Ruth N. (Randazzo) Panepinto, age 94

of Braintree

Ruth N. (Randazzo) Panepinto, age 94

Braintree, Ruth N. (Randazzo) Panepinto, age 94, a longtime Braintree resident, died peacefully, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Grove Manor Estates in Braintree.

Ruth was born in Quincy in 1924 to the late James V. and Gladys (Lennon) Randazzo. She was raised and educated in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1942.

During World War II, Ruth worked as a secretary for the War Department. Following the war, she married her high school sweetheart, John, upon his return from service in the United States Marine Corps. Together, they bought a home in Braintree and opened Cottage Cleaners in Quincy, where they worked together until closing the business.

Ruth returned to her previous job as secretary to the president at Grossman’s until the business was sold. She continued working in their surplus business in the same capacity until her retirement in 1989.

She continued using her business skills in support of her husband at the Braintree Senior Center and Braintree Rotary Club until his death in 2001.

Ruth and her late husband, John, enjoyed traveling, especially in Europe, with their daughter, Jean, when she was working and living in London. The couple also enjoyed many cruises together.

Beloved wife of the late John J. Panepinto.

Devoted mother of Jean Panepinto and her husband William Cote of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Dear sister of Pauline Lallier of Plainville and James Randazzo, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Thursday, January 24th at 11 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation prior to the service from 10 – 11 a.m. Interment Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • To The (Randazzo) Panepinto Family,I am truly sorry for your loss. I know you have many wonderful memories of your time with Mrs. Ruth. When you reflect on the memories you shared they will bring a smile to your heart. I know this is a difficult time, but the Bible gives us a wonderful future hope , Revelation 21:4 says death will be no more. The Bible promises we will live in a world free of death. This is an awesome future promise made by Almighty God to obedient mankind. May you have peace