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1933 - 2018
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Obituary for Ruth M. Capen

Ruth M.  Capen
CAPEN, Ruth M. (McClafferty)
Of Arlington, passed away peacefully at her home on May 2nd, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved mother of Lauren Murphy and her husband Stan of Milford, ME, Douglas Capen of Dunedin, FL, Jane Bliss of Pasadena, CA, and the late Eileen M. Dean. Cherished grandmother of Sarah Bliss of CA, Andrea Witham and her husband Steven of NY, Billy Bliss of MA, Drew Murphy and his wife Jen of ME, Michael Dean of MA, Caitlyn Dean of NY, and Daniel and Annaliese Capen of FL. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren. Former wife of the late Walter Capen and longtime companion of the late George Lucas. Devoted sister of Mary Fitzpatrick of Lexington, James McClafferty of Woburn, John McClafferty of Saugus, Gail Foley of Saugus, Stephen McClafferty of Weymouth, and the late Ellen Weiss, Paul McClafferty, Janet Leonard, and Ann Kelly. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 12th in St. Agnes Church, 30 Medford Street, Arlington at 10am. Burial will be Private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc., 1 Arsenal Market Pl, Watertown, MA 02472. For directions or to send an online condolence visit
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