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Ruth A Ryan

Ruth A. (Collins) Ryan, 76, of Gardner, died peacefully Monday, February 19, 2018 in HealthAlliance Hospital of Leominster, following a brief illness.
Ruth was born in South Portland, Maine on September 1, 1941, the daughter of the late Alfred and Phebe (McDonald) Collins. She graduated from Derry High School of South Portland, Maine with the Class of 1959.
Ruth was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Company of Leominster as a Sales Associate for several years, retiring in 1983.
She enjoyed reading, and loved vacationing with her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth had the gift of gab, and was an incredible woman who took great pride in being a homemaker.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Robert F. Ryan, who died August 29, 2009.
She leaves four daughters, Ruth Waldron of Nevada, Phebe Francoeur of Worcester, Elizabeth Jolicoeur of North Carolina and Bobby-Jo Broeckel and her husband Steven of Baldwinville; one son, Ernest Murphy of Michigan; eleven grandchildren, Zachary, Seth and Emilie Ryan, Timothy Burgess, Alicia Evans, Danielle Chapman, Heather Murphy, Mark and Matthew Waldron, Autumn and Brooke Broeckel; eight great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isabella and Anthony Chapman, Alexander Francoeur, Mykenzie and Ivy Ryan, and Hailey and Jackson Maloch; nieces, Sherrie Gardner, Liz Collins and Amy Collins and several additional nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth was predeceased by her brother, William Collins.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 24th at 2:30 p.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, February 24th from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heywood Hospital, Wound Clinic, 242 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440. Please reference in memory of Ruth A. Ryan.
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Visitation Details

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner

Service Details

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 2:30pm, Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols St., Gardner


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Bobby-Jo lit a memorial candle Feb 26 2018 12:00 AM

Rusty, Ruth Ann, Phebe, Liz & Bobbi-Jo, The Rocheleau family send our sincerest condolences for your loss. We have a lot of great memories of your family. Your mom & dad were always there for our family. Our parents as well as us kids were very close. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Dale Derby Feb 24 2018 12:00 AM

Rusty, RuthAnne, Phebe, Liz & Bobi-Jo I am saddened to hear of your Moms passing. I will hold dear the memories I have of her. We had a lot of good times while being in Drum Corp, snowmobiling and of course, playing "kick the can" in the wee hours of the morning. Those were the days! Peace and comfort to you all. Love, Denise

Denise Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

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I remember growing up mom taught us how to swim. Now mom had one arm and that's how we swam. We took swimming lesson.

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Phebe lit a memorial candle Feb 22 2018 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to Ruth's family.

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