Ruth T. (Boitnott) McCarthy, age 89, a long-time resident of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on September 28, 2012. Ruth was the beloved wife of 52 years to John P. McCarthy, cherished daughter of the late William and Julia (Cochrane) Boitnott, dear sister of the late Lelia Brenner, Grace Reed, Helen Batten, Irene Tirico, Paul Boitnott, William “Bob” Boitnott, and George Boitnott, Ruth is also survived by her niece Virginia Steadman and her husband Vern of Swampscott, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, 1 great-great-nephew, many dear friends and neighbors.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Monday, October 1st from 3-6 p.m. Memorial donations in Ruth’s name may be made to New England Home for the Deaf, 154 Water St., Danvers, MA 01923.
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