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Ruth Phipps, 95

by | Nov 22, 2023 | Obituaries

Ruth Phipps

Ruth Phipps

Ruth E. Phipps, 95, of Hopkinton passed away Nov. 19 at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Ruth E. (Kumlin) Phipps, 95, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Upton and Hopkinton, passed away peacefully Nov. 19 at the Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late James H. Phipps, who died in 1995.

Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late David and Edith (Walker) Kumlin. She was raised and educated in Hopkinton and was a graduate of Hopkinton High School.

Ruth and her husband, James, who was an Air Force veteran, traveled near and far while raising their five children together. She was a proud member of the Gold Star Wives.

Ruth especially loved antiquing with her husband and also developed a passion for collecting antique jewelry. She was employed at Kelly’s Farm in Upton for many years.

Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and especially cherished time spent with her many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruth is survived by her children, Cynthia Kurzontkowski of Ashland, Kathleen Kelly and partner Carol Frechette of Littleton, and James Phipps and companion Mia Keulerts of Rockland, along with several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by two daughters, Carol Charette and Ruth Halloran, and her siblings, Paul Kumlin, Mildred Perkins, Ralph Kumlin, Richard Kumlin and Caroline Davidge.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, in the Pickering & Son Upton Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Upton.

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