, Salem, MA

November 30, 2012

Esther Carruth, 82

Bedford, N.H. — Esther (Caldwell) Carruth, 82, of Bedford, N.H., died November 28, 2012, surrounded by family, at her home, after a brief illness.

She was born in Salem, MA, on April 25, 1930, to Wallis and Rachel (Kenney) Caldwell. She lived in Bedford for several years, but spent the majority of her adult life in Marblehead.

Esther enjoyed her career as an LNP with the Mary Allen Hospital in Marblehead, as well as her time spent as a secretary. She retired in 1999. She spent time traveling with friends and with the New Boston Senior Group. She also enjoyed fishing, knitting, needlepoint and most of all, spending time with her family.

Esther was predeceased by her beloved husband, George Carruth Sr. and by her great-granddaughter, Mary Margaret Carruth.

Family includes one son George Carruth Jr., of Syracuse, N.Y., and his wife Tracey; one daughter Rachelmarie Day, of Bedford, and her husband James; three grandchildren, Catherine Carruth of Chicago, Ill., Bryant Carruth, of Albany, N.Y. and his wife, Katherine and Crystal Carruth of Bedford; two great-grandchildren, John Paul and William Bryant Carruth of Albany, N.Y.; cousins, nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 3, at Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford, N.H. Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, at Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. Donations to Special Olympics of NH, c/o: The Bedford Bobcats, 650 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101. Go to