, VT

#26 Jun 14, 2008
michael, i am so glad that you are doing better. my son was in dartmouth while you were there. he had a asmtha attack that turned into a stroke. i talked with your grandmother alot while we were there. you went to spaulding regab and my son went to fransiscan rehab for 4 months. i hope to get have you and my son meet sometime soon. i have family that lives in somerville, so someday soon i will have to come and see you. tell your grandmother that kelly and her family says hello.tell her that my son michael was the one that was there when you were there, and she proberly will remember me. well so glad that you are better, and i hope we can meet soon. love kelly baughman
Laurie Coffill

North Haven, CT

#27 Jan 22, 2009
I was best friends with Ritarose in high school. We drifted apart after she quit school and left. She had sent me Christmas cards after her son was born signing it "You're still mt best friend". She was funny and beautiful and I will never forget our good times in high school smoking cigarettes on the street corner or playing soft ball together. I hope she's watching her son grow to a great man - becasue she was a great girl.
Laura Gentile

Laurel, MD

#28 Jan 22, 2009
I just got an email from Laurie (who I have known my entire life) and when I read about Ritarose I was totally floored and was in total hands started shaking. I also went to high school with her but was 1 year or maybe 2 ahead of her, but I knew her very well because of her close relationship with Laurie. My heart goes out to her son, I hope he never forgets how special his mom was and what a sacrifice she made for him. I know she is looking in on him everyday and still takes care of him in her own special and unique way. It saddens me that I had to find out about her death this way...her family will be in my thoughts. Rest in peace Ritarose.
Robert Thomas

Manchester, NH

#29 Mar 4, 2010
I am in shock and very sad and in disbelief about this. My heart goes out to her son and family and anyone who was close with her.

We used to spend lots of time together back in 1993 at Janes house in Somerville. I've never forgotten her and I've always wondered and hoped she was doing well.

Rest in Peace Ritarose.

Somerville, MA

#30 Mar 7, 2010
Hi Sis I miss you so much i know 3 years have gone by but i think of you often i go and visit you but sometimes i wish i can see your face again. i know we will see each other some day, Do you know every day when I get up the picture I have of you on my refrig I kiss my lips to give you a kiss and say good mornigs sis, Michael is doing alot better i know you can't read this but i feel your looking down from heaven and watching over him. well sis another angel came to be with you karen danielson passed on to just as young as you. Guess it is to only the good die young I love you
and Miss You SO
Diane Kemp

Boston, MA

#31 Jun 28, 2010
Hi sis It's me I can't believe 4 years have passed by now. I have this poem that someone gave to me and ever time I read it I think of you. It's called I'm Free It goes like this Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free, I'm following the path God laid for me. I took God's hand when I heard the call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day To laugh,to love,to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way, I found that place at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared,a laugh,a kiss. Ah yes,these things,I too,will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much, Good friends,good times,a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me-- God wanted me now, God set me free. Such a pretty poem Ritarose ever time I read I'll always think of you. I LOVE YOU SIS and ever year I'll write to you and let you know your in my heart and on my mind. Bye for now sleep with the angels. XOXO
Diane Ritaroses sister

Boston, MA

#37 Aug 3, 2010
Hi Sis Thinking of you I MISS YOU SO MUCH there is not a day that goes by I wish I can see your face one more time. I know some day we will see each other again. I LOVE YOU SIS THINKING OF YOU ALWAYS oh every time I see a rose you always come across my mind. I knew you always loved roses. Bye for now but I will write back to you again all my HUGS ans KISSES your sister always Diane xoxoxoxo
Diane Kemp

Boston, MA

#39 Sep 5, 2010
HAPPY HAPPY 39th BIRTHDAY My Lovely Beautiful Sister it is such a beautiful clear cool day. I'm moving to the second floor of my apartment today. Well getting most of the heavy furniture up there today. Mrs. Quinn my mother in law passed away on my birthday she is in heaven with you and the angels. We are moving into her apartment. It is coming along so nice wish you could see all the hard work I put into it. Boy Ritarose I am talking to you like you can read this message but I know you can hear me cause this week I really needed a prayer answered and I prayed to you with tears coming down my face and couldn't control my shaking and you answered my pray cause everything worked out okay THANKS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS YOU LOTS I try to visit you today if not real soon. Well sis just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I will never stop praying to you. HUGS and KISSES ALWAYS your sister Diane xoxoxo Oh I will continue to write to you even though I know you don't read these messages I leave you you know me crazy Diane what can I say bye for now Ritarose LOVE YOU.........

Scituate, MA

#40 Sep 11, 2010
Happy Birthday Retar...Ha...haha...I know its late but got sick...had to we celebrated your birthday today! Mike, Diane, Julie, Caleb, and myself.....we miss you so very much. Are you laughing...good...exactly what I'd expect of you. You are and always will be the best of the nuts...nothing rotten about it! We love you! Keep holding a spot for me up there...tell Tasha I still love her, the best dog ever and Bonnie, the best ferret ever...You look after them okay...cause this family is gonna be together again someday...Big Hugs...all my love, Sandi aka Ded. XOXOXOX...
Diane Kemp

Boston, MA

#41 Dec 23, 2010
Hi Sis I Been thinking about you alot lately especially where Christmas Eve is the next day. The holidays are so hard knowing your not here with us but your are always here in spirit. Michael is doing so good you will be so proud of him. I been really sad these couple of days but when I look at your picture everyday you put the smile back on my face. Moms Birthday just passed and Sandi and I gave her a surprise Birthday party it was small but nice. I MISS YOU so much SIS I know someday I'll see your beautiful face again. I LOVE YOU and MERRY CHRISTMAS RITAROSE till I talk to you again sweet dreams in heaven with God and the angels xoxo for now.
Sherri Illsley Chase

Conway, NH

#42 Jun 11, 2011
I was so sorry to find and read this about Ritarose. My deepest sympathies for the Kemp family. Its been many many years since I've seen her, but I have some fun memories of Ritarose. Once, about 30 years ago, we were going apple picking and we saw a bunch of leaves spinning around and we said they looked like they were dancing. And being kids we thought it was so funny. And laughed and laughed. Everytime I see fall leaves spinning around when a gust of wind whips through I think of her. And will do so even more now.
Diane Kemp

Brookline, MA

#43 Jul 4, 2011
Hi Sis Your friend Sherri wrote to you it was so sweet Thank You Sherri now she is dancing with the angels. Sis I can't it over that it is 5 years now you will be turning 40 this year I will celebrate it with you. TODAy is the 4th of July it is so hot and sticy it sucks, Can you believe it Michael is going to be a senior this comming fall. You would be so proud of your son. I am doing okay I made ny 15 wedding aniversity. My kids are doing okay Joey will be 20 at the end of the week and Katelyn is 16 now she got her first partime job were did time go I must be getting old can you beleive I am 50 now oh well. Sis I love you and MISS YOU so much. I know you can not read this at all but I know in my heart you hear me, I am not going crazy. I love you lots and talk you soon July 2011
Diane Kemp

Brookline, MA

#44 Jul 4, 2011
Ritarose sorry my LAST MESSAGE got printed so much Jay called me twice and I got distacted BULLIT my dog got scared of the firer works so I wasn't sure if sent of my reply next time I'll double check. I know what happen you didn't want me to stop writing to you. Well 'm watching the Boston Pops some day I would love to go there or better yet be on a boat in the harbor to see the firerworks. well I love you sleep well with the angels and I will not stop talking to you I don't care what people think of me SWEET DREAMS SIS xoxox I'll be back

Revere, MA

#45 Aug 11, 2011
i miss you auntie. i dont know what to do without you
Diane Kemp

Boston, MA

#46 Sep 5, 2011
Hi Sis HAPPY BIRTHDAY wow you are 40 today and today is such a beautiful day out. Knowing you you would of been out celebrating tonight. Auntie Rita {sister Rita} is real sick she has cancer. Talk to the angels for me and tell them to cure her please There is one thing that I will do for you I will Light a birthday candle for you and sing Happy Birthday to you. Now don't look down on me and say Diane you are crazy you should know me by now I Miss You so much .wish we could celebrate your birthday together but I know someday in Heaven we will celebrate them all. Just wanted to say I LOVE YOU and thinking of you ALWAYS HUGS and KISSES to you my beautiful sister, HAPPY HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to you Love You Diane xoxoxo

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