Ruth L. Bagnall, 84, of Pittsfield, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.
Born on April 13, 1933 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Alice (Hodgdon) Douphinette.
Ruth joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and proudly served her country before raising a family. Ruth worked as a Catechism Coordinator for St. Jude's Church in Londonderry for 17 years until her retirement. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield, where she resided. Ruth was known for her ability to spread joy and her love of handing out smiley face buttons. She had extensive Seashells and Rock collections, was an avid reader and always enjoyed a good John Wayne Movie.
Besides her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Donald Bagnall in 1977 as well as a sister, Barbara Pettipost.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice Young and John of Pittsfield; her sons, Lawrence Bagnall, Richard Bagnall and Glee of Franklin, Ralph Bagnall and Susan of Fort Myers, FL and Robert Bagnall and Lisa of Ashburn, VA; a brother, Alfred Douphinette; eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren with another on the way as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10 A.M. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pittsfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be sent to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home of Epsom. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105