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Ruth M. (King) Glynn

July 25, 1918 — February 8, 2021

Weston – Mrs. Ruth M. (King) Glynn, of Weston, died peacefully Monday, February 8, 2021 in the comfort of her home, with family members by her side. She was 102.

Ruth was born in Concord on July, 25 1918, a daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Meagher) King. There were multiple homes, in many towns in her early years due to her father's work, but at the age of 10 her family move to Waltham where she attended Waltham grammar schools and graduated from Waltham High School in 1936.

After graduation, she worked at the Waltham Watch Co. for one year. Then for the next ten years she worked at the Waltham Dress Company. She loved her job, her co-workers and creating fashions sold in some of Boston's finest stores. Sewing was a passion for Ruth. It was a great part of who she was and something she did exceptionally well.

Ruth met her future husband, Joseph Glynn, a Waltham native and owner of Joseph Glynn Insurance, Co., at a St. Mary's Parish dinner dance for WWII veterans. Ruth sewed her own wedding gown and veil, and the gowns and hats for her bridesmaids, as well as her mother's dress. After marriage, Ruth became a full time mom dedicated to raising her large family of eight children. She utilized her sewing skills in outfitting her kids, and was especially known for creating full Easter outfits for the entire gang. In 1967, the family moved to Weston where Ruth resided for the remainder of her life, enjoying travel, singing, sitting on the bench in her backyard that overlooked the woods and most of all, time with her family. Ruth was a person of great faith and a longtime member of Saint Julia's Parish of Weston.

The wife of the late Joseph A. Glynn, Sr., she leaves her children, Michael Glynn of Weston, Mary Thomas and her husband James of Houston, TX, Anne Glynn of Weston, Joe Glynn, Jr. of Weston, Brian Glynn of Hingham, Ruth Favorat and her husband Douglas of North Myrtle Beach, SC, Elizabeth Gray and her husband Rich of Venice, FL and Joan Glynn of Lyman, SC; her granddaughter, Sarah Merritt,her husband Chance and 3 great grandchildren of Houston, TX and her sister, Sr. Bernice King, SNDdeN of Worcester.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her sisters Claire Voymas of Waltham, MA, Mildred Coyle of Eldridge, IA and Sr. Mary King, SGM, of Lexington, MA and brothers, Warren King of Winter Haven, FL, Leonard King of Whiting,VT and Walter King, Jr. of Weston, MA.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ruth's life by gathering to visit in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Saturday, February 13th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Her Funeral Mass at Saint Julia's Church and burial in Linwood Cemetery, Weston will be private.

Those wishing to view Ruth's Funeral Mass may do so at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 13th via the following link:

Memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America:

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:

During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.

Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.

These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.

When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.

It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.

Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.

Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.

During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.
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