Ruth L. Abbott 1923 - 2012 NORTH ADAMS Ruth Lillian (Jones) Abbott, 88, of Sun City, AZ died Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Arizona. She was born in North Adams on July 10, 1923, daughter of Ernest and Lily (Sprowson) Jones. She graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1941. She was employed at North Adams Regional Hospital for many years as a pharmacy technician retiring in 1987. After retiring she volunteered at NARH, and for 21 years at Boswell Memorial Hospital in Arizona. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting and having lunch with friends. She also liked to play croquet and miniature golf. Her husband of 66 years, Northway W. Abbott, whom she married on March 19, 1943, died March 21, 2009. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Ann DeBlois and her husband Gregory of Adams, Linda R. DeBlois-McCarthy and her husband James F. McCarthy Jr., of North Adams; four grandchildren, William DeBlois and his wife Tracy Martino DeBlois of Lunenburg, Daniel A. DeBlois of Dalton, Laura DeBlis Slade and her husband Thomas of Heartwellville, Vt., Robert Scott DeBlois and his wife Gwendalyn Sawer DeBlois of Savoy; eight great-grandchildren, David Francis DeBlois, Emily Louise DeBlois, Elizabeth Marie DeBlois, Justine Lillian Slade, Krista Marie Slade, Zachery DeBlois, Timothy DeBlois and Morgan Marie DeBlois. She was predeceased by her brother, Ernest E. Jones Jr., on September 26, 1985, and son-in-law, Norman DeBlois, on June 17, 1992. FUNERAL NOTICE: A graveside burial service will take place on July 10, 2012 in the family plot in Southview cemetery, North Adams, MA at 1 p.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for the First Baptist Church of North Adams through the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main Street North Adams, MA 01247. Please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 12, 2012