Ruth F. (Huckins) Holmes, of Salem, formerly of Medford, passed away surrounded by the love of her family on February 15, 2022.
Born in Winchester, she was the cherished daughter of the late Francis and Ruth Huckins and wife of the late James Holmes.
Devoted mother of James Holmes and his wife Deborah Holmes of Georgia, Janis Reid and her husband Edwin Reid of Massachusetts and Adam Holmes and his wife Tara Holmes of Massachusetts. Loving Grandmother of Malorie Jacobson and her husband Matthew, KJ Minchew, Jacqueline Millerick and her husband Adam, Jana Holmes, Emilee Frye and her husband Ryan, Gabrielle Rocheville, Sydney Rocheville, Hanna Holmes, and Mason Holmes. Caring great grandmother of Cheyenne. Dearest sister of Francis Huckins. Also survived by many friends and extended family members.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael Church, 512 High Street, Medford on Friday, Feb. 18th at 11AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Burial at Oak Grove Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Ruth was a caring and devoted nurse who cared for her patients for 52 years in various local hospitals and later at the Oxford Manor Nursing Home in Haverhill. It was her service and dedication that inspired all of her granddaughters to become registered nurses.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s name can be made to the Disabled American Veterans at http://www.dav.org