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Ruth T. (Cassani) Ray

Quincy, Ruth T. (Cassani) Ray, age 88, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, in the comfort of her son, Steve.

Ruthi was born to the late Americo J. and Alice L. (Howe) Cassani in Braintree. She was raised and educated in Quincy, and was a graduate of Quincy High School.

As a young adult, she worked in Boston, and enjoyed bowling where she met her future husband, Dave, in a bowling league. After marrying Dave, she became a homemaker and lifelong devoted mother.

After living in San Diego with her son, Dave, during 2016, she enjoyed almost two years at Atria Marina Place in North Quincy, where she formed many friendships with residents and staff.

Beloved wife of the late David J. Ray, Jr.

Devoted mother of David M. Ray and his wife Mary Jo of Spring Valley, Calif., and Steven J. Ray of Quincy.

Loving grandmother of James and Patrick Ray, and Candice Huffman.

Great grandmother of Abel and Wyatt.

Dear sister of the late Edward G. Cassani.

Ruthi is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Monday, November 27th at 2 p.m. Reverend Jack Swanson will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the service from 12 – 2 p.m. At the request of the family, Ruthi’s interment will take place privately at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy, next to her husband, Dave.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruthi’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01707-1803.

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December 1, 2017
My condolences for the loss of your dear Ruth. The death of a loved one is the most devastating experience a family can face. The loss may at times seem unbearable, but know that there are those who care, and more importantly, God cares. Psalm 34:18 tells us that God "is close to the brokenhearted." He "is the God of all comfort". (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

~ Cheryl D.


November 25, 2017
Her fun-loving, frolicking, adventuresome spirit will have full reign with loving family around to increase her joy. I hope such a picture brings you comfort and joy in our heavenly future! Love and Prayers!

~ Trish Connors


November 25, 2017
Ruth, I remember you as a lively woman with twinkles in her eyes, ever looking for fun and conversation, always wanting more. Now in a place that knows no disappointment, you will be, at last, fulfilled and at peace. God bless you!

~ Kaarin Soma


November 24, 2017
Ruth may God be with you and You are now out of pain our family is sorry for your loss Dave and Mary Joe

~ Michelle Fontes


November 24, 2017
Fontes familyMay you rest in peace and now you are in heaven without pain Dave and Mary Joe and Steve sorry for your loss may God be with you

~ Fontes family


November 24, 2017
Although you will be missed by so many you are in a better place now. Lots of love from my family and I.

~ Candice Huffman


November 24, 2017
Kicking it with Jesus now. Considered royalty (:

~ James Ray


November 24, 2017
Dave and Mary Jo, We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our prayers and love today, tomorrow and always.

~ Maura & Rick Schofield


November 24, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you

~ Diane and Herb Bohannan


November 24, 2017
Ruth was amazing. She really is a person who i can say touched my heart in many ways and actually made me feel like i was family.

~ Caitlin Meeks


November 24, 2017
Some of my happiest memories with Ruth were times when she went on vacation with us. Perhaps the most fun was when we went to Cape Cod and she rented a jeep to ride around Martha's Vineyard, because she always wanted to ride in a jeep. The entire family had a great day.

~ Mary Jo Ray


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