Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Alfred G. Henderson, devoted mother of Robert A. Henderson of Wilmington and Nancy R. (Henderson) Kelley and her husband Peter of Tewksbury. Loving “Grammie” of Kristen Kelley of Lowell, Kara Donelan and her husband Christopher of Medford, James Kelley and his wife Gina of Los Angeles, CA and Great-Grandchildren Nancy and Raymond Donelan. Cherished daughter of the late Howard J. and Ruth V. (Melaney) Christian, dear sister of the late Howard, Robert, and Norman Christian. Ruth is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, October 1st from 4:00-8:00 p.m.