1937 - 2024
VisitationFebruary 5, 2024
The Dolan Funeral Home
FuneralFebruary 6, 2024
St. John The Evangelist Church, Chelmsford, MA
Patricia “Pat” Francis Ring, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, peacefully departed this world on January 20, 2024, surrounded by her family at the age of 86, following a period of declining health.
Born on August 30, 1937, Pat was the daughter of the late Francis and Grace (Lee) Devlin. A graduate of Somerville High School, class of 1956, Pat’s life was marked by a deep commitment to her faith and community. She was a communicant of St. John The Evangelist Church in Chelmsford, where she taught CCD, volunteered at bingo, and served as a Eucharistic minister and lector.
Pat dedicated over 30 years to volunteer work, contributing an impressive 25 years to the Walk for Hunger, where she raised funds for those in need. Known for her incredible generosity, she was a frequent blood donor, donating over 11 gallons during her lifetime.
A skilled bowler and a latecomer to running, Pat embraced new challenges throughout her life. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and had a deep love of reading. She had a passion for traveling and joined her beloved husband on many trips to support his cycling and speed skating races.
Pat is making her final journey alongside her loving husband and best friend, Richard “Dick” Ring, who passed away shortly after her on January 24, 2024. Their family finds immense comfort in the fact that they are together again in death, just as they were in life. Dick and Pat shared a lifelong love, which included 64 years of marriage. They enjoyed spending time at the beach, traveling, dancing, and being outdoors together.
Pat is survived by her treasured children: Nancy Falco and her husband Mark, Michael Ring and his wife Marsha, Kimberly Ring and Marc Turgeon, and Kenneth Ring. She was a cherished grandmother to Cara Donnelly-Justus and her husband Charles, Amanda Falco, Aimee Falco, Julia Cochrane and her husband Kieran, Shannon Ring, Ryan Turgeon, Jack Ring, and Harry Ring. She also leaves behind one great-grandchild, Adeline Cochrane.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Catherine Devlin. Pat was a loving aunt, fostering strong connections with her many nieces and nephews, whom she also leaves behind.
She is predeceased by her son, Timothy Ring, who passed away in 1988, as well as her brother Francis Devlin Jr., and her beloved twin sister, Nancy Ulrickson and her husband Carl. Pat is also preceded in death by her sister-in-law Sheila Anthony and her husband Keith, and brother-in-law David Ring and his wife Peggy.
Pat was an incredibly strong woman whose life was a testament to faith, love, kindness, and service to others. She battled many health challenges in recent years and her family is comforted that she is at peace now. Pat will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her and her memory will always be cherished in our hearts.
Patricia Francis Ring died January 20, 2024. Visiting hours will be Monday, February 5, 2024 from 3 pm to 7 pm at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral services will be Tuesday February 6, 2024, 11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St, N. Chelmsford, MA. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, 130 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA. Memorial donations may be made in her name to The American Red Cross or to The Wounded Warrior Project. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com