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“Ruby was a very special person in the life of my family. She and my father Richard Ross were childhood friends from Winthrop, MA who kept in touch...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: David Ross - Derry, NH - Friend

“The Ross Family will sorely miss Ruby. Our family grew up in Winthrop, as did Ruby. She was a kind, loving, and compassionate woman. She was always...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Cheri Pinto - Somerville, MA

“My parents introduced me to Ruby and Fred when they bought their camp at Bow Lake. Several years later, my husband and I also bought a camp across...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Judy King - Northwood, NH

“I wanted to send my condolences to the family. She did so much to support her mother, Aunt Ruby, so many years ago. She was a wonderful, warm, gentle...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Anderson - Marlborough, MA

“Its not a football, but its close. you will be missed by all and i will miss my phone calls from you. Rest in peace. Pat ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: joan pineau - conway, SC

“Nice Woman She will be missed RIP Ruby ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: LLOYD SHECK - NEW BEDFORD, MA

“We will all miss this special lady. Met Ruby and Fred back in the 70's on vacations to Bow Lake with my parents (Barb and Jerry Miller - Girard PA)...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Mitch Miller - Clemmons, NC

“Monday nights won't be the same without Ruby. She was such a delight. Enjoyed all the stories she shared. A very positive loving lady. So sorry...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Betsy Story - Waltham, MA

“Ruby, Our hearts are heavy today, we will miss your feisty sense of humor. You were one classy lady with a whole lot of spunk.We were extremely proud...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rick & Sue Anderson - Boxford, MA

“My Condolences to all of Ruby's Family. Especially her Brother Andy.I am going to miss Ruby's great big smile and laugh when I would walk in to...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Natalie DiFilippo - Waltham, MA

“My condolences for your loss. Psalm 29:11 ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Mary


Waltham - Mrs. Ruby P. (Anderson) Boyd, of Waltham, died on Friday, January 5, 2018 in Meadowgreen Nursing Facility. She was 93.

Ruby was born January 23, 1924 in Winthrop a daughter of the late Axel E. and Rudy (Edwards) Anderson. Raised and educated in Winthrop she was a graduate of Winthrop High School and earned an Associate degree from Bryant and Stratton Business School.

For over thirty years she worked as an administrative assistant for the federal government in its Department of Transportation retiring in 1984.

Ruby was a much loved neighbor and would look forward to her 'Monday night dinners' with her circle of friends. She will be fondly remembered by her close friends and loved ones at Bow Lake N.H., where she enjoyed playing scrabble and sitting on the beach. She also enjoyed spending holidays with extended family in Hampstead N.H.

Ruby leaves her siblings, Arthur E. Anderson and his wife, Joan of Ocean City, New Jersey and Dorothy F. Talbot and her husband, Bob of Livingston, Idaho; nieces & nephews; grand-nieces & grand-nephews and great grand-nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, Frederick J. Boyd and their only child, George B. Boyd.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ruby's life by gathering in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Saturday, March 3rd where her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial is private.

Memorials in her name may be made to a charity of one's choice.