Ruth Evelyn Long (Johnson) of Malden, passed away unexpectedly
on November 27th at the age of 92. She was the cherished
daughter of the late Arthur and Marian (Fogg) Johnson and
beloved wife of the late William Long. Devoted mother of Richard
Long and his wife Joyce of North Reading, William Long Jr. of
Loudon, NH, Kristine deFaria of Malden and Deirdre Long of
Malden. Proud grandmother of Richard, Thomas, Jennifer, Jessica,
Victoria and Zachary and great grandmother to Brianna, Tia,
Kaitlyn, Alyssa and Noah. Loving sister of Dorothy D’Alessandro
of Center Ossipee, NH. She was preceded in death by her sisters
Florence Iosua, Naomi Teixeira, Marian Delarue and brothers
Arthur “Dewey” Johnson and David Johnson. She is also survived
by many nieces and nephews.
She was born in East Boston, after getting married settled in
Malden where they raised their children. Most of her life was
spent caring for her family but she worked for a short time as a
home health aide until she retired. She was a collector of
dolls, liked to crochet and sew. She enjoyed doing crossword
puzzles, word searches and listening to music and talk radio.
She loved the feeling of the warm sun shining in on her as she
sat in her chair reading. Most of all, Ruth enjoyed spending
time with her family. She was always in the kitchen cooking or
baking some delicious homemade desserts because she loved her
sweets. Many fond memories took place around the table. Ruth
always had a story to tell and when anyone visited she couldn’t
wait to fire up the coffee pot, offer you something to eat and
engage in conversation. Her life was centered around family and
adored her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed
by all those who knew her.
To honor Ruth’s wishes, private graveside services will be held
at Forest Dale Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, a donation may be made in Ruth’s name to Charley’s
Strays in Clinton, ME.