Ruth M. Dussault
Ruth M. Dussault
  • April 11, 1932 - December 9, 2017
  • Fall River, Massachusetts

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Ruth M. (Sullivan) Dussault, age 85 of Fall River, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 with her son by her side, in Nemasket Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Dussault Jr.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Edward A. and Mary V. (McGrath) Sullivan, she was a lifelong city resident. Ruth graduated from Durfee High School, Fitchburg State College and received her Master's in education from Bridgewater State College. She was an educator in the Fall River public schools for thirty years, retiring in 1994.

Ruth loved her family dearly, enjoyed snacking on cookies and brownies, had a passion for reading, watching CNN and was a proud Democrat. She was also an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan.

She is survived by a son, David Dussault and his wife Tammy of Assonet; a beloved sister, Nancy Sullivan of Somerset; two grandchildren, Benjamin M. and Samuel D. Dussault; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Mary Conabee.

Ruth's family would like to thank Home Instead Senior Care for their loving care.

Her funeral service will be held Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8:00AM from the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at CHERRY PLACE, 178 Winter Street, Fall River, followed by a funeral mass at 9:00AM in Holy Name Church, 709 Hanover Street, Fall River. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's name may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 4:00 to 6:00PM. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Fall River. For tributes and online registration: