GIBSON Ruth A. “Sissy” (Flaherty) of Reading passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, August 25, 2013. Beloved wife of Clifford Gibson. Loving mother of Maureen Pick and her husband Donald of Pepperell, Carolyn Wynn and her husband James of NH, Kevin Gibson and his wife Pamela of Tewksbury, Paula Veno and her husband Edward of SC and Michael Gibson and his girlfriend Maria Parziale of Reading. Daughter of the late Michael and Marion (Kelly) Flaherty. Adored grandmother of Donald, Alice, Ashley, Lauren, Kyle, Jaclyn, Bridget, Hannah and Jimmy. Sister Robert Flaherty and his wife Nonie of West Roxbury and the late Michael and his wife Eleanor Flaherty. Ruth is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral from the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park Street (Corner of Park Street and Route 28) NORTH READING at Reading line, on Friday, August 30 at 9:30 A.M. Funeral Mass in St Agnes Church, 186 Woburn Street, Reading at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Thursday 3:00 P.M. 7:00 P.M. Interment Wood End Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD, 20852. Ruth treasured time spent with her family and friends and enjoyed spending time with friends playing bingo. Although she lived in Reading for 52 years her heart never left South Boston and she would make many trips back and spend time with her mother at Castle Island. Ruth was a volunteer room mother in Woburn St School in Reading for many years. Sissy, as she was called was a beautiful person inside and out and everyone who she touched knew how special she was. The family would like to also send a special thank you to the entire staff at DaVita Dialysis Center in Burlington for their many years of caring for Sissy. www.cotafuneralhomes.com Cota Family Funeral Homes North Reading/Somerville 781-944-1765/978-664-4340
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Cota Funeral Home
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North Reading, MA 01864
Published in Boston Herald from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2013