Clinton-Ruth L. Morris, 86, affectionately known to her family as "Shushie" passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2014 at Clinton Hospital after a brief illness. She is survived by two nephews, Alan P. Ingano & wife Kathy of Wells, ME; Terrance P. Ingano & wife Robyn; niece, Jannine M. Ingano, great-nephew, Adam P. Ingano & wife Kate, and their son, Noah, all of Clinton; great-nieces, Jessica M. Bevilacqua of Coronado, CA; Gena R. Bevilacqua of Salisbury; Heidi A. Bevilacqua of Clinton; and Alana M. Ingano of Wells, ME. She is preceded in death by her sister Mary T. Ingano.
Ruth was born in Providence, Rhode Island to the late Temple L. & Jessica (Green) Morris. She was later raised in Clinton, attended local schools and was a graduate of the Clinton High School Class of 1945. Ruth continued studies at the Worcester School of Business Science and began a 29 year career with Bausch & Lomb Optical in Worcester. She then worked for the next 30 years as a clerk in the Clinton District Court, ultimately retiring in 2006. Ruth was a member of St. John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish, Clinton Women’s Club, Red Hat Society, and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. She could often be found socializing at McDonald’s over a mocha frappe or at the Dairy Queen, stocking up her freezer. Ruth was a devoted sister, beloved aunt and dear friend. Funeral services are to be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10AM in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Taunton. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 5 until 7PM. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth L. Morris to: Clinton Scholarship & Enrichment Foundation, 150 School St., Clinton, MA 01510. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com