Funeral services for Ruth J. Bushey, age 72, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 10:00AM at Frary Funeral Home with Deacon Mark Lalonde officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg on Friday, September 7, 2018. Mrs. Bushey passed away on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
Ruth is survived by two sons, Roger Bushey and his fiancé, Jen Hynes, of Heuvelton, NY and John Bushey of Ogdensburg, NY; two step daughters, Brenda A. Lipinsky and her companion, Jay Patrick, of Potsdam, NY and Bonnie Martel and her husband, Norman, of Ogdensburg; three siblings, Lilian LaRock and her husband, Arnold, Gerald Pinkerton and his wife Marie, and Mildred TenEyck; six grandchildren, Norman Martel II and his companion, Mara Dawson, Erin Martel and her companion, Darrick Ward, Justin Martel, Tyler Bushey, Cole Bushey and Madisyn Bushey and three great grandchildren, Seth Martel, Blake Martel and Hayden Ward; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by one step-son, Bryan J. Bushey in 1975 and a brother, William Pinkerton.
Ruth was born on March 16, 1946, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of Floyd and Gertrude Goult Pinkerton. Ruth married Walter J. Bushey on January 22, 1968, in Ogdensburg, NY. He predeceased her on October 3, 2005.
Ruth enjoyed babysitting, playing bingo, going to the casino, boat rides, watching stock car racing and the local men’s softball league.