Ruth Converse SissonOctober 9, 2016
Ruth (Converse) Sisson, age 87, formerly of Cohasset and Scituate, passed peacefully on October 9, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Donald B. Sisson (1927–1979), she leaves behind their children Mark C. Sisson of Seattle, Gary B. Sisson and wife Ravin Williams of Orcas Island, WA, and Sally L. Sisson and husband David A. Game of Cohasset and London. She was the sister of the late Marjorie Brunelle Scott of Mattapoisett and Marion; devoted grandmother of Cole, Molly, Sophie and Herbie Sisson, and Sam and Adam Game; and adored great grandmother of Kennedy and Logan Ruth.
Born in New Bedford, MA in 1928, Ruth spent summers in Mattapoisett, where she met her husband Donald, an avid sailor. She worked in the New Bedford public library before moving to Seattle, where she and Don had their three children and lived for 17 years before returning to the East Coast. In her early years, Ruth enjoyed tennis, the beach, tending her huge vegetable garden, volunteering at the Cohasset Consignment Shop and serving lunches to seniors. In her later years, she enjoyed playing bridge, bird watching, swimming with her “pool gals,” working as a salesclerk at the Scituate Pharmacy, and volunteering at the Cohasset library. A music lover, she played flute, piano, guitar and ukulele, and loved to sing. She was a loyal friend to many, and is well remembered for the twinkle in her eye and her deep love of chocolate.
Memorial Service: Friday, May 26, 2017, 11:30am in the Second Congregational Church, Cohasset.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cohasset Elder Affairs, the Paul Pratt Memorial Library or the Mass Audubon Society.