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Ruth J. (Janes) Rockett, 97, passed away following a very brief illness on September 19, 2017. She was the devoted and adored wife of the late William A. Rockett.

Born on May 15, 1920, in Danvers, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Susan (McDermott) Janes. She was a longtime resident of Danvers. She was a graduate of Holten High School. Ruth earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Boston University and enjoyed teaching in the town of Danvers, mainly at Highlands Elementary School, for over 20 years. She enjoyed skiing, writing and reading, and together with her late husband, traveled extensively across the world.

Ruth is survived by her son, Brian Rockett and his wife, Helaine of Danvers; and her daughter, Judy Kuhtreiber and her husband, Willem of Shrewsbury; her daughter-in-law, Jean Daly Rockett; six grandchildren, Janelle Rockett and Katie Rockett, Elizabeth Rockett, Michael Rockett, Kara Rene and James Kuhtreiber; and three great-grandchildren, Emily, Jacob and Aiden Snyder. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Mark Rockett; her granddaughter, Kristin Rockett Snyder; and her siblings, Robert Janes, Leonard Janes and Alison Kanski.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. Burial to follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours are Friday, September 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to Rays of Hope Foundation, c/o Baystate Health Foundation, 280 Chestnut St., Springfield, MA 01199 or DEEP, Danvers Educational Enrichment Partnership, P.O. Box 387, Danvers, MA 01923. www.supportdeep.org. www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on  September 26, 2017
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