Ruth C. Blundell

March 27, 1930November 2, 2013

Mrs. Ruth C. (McKelvey) Blundell, age 83, of Salem, died suddenly at home on Saturday. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Blundell. Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Lillian (Lord) McKelvey. She was a graduate of the Beverly School for the Deaf. She was a resident of Salem for the past 15 years, previously residing in Lynn and Lowell. Ruth was involved with the New England Home for the Deaf and was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Revere Deaf Club and was a former member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Lynn. She was an avid bingo player and greatly enjoyed her magazines, word searches, puzzles and playing games with her grandchildren. She leaves her children, Robert E. Blundell and his wife Christine of Haverhill, William H. Blundell of Lynn, David B. Blundell and his wife Cheryl of Middleton, Susan L. Cardone and her husband Francis of Georgetown and F.W. Blundell. She was the mother-in-law to James J. Manning. Ruth was the Grandmother to Raina, Courtney, Colleen, Christopher, Tiffany, William, Jacqueline and Kimberly and is also survived by 7 great grandchildren. Ruth’s Funeral Service will be held in the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Thursday at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial will be private. Visiting Hours Wednesday 3-7PM. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ruth C. Blundell

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Jessica Fitzgerald

December 13, 2013

I am so sorry for the loss of Ruth. I met her about 7 years ago, working at Eastern Bank, she would always wait for me to help her, and we'd write to each other at the teller window. I only worked there for about a year, since then, we've sent Christmas cards every year. I was just getting ready to send one and something made me google her name, I came across her obituary and the tears came rolling down. I wish I had known, I would've loved to come to the wake. I just felt the need to share my story. She was a sweet lady, and I cared very much about her. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
With sympathy,

Peter George

November 7, 2013

Ruth was a dear friend of my late wife, Eillen George, they met at the North Shore Cancer Center in Peabody Ma, she was a nice, kind lady, who sent me Christmas cards for years after my wifes passing, I visited her once with my daughter at her apt in Salem and remember her well.

November 6, 2013

Dear Dave and Cheryl and Family, Our hearts and love and prayers are with you all. Beautiful memories will always be yours and they live on in your hearts forever. We are always here for you. Much love, Joanne, Mitchell, Sean and Marisa

Sarah Ingemi

November 6, 2013

Dear Susan,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I will always remember her smiling face and her kiss on my cheek everytime she saw me. She will be dearly missed and always remembered.

kristin bellew

November 6, 2013

Dear Susan and Fran,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. you and your family are in my prayers.

Suzanne Hannon

November 6, 2013

Susan and family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother she was always so nice and kind to me.

November 5, 2013

Our deepest condolences. Ruth and I grew up in Lowell, and we went to school together. we have fondest memories of her with us in many years.

Helene and Mel Wheeler

Anne Censullo

November 4, 2013

Susan - very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. This is a sad time for you, family and friends. Always keep her memory close to your heart and she will never be gone. Remember all the funny and crazy times you shared together. Much love, Anne and Joe

November 4, 2013

Dear Susan and Family,

It is with great sadness to hear that your Mom passed away. She was a very special lady and will be greatly missed. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and I hope that all your fond memories of her will help you through this difficult time.

Anna Daley

The Staff of Cuffe McGinn Funeral Home

November 3, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.