Ruth W. (Richardson) Pease RN Of Lowell, age 104.75

1911 - 2016


June 3, 2016
4:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home

No Funeral Date Scheduled

5801 PeaseRuth Webb (Richardson) Pease, Registered Nurse, of Lowell, MA died Monday May 30, 2016 at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, MA.

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, 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.



5 Condolences for Ruth W. (Richardson) Pease RN Of Lowell, age 104.75

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    Betty & Fred Pease & Family


    She lived a long life traveling, Bustins Island,cruises and trips to different places. She was always interested in her family and their well being.
    We will cherish many wonderful memories and times that we shared.
    May she rest in peace and she will be sadly missed by all.

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    Jeff and Nancy Ray


    Such an inspiration! A wonderful and gracious woman who lived a full and generous life. God Bless.

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    Shirley Trull Hardy


    A wonderful SIMMONS COLLEGE alumna. Enjoyed Ruth as a friend in the Simmons Club in Lowell.
    Sorry I could not get to the visitation.

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    Jane Choy-Thurlow


    Dear Family,

    Ruth was a very special person for me and my mother. I remember she lent me a beautiful gown to wear for one of the performances in the Moody School Plays and she was always a kind and generous person. For many years she would sit in the pew behind or in front of my mother and me. I remember she travelled a lot and even visited Paris where I was working and we had a delightful dinner together in a restaurant near to where I lived.

    Although I am not able to come to Chelmsford, I will always think of her with fondness and admiration.

    Jane Choy-Thurlow

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    Sue Kinder


    I was on this website for another obituary when I found Ruth W. (Richardson) Pease listed at the age of 104.75! I love that you wrote her age at 104.75 years young. I am truly inspired by her story, she was a woman ahead of her time. She sounds like she was an amazing woman; may she rest in peace. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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