Patricia P. (Kelly) Ruth, 77, Administrative Assistant

Patricia P. (Kelly) Ruth, 77, wife of the late R. Barry Ruth, passed away Nov. 19 in Haverhill with her loving family by her side.

Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late John and E. Pauline (Chase) Kelly. Raised and educated in Haverhill, she was a graduate of Haverhill High School. She was employed as an administrative assistant for Barry Ruth Appraisals in Haverhill and Haverhill–Lawrence Transportation Company, also of Haverhill. With her husband, she moved to Madeira Beach, Fla., and Tarpon Springs, Fla., and lived there for a few years before returning to Haverhill. She loved to cook and host holiday parties with her family and friends. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Ruth will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a doting grandmother and spent her time attending all of their sporting events.

Ruth is survived by her children, Barry P. Ruth and his wife Erin of Manchester, N.H., Michael J. Ruth and his wife Becky of Cary, N.C., Daniel P. Ruth and his wife Deanna of Plaistow, N.H., Thomas E. Ruth and his wife Diane of Salisbury and eight grandchildren, T.J., Matt, Ben, Riley, John, “J.T.”, Abby, Emily and Ally Ruth. She was predeceased by her son, James M. Ruth and her brothers John “Skip” Kelly, Robert Kelly and Donald Kelly.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 4-7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services will be on Wednesday in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Avenue, Haverhill. Donations in her memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Haverhill, 55 Emerson St., Haverhill, MA 01830.