Enjoyed summers at the family home in Marshfield

Published October 2, 2019

WAKEFIELD — Ruth J. Mogan, 97, a longtime Wakefield resident, died Sunday, September 30, 2019 at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Burlington.

Born in Malden on March 19, 1922 she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Barnes) McDonough.

Mrs. Mogan was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School and went on to attend secretarial school. She moved to Wakefield in 1947 and was a parishioner at St. Joseph Church where she also belonged to the Ladies Sodality. Mrs. Mogan also enjoyed her summers at the family’s vacation home in Marshfield.

She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur V. Mogan. She was the mother of Maureen Hearn and her husband John of Stuart, Fla., Kathleen Corcoran and her husband Bill of Winchester, Richard Mogan and his wife Carolyn of Wakefield, Robert Mogan and his wife Diane of Franklin, Tenn., and the late Patricia O’Keefe, Paul and Christopher Mogan, all of Wakefield. She was the mother-in-law of Pat O’Keefe of Wakefield. She was the sister of the late John McDonough. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Her funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield prior to the mass from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.