Obituary: Ruth E (Gardner) Foley, 53

Ruth E Foley, 53, of Worcester and formerly of Southborough, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Born in Framingham,she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Charlotte (Gasset) Gardner. She attended the University of Southern Maine and held accounting jobs at companies including EMC and Bose. Ruth was an avid Patriots fan, loved tending to her garden, and spending time with her daughter, Brittany, who was her greatest pride and joy. Her contagious laughter and wild spirit will never be forgotten.

She is survived by her daughter, Brittany Foley of Boston; 3 brothers, David Gardner of Waterville, ME; Jim Gardner of Uxbridge; Wayne Gardner of Uxbridge; 2 sisters, Nancy McGrath of Melbourne, FL; Bonnie Scherr of Mendon; and many nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St, Southborough, MA 01772, followed by a burial at Southborough Rural Cemetery.

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Richard Eustis
2 years ago

Very sorry to learn this news. I have such fond memories of Ruthie from our school days. Her spirit is something I won’t forget.

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