Ruth A. Deschenes - Lincoln

Ruth A. Deschenes - Lincoln

Ruth A. (Dube) Deschenes, 83, of Wake Robin Road, died Sunday, Jan. 17, at the home of her daughter. She was the former wife of the late Raymond J. Deschenes and Alfred H. Robertson.

Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late August J. Dube and Martha (Greer) Freebairn, she had lived in Cumberland for over 30 years before moving to Lincoln 12 years ago.

Mrs. Deschenes was a licensed practical nurse at the former Woonsocket Hospital before retiring. She was a graduate of Pawtucket East High School.

Ruth loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook, and always tended to her vegetable and flower gardens. She loved dancing and square dancing with her former husband Ray. She bowled for many years at Darlington Lanes, and loved watching figure skating and the Red Sox on television, and loved going to games at Fenway Park. She was very skilled with crafts, particularly needlework and sewing. She was a parishioner at Christ Church, Lincoln.

She is survived by one daughter, Dawn M. Bishop, and her husband Robert, of Lincoln; one son, Guy R. Deschenes, and his wife Fernanda, of Willamantic, Conn.; one grandson, Scott R. Bishop, and his fiancée Heather Fontaine; and her niece and nephews, Ralph Thompson, Chuck Thompson, Patricia MacLean, Neil Blount, Robert Blount, and David Blount; and three great-nephews. She was the mother of the late Scott A. Robertson, and the sister of the late Irene M. Thompson and Grace D. Blount.

Her funeral will be livestreamed on Friday, Jan. 22, at noon on her online memorial page at www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com . Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Lincoln Animal Shelter, 25 Wellington Road, Lincoln, R.I. 02865, or the Providence Animal Rescue League, 34 Elbow St., Providence, R.I. 02903 would be appreciated. For online guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com . Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.