Ruth M. Martell

RUTH M. MARTELL, 90 OF NORTH SCITUATE, DIED PEACEFULLY SURROUNDED BY HER FAMILY ON APRIL 9, 2012 AT COVENTRY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER IN COVENTRY. RUTH WAS BORN IN WEST HARTFORD CONNECTICUT ON AUGUST 17, I921 AS RUTH MIRIAM KENNEDY, DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM AND MAUDE (BARRETT) KENNEDY. SHE RESIDED IN RHODE ISLAND FOR MANY YEARS, GRADUATED FROM CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL AND KATHERINE GIBBS SECRETARIAL SCHOOL. SHE WAS A SECRETARY AT NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR 30 YEARS. DURING HER RETIREMENT YEARS, SHE RESIDED IN LEESBURGH FLORIDA FOR SEVERAL YEARS WHERE SHE BECAME ACTIVE IN HER COMMUNITY AND CHURCH. SHE VOLUNTEERED TUTORING ENGLISH AND READING AND ALSO WAS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRIES AT THE CHURCH SHE ATTENDED AND ALSO VOLUNTEERED AT THE LEESBURGH HOSPITAL. HER HOBBY BECAME QUILTING. IN HER LATER YEARS SHE MOVED BACK TO RHODE ISLAND WHERE SHE ONCE AGAIN BECAME ACTIVELY INVOLVED AT CRANSTON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP WHERE SHE HAD BEEN A FOUNDING MEMBER. SHE LEAD A PRAYER GROUP IN HER HOME FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SHE ALSO VOLUNTEERED AT THE RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK. RUTH IS SURVIVED BY HER TWO CHILDREN, DAVID R.MARTELL AND JANICE M. O'DONNELL, HER SON IN LAW RAYMOND H. O'DONNELL, HER TWO STEP GRANDCHILDREN, RAYMOND AND DANIELLE O'DONNELL, BROTHER WILLIAM KENNEDY, SISTER IN LAW LORE KENNEDY, HER NIECE NANCY (KENNEDY) TILL AND NEPHEW BARRY KENNEDY. A PRIVATE BURIAL WAS HELD ON APRIL 14th IN HIGHLAND MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, JOHNSTON. THERE WILL BE A MEMORIAL SERVICE ON SATURDAY MAY 5th AT 2:OOpm IN THE CRANSTON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1114 SCITUATE AVENUE CRANSTON.

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