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HOOKER, Ruth Edwina, age 89, of Holbrook, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017, surrounded by family. Born May 6, 1928 in Brockton, she was the daughter of the late Alonzo Hooker and Lucy (Chapman) Hooker. Raised and resided in Holbrook for 89 years. Ruth worked as a chamber maid at the Ames Farm Inn during the summers in Gilford, NH. After obtaining her cosmetology license, Ruth worked at Marvel Beauty Shop in Quincy, MA. Ruth spent most of her time at the Winthrop Congregational Church as a Sunday school teacher and youth group helper. She also belonged to the church's bible study group and quilters group, phylomathic club as well as sang in the choir. Ruth along with her four brothers; Leonard, Dean, Elbridge and Richard all enjoyed helping out at the family business, Hooker Bros. Ice Cream Shop. Ruth's love for horses, photography, knitting and traveling continued through her adulthood. Ruth is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. All of which she held dear to her heart. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Winthrop Congregational Church, 16 No. Franklin St., Holbrook, MA. A private burial in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Holbrook, will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s name to Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 or Winthrop Congregational Church, 16 No. Franklin St., Holbrook, MA 02333 or Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., W. Bridgewater, MA 02379.

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