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Ruth M. (McCarthy) Merrill

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Service at 11 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Ruth M. (McCarthy) Merrill.  Mrs. Merrill died on Monday, December 16th at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a brief illness, at 80 years.  Born & raised in Charlestown, she was an alumna of St. Francis deSales Grammar & High School, although she graduated from Charlestown High School, Class of 1951.  She remained in Charlestown until moving to Revere in 1965, & lived here until moving to Middleton with her daughters in 2007.  She worked as lead cashier for the Star Markets Group (Shaw’s) & retired in 1998.  Her expertise in her work led her across the state as the company opened new stores, where she would train the cashier team & move on to her next assignment.  Ruth was the beloved wife of the late William P. “Bill” Merrill, who died in July of 1988.  “Bill” was a popular personality & Revere DPW employee.  She is the devoted mother of, Robert W. Merrill & his wife Mary F. of Lowell, Joan C. Buonopane & her husband Bartholomew “Bart,” & Ruthellen Duhainy, all of Middleton.  She is the cherished grandmother of, Robert & Renee Merrill both of Lowell, William & Domenic Buonopane, & Zenah Duhainy, all of Middleton.  She is also lovingly survived by 4 great-grandchildren, & several nieces & nephews.  She was the dear sister of the late: Charles, William, John, & Daniel McCarthy, & Claire Aucella.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

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