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Ruth E. (Tenney) Brown

February 10, 1936 - July 15, 2022

Ruth E. (Tenney) Brown

February 10, 1936 - July 15, 2022


Obituary For Ruth E. (Tenney) Brown

Ruth E. (Tenney) Brown, 86, of Peabody, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Pilgrim Rehab and Nursing Center in Peabody. She was the beloved wife of the late Nelson M. Brown, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage, prior to his passing in June of 2006.

A lifelong resident of Peabody, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Lillian (Aylward) Tenney. She received her education from Peabody High School, graduating class of 1953.

Ruth was a devoted mother who dedicated her time to raising her family. She was an active member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salem, and a former member of the Red Hat Society and the Yankee Doodle Cloggers.

Ruth enjoyed traveling and going on cruise ships. She enjoyed going to casinos and loved to spend time at her family’s camp in Maine. This was where she shared many years with her family. She was extremely proud of her grandchildren, she attended many horse shows, swim meets, dance recitals, basketball, baseball games and was the honorary cheerleader for the girls’ softball team. This was her greatest joy in life, being a part of their lives. She was also blessed with 10 great grandchildren.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Jeffrey S. Brown and Mary of Hancock, NH., Wendy E. Spoto of Peabody, Cheryl L. Neth and her husband David of Londonderry, NH., Judie E. Walker and her husband Don of Seabrook, NH., Heidi A. Connolly of Peabody, and Holly B. Walker and her husband Kevin of Seabrook, NH., her 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her son, Kenneth N. Brown, and her brother, Jack Tenney.

Arrangements: Her funeral service will be held at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, 24 St Peter St, Salem, MA 01970, Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody, MA, on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Peabody. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Roger B. Trask Adult Day Program, 75R Central Street, Peabody, MA 01960, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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  • So very sorry for your loss, I have wonderful memories of working with your mom and going to brownie meetings with your mom as leader...great memories. Your mom was a wonderful woman and I'm so lucky to have known her...God bless to all...❤️🙏❤️

  • An amazing Mom, awesome grandmother and a blessed great-grandmother. One of a kind, thank you for being you. Fly high, rest in peace and hug dad and Kenny, we miss you all so much. Until we meet again, and we will, I love you

  • Ruth, or Nana as I knew her, was always a bright light. I attended nursing school in 2016 with Sam, her granddaughter, of which she was so, so proud. I've had the ability to get to know Nana relatively well over the years through my friendship with Sam. She will be missed. May she rest in sweet peace.

  • My sympathies to the Brown family. I always enjoyed running into Ruth and hearing the latest news. I liked the story of Cy Tenney being named after her grandfather. She was always thoughtful & kind to me. I will miss beeping at her outside the family home as I drive by. Rest easy Ruth.

  • Memories of a lifetime, Many fond memories of The Brown family, Our Condolences to the Family ,she was a special Lady . Our sympathy Joanne and Michael Felt 🙏❤

  • Dear Mrs Brown, I will always remember the many fun days spent at your house and up in Maine with you and your family!I am thankful for your kind and generous spirit. Rest in peace sending love to all of the Brown family, Colleen Robinson

  • It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my longtime neighbor and friend Ruthie. Thanks for being one of the best neighbors and friends over many years. I'll always treasure the time spent chatting on your front porch almost every afternoon and your funny and feisty ways . I'd also like to offer my condolences to the Brown family. You're mom was a hell of a lady and a better mom and grandmother who will be missed by many. RIP Ruthie

  • Ruth Rip thank you for letting me into your family and all the great rides thru the years.Soar with the angels 😇 and let the boys know who is boss till I see you on the other side ❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹

  • I love you forever, Nana

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