Ruth T. (Boitnott) McCarthy

September 29th, 2012

Ruth T. (Boitnott) McCarthy, age 89, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on September 28, 2012.

Ruth was born, raised, and educated in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late William and Julia (Cochrane) Boitnott.

Ruth married her “sweetheart” John P. McCarthy in 1960, sharing more than 52 years of marriage.  Ruth and John moved to Wilmington in 1965, settling into a wonderful neighborhood and making many friends that lasted throughout the years.

Ruth loved children and was very giving, she volunteered for many years at camps for deaf children and was delighted to help in any way.

Ruth loved to travel with her husband and their many friends, she was always eager to share the information about her many trips.

Ruth will be remembered as a very loving and caring person, she was funny and had a great personality.  She will be greatly missed.

Ruth was the beloved wife of John P. McCarthy, cherished daughter of the late William and Julia (Cochrane) Boitnott, dear sister of the late Lelia Brenner, Grace Reed, Helen Batten, Irene Tirico, Paul Boitnott, William “Bob” Boitnott, and George Boitnott, Ruth is also survived by her niece Virginia Steadman and her husband Vern of Swampscott, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, 1 great-great-nephew, many dear friends and neighbors.

Family and friends  gathered at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m.  Interment took place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.  Memorial donations in Ruth’s name may be made to New England Home for the Deaf, 154 Water St., Danvers, MA 01923.


12 Entries in Guest Book for “Ruth T. (Boitnott) McCarthy”

  1. Ruth and Winchell Moore says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Ruth McCarthy was an excellent role model!! She was on the board of New England Homes for the Deaf when I (Ruth) first joined in this board. May wonderful memories help as time goes on. Fondly, Ruth and Winchell Moore

  2. Annie Folkard says:

    Dear John, My deepest sympathy to you and family. You are in my prayers. Ruth was a wonderful and sweet woman that I had enjoyed talking with at church for many years. May she rest in peace with God. Love, Annie Folkard

  3. Ruth Collari says:

    Will miss you as you were a lovely person at South Shore Deaf SC also very supportative of the Friends of the Home. Will miss you dearly and may you rest in peace
    Ruth and John Collari (Natick Ma.)

  4. Barbara and Dave Burnes says:

    Will miss you and enjoyed talking with you at Church and South Shore Deaf SC. Thank you for your supported and donation to Friends of the Home Resident for their birthday and Christmas gifts. May she rest in peace.
    Barbara and Dave Burnes, (Woburn, MA)

  5. Pat Flaherty says:

    Dear Uncle Buddy,
    So sorry to hear of Aunt Ruth’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. We will see you on monday. Love and God Bless!
    Patie, Patricia and family

  6. Susan Garvey says:

    Deeply synth is
    Amsorryshe passes. She joined her family in haven . I missed her too.

  7. The Farrell Family says:

    We were all very saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. She will be greatly missed by our family. She and John were always very kind to us. Aileen, Anna, and Margaret were always amazed at how she never missed sending them a birthday and Christmas card! Our dear grandparents, John and Louise Horrigan, who have since passed on, loved Ruth! Our condolences John. Rest in Peace Ruth. -Stacey & John

  8. Joseph Salvucci says:

    Uncle John …

    Will be thinking of you … will pray for Aunt Ruthie …

  9. Fr. Shawn Carey says:

    John, I am sorry to hear of your wonderful, loving wife Ruth’s passing. I offered Mass for her over the weekend. Please know of my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Let’s pray for the repose of Ruth’s soul. I have really enjoyed knowing her since I first came to the Deaf Catholic Church. She was one of the people who said to me that I should become a priest. I would never forget. May she rest in peace.

  10. Guy and Eileen Semonelli says:

    John…It goes without saying how deeply sorry we were about Ruth’s passing. The two of you were more than just nieghbors after 35 yeaars you were more like family and we will miss her dearly and may she rest in peace. We , our children, and grandkids will remember her always.

  11. Eddy Laird says:

    I am truly hoping that you know that you are loved just as much as Ruth and do pray that you will be all right. We all are going to miss Ruth. I have always appreciated what you and Ruth had done for the NE Homes and how much you two had supported me when I was working there. Thanks, John.

  12. RON AND SUE ST. MARTIN says:

    A wonderful and gracious lady. May she praise the Lord with the angels on our behalf. We will pray for her and you John and your family and friends. God bless you for being a wonder ful husband. God bless Ron and Sue

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