Ruthe C (Carroll) Ford

Passed away on January 19, 2016
Ruthe C. Ford, 95, of Chatham, MA entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Liberty Commons in Chatham. Ruthe was born in Bridgeport, CT and lived in Glen Rock, NJ before moving to Chatham 30 years ago upon her husband's retirement.Ruthe had several interests and loves. In Glen Rock she was active in the schools that Debbie and Nancy attended and volunteered for the area VNA and family counseling service. More than anything the light of her life was her 2 great-grandchildren Thomas and Amelia. She was a also member of the garden club and parishioner of Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham.Ruthe is predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Robert Ford (2007) and daughter Nancy Parrino (1996). She is survived by he loving daughter Deborah Ford (and husband Richard Giordano); her son-in-law Dr. Thomas Parrino; her adored grandchild Sarah O'Connell (and husband Sean) and her cherished great-grandchildren Thomas and Amelia O'Connell.Friends and relatives are invited to attend visitation Monday, January 25, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm at Nickerson Funeral Home 87 Crowell Rd. Chatham, MA 02633. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10am Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Church 57 Highland Ave. Chatham, MA 02633 with burial to follow in Mayflower Cemetery Duxbury, MA.Please consider memorial contributions in Ruthe's name to Chatham Fire and Rescue135 Depot R d Chatham, MA 02633 and Habitat for Humanity - For online condolences, please visit