Ruth H.C. (Fraser) MacLean

February 20, 2019

Ruth H.C. (Fraser) MacLean

Ruth H.C. (Fraser) MacLean – of Woburn, Wednesday, February 20th. Beloved wife of the late Ronald J. MacLean. Devoted mother of Sheila Edwards of Contoocook, NH and Rhonda MacLean of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Scott MacLean Edwards, his partner Leslie Hicks of Salisbury, NH. Her forever son-in-law and friend, David Edwards of NH and her favorite, Cindy “Cin-Cin” McCarthy of Woburn. Dear sister of Barbara Ringer of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and William Fraser of Arlington and the late Edmund Fraser, Jr. loving sister-in-law of Joan MacLean of Woburn, Marianne MacLean of Acton, MA and the late, James and Paul MacLean and Mary Joyce. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn on Monday, February 25th at 9 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge St., Woburn at 11. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the funeral home, Monday morning, 9 – 10:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home

Ruth H.C. (Fraser) MacLean – of Woburn, died peacefully in her sleep after a courageous battle with stomach cancer, Wednesday, February 20th, in the comfort of home. She was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Ronald J. MacLean.

Born in Cambridge, MA, Ruth was a daughter of the late Edmund and Sarah Fraser. She was a graduate of Arlington High School.

Ruth was a dedicated and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who lived her life for her family. They meant the world to her and she would support them in what ever they would do.

Ruth enjoyed her family and friends and life to the fullest.

Devoted mother of Sheila Edwards of Contoocook, NH and Rhonda MacLean of Woburn. Cherished grandmother of Scott MacLean Edwards, his partner Leslie Hicks of Salisbury, NH. Her forever son-in-law and friend, David Edwards of Contoocook, NH and her favorite, Cindy “Cin-Cin” McCarthy of Woburn. Dear sister of Barbara Ringer of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, William Fraser of Arlington, and the late Edmund Fraser, Jr.  Loving sister-in-law of Joan MacLean of Woburn, Marianne MacLean of Acton and the late, James and Paul MacLean and Mary Joyce. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn on Monday, February 25th at 9 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge St., Woburn at 11. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the funeral home, Monday morning, 9 – 10:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. At the families request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn on Monday, February 25th at 9 a.m. followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church 138 Cambridge St., Woburn at 11. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the funeral home, Monday morning, 9 – 10:30 a.m., prior to the Mass. At the families request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Lorraine Miller

    Ruthie MacLean was a very loving and caring person. She was always there for all who needed her. She was a lovely lady, mother, caregiver, cook, housewife. baby sitter, friend and all round special individual. One always felt warm and cozy talking with Ruthie. She will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. She is truly one of God’s most special angels. God bless Rhonda, Sheila, and the rest of her family. Rest in peace, sweet Ruthie.

  2. My sincere condolences to family and friends. It is very sad to lose a loved one, as there is never enough time spent with them. May you find comfort in your memories, and may Jehovah, the God of all comfort, help you to cope. He gives us his promise at Revelation 21:3,4 to wipe away every tear and put an end to pain and death. May this hope bring comfort and strength to your heart.

  3. Sheila & Rhonda,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom she was the best always there for everyone no matter what she was so good to my Mom always took her out & being there for her I really appreciate it my Mom misses her so much.
    My deepest sympathy
    ❤️ Patty Andersen

  4. Rhonda & Sheila
    We are so sorry for your loss of your Mother she was a great friend & neighbor
    She will be missed dearly she was so caring & thoughtful she always put herself out to help others. Our Deepest condolences
    Love, Ellen & Chuck

  5. Marylou Black Alongi

    So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was such great friends with my parents. May she rest in peace.

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