Ruth Josephine Paradis
1925 - 2021
Ruth Josephine (Olson) Paradis, a lifelong
resident of Malden, passed away on Saturday, February 13th,
surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Malden in
1925, the daughter of Alan and Frances Olson. She was raised and
educated in Malden, and grew up attending Sacred Hearts Church
in Malden. In 1952, she married her sweetheart, Robert J.
Paradis, and the two settled down in Malden to raise their
family. Ruth began working at the age of 16 at Bells Doughnut
Shop in Malden. She then began her career in nursing, and worked
at the Greystone Manor in Malden. She later worked for a short
time for Hudson Bus lines, before finding another job she truly
loved, working as a cashier a the Wonderland Dog Track in
Revere, only retiring at the age of 85 because the park closed
She leaves behind many broken hearts that will mourn her
passing. She was an incredible strong woman, seemingly
invincible to those who adored her. Please continue to pray for
her family as they grieve the loss of such an amazing woman. She
impacted every life she touched, whether in-law, aunt, coworker,
or friend. Ruth was a favorite amongst them all.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Murtagh, and Rose
Stanley, Her brothers, Frank Olson and Fred Olson, as well as
over 90 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and
great-great-grandchildren, being able to be "Big Nana" to 5
generations of the family.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Paradis, her
son, George Mason Sr. her daughter, Florence Jones and her
siblings Alan Olson, George Olson, Mary DuPont, Florence Wheeler
and Rose Harris.
Funeral Services will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden, on Thursday, February 19th,
at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Hearts
Church, Malden, at 10 AM. Interment to follow in Holy Cross
Cemetery, Malden . Visitation will be held at the funeral home
on Wednesday, February 18th, from 2 – 8 PM.