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“Ruthann was always more like a big sister to me as I was growing up. We shared many wonderful times together in Melrose, Wakefield, Somerville and...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Dale E McCarthy - Parrish, FL

“Aunt Ruthann will always be remembered as having a hug, a kind word and a laugh. I was blessed to spend an afternoon with her last week where she...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lauren Payne - Pembroke, MA

“Kathy, we are so very sorry to hear of your mother passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Rick & Therese Rudolph - MA

“Kathy,Devon and Victora,I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending sympathy and prayers to ssll off you.Marie ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Marie Okeefe - Medford, MA

“Kathy so sorry for the passing of your mom thoghts and prayers are with u all during this difficult time god bless ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kathryn Kathy graham - MELROSE, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Ruth Ann (Gregoire) Dow died at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on November 19, 2019. She was 85 years of age. Ruth was born in Boston was raised in Medford & Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School. She was a homemaker and a longtime Melrose resident. Ruth worked for a few years at New England Telephone, at Beatrice Foods and Market Forge in Everett for a few years.

Former wife of the late Brian Long. Loving mother of Kathryn E. Crowley & her husband Skip of Saugus, and Susan J. Long of Kansas. Proud grandmother of Victoria and Devin Stoddart. Sister of the late Lorraine Campbell & her late husband John of Plymouth, and William Gregoire & his late wife Mary of Plymouth. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.

Visiting Hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Friday November 22, 2019 from 2:00-5:00PM, followed by a funeral service at 5:00PM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose will be private.