, Salem, MA

November 4, 2013

Ruth C. (McKelvey) Blundell

Salem — Mrs. Ruth C. (McKelvey) Blundell, 83, of Salem, died suddenly at home on Saturday. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Blundell.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Lillian (Lord) McKelvey. She was a graduate of the Beverly School for the Deaf. She was a resident of Salem for the past 15 years, previously residing in Lynn and Lowell.

Ruth was involved with the New England Home for the Deaf, and was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Revere Deaf Club, and was a former member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Lynn. She was an avid bingo player and greatly enjoyed her magazines, word searches, puzzles, and playing games with her grandchildren.

She leaves her children, Robert E. Blundell and his wife, Christine, of Haverhill, William H. Blundell of Lynn, David B. Blundell and his wife, Cheryl, of Middleton, Susan L. Cardone and her husband, Francis, of Georgetown, and F.W. Blundell. She was the mother-in-law to James J. Manning. Ruth was grandmother to Raina, Courtney, Colleen, Christopher, Tiffany, William, Jacqueline, and Kimberly; and is survived by seven great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Ruth’s Funeral Service will be held in the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, Lynn, on Thursday, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

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