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Ruth A. (Kelley) McDonough

October 21, 1930 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Ruth McDonough Obituary

In Loving Memory of Ruth McDonough

Ruth A. McDonough of West Roxbury, November 11, 2023. Beloved wife of the late William P. McDonough.

Ruth was a woman whose love and devotion knew no bounds, peacefully passed away after her recent 93rd birthday. She leaves behind a legacy of warmth, compassion, and a lifetime of cherished memories.

A dedicated mother, she is survived by her loving children and their spouses: Karen and the late John "Jack “Manning, Susan and Mark Hertrich, Marybeth and Kevin Cabana, and Jean and Chris Petitti. Ruth's nurturing spirit and unconditional love enhanced the lives of her grandchildren: Meredith, Emily, Kristen, Jacquelyn, Molly, Zachary, and Lauren. She was also a source of joy and inspiration to her great-grandchildren: Gabriel, Everleigh, and Callum.

Ruth, predeceased by her siblings Virginia DuWors and John Kelley, found joy in the simple pleasures of life. After a rewarding 25-year career with the Boston School Department, Ruth and her beloved husband Bill embarked on a new adventure, traveling the world together. Their shared journey was a testament to the enduring love that defined their union.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visiting hours are at the Robert J. Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. West Roxbury on Sunday, November 19th from 1:00 to 5:00pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. John Chrysostom Church 4750 Washington St. West Roxbury, at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and celebrate the life of Ruth.

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November 19, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home
1803 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

Funeral Mass
November 20, 2023

10:00 AM
St. John Chrysostom Church (Washington St. West Roxbury)


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