Ruth B. (Webster)'s Story
Ruth B. (Webster) Bolger, lifelong Newburyport resident, passed peacefully Tuesday evening, July 17, 2017, at the age of 89, after a short illness.
One of six children of the late Isaac and Ruth (Brown) Webster, she was a graduate of Newburyport High School and Nasson College, where she studied to be a dietitian.
For many years, Ruth managed Webster’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Stand on Merrimac Street. She took great pride in gardening, she enjoyed playing dominoes, sending handwritten notes, and most of all, spending time with family. She especially cherished being with loved ones at the family’s summer camp at Country Pond in New Hampshire. Ruth was also a longtime member of Central Congregational Church.
Ruth lived for a number of years at Heritage House, where she had many friends who will greatly miss her.
Ruth leaves behind her loving son, Jeffrey Bolger, and his wife, Karen, of Halifax; her beloved granddaughter, Courtney Noah, and her children, Eli and Grace of Huntington, N.Y., as well as her adored grandson, Justin Bolger of Somerville; her sisters, Kay Moulton of Plum Island, Prudence “Prudy” Montgomery of Houston, Texas, Patience “Patty” Campbell of Oak Bluffs; her brother, Raymond Webster of Salisbury, along with several generations of nieces and nephews, extended family members and longtime friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis Perkins.
Funeral services and burial at Belleville Cemetery are private for the family. A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Ruth’s name to either Macular Degeneration Research or the Steeple Fund at Central Congregational Church. Arrangements are by Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport.
Published on  July 21, 2017