Melissa Ann Ruth, 43, died after a valiant battle with cancer , Saturday, August 8, in the UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is survived by her children, Lucais R. Cannalonga, Maxine Cannalonga, and Samuel Rodriguez, of Whitinsville, and Jackson Scavone, of Worcester; her parents, Jeffrey and Paulette (Robidoux) Ruth, Sr., of Whitinsville; her brother, Jeffrey Ruth, Jr., and his wife, Beverly, of Sutton, and two nephews, Connor and Cody Ruth.
Melissa was born in Milford, August 7, 1978, and lived in Whitinsville most of her life. She was a 1996 graduate of Northbridge High School. She was a property management specialist with R&R Realty in Whitinsville, and previously was a pastry baker at the Valley Cafe in Whitinsville.
Melissa loved to hike, spend time in the woods, and look for waterfalls. She enjoyed the outdoors, and enjoyed life, living it "to the max" with her children.
A Celebration of Melissa's Life will be held from 2-6pm, Friday, August 20, in the fellowship hall of the Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church, Cross Street, Whitinsville. Please omit flowers. A go fund me account has been established for Melissa at: https://gofund.me/048473b0.