Ruth Mary Paquette (Monday) went to be with the Lord on November 25, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Paquette (Sr.) for 68 years and the loving mother of Robert Jr. (Tammy), James (deceased) (JoAnn), Michael (Cathy), Ruth (Gary), Judith (Dennis) and Joseph (Anastasia). She is also the loving grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren - all of whom will miss her dearly. Of her twelve siblings, she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Alice, Victor, Bernice, Evie, Margie, Robert, Mike and Marion. Many other relatives and friends will greatly miss her.
Ruth was born on May 29, 1931 in Trenton, WI and grew up in the Merrill Park area of Milwaukee near Marquette High School. She attended the St. Rose Parish and school, remaining in the area her entire life. She was a very dedicated parishioner and spent countless hours over forty years in support of the administrative needs of the parish and rectory, as well as the Merrill Park Neighborhood Association.
Prior to marrying Robert in 1950, Ruth cared for most of her siblings as the second oldest of the family children. After marriage, her heartfelt interests were her family and the church, and her hobby was genealogy. Her nature was one of selfless love and giving to her entire family.
Because of her love for the church, the family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be given to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Wake at Becker Ritter Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec 3rd, from 4 - 7 pm. Memorial Catholic Mass on Wednesday, Dec 4th at 10 am. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 540 N 31st St, Milwaukee. Private family interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7301 W Nash St., Milwaukee.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
540 N. 31st Street, Milwaukee WI 53208