Ruth A. McGillivray, 82, (nee Stacy) of Lorain passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Mercy Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. McGillivray was born in Cambridge, MASS on July 7, 1936, a daughter of Robert and Selina (nee McCauley) Stacy.
She was a devoted member of the St. Mary Church, which she dearly loved and served as Eucharistic Minister.
Mrs. McGillivray was retired in 2000 as a salesperson from the former Willow Hardware after more than 20 years of service.
She was an accomplished bowler, bowling for more than 53 years and in 2016 won the Hall of Fame "Pioneer Award" denoting 50 years of bowling. She also enjoyed computer games, crocheting and shopping. She was an avid reader.
Mrs. McGillivray is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Ronald J McGillivray, daughter Deborah A. (Patrick) Rafferty of Avon, sons Ronald J. (Janice) McGilllivray, John E. (Alicia) McGillivray all of Lorain, grandchildren, Becki Dorsey, Emily Rafferty, Megan Rafferty, Jennifer McGillivray, Celeste McGillivray, Sean McGillivray, Madison McGillivray, great grandchildren, Braden Dorsey, Aubrey Dorsey, Emmitt Caldwell and Payton Caldwell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandchildren Daniel Rafferty, Jonathan McGillivray, sisters Barbara Myett and Lorraine Stacy.
Friends may call on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain.
Funeral services will begin with prayers on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:15 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in the St. Mary Church, corner of 8th and Reid with Rev. Daniel O. Divis, pastor, as celebrant.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the Ministry of Mercy, c/o St Mary Church, 309 W. 7th Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052.
Burial will be private.
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Ministry of Mercy
709 W. 7th Street, Lorain OH 44052