Ruth A. (McDonnell) Fales

January 17, 1943 - November 19, 2018
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Surrounded by her loving family, Ruth A. (McDonnell) Fales, 75, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018. Born in Springfield, MA on January 17, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Bernice (Taylor) McDonnell.  She attended Cathedral High School.  A longtime Ludlow resident she was a member of First Church in Ludlow.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Richard Fales of Ludlow; four daughters Debra Charpentier (Roger) of Ludlow, Karen Krawczynski (Robert) of Chicopee, Linda Grenon (Gilbert) and Kathleen Hinds both of Springfield; two brothers Michael McDonnell (Christine) and Daniel McDonnell (Jacqueline) both of Chicopee. She also leaves her 5 beloved grandchildren Nicholas (Christina), Matthew, Amanda, Nicol and Christina; 3 great-grandchildren Torryn, Caelin and Emrys.  In addition she leaves her uncles Alton Taylor of VA, and Robert DiTomaso of CA as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.  Sadly she was predeceased by her son-in-law Mark Hinds.

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Funeral services for Ruth will be held Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA.  Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family

Donation Information

Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Make a Wish Foundation of Western Mass, 181 Park Ave, Suite 12, West Springfield, MA 01089 or the American Diabetes Assoc., 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA 01701.


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Born: January 17, 1943
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Died: November 19, 2018

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Fred Crow posted on 11/26/18

Dick , I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that our family will remember your wife in our prayers today. Our sincere condolences. Fred Crow and family.


Kathleen Lowell posted on 11/25/18

So sorry for the loss of your wife, mom, sister, grandmother, and aunt. Ruthie was such a loving, and caring lady. Always keep her memory close to your hearts and she will be with you always. Know she is now one of God's angels. Gone but never forgotten. Forever Loved. With my deepest sympathy Kathleen Lowell (Jackie's sister)


Robert DiTomaso and family posted on 11/21/18

Our sincere condolences to the Fales and the McDonnell families .May you find comfort that your loved one is in the arms of a loving God ,and someday we will all meet again.


Wayne and Dee Cordeau posted on 11/21/18

In memory of Ruth A. (McDonnell) Fales, Wayne and Dee Cordeau lit a candle


Beth VanZandt posted on 11/21/18

Karen and Family, so very sorry for your loss.


Elaine Friberg posted on 11/21/18

Very sorry for your loss! ?