Ruth Gagne, 86, a resident of Sarah Brayton Nursing Home, formerly of Assonet, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born in Freetown, Ruth was the daughter of the late Fred and Doris (Travis) Ames. Graduate of BMC Durfee High School, class of 1949 she had worked as a cashier for various grocery stores in the area. Ruth was on the Finance Committee, in Assonet, for many years, volunteered at the Assonet Council on Aging, and loved local politics. She enjoyed playing board games with her nieces and nephews, especially Scrabble but also loved to learn new games. She was a great cook and made the "best" chow mein. Ruth loved to spend time at Dunkin Donuts, where everyone knew her. She is survived by her brother George Ames of Acushnet; a sister in law Virginia Ames of Raynham; a niece Brenda Demoura of Berkley; her cat "Kitty" and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was also sister to the late Alfred and Thomas Ames, and sister-in-law to the late Lorraine and Carol Ames.
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