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Ruth L. (Dahlin) Lovequist

Ruth L. (Dahlin) Lovequist
  • November 11, 1922 - January 8, 2021
  • Waltham, Massachusetts

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Waltham - Mrs. Ruth L. (Dahlin) Lovequist, of Waltham, died Friday, January 8, 2021 in her home. She was 98.

Ruth was born in Waltham on November 11, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Olson) Dahlin, and had been a lifelong resident.

She was a graduate of Waltham High School and until her retirement worked for years in the office at the B.C. Ames Company on Lexington Street.

The wife of the late Edwin H. Lovequist, she leaves her children, Sandra J. Lovequist-Bell of Waltham and David E. Lovequist and his wife, Catherine, of Eaton, New Hampshire; her grandchildren, Deborah Lovequist and Michael Lovequist and her great grandchildren, John Shread and Ryan Shread.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.