Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Scotty, Gregg and Glenn,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow as you lay Mom to rest. I loved that woman! She was the strongest woman I knew and she was a Mama Bear when it came to her boys! She loved you three, Marie and her grandkids with her whole heart. She was one of the best of the neighborhood moms!

I'm sorry I can't attend her services, but you will all be in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

In sympathy,
Susie Daly

Posted by Susie Daly - Melrose, MA - Neighbor   January 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers

Danny & Luann

Posted by Dan Finley - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 22, 2020

I only knew Ruth for a short period of time - she moved into Forestdale Park on my birthday in August of 2018 - she was indeed a very special gift. She made such an impact on our residents, staff and all friends and family that came to visit. She always shook your hand and was glad to meet you. She became known as "our nurse". She took new residents under her wing to make sure they felt welcome and comfortable. Anytime I took new people in for a tour and they met Ruth, they really thought she was our nurse. She made everyone feel welcomed.

I really will miss her smile and love. Forestdale will not be the same without our Ruthie. She was the life of our community, always the first one up to dance.

RIP Ruth - I will always hold you in my heart.
Love
Terri

Posted by Terri Guenard - Malden, MA - Friend   January 21, 2020

Scott Greg and Glen, sorry about the loss of your mother.

Posted by Mike Tarpey - Newton, MA   January 21, 2020

We are very sorry for your loss. My family and I saw Ruth at least once a week while visiting our friend Inge at Forestdale Park. She adored our three children and always doted on them when she saw them. Ruth spoke so fondly of being a mother to her three sons and it was so clear that being a mom was her proudest achievement. She truly was a bright spot in our week and we will miss seeing her.
The Barnes Family
Katie, Randy, Caleb, Adelina, and Levi

Posted by Katie Barnes - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 20, 2020

Scott my sincere condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace

Posted by AnnMarie Caldwell - Woburn   January 19, 2020

Posted by Joe DeCroteau - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 19, 2020

Candle

Ruth, your smile will always be the thing I remember most vividly, and your warmth and compassion will stay with all of us forever. Thank you for being a great "Nonna" to my girls. You will be missed by many.

Posted by Duccia Vadala-Mitchell    January 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss, am keeping you in my prayers

Posted by Judie Fairneny - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   January 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. She is in our prayers.

Posted by David Csicsek - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   January 18, 2020