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SULLIVAN, Ruth Of Marshfield, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2016 in Plymouth, at the age of 92. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jeff Randall, of Plympton; son Daniel Sullivan and daughter-in-law Patty Sullivan of Marshfield; her grandchildren Jennifer Moloney, Meaghan Randall, Kelsey Randall, Austin Sullivan, Casey Sullivan, and Madison Sullivan; two great-grandchildren, Devin Moloney and Kayleigh Moloney. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, the late Daniel Sullivan. Ruth was born in Quincy, Massachusetts to Alice and Reuben Erickson. She graduated from Quincy School of Nursing and Boston University. After graduation she moved to and worked for several years in France, beginning a lifetime of travel that over the years included England, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Mexico, often accompanied by her traveling companion and friend Dr. Connie Cornog. A tireless advocate for women's rights and health, in the United States she worked as a nurse for Dr. Dave Goodman, OB/GYN of Quincy, for fifty years. In her free time Ruth was a generous spirit, participating in her church community at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Hanover with her dear friend Gudrun Davis, and volunteering for Meals on Wheels as well as at soup kitchens for the homeless. She loved coffee and big parties, and though she lived a full and eventful life, her absence will be sorely felt by those who knew her. A memorial service for Ruth will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 77 Rockland Street, Hanover, MA 02339. Donations in memory of Ruth Sullivan may be made to Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 or to Planned Parenthood, 1055 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 or online at www.pplm.org/donate. For online guestbook and driving directions, please visit our website macdonaldfuneralhome.com

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Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 23, 2016
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