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Mary A. (Broderick) Ruest

August 23, 1931 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 86)
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IPSWICH—Mary A. (Broderick) Ruest, 86, died Thursday, August 2, 2018 following a lengthy illness.  She was the wife of the late Joseph Ruest, with whom she shared fifty-nine years of marriage.


Born in Somerville on Aug. 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Anna (Mansfield) Broderick.  She was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School.  Following graduation, she worked first at the Watertown Arsenal and then as a clerk for the City of Somerville.


Raising her children, she was a dedicated homemaker who always kept a second job to help support her family.


A longtime Ipswich resident, Mary was a hostess at the Ipswich Council on Aging where she established the Silver Strands, a senior citizens choral group.  She volunteered her time at the Ipswich Visitor Center and as a Sunday School teacher at Our Lady of Hope Church.


She leaves two daughters, Carol Ruest of Amesbury and Joellen Catelotti and her husband Greg of Peru, MA, her granddaughter, Cameryn Catelotti, her sister, Kathleen Broderick, and her brother, John Broderick.  She was predeceased by her brothers Richard and Robert and her infant twin sister, Anna.


Her Funeral Service will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11AM in the Morris Funeral Home, 45 No. Main St., Ipswich.  Burial will follow in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiation will be prior to the service beginning at 10AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name may be made to either Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Rd., Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 or Brookhaven Hospice, 114 Turnpike Rd #206, Westborough, MA 01581.  Visit for directions, to leave a condolence, or for other information.

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