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Sister Ruth Beaudoin, SUSC

May 3, 1928 ~ November 12, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Sister Ruth Beaudoin SUSC (Sr. Maria Henry) died November 12, 2022 at Mary Immaculate Nursing/Restorative Center, Lawrence at the age of ninety-four. Born in Lawrence on May 3, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eva (Bertrand) Beaudoin. In addition to her Holy Union Sisters, she is survived by her sister, Sister Rita Beaudoin SUSC. Upon graduating from Sacred Heart High School in Lawrence in 1946, she entered the Holy Union Sisters and pronounced her final vows on July 26, 1956. 


Sr. Ruth received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Boston College and a Master of Arts Degree in History from Assumption College, Worcester, MA. She did additional studies at Smith College, Salem State College, St. John’s University in Minnesota, and Webster College in St. Louis. She received a Master’s in Religious Education from Boston College.


During her thirty years in education, Sr. Ruth taught junior and senior high school classes in Massachusetts.  She became a parish religious education coordinator in 1978, initially in her home parish of Sacred Heart, Lawrence. She spent a year in Rome as part of an international commission which worked on the revision of the Holy Union Sisters’ Constitutions. Upon returning to the United States, Sr. Ruth resumed her ministry of religious education at Sacred Heart Parish, Groton, MA. In 1993 Sr. Ruth returned to Rome and was administrator of the Generalate Community until 2000. In 2001 she participated in a year-long sabbatical program at Washington Theological Union. Sr. Ruth then served as administrator and coordinator of the Holy Union Sisters Retirement Community at St. Mary’s Villa in Lowell. She moved to Mary Immaculate Residence in 2006 and again served as coordinator for the Holy Union Sisters who resided there. Ill health necessitated a move to Marguerite’s House in 2020 and later to the Nursing/Restorative Center of Mary Immaculate Residence. Sr. Ruth celebrated seventy-five years as a Holy Union Sister in September 2022.


Sr. Ruth’s Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. William Church, 1351 Main St. Tewksbury on Friday, November 18th at 11 a.m. Mass will be preceded by a prayer vigil beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Concord, MA.


Donations in Sr. Ruth’s memory may be made to the Mission Advancement Office of the Holy Union Sisters, 205 Bedford Street, Fall River, MA 02720.





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Prayer Service
November 18, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Williams Church
1351 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

Funeral Mass
November 18, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Williams Church
1351 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876

Interment following funeral service
November 18, 2022

St. Bernard Cemetery Concord
478 Bedford St
Concord, MA 01742

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Sister Ruth Beaudoin, SUSC

May 3, 1928-November 12, 2022

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