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Ruth E. (Cuddy) Payne
September 02, 2022


Payne, Ruth E. (Cuddy), age 81, of Melrose passed away on Sept. 2, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family, due to ongoing health issues.

She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Vito and her husband Ralph of Melrose, her sister Paula O’Connor and her husband John of Salem, NH, and her grandchildren Nicholas Vito and Alexandra Vito both of Melrose.

Funeral services were held private with only close family members present. The family invites you to make donations in Ruth’s memory to the MSPCA/Angell of Boston at To sign online guestbook visit

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Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148