Cartwright Funeral Homes


HILL, Ruth L. (LaBree), of Braintree, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2021, at 100 years old. Born in Wollaston MA, she lived the rest of her life in Braintree MA. As a high school graduation gift her brother gave her a Comptometer operatorís course which led to a job in the controllerís office at Armstrong World Industries in Braintree. She met her husband there and continued working until having children. When her children became school age, she took a job as a Cafeteria cook at the Liberty school in Braintree, allowing her to work mothers hours.

Ruth loved adventure, from riding her bike from Braintree to Connecticut, to going to her fatherís camp in New Hampshire. Not having running water, electricity, or using outhouses was just part of the adventure. Later in life she read adventure books and loved hearing stories of adventures her family had been on.

In her 20ís she loved ballroom dancing with her husband to Big Band music at Moseley's on the Charles and the Braintree Town Hall. Later in life she enjoyed entertaining friends and playing cards at her home. For 20 years, summers were spent with family at Blackmans Point in Brant Rock MA, where her family spent school vacations on the ocean, at the beach, fishing, cookouts, and making new summer camp friends.

Although Ruth suffered a serious childhood affliction, she was blessed to have good health and a sharp mind throughout the rest of her life. At 100 years old, she could reminisce back through her life to childhood in vivid detail to her familyís amazement.

Ruthís house has been the family gathering place for holidays, birthdays and other family occasions all her life. When she became unable to host, her family took over preparing her house and the meal so Mum could still enjoy the occasion with family in her home as she had always done. Her home was a sanctuary for family where one was always welcome. We have not only lost Ruth as a person but all she provided to her family throughout her life.

Even at 100 years old, Ruth was a person of unmeasurable greatness and value to her family. They say a personís greatness is measured by how much they will be missed.
Ruthís life was a blessing, her memory a treasure, she is loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.

Ruth was the wife of the late Earl G. Hill. Loving mother of Richard Hill and his wife Marilyn of Braintree and Gary C. Hill of Hanover. Daughter of the late Charles A. and Winifred E. LaBree and sister of the late Douglas C. LaBree. Cherished grandmother of Christopher Hill and his wife Nicole of Braintree and the late Brian M. Hill and Amanda M. Hill. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a visitation period on Tuesday, July 6th from 10:00 AM Ė 12:00 Noon in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 Noon in the Funeral Home. Burial will be private. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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