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Ruth W. (Walcott) Kovitch

November 12, 1932 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Ruth Kovitch Obituary

Ruth W. Kovitch (Walcott), age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2023, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading.

Ruth was born on November 12, 1932, in Jersey City, New Jersey; she was the dear daughter of the late Theodore E. and Edith M. (Strong) Walcott.  Ruth was raised and educated in Medford, MA and a graduate of the Medford High School.  Ruth went on to continue her education, graduating from Boston University.   

Ruth married Bernard J. "Bernie" Kovitch on June 2, 1956; the couple moved to Wilmington in November of 1958, where they raised their family.  Ruth and her family enjoyed their summers in Maine where they loved lakeside camping; some of their favorite spots were Mighty Joe Campground and Apple Valley.  Ruth also looked forward to her "girls outing"  to the annual Boston Flower Show where she enjoyed walking through the beautiful floral and garden displays.  Ruth was talented knitter; she took pride in the many prayer shawls, she knitted for the Oncology patients at the Winchester Hospital.

Prior to retiring, Ruth worked as an administrative manager for many years; she started with the RCA Company, which was bought out by General Electric and finally acquired by the Martin-Marietta Company in Burlington, MA.  Ruth was very efficient, professional, and detail oriented. She had a great work ethic as well as a good rapport with her fellow co-workers; all attributes that made her an asset through the years.

Ruth was a woman of great faith and an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Burlington for over 50 years.  Ruth and Bernie were ever present to help out and they made many friends with their follow parishioners and their families.

Ruth will be fondly remembered for her love of family and friends and she will forever be loved by all who knew her.

Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Kovitch, devoted mother of Linda Kovitch of Ipswich, Marcia Breakey & husband Roger Breakey, Jr. of Nashua, NH, Jeffrey Kovitch of Wilmington and the late Larry Kovitch.  Loving "Nana" of Roger Breakey III, Kristen Breakey, Leah Kovitch & partner Corey Levy, and Lynn Kovitch & husband Michael Polk.  Dear daughter of the late Theodore and Edith (Strong) Walcott, sister of Ken Walcott & wife Stefanie of AZ and WA, the late Phillip Walcott & his late wife Priscilla and the late Virginia Henderson, her cousin's Rev. Daniel Strong & wife Rev. Nancy Strong, Manchester, NH, Richard Strong & wife Lydia of Niagara Falls, NY and the late Roger Strong.  Ruth is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, November 2nd for Visitation from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. with a Service to follow at 1:30 p.m.  Interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. If you would like to join the service via zoom please use the link below:

Meeting ID: 818 7230 9034

Donation in Ruth's memory may be made to the Sawtelle Family Hospice House, 320 Haverhill St., Reading, MA 01867 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA  02452.

To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit our website at http://www.nicholsfuneralhome.com


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November 2, 2023

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887

Funeral Service
November 2, 2023

1:30 PM
Nichols Funeral Home
187 Middlesex Ave
Wilmington, MA 01887

November 2, 2023

2:15 PM
Wildwood Cemetery
233 Middlesex Ave.
Wilmington, MA 01887


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