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152 Worcester Street
PO Box 75
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-4491
Patricia Ruby

Patricia Ruby

Friday, February 14th, 1941 Saturday, March 7th, 2020

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Obituary for Patricia Ruby

GRAFTON: Patricia (Ryerson) Ruby, 79, passed away peacefully March 7, 2020 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation in Northbridge. Her husband Richard G. Ruby passed away in 2014. She leaves her daughter Denise L’Esperance and her husband Philippe, son Richard G. Ruby, Jr. grandchildren Richard G. Ruby, III, Samantha C. Ruby, Aaron C. L’Esperance, Elizabeth A. L’Esperance, Philippe R. L’Esperance, Jr. and Grace I. Ruby. She also leaves her siblings Gregory Ryerson and Rebecca Collette and her husband Robert Jr. and was predeceased by her brother Allen Ryerson and infant sister Judy. Pat was born February 14, 1941 in Worcester, daughter of the late Barbara (Allen) and Kenneth Ryerson and she was a lifelong resident of Grafton. After suffering a stroke in her early 30’s with a young family at home she took on her rehabilitation with great strength and perseverance. She worked for many years as a hairdresser and she sold her own homemade crafts and ornaments. Away from work she tended to her perennials and vegetable garden, was always proud to have her home at the center of family gatherings and holidays. Pat was also welcoming to stray dogs among the other pets in her home. She treasured time with her husband Richard in Florida where they lived for several years early in retirement and always looked forward to summers at Gateway Marina in Yarmouth on Cape Cod. Pat found solace in her faith, was a devoted member of St. Andrew’s Church in North Grafton where she sang in the choir, and later at St. Philip’s Church in Grafton as well. She shared her many gifts with others; she was a founding member of the Worcester Stroke Club funded by the Easter Seals Society and spent time teaching art, a talent of hers, to other victims of a stroke as a part of their rehabilitation. She’ll be dearly missed by her family and a close knit circle of friends on Zgonis Drive in South Grafton where she lived. All are welcome to gather with Pat’s family and friends Wednesday March 11th from 4pm to 7pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday March 12th at 11:00am at St. Philip’s Church on West Street in Grafton. She will then be laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery in South Grafton. Please honor Pat in lieu of flowers with donations to The Friends of Grafton Elders FOGE PO Box 186 Grafton, MA 01519. A Book of Memories to share a special message is available online at:

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Roney Funeral Home
    152 Worcester St.
    N. Grafton, MA
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    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Phillip's Church
    12 West St.
    Grafton, MA
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    Thursday, March 12th, 2020
  • Interment

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Fairview Cemetery
    380 Providence Road
    S Grafton, MA
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    Thursday, March 12th, 2020

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Mary Medeiros

We never knew you Pat, but your legacy lives on in the beautiful and gracious soul of your daughter, Denise and her amazing family. Our hearts go out to all those who will miss you most. With warmest thoughts from Mary and Laura at Thrive Adult Primary Care
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Brenda Turner

It was an honor and privilege to have cared for her, she was well loved. My condolences to her very caring and dedicated family.
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Joseph Ruby

Mrs Ruby
Mr Ruby here
Glad I had all my nice visits with you the past few weeks !!!
I will always remember you saying
I love you mr Ruby 😢😢
Comment | Posted at 02:52pm via Condolence

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