She was the wife of the late Arthur S. Pease who died Dec. 26, 1960.
Born in Dracut, she was daughter of the late Mary W and Justus C. Richardson.
Ruth graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1927 and was a Girl Officer. She attended Lasell College and graduated with a 5 year Public Health Nursing degree with a B.S. from Simmons College and an R.N. from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA class of 1934. She was an Instructor of Nursing at Quincy City Hospital until she married Arthur S. Pease.
She was a member of Christ Church United in Lowell, the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary Fund, the Merrimack Valley Simmons Club and College Club of Greater Lowell and was President of Pease Motor Company and a Trustee of the Pease Realty Trust.
She enjoyed gardening and outdoor activities and travel, especially taking cruises. She summered on Bustins Island, ME for over 97 years. Her favorite interests were Wild Life and Environmental Organizations.
Her survivors include a sister in-law, Constance Richardson of Dracut, MA, a son, Frederick L. Pease and his wife, Betty Lee (Ray)Pease of Andover, MA, a daughter, Martha P. Cooper and her husband, William W. of Sudbury, MA and Annalee (Tozier) Pease, wife of deceased son, David A. Pease of Cumberland Foreside, ME. She leaves her eight grandchildren, Andrew Pease and wife Johanna of Falmouth, ME, Julie Pease of Quincy, MA, Jennifer and her husband Joel Silberman of Wayland, MA, Susan and her husband Hank Rauch of Sherborn, MA, Deborah and her husband Stephen Crane of Stow, MA, Rebecca and her husband Robert Dugan of Wayland, MA, Anne M. Pease of Andover, MA and Amy E. Pease of Pepperell, MA and 9 Great grandchildren. She also leaves her nephews, Stephen Richardson and wife Judy of Kennebunkport, ME and Peter Richardson and wife Donna of Dracut, MA.as well as grandnieces and nephews
She was predeceased by her brother, George B. Richardson of Dracut and longtime friend Clarence Hope of Chelmsford.
A time to share memories with the family will be on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials may be made in her name to Simmons College 300 the Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, Brigham & Women’s Hospital 75 Francis St. Boston, MA 02115 or to the Charity of one’s choice. Burial will be private in Lowell Cemetery.