Ruth L. (Cafarella) Canning, 92

Jan 19, 2021

Ruth L. (Cafarella) Canning, formerly Ruth L. Goodell, 92, of Wareham, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Born on February 19, 1928 in Malden, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Mary (Hayward) Cafarella.  She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for many years.  Mrs. Canning was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed cooking, reading and dancing.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Goodell and his wife Denise of Ft. Myers, FL and Douglas and his wife Melissa of Onset; and six grandchildren, Matthew, Peter, Catherine, Jessica, Paul and Christopher.  She was predeceased by her siblings, the late Winifred Bridgman, Phyllis LaRizza and Philip Cafarella.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be private.

Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham.  To leave a message of condolence visit: