Ruth E. O’Rourke 79, died on September 29, 2013 at her daughters home following a period of failing health. Born in Campton on February 16, 1934 the daughter of Andrew and Lena [Woods] Comeau.

She was raised in Ashland where she attended grammar school and graduated from Ashland High School. Following her school years she moved to Dover for 20 years and back to Ashland in the 1970’s. While in Ashland she was employed at L.W. Packard Co., IPC, and at Rochester Shoe Tree. She was predeceased by her infant daughter Mary Ann in 1955.

She is survived by her daughter, Lena Wiggins from Alabama, three grandsons, six great grandchildren and one brother Edgar Comeau.


Calling hours will be held on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at the Dupuis Funeral Home 11 Hill Avenue Ashland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday October 4, 2013 at Saint Agnes Catholic Church Hill Avenue in Ashland at 10:30 am. Burial to follow in Green Grove Cemetery,  Ashland. Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.  For more info go to