Ruth E. (Havey) Marranzini

September 21st, 2012

Ruth E. (Havey) Marranzini, age 86, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on September 21, 2012.

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.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Ruth E. (Havey) Marranzini”

  1. BIll & Rozie Buccella says:

    To Cory, Diane and Family, we are so sorry to hear of loss. You are all in our thoughts.

  2. Crystal DePasquale says:

    Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears dry, the smile fades, but the memories live on forever.

    With deepest sympathy.

  3. Amy Delaney says:

    To Kristen and family,
    Thanks so much for sharing your Noni’s pictures they make me smile. Prayers for you all,
    Amy Delaney

  4. Kristen Marranzini says:

    I love you so much, Noni. Rest in peace.

  5. Kevin Sellers and family says:

    To the Marranzini family. So sorry for your loss. There is a special place in Heaven for Ruth. She is a wonderful woman. I will never forget her and all that she has done for me in my life. The Summer trips to Groton when I was a kid were some of the best times a kid could have and I thank her and the family for all the memories. Your family is blessed to have such a strong and magnificent Mother, Grandmother and friend. She will be missed. Love you Ruth. Rest in peace.

  6. Brenda Johnson says:

    Words are not adequate to express my feelings on hearing of the death of Ruth Marranzini. I offer heartfelt comfort for something that is sadly inevitable. But, “Do not let your hearts be troubled”. (John 14:27) May you find comfort as the “the last enemy”, death will be done away with. (1 Corinthians 15:25, 26). Let this time be a tribute to her wonderful life. May family and friends ease the sadness and alleviate the pain of loss.

    A human life is a story told by God. ~Hans Christian Andersen

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