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Memorial for Ruth (Burdette) Orton Hale

Born on Jun. 1, 1915
Departed on Jun. 23, 2008 and resided in Pembroke, MA.
Visitation: Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2008
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Service: Thursday, Jun. 26, 2008
10:00 am
Cemetery: Blue Hill Cemetery
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Mrs. Ruth M. (Burdette) Orton-Hale, 93, of Pembroke died Monday, June 23, 2008 in the Sachem Nursing Home in East Bridgewater. Daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Waltham) Burdette, she was born in Fall River on June 1, 1915. She was raised and educated in Fall River and was a graduate of Fall River High School. Mrs. Hale had lived in Chelsea over 25 years. She was first employed as a welder at the former Hingham Shipyard, then at the J.A. Cigar Company in Boston as a Cigar Roller and retired as a Supervisor at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.

Wife of the late Charles R. Hale and the late Elmer P. Sheehan, she is survived by a son, Leonard B."Rusty" Orton Sr. of Pembroke and sons, Dwight Orton, Donald Orton and Richard Orton all of Fall River, a daughter, Kathleen Orton of Fall River and 3 grandchildren, Raymond Orton of Rocky Mountain NC, Charlotte Parker of Carthage MS and Leonard B. Orton Jr. of Boston and many great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 AM in St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1 Maquan Street, Rte 14 in Hanson. Interment will be in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. Visiting Hours in the Sullivan Funeral Home, 2 Maquan Street at the corner of Rte.14 & 58 on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.

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