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Ruth A.  Merritt
  • Home For Little Wanderers
    11 Ward St. #200
    Somerville, MA 02143

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“To Krista and family,Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. I just loved her! She was so helpful and supportive back in your...Read More »
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“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this...Read More »
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“To the family and friends of Mrs. Ruth A. Merritt. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your loved one, but know that you can depend on God in times...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: M S - Lithonia, GA

“Jay and family...So sorry to learn of Ruth's passing. My late husband Paul and myself shared many conversations with her that always ended in...Read More »
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“On behalf of the entire Luoma Family, please accept our sincerest condolences. Ruth was a bright spot on our street. Her beautiful smile will be...Read More »
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“Krista, Michael, Jay and family, so very sorry to hear of your mom's passsing! She was always so kind and gentle to me and I have great childhood...Read More »
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Ruth A. (Cowhig) Merritt, of Saugus, died April 5, 2017 at the age of 81. She was born in Everett, MA on June 24, 1935 to William & Florence (Sweeney) Cowhig. She was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School. Ruth married Jay Merritt in 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church, Revere and raised their family in Saugus. Ruth was a retiree of Verizon and active in the Melrose Garden Club. In her retirement she devoted herself to her grandchildren and her great granddaughters. She was the beloved wife of Jay Merritt of Saugus. Loving & devoted mother of Michael Merritt of Grafton, NH, and Krista Merritt & her husband Pete Kouis of Gaithersburg, MD. Proud grandmother of Christopher & Patrick, and great-grandmother of Angelina & Sophia. Caring sister of William Cowhig & his wife Eileen of Topsfield. Also survived by several nephews and a niece. Visiting Hours will be held on Mon., April 10, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Tues., April 11, 2017 at 9 AM, followed by a 10 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret's Church, 431 Lincoln Ave., Saugus. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Home for Little Wanderers, 11 Ward St., #200, Somerville, MA 02143.