Ruth was born on May 24, 1926, in Boston, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Edgar and Ethel (MacGeehan) Havey. Ruth grew up in Dorchester and after high school worked as a telephone operator. In her later years, Ruth worked as a health aide.
Ruth married Rudolph Marranzini in 1951sharing 31years of marriage, they moved to Wilmington in 1967 and raised a wonderful family before his passing in 1982. Ruth loved Wilmington, was an active communicant of St. Dorothy’s Church, and made countless friends throughout the years.
Prior to retiring, Ruth was a Home Health Aide, she was very dedicated to her patients, always kind, caring, and compassionate. Ruth treated her patients like her own family and they loved her for it.
In her spare time, Ruth loved to travel with family and friends, some of her favorite spots were the coast of Maine, York, Nubble Light, or just relaxing on the beach.
She was also a talented painter and loved to crochet.
Most of all, Ruth loved spending time with “her boys” and their families, Ruth was a very devoted mother and the best “Noni”, she loved her family unconditionally and enjoyed every holiday, celebration, and milestone, Ruth was very proud of her family and their accomplishments.
Ruth will be remembered for her kindness to others and for her true friendships to many. She will be truly missed.
Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph Marranzini, devoted mother of Stephen Marranzini and his partner Cory of Groton, David Marranzini and his wife Diane of Wilmington, and Mark Marranzini of Florida, loving “Noni” of Joseph, Allyson, Kristen, Taylor, Andrew, Kate, Cody, Katelyn, Sean, and Meghan, cherished daughter of the late Edgar and Ethel (MacGeehan) Havey, dear sister of William Havey of Georgia, Barbara Nee of South Boston, and Margaret Winter of Lynn. Ruth is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, September 26th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main Street (Rte. 38), Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Tuesday, September 25th from 4-8 p.m. Memorial donations in Ruth’s name may be made to St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.