RUTH FRANCES DEGRACE
June 22, 1933-March 5, 2019
It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Ruth DeGrace on March 5th, from complications of pneumonia. She was born on June 22, 1933 in Providence, RI. She was the daughter of Alexander Meunier and Mary (Colouro) Meunier of Providence, RI and Provincetown MA. She was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy D’Agostino (Robert) of Longmeadow, MA and is survived by her sister Joan Ross (Raoul) of Hyannis, MA and her former brother-in-law Berry Caldwell (Becky) of Houston, TX. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews Sharon Acton (Tim), Ruth Moore (Jim, deceased), Keith Caldwell (Janice), Scott Caldwell (Fawn), Donna Abbe (Edward), Robert D’Agostino, Curt D’Agostino (Brenda) and grand-nieces and nephews, Alex Moore, Genevieve Moore, Erin Bose (Ron), Kate Acton, Sean Caldwell (Sarah) Christian Caldwell, Edward Abbe (Chrissy), Kimberly Abbe, Austen Caldwell, Cecelia Caldwell, Derek D’Agostino, Payton D’Agostino , great grand- nieces and nephews Tyler Bose, Catherine Moore and Grayson Caldwell. She is also survived by her former husband Robert DeGrace of Hyannis.
Ruth worked for many years as a hair stylist at Hair Lab (formerly Fantasy Coiffures) in Hyannis where she developed many friendships including her Honey Dew Donut people. She was a devoted Patriots and Red Sox fan and shared many memories of games with her family. Over the years her family enjoyed her fashion forward choices in clothes and hairstyles and at times referred to her as “Aunt Lux”. She was very proud of all her of her nieces and nephews and their children. She considered them as her own children, treating them with the love of a mother.
The family wishes to thank all of the doctors and nurses who were a part of her medical team over the past few years especially the staff in the CCH ICU unit during her final days. We are also eternally grateful to Robert DeGrace (Bob) who Ruth lived with over the past years until her passing. Thank you for all of the many ways you made her life better.
Ruth will be forever missed in our lives as she was loved very much. Her last wish for her family was that they all knew how much she had loved them.
A private Memorial Service will take place at a later date.