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Lois  A. (McGillivary) Ruta

Obituary for Lois A. (McGillivary) Ruta

August 20, 1937 - February 25, 2017
Beverly, Massachusetts | Age 79


Mrs. Lois A. (McGillivary) Ruta, 79, of Beverly passed away on Saturday morning February 25, 2017 in Pilgrim Rehabilitation following a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Jennarino "J.R." Ruta.

Lois was born August 20, 1937 in Gloucester. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Crowley) McGillivary. She was a resident of Beverly for the past 35 years and previously resided in Gloucester.

She worked at Cyrk Printing for many years until her retirement. She previously worked on the Gloucester Waterfront in the Seafood Industry for several years.

She was a long time member of the Seafood Retirees. Lois enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed shopping, traveling, playing bingo and going to lunch with her longtime friends.

She is survived by her two loving daughters Mary Ann Ruta of Beverly and Julie Ann Koper of Gloucester, one brother Robert McGillivary of Gloucester, one sister Marjorie Cusick of Gloucester, five devoted grandchildren Shaun Koper and his wife Koren, Stephanie, Jenna and Bradley Ruta and Helena Sutherland. She is also survived by two cherished great grandchildren Kristjan and Kaiya Koper, her daughter in law Francine Ruta of Gloucester and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her two sons Stephen F. and Gerald M. Ruta as well as her brothers Joseph, Kenneth and Stewart McGillivary, her sisters Georgine Hill, Elizabeth Lorenzo and Helen "Sis" Nickerson.

Lois' Funeral Services will be in the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St. Gloucester on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM. There will be a time of visitation prior to the Service on Wednesday beginning at 1:00 PM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment will follow in Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester.

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