Ruth E. (Marshall) Allen

July 25, 2006

Ruth E. (Marshall) Allen

RUTH E. (MARSHALL) ALLEN – in Woburn, July 25th. Beloved wife of the late Merle G. Allen. Devoted mother of Denyce Yinger and her husband Larry of NH, Robert M. Allen of Woburn and his late wife Elaine, Stephen M. Allen of Woburn, and Sharon Marion and her husband Wayne of Maine. Dear sister of Jeanne McKittrick of FL. Loving grandmother of Sean Kilbride and his wife Lisa, Colleen Kilbride, Melissa, Robin, and Danielle Allen, Stephen Allen, Jr., David and Christina DeMambro, and Sean Smith. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, July 28th at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to CMARC, 147 New Boston Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY:

Ruth E. Allen, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away here Tuesday evening, July 25th, following a long illness. The wife of the late Merle G. Allen, she was ninety years of age.

Ruth was born in Woburn, the daughter of the late Maynard and Nora (Corbett) Marshall. Educated in Woburn, she was a 1934 graduate of Woburn High School.

Following her marriage in 1940, she took up residence in the Horn Pond area of the city and remained there throughout her life. She loved the time spent with her family, and in recent years took great pleasure in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In support of her late daughter Naureen, who died in July of 2005, Ruth was involved in the Eastern Middlesex Association for Retarded Citizens for many years.

She enjoyed gardening and regularly preserved her fruits and vegetables. Sewing and crocheting were also pastimes she engaged in for most of her life.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband Merle and daughter Naureen, was her daughter-in-law, Elaine M. (Peary) Allen, who died in 2003.

Surviving are four children, Denyce Yinger and her husband Larry of New Hampshire, Robert M. and Stephen M. Allen, both of Woburn, and Sharon Marion and her husband Wayne of Maine, and her sister, Jeanne McKittrick of Florida.

She was also the loving grandmother of Sean Kilbride and his wife Lisa, Colleen Kilbride, Melissa, Robin, and Danielle Allen, Stephen Allen, Jr., David and Christina DeMambro, and Sean Smith. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, July 28th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Friday morning from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m., prior to the funeral.

Donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to CMARC, 147 New Boston Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. Dear Denise & Larry,

    My condolences to you and your family. Nothing is harder than losing someone you love. Take strength in your memories, and have faith in tomorrow. May the love and support from family & friends help you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do.

    My deepest sympathy,
    Doreen DeLuca

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