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Lemieux, Ruth V.

Ruth Valerie (Furkart) Lemieux, a resident of Westwood for over 30 years, and formerly of Jamaica Plain, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at the Golden View Nursing Home in Meredith New Hampshire after a brief illness.  She was 94.  Ruth was born August 12, 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the four children of Alfred and Fannie (Blake) Furkart.  She worked for 15 years as a secretary for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company until her retirement in 1981.  According to her son, Ruth was a social butterfly.  In her “younger days” she enjoyed square dancing, and camping, and had been a member of the Family Motorcoach Association.  She also enjoyed knitting, card games, Jigsaw and crossword puzzles, and eating out.  Ruth was the wife of the late Wilbrod Joseph Lemieux.  She is survived by her two sons, Richard Lemieux of Brockton, and Robert Lemieux of Meredith, New Hampshire; her three daughters, Janet Crowley of Quincy, Judith Yeatman of Florida, and Barbara Harold of Hyde Park; as well as 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren.  Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, February 23rd from 5 to 8 PM at the First Baptist Church, 808 High Street, Westwood.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service Thursday at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church.  Private burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Janet crowley
    February 18th, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    Mom I love you and you will be missed a lot. Rest in piece. Your with dad now

  2. Barbara
    February 18th, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    I miss you already Mom. You are leaving a large hole in many hearts.

  3. Amber Holder
    February 19th, 2011 | 7:34 pm

    We love and miss you so much Nana, but you are in a wonderful place and we will see you again someday.

  4. Kerri Myers
    February 19th, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    Nana, you will be missed–but it was time for you to be with Banky. We will all be together again one day.

  5. Millie McCormack Adamik
    February 20th, 2011 | 1:04 pm

    Dear Richard, Janet,Buddy, Judy & Barbara….Imagine my surprise looking in today’s Globe for my own fathers obituary(Bob McCormack) that I saw that my mother’s best friend ever, had just passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Ruthie as a fun-loving, energetic woman. I will always remember our times together at your summer home in Littleton and of course, our early days at Ruggles Street. Love and Blessings to all of you as you grieve together.

  6. Tammy (Martin) Bird
    February 21st, 2011 | 11:20 am

    I still can’t believe you are gone. I miss you, but I know that you and Banky are together again. That does put a smile on my face. I will always love you Nana!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. judi yeatman
    February 21st, 2011 | 7:41 pm

    Mom, you and Dad square dance through the milky way, and step high on those clouds. He’s been waiting for his “Ruth” for quite a while. We were blessed with you. Every time I eat pistchio nuts, you will be on my mind and in my heart. Love and miss you

  8. Diana Stein
    February 22nd, 2011 | 10:01 pm

    Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your beloved mother.

    Diana Stein & Christopher Libby

  9. Carole & Cal Colwell
    February 22nd, 2011 | 11:12 pm

    To Ruth’s family –
    We miss Ruth so much at church – she used to sit in front of us and always gave us a great smile and greeting. Even with all her recent physical problems, she was always “fine”. She had a great spirit and did well for so long but had a tough time in recent months, and we’re glad that she is at peace now. We hope you all have happy memories of her to keep her close. We will always remember her with a smile.

  10. jo ann lemieux lisk
    February 23rd, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    I have many memories of you, Auntie Ruth, the times we spent at your house in Boston and Littleton, the times you and Uncle Wilbur visited us in Sanford, NC and later in Franklin, NC and the time you drove yourself (you were 84 at the time) to Va Beach to visit us. You lived a long and vigorous life and you will be missed by many. I’ll keep all of your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Janet crowley
    February 25th, 2011 | 8:34 pm

    Mom every one who loved you was at the wake and funeral was there. It was a beautiful ceremony and buddy did so good talking about you on the alter love you forever. Miss you

  12. Cindy (Lemieux) Pinnix
    February 27th, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Nana,you would be so proud. The wake and funeral went good. Everything was so nice and allot of the family came.I know that you are in a better place with Banky and all of your friends that had passed befor you.One day when its our turn we will see you again, but to then know that we will all be OK.You will always be loved and missed.

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