G. Ruth (Mollison) Pine

September 4th, 2012

G. Ruth (Mollison) Pine, age 87, a resident of Wilmington for over 60 years, died on Sunday, September 3, 2012, at the Winchester Hospital with her family at her side.

Ruth was born on April 6, 1925, in Chatham Head, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the cherished only child of Percy and Janet (McAndrew) Mollison.  Ruth moved to the United States at the age of 5 and settled with her family in Somerville, MA.  Ruth was a graduate of Somerville High School with the Class of 1943; she continued her education at Chandler Business School in Boston where she studied secretarial courses and also took courses at Boston University.  Ruth was always willing to learn new things and her thirst for reading and learning lasted throughout her lifetime.

Ruth volunteered at the Regional Health Center in Wilmington before she took a position doing administrative work for the hospital.  She retired following many years of dedicated service to the Health Center and the patients.

Ruth married the “love of her life” Harry B. Pine in 1948, celebrating over 61 years of marriage before his passing in September of 2009.  Ruth and Harry built their own home in Wilmington; they started the project in 1947 and completed it shortly after their wedding and moved right in.
Ruth and Harry loved living in Wilmington and took great pride in their home and their family.   Ruth loved flowers and was an avid gardener, her hard work and beautiful gardens were all over their yard.

Ruth cherished being a mother and a grandmother, she was proud of her family and all of their accomplishments.  Ruth enjoyed family celebrations and holidays; Christmas was her favorite.
Ruth’s other talents included cooking, baking, and making her famous Faberge egg shell ornaments; Ruth took great care to make each ornament different and special and she gave them away to all of her family and friends.

Ruth will be remembered for her kindness and giving ways, she unselfishly took care of her mom for many years and made her life easier in her later years.  Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, good neighbor and a true friend and could be counted on whenever someone need her.  She was a wonderful lady and will be truly missed.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Harry B. Pine, devoted mother of Linda J. Brunelle and her husband James, and Barton H. Pine and his long time companion Sharen Petersen, loving “Nana” of Jennifer, Ashley, Aubrey, Ethan, and Abigail, dear niece of Helen Titley of Lachute, Quebec, Canada, and is further survived by several cousins and many friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Saturday, September 8th for Visitation from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow in the family lot at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “G. Ruth (Mollison) Pine”

  1. Lloyd and Patti Park says:

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Ruth. My Mom, Edith Poloian, and Ruth were great friends and I used to play with Linda when I was little. I loved going to her house and visiting with my Mom. Maybe now, they can catch up on old times and be reunited once again. Love and prayers to the family.

  2. Michele Bouvier Dickeson says:

    Linda: Sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Nancy Lee says:

    Mrs. Pine was my 2nd mother and a very special lady indeed. I don’t believe I’ve ever know anyone kinder and sweeter. Although she will be sadly missed by so many, I am happy that she and Mr. Pine are reunited, tending their beautiful gardens together once again.

  4. Cindy Marden Tanner says:

    Oh Mrs. Pine, such a sweet woman and wonderful 2nd mother. The only time I ‘ran away from home’, my destination was her house! We loved playing hide and seek all around the gardens. When at her house for dinner, I staunchly said I did not like rice…she convinced me to take just one bite and I’ve loved rice ever since. She really was an angel here on earth and will be missed.

  5. Linda Brunelle says:

    Thank you to all,
    for the loving memories of our Mom.
    Please leave your tears and sorrow at the door, for this will be a celebration of Her life, a love story if you will. The love of her family, friends, neighbors and everyone she touched.
    The love for a man, who for over sixty years, stood by her side and protected her. 9/3/12 Her Marine came to rescue her from her suffering, 1 day before their 3 years apart: 9/4/09. There will be a new anniversary for them now: 9/8/09 + 9/8/12, they will again rest in eternal peace.
    Forever in Love. <3
    Linda and Bart

  6. Tony & Ann Benson says:

    Dear Linda & Bart:
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful person and loved you both so very much. I have very fond memories of your Mom and Dad on my visit to your home in Wilmington when you were both very young children. It was one of my first visits on my own and remember it quite vividly. Your mom and dad took us to an amusement park – so fun. On a shopping trip, Ruth was the one that told me that pink and yellow do not go together. To this day I cannot wear pink and yellow together.I remember the beautiful property and home that your Dad constructed. I remember your Dad telling Linda not to be “fresh” which was not a word we used in Canada in the same context. My only regret through the years was that we did not live closer.
    We pray for strength for you to help you through this most difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
    Tony & Ann

  7. Linda Barrett says:

    Dear Linda & Bart, Although we have neaver met I am the daughter of Clarence Mollison your fathers youngest brother. I remember him well as him and Uncle Gordon often came to visit Nanny Mollison when she got to the point that she was unable to travel. I don’t believe that I ever met your Mom but I can see the family resemblance. It looks as though she had red hair as did your father Uncle Cecil Uncle Bert Uncle Norman and Dad. I recieved this imformation from Anne Benson who has been a good friend for many years. She made the connection as Mollison is not a common name and she remembered that it was my maiden name. She sent me the orbitury and asked if there was a connection. I am sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Anne told me she was a lovely lady and I’m sorry that we neaver met. I’m sure you know that you have a lot of cousins that live in Nova Scotia so if you ever happen to visit the Maritmes please let me know as I would love to meet you both. My married name is Barrett and my husband and I would welcome you any time. Would love to hear from you

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