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“Thank you Ruthie for your friendship and I can never forget all the visits to the hospital to see and care for Artie when he was sick all those years...Read More »
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“May I offer my condolences to the family ~ I am so sorry for your loss. Ruthie has my long time friend since we were neighbors back in the 1950'...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear of Aunt Ruth's passing. Many wonderful memories over the years. ”
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“Dear Buddy, Roger and Billy,So sorry to hear about Ruth's passing. I will always remember our times together. If you need anything I'm here for you...Read More »
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“To my brother and his family love all of you so much! I am very sad over the loss of my sister in law Ruthie. She was more like my sister! I spent so...Read More »
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“Dearest friend Roger and Billy:We have been friends for countless years, and I have cherished every one of them! You have been a wonderful son and...Read More »
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“Dear Roger and family, please know that our hearts are heavy with your Moms passing. We know what amazing care you have given her. I will always...Read More »
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Waltham – Mrs. Ruth P. (Dunn) O'Connell, of Waltham, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge. She was 84.

Ruth was born in Boston on March 6, 1933, the daughter of the late Bernard Dunn and Mary Phyllis (Lynch) (Dunn) Bosworth. She was raised in Boston and graduated from Boston Girls High School.

On September 4, 1955 she married Roy E. O'Connell in Brookline and the couple settled in Waltham where they would raise their family. She was a devout Catholic and very active at her home parish of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted in Waltham.

She is survived by her husband, Roy E. O'Connell and her sons, Roger E. O'Connell of Waltham and William R. O'Connell of Gulfport, Florida.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ruth's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday April 2nd from 2 to 5 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.