Ruth Whelan

Memorial Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
St. Virgil's Church
250 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains , New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Ruth B. Whelan

Whelan, Ruth Bouchard, 93 of Randolph, NJ, passed away on December 11, 2019 after a short illness.

Born in Chicago to Rudolph and Virginia Sheahan Bouchard, Bush was raised with her four sisters in Milwaukee. In 1949, she married Dave Whelan. Together they studied at Milwaukee State Teachers College and Purdue University. They lived in Milwaukee, Minneapolis (twice), Omaha and Duluth before settling in Randolph.

Bush worked for many years, first at Mennen and then at Scannon in northern NJ. She was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and also proudly mowed her lawn and shoveled her driveway until she was 90.

She loved playing bridge, doing the puzzle in the Sunday Times and was a voracious reader. Bush was part of the Saturday afternoon gang at St. Virgil's in Morris Plains. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave, her parents and sisters and is survived by son Tom (Marty) of Minnetonka, MN, daughter Peggy (Carey) Dassatti of Cape Coral, FL, grandchildren Callie, Dan, Maggie, Griffin, Mac and Reagan and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial mass will be held on January 11, 2020 at St. Virgil’s Church in Morris Plains at 10:00am. 

Arrangements were under the care of Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains. 

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