OBITUARY

Anne Ruth Baggs

September 28, 1926June 4, 2018
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Anne Ruth Baggs passed away at home with family at her side, on June 4, 2018, concluding 91 years of a well-lived life. The youngest of the four children of Katharine (Harrigan) and Joseph E. Baggs, Ruth was born in Quincy, MA and graduated Milton High School in 1944. She attended Simmons College and graduated with a degree in business and Spanish in 1948.

Ruth had a distinguished career working for the Foreign Service in Barcelona, which began a life-long affection for Spain and Spanish culture. Upon her return stateside, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the director of the Federal Aviation Agency in Washington, D.C.

Ruth held a special place in her heart for Cape Cod, where she retired to Harwich in 1985. Never idle, she worked for several years as the secretary for the Forestry Camp/Homeward Bound program run by the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services in Nickerson State Park.

Faith was a cornerstone of Ruth’s life. As a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, she attended Mass daily and was active in the parish community.

Next to faith, family was most important to her. She is the beloved Aunt Ruthie to Joseph E. Baggs, III, Virginia Baggs, Marion Viera, Edward (Trish) Baggs, Thomas Wall, Annemarie Wall, Sheila Walsh, and Maryellen Walsh. She also is the much-loved grandaunt to Brigid and Nicole Wall; Katy, Jack and Emily Bergen; Joseph, Rachel, Talia and Anthony Viera; Kayla and Matt Baggs. She is sister-in-law to Jean Baggs.

Ruth is predeceased by her brother, Joseph E. Baggs, Jr., sisters, Kathryn C. Wall and Marie E. Walsh and a nephew, Jeffrey Walsh.

Calling hours are at Doane, Beale and Ames, 260 Main St., West Harwich, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Monday, June 11, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 245 Main St., West Harwich. Interment is at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Trinity Church, P.O. Box 428, West Harwich, MA. 02671.

  • FAMILY

  • Katharine (Harrigan) and Joseph E. Baggs, Parents
  • Joseph E. Baggs, Jr., Brother
  • Kathryn C. Wall, Sister
  • Marie E. Walsh, Sister
  • Joseph E. Baggs, III, Nephew
  • Virginia Baggs, Niece
  • Marion Viera, Niece
  • Edward (Trish) Baggs, Nephew
  • Thomas Wall, Nephew
  • Annemarie Wall, Niece
  • Sheila Walsh, Niece
  • Maryellen Walsh, Niece
  • Jeffrey Walsh, Nephew
  • Brigid Wall, Grandniece
  • Nicole Wall, Grandniece
  • Katy Bergen, Grandniece
  • Jack Bergen, Grandnephew
  • Emily Bergen, Grandniece
  • Joseph Viera, Grandnephew
  • Rachel Viera, Grandniece
  • Talia Viera, Grandniece
  • Anthony Viera, Grandnephew
  • Kayla Baggs, Grandniece
  • Matt Baggs, Grandnephew
  • Jean Baggs, Sister-in-law
  • DONATIONS

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul @ Holy Trinity Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Burial Monday, June 11, 2018
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Anne Ruth Baggs

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Ruthie, Marie and Kathryn

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Ruthie at the beach with her niece

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Obviously enjoyed her swim!

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Ruthie on the top step at her brother Joseph's house in Holbrook waiting for the annual 4th of July bonfire to start at midnight

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Ruthie and her sisters and brother

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