Ruth G. Goggin

Ruth G. (Crowley) Goggin , 87, of Milton, died peacefully on May 9, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones. Ruth was the daughter of the late James A. and Agnes G. (Dunn) Crowley. Ruth was the former wife of the late J. Arthur Goggin. She was the beloved mother of James A. Goggin and his wife Mary of Spencer, MA; Christopher R. Goggin and his wife Maureen of Brockton, MA; Patricia Beaulieu, York, ME;  Philip T. Goggin and his wife Susan of Rockland, MA and Ruth M. Goggin, South Easton, MA.  She was the adoring grandmother to Stephanie and Melissa Goggin, Michael Goggin, Andrea and Alex Beaulieu and Stephen, Patrick and Jonathan Goggin.  Ruth was the doting great grandmother of Natalie and Timothy. Loving sister of the Robert V. Crowley, his wife Jane, Mashpee, MA.  and the late Claire G. O’Brien and the late  James. A. Crowley, Jr. (USA ret.) She was the beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. A devoted friend to many, her grace, love and humor will be missed by all.

Ruth was an exceptional registered nurse and took great pride in her compassionate care and attention to her patients and their families. She began her career as a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps and received her RN training through the auspices of the Veterans Administration. She worked at the Boston and West Roxbury locations.  Later in her career, she worked as a “special”, a private duty nurse both in hospital and home settings for a variety of patients, from newborns to seniors. In addition she was a school nurse and a nursing supervisor at Parkwell Nursing Home, Hyde Park, MA.

Ruth possessed an exquisite voice and sang whenever she could – be it a formal religious ceremony or a family gathering. Other than her children, music was the defining passion of her life.  She reveled in not only singing but listening to beautiful music from Tanglewood to her many years as a member of the Milton Choral Society and the Quincy Choral Society.  Music lifted her, sustained her and brought so very much joy to her life. It was her delight to share this special gift with the world.  Ruth was an extraordinary woman: beautiful, intelligent, resilient with a personal strength, grace and style all her own.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Gregory’s Church, DORCHESTER, Weds., May 14,  at 11 o’clock. Visiting Hours in the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS, Weds. 9:30 – 11 am. Interment Private.  If desired contributions in Ruth’s memory may be sent to Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368