Ruth E. (Egan) Radcliff
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Ruth E. (Egan) Radcliff, 83, died Thursday, February 6, 2014. She was the wife of the late James T. Radcliff who died in 2002.
Born in Beverly on November 28, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Esther D. (Perkins) Egan. Ruth was a graduate of Beverly High School class of 1948. A U.S. Navy
veteran of the Korean War
, she was honorably discharged in 1953. It was in the Navy that she met the love of her life, James T. Radcliff. After they were married they settled in Akron, Ohio, where they raised their family until 1971, when they moved back to Beverly. She had resided in Beverly for many years before moving to Topsfield in 1988 and returned to Beverly in 2004.
She is survived by two daughters, Kimberly J. Lauranzano and her husband, James "Zack" of Beverly, Mass. and Karen Nicholson Amend of Pinellas Park, Fla.; one son and two daughters-in-law, Timothy E. Radcliff and his wife, Judith (DeSantis) of Wenham, Mass. and Jeannette (Sheaff) Radcliff of Johnstown, Ohio; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Robert Radcliff and his wife Terry; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Egan and June Radcliff; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son, James D. Radcliff.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot St., Beverly, Mass. at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday in the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly, Mass. from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Sweet Paws Rescue, 182 Southern Ave., Essex, MA 01929. For more information and to send online condolences, please visit www.grondinfuneralservices.com