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Ruth Marie LaFleur
February 23, 2021


BERKLEY – Ruth Marie LaFleur, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2021 surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was the beloved wife of the late William LaFleur. Born in Warren, RI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Benevides) Carvalho. Ruth was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, who loved to go to the casino, play bingo, go camping and most of all spend time with her children, grandchildren including great-grandchildren. For many years Ruth worked for Truesdale Hospital and the Fall River Jewish Home. It suited her servant heart. She was kind to everyone and if you knew Ruth you were lucky enough to know what a real genuine, loving person she was. She will be missed every day.

Ruth was wonderfully devoted to her 10 children Kenneth Oliveira, Jeffrey Oliveira, Pamela Holt (spouse Stephen), Sherry Pare, Kelly DeVarie, Christine LaFleur, Keri LaFleur, Thomas LaFleur (spouse Marlyn), Brittany Gadoury (spouse Zachary), including the late Glenn Oliveira. She was also survived by 23 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends, who will sadly miss her. Ruth was the last survived of 18th siblings.

Please join in celebrating her life, following cremation, on March 6th from 4-6 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the Manuel Rogers Funeral Home, Fall River. We ask for your patience as you may need to wait to come in to pay your respects. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Ruth’s name to the American Heart Association and Tomorrow Fund. To send the family Expressions of Sympathy, please go to

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Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home
1521 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720