Ruth (Giovanni)'s Story
Ruth (Giovanni) Coco, 86, passed away peacefully April 24, surrounded by the love of her family.
Ruth was born on March 28, 1931, in Lawrence to Concettea Pitochelli and Gustave Giovanni.
She was united in marriage to Horace Coco on September 5, 1948, at Holy Rosary Church. He preceded her in death on September 15, 1983. Horace and Ruth enjoyed 35 happy years of marriage, traveling together and with their family.
Ruth was an accomplished seamstress and loved sewing. She also worked in the food service industry for many years. Her first love was her family. She found great joy in spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at family gatherings. Ruth loved her many trips to Newport with her family. She was an avid 45s player and a great cook. She found much pleasure in cooking for anyone who visited her.
Ruth made her home with her loving daughter and son-in-law. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sharon McGhee and her husband, Mark of Methuen; son, Robert Coco and his wife, Theresa of Amesbury; four grandchildren, Cheryl Corrigan and her husband, David, Jonathan McGhee and his wife, Heather, David Coco and his wife, Eileen, and Steven Coco and his wife, Erin. Ruth also leaves five great-grandchildren who adored her, Caitlyn McGhee, Mackenzie Corrigan, Matthew Coco, Regan Coco, and John Coco.
She is also survived by sisters, Marilyn S. Onge and her husband, Robert, Ann Folopoulous and husband, George and her devoted friend, Rita Malek.
Friends and guests are invited to call on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery of Methuen. For directions and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website at www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Coco family.
Published on  April 26, 2017