Formerly of Bradford — Ruth Ann (McQuade) McNamara, 87, of Hampton Beach, N.H., and formerly of Bradford died Monday evening, February 4, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill surrounded by her children. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio, December 2, 1925, daughter of the late John D. and Ruth M. (Furness) McQuade.
Educated in the Ohio school system, Mrs. McNamara earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, Washington, D.C., in 1947. She resided in Bradford for over 50 years and was a member of Sacred Hearts Church. As a child, Ruth enjoyed spending summers in Center Sandwich, N.H., and as an adult she loved her Bradford Ave., Hampton Beach address.
She was the wife of the late, Dr. Adrian C. McNamara who died in 1993. Her survivors include her children, Anne Marie McNamara of Haverhill, Kevin and his wife, Kathy McNamara of West Newbury, Brian and his wife, Peggy McNamara of Exeter, N.H., Kathleen McNamara of Stratham, N.H., Maureen and her husband, Hank Offinger of New York City, Elizabeth McNamara of Hampton, N.H., Brendan McNamara of Hampton, N.H., Karen McNamara of Hampton, N.H., Shawn and his wife Kearstin McNamara of North Hampton, N.H., Allison McNamara of New York City; a sister, Timmy and her husband, Bob Nolan of Center Sandwich, N.H,, ten grandchildren, three nieces and three nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Friday morning, February 8, at 9 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., Bradford, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Calling hours at the Bradford Funeral Home will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to MDA, 138 Conant St., Beverly, MA 01915. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.