Ruthanne Carey Grover
1930 ∼ 2020
Cotuit - Ruthanne Carey Grover of Cotuit, Massachusetts died peacefully in her home on Cape Cod surrounded by loved ones. She was ninety years old. Ruthanne was the daughter of Elizabeth (Carter) Carey and Ernest Carey. She grew up in Malden, Massachusetts with her brother John (Jack) Carey, her parents and her aunt, Florence Carter. Ruthanne had strong ties to the province of Nova Scotia, Canada where she visited the seaside farmhouse of her maternal grandparents as a child during the summer.
She attended Malden Girls Catholic High School, received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Boston University and a Master of Education from Suffolk University. She was a passionate teacher both in and out of the classroom and influenced many young lives with her guidance and compassion. Ruthanne loved to write, particularly poetry, and in her later years published a volume of her own poems. She was also an avid reader and wonderful storyteller herself. In addition to her creative talents, she had an enterprising side, opening both a tutoring and health food business. Ruthanne loved all things about the small village of Cotuit where she was fortunate to live for many years with both her brother and mother to whom she was eternally devoted. She was an active member of the Cotuit Civic Association and a regular at the library and the Cotuit Grocery (The Coop).
Ruthanne is survived by her 3 sons and 1 daughter, whom she loved boundlessly, Scott and his wife Amy, Carey and his wife Suzanne, Paul and his former wife Lisa, and Tracie and her long time partner Patricia Avallone. She made strong and lasting connections with her 9 grandchildren, Alexander, Eliott, Wesley, Owen, Lindsay, Julia, Isabel, Lukas and Daniel. She also leaves behind 2 great grandchildren Audrey and Malcolm, and 3 nieces and a nephew from the Scarlett family. She had many dear friends who loved her because she made friends so easily throughout her life. A private family service for Ruthanne was held at Mosswood Cemetery arranged by the John Lawrence Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in her memory can be made to the Cotuit Library at 871 Main Street. Cotuit, MA 02635.