Ruth E. (Pierce)'s Story
Ruth E. (Pierce) Linehan, 86, of Peabody, beloved wife of the late James F. Linehan Sr., passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Twin Oaks Nursing Home.
Ruth was born in Peabody on July 8, 1930, daughter of Philip and Sarah Marie (Doherty) Pierce. Raised and educated in Peabody, she graduated from Peabody High School in 1948 and was a lifelong resident.
Ruth was a loving mother who dedicated her entire life to creating a home for family, and later she was so proud of her granddaughters and their accomplishments.
Ruth is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James F. and Janis Linehan, Jr. of Merrimac, Mass.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Steve Wilson of Peabody and Janice and Glen Gaspar of Providence, R.I.; her cherished grandchildren, Shannon Wilson, Hannah Linehan and Kaylie Linehan; a sister, Elizabeth Carter of Newburyport; nine nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was also predeceased by her brother, Philip Pierce.
Her family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, March 16, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home at 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Her funeral will be held at 9 a.m. from the funeral home on Friday, March 17, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 140 Lynn St., Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made to Care Dimensions, , 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. The interment will be held at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Please visit for directions, online obituary and memorial guest book.