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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 in 2010.
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.


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