Harriet M. (Ruggles) Roketenetz

November 12, 2015

Harriet M. (Ruggles) Roketenetz

HARRIET M. (Ruggles) ROKETENETZ- of Lynnfield, formerly of Woburn, Thursday, November 12th. Beloved wife of Stanley P. Roketenetz Jr of Lynnfield. Devoted mother of Peter M. Roketenetz and his wife Barbara of Woburn and Paula Salem and her husband Joel of Lynnfield. Dear sister of Barbara Nickerson of FL, Shirley Fucci of Maynard, Elaine Russo of NH, Elsie Murphy of Arlington and the late Jean Hulscher and Herbert T. Ruggles Jr. Cherished grandmother of Jonathan and Elyssa Roketenetz of Woburn and Zackary Salem of Lynnfield. Loving Aunt of Karren Manna and Pamela Dunbar both of Woburn, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Arthur P. Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Tuesday, November 17th at 12 noon. Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. to 12 noon prior to the Service. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. At the family’s request in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Harriet’s name to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY:

Harriet M. (Ruggles) Roketenetz passed away at her home, Thursday November 12th amongst her beloved family. The devoted wife of Stanley P. Roketenetz, she was eighty five years old.

Born in Malden, Harriet was the daughter of the late Herbert T. and Elsie (Tolstrup) Ruggles. Raised and educated in Malden, Harriet graduated from Malden High School with the Class of 1948.

Harriet entered the working world as a bookkeeper at Rodgers Jewelry, in Boston and over several decades she was the bookkeeper for their family business.

In 1956 she married her beloved husband Stanley Roketenetz, to whom she has been devoted to for over fifty eight years. They brought their son and daughter into the world, to who they were devoted. They made their home in Lynnfield for over a half a century. Actively involved in all the childhood coming and goings, Harriet never missed a beat. Sporting events, graduations, celebrations and marriages. Everything always done with a great deal of thought and love.

When the grandchildren began arriving, Harriet was absolutely thrilled. She spent a great deal of time with each of them individually and all together, all the time!

Puzzles, reading all genres of books and knitting were just some of the ways Harriet not only entertained herself , but also with her dear grandchildren.

Harriet and her husband were no strangers to travelling, enjoying the world around them. Family though was the center of her life. A very kind, thoughtful and loving woman, Harriet lived her life to the fullest , leaving many fond and loving memories in the hearts of whom she loved.

In addition to her parents Harriet was also predeceased by her siblings, Jean Hulschser and Herbert T Ruggles, Jr..

Harriet is lovingly survived by her dear husband Stanley, her children Peter M. Roketenetz and his wife Barbara of Woburn and Paula Salem and her husband Joel of Lynnfield, her sisters Barbara Nickerson of FL, Shirley Fucci of Maynard, Elaine Russo of NH, Elsie Murphy of Arlington, her grandchildren Jonathan and Elyssa Roketenetz of Woburn and Zackary Salem of Lynnfield, her nieces Karren Manna and Pamela Dunbar both of Woburn, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Arthur P. Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Tuesday, November 17th at 12 noon. Calling hours will be held 10 a.m. to 12 noon prior to the Service. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. At the family’s request in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Harriet’s name to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Stephen E Boiko and Major William Boiko USAF(ret).
    We are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a very gracias and wonderful person.

  2. Stephen E Boiko and Major William Boiko USAF(ret).
    We are sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a very gracias and wonderful person.

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