Hudson – Ruth E. (Frost) Upham, 79, of Hudson, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 49 years to the late Herbert A. Upham, who died in 2005.
Ruth was born in Natick, daughter of the late Edward M. and Mabelle I. (Greenslade) Frost. She was raised in Framingham and attended local schools. She spent several years residing in Medway and 15-plus years residing in Cumberland and Woonsocket, R.I. She had spent the past three years in Hudson to be close with her loving family.
Ruth took great pride in the raising of her children and caring for their home. She looked forward to traveling with her husband Herbert, and visited many destinations throughout the country. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting and crocheting as hobbies, but most of all she loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the 7th Day Adventist Church.
She is survived by her children, Florence Murphy and her husband William of Holliston, Ruth Ann Upham of Hudson; Teresa Lilly and her husband Mike of Fitchburg; Herbert A. Upham II and his wife Betty of North Smithfield, R.I.; and David W. Upham and his wife Sonja of Smithfield, N.C. She is also survived by her two sisters, Rita Trudeau of Woonsocket, R.I., and Mabelle Buscemi of Melbourne, Fla.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service and celebration of Ruth's life will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m., in the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. Family and friends may visit with the family Nov. 5, from 9 – 10 a.m., prior to the service in the funeral home. Committal services will be held following the service at 12:30 p.m. in the Rhode Island Veterans” Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, R.I.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ruth may be made to the National Children's Cancer Society, 500 North Broadway, Suite 800, St. Louis, MO 63102 (www.NCCS.com).