Half Staff – Ruth H. Carlson

October 21, 2010
ROCKPORT — Ruth H. Carlson, of Rockport, wife of the late Bennett D. Carlson, died on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at her residence.

She was born in Boston to the late John H. and Mary (Morrissey) O’Reilly.

Ruth was raised in Belmont, was a graduate of Belmont High School and continued on and received her degree from The Fay School of Boston.

She had been employed as a management analyst at the former Watertown Arsenal. A longtime resident of Rockport, Ruth was a member of St. Joachim’s Church, The Rockport Garden Club, The Sandy Bay Yacht Club and a member of the AGH Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bennett, a longtime member of the Rockport Rotary Club and Sandy Bay Yacht Club, and her brother John J. O’Reilly Jr.

She will be greatly missed by her many friends and a special friend and caregiver, Lori Westover.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. in the St. Joachim Church, Holy Family Parish, Broadway, Rockport. Everyone is cordially invited. Her burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery, Rockport. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Holy Family Parish Scholarship Fund, 60 Prospect St., Gloucester, MA 01930; or to The Sandy Bay Yacht Club Scholarship Fund, 5 T Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966. Arrangements are by the Burgess & Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.