Ruth J. McDonough, 89

Ruth J. McDonough, 89

LYNN — Mrs. Ruth J. (Hardman) McDonough, age 89, of Lynn, died suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 at a local nursing home. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. McDonough, who predeceased her in 2014.

Born in Lynn in 1928, Ruth was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth (Voperian) Hardman. She was raised in Lynn, attended Lynn Public Schools and graduated from Lynn Classical High School.

Following high school, Ruth worked in the payroll department at the General Electric River Works Plant for more than 40 years and was a member of IUE-CWA Local 201. She enjoyed bowling, square-dancing, reading and traveling, especially the many cruises she and her late husband Tom would take all over the world.

Ruth is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara deRochemont and her husband David of Saugus and Marjorie Chappie and her late husband John of Lynn; her stepson, Johnie McDonough Sr.; her grandchildren, Leanne Malo, Karen Grome, Johnie McDonough Jr. and Jasmine McDonough, and her great-grandchildren, Leah, Olivia and Matthew.

Service information: A funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital/Cancer Research Development Office, 100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114 or to American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. Directions and online guestbook at


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