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Obituary: Margarita Ruiz, 85

Jan 06, 2018 07:22PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Margarita Ruiz

Margarita Ruiz, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Lowell General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness.  She was the wife of the late Pablo Ruiz.

She was born in Patillas, Puerto Rico on March 13, 1932, daughter of the late Carmelo Montañez and Brígida (Arroyo) Montañez.

Margarita was a long time resident of Lowell and dedicated her life to raising her children. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking. Above all, she loved nothing more than being with her family.

She is survived by her seven children, Gabriel Ruiz, daughter Carmen Colon and husband Martin, daughter Martina Figueroa and husband Anthony, son Jesus Ruiz (all of Lowell), son Reinaldo Ruiz and wife Julia, son Pablo Ruiz, Jr (all of Dracut), son Marco Ruiz and wife Corina of Lawrence; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Margarita is preceded in death by her seven children, Wilson Arroyo, Santo Ruiz, Elvira Ruiz, Adela Concepcion, Justa Hernandez, Daniel Ruiz and Ana Ruiz. 

ARRANGEMENTS - Family and friends may gather to honor and remember Margarita at the M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell, on Sunday, January 7, from 2 to 6pm. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10 o'clock at St. Patrick Church, 282 Suffolk St., Lowell. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford.  To share your thoughts and memories of Margarita, please visit
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