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Ruth E. (Chiary) Horrocks

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Wednesday, February 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, for Ruth E. (Chiary) Horrocks, who passed following a brief illness on Sunday, February 17th at the Lighthouse Nursing & Rehabiliatation Center of Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE at 11:00 a.m. and immediately followed with interment at the Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart St., Danvers.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was raised & educated in Revere & was a 1946 alumna of Revere High School. Ruth maintained a life-long friendship with her members of her High School graduating class. They called themselves “The Tuesday Nite Club” & met weekly at each other’s home. With Ruth’s passing, only one member survives. For over thirty years, Ruth worked as a Crossing Guard for the Revere School System, a job she held close to her heart.

Ruth leaves her beloved husband of 70 years, Edward W. Horrocks, Sr. She is the cherished mother to Edward W. “Buddy” Horrocks, Jr. & his wife, Nancy of Palm Harbor, FL, Kathleen G. Horrocks & her husband, Robert Boudreu of Waltham, William E. Horrocks & his wife, Deborah of York, Maine, & Kenneth F. Horrocks & his wife, Brenda of Worton, Maryland. She is the devoted grandmother to Cindy Horrocks & her companion, Christopher Harrington of Clearwater, FL, Jill Horrocks of Largo, FL, Kristi Horrocks of Palm Harbor, Fl., William Horrocks & his wife, Samantha of Salisbury, Chelsea Jennings & her husband, Roland of Chestertown, MD & Stacy Heredia & her husband, Gary of York, ME. Dear sister of Grace Bellino of Santa Cruz, CA & the late Herbert Foye, Helen T. Seeley & Francis Chiary. She is also lovingly survived by her goddaughter & 1 niece, Robin J. Upton of CA & Idaho & many other nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Ruth is also proudly survived by her surrogate son, Daniel J. Doherty & wife, Kim of No. Reading & her adoring 6 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Ben, Lyla, Luke, Gray & Samuel.


Visiting Hours

Wednesday, February 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, February 21st at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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  1. Teresa & Roger Boudreau
    Feb 20 2019

    Losing a mother is like losing the only person who always understood you, even the things you never said out loud…but your mama will always be beside you. You are an angel to your parents and you will be blessed forever.

    To you and your family, our deepest sympathy.

    We are praying for strength on this difficult time.

    Sending love from Montreal, your sister-in-law and brother-in-law Teresa & Roger

  2. Ghislaine B. Lalonde
    Feb 19 2019

    It is with great sorrow that this is my last salute hand-queen wave to Mrs Ruth Horrocks. To lose our mother ,is loosing a part of ourselves, the roots seems to fade away. What keeps us moving forward are the beautiful memories ,all those moments shared with your mother, and all those discussion held together, these moments put a smile in your heart. Her voice, her touch, her hands hugging you, will be missed. You will find strength to carry on with your life. Be wise ,be strong your mother has left behind a family, brothers ,sisters, an extended family who will share the sorrow and will continue to express love amongst each other. That love will grow, and evolve . You will remember always your mother thru the goods she has left behind. Your mother has thought you about life, her wisdom will fulfill your thoughts and you will pass on her knowledge to those who want to hear and see.
    I will pray for you and your family to give you strength to say goodbye to your mother.
    Where she is now is a peaceful part of her next life.
    I wave my hand-queen to her .
    May she rest in Peace.

  3. Sherley Bretous
    Feb 19 2019


    You are blessed. You had a wonderful relationship with your mother and she was a very loving woman. She lives in your heart. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that happy memories of your time together lives in your heart.

    We are here for you.


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