Ruth M. (Trainor) Lenehan, age 88

of Quincy

Ruth M. (Trainor) Lenehan, age 88

Ruth M. (Trainor) Lenehan, age 88, of Quincy, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at The Atrium at Faxon Woods, in the presence of her loving family.

Ruth was born in Boston, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Mullen) Trainor. Raised and educated in Malden, she was a graduate of the former Malden Girls Catholic High School. Ruth also graduated from Boston College.

She lived in Quincy for most of her adult life where she raised her family, but had also lived in Plymouth for twenty-five years.

She was a devoted homemaker, actively supporting the activities and accomplishments of her family. As a young woman, she was employed as a computer coder subcontractor for NASA but left to raise her family.

She was a former member of the Furnace Brook Golf Club in Quincy and White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth where she and her late husband enjoyed playing golf and cherished many friendships and memories made.

Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Lenehan, Jr.

Devoted mother of Patricia M. Lenehan of Newton, Janet L. Lothrop and her husband Norman of Marblehead, Elizabeth L. Egan and her husband Daniel of Brockton, and the late Joseph N. Lenehan III.

Loving grandmother of Julia R. Lothrop, Kate D. Lothrop, and Bridget R. Lenehan.

The youngest and last of five siblings, she was predeceased by Jeanne Provost, Robert Trainor, Francis Trainor, and Anne Kent.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, January 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Tuesday, January 16, at 10 a.m. Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.


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  • Beth and family I am so sorry for the loss of your mother may she rest in peace..🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Diane Hall

  • Very sorry for your loss!
    She was a great woman, always a pleasure to enjoy her company.
    I remember her love for mascarpone while visiting my mom and I in Italy.

    Many hugs to all of you.
    Elisabetta Marcato and Family

  • Beth and family. So sorry for your loss, may your loving memories help you through this difficult time.
    Sincere condolences.

  • Ruth was not only our neighbor for many years, but a friend, we had many good times on the golf course, in Plymouth and Florida. Our prayers are with Ruth and her family.

  • Our Deepest Condolences to you all. Mom’s are Special. May all the wonderful memories help sustain you during this difficult time.

    With Sympathy
    Mary Frances

  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. Ruth was our next door neighbor during our years at White Cliffs, and was always so dignified and friendly. We enjoyed many fun times golfing and socializing. May your sorrow be eased by good memories.

  • Our condolences to the Family
    Ruth was a neighbor and friend for 20 yrs, My wife and I enjoyed many days, months and years together at various social gatherings with Ruth. We will cherish those special memories.

    May God guide the family through this time of loss.
    RIP: Ruth

  • Patricia, Janet and Beth,
    I/we are so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. I had the great opportunity to deal with your mother for years and we had many a good conversation about the world. She was a great inspiration. A definite “old school” personality. Something I will definatly miss as I am sure you all will. We pray that she is resting in peace.

  • So sorry for the loss of your Mother
    With Sympathy, Marie Nolan