Ruth M. Lessard

Ruth M. Lessard of Mattituck died at the Riverhead Care Center Aug. 27, 2015. She was 87.

She was born in Greenport Jan. 18, 1933, to Andrew G. and Mary W. (Olmsted) MacNish and was a graduate of Mattituck High School.

On October 31, 1948, she married Victor G. Lessard at Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Cutchogue. He predeceased her on April 14, 1999.

Ruth was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and the Mattituck Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. During World War II, she was a civilian member of the American Civil Defense Group.

She is survived by four children, James Lessard of Mattituck, Timothy Lessard of Riverhead, Michael Lessard of Cutchogue and Corinne Garcia of Mattituck; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Rebekah, Amanda, Renee, Andrew, Kimberly and Michael Jr. and six great-grandchildren, Christian, Chance, Kaitlyn, Cassandra, Madelynn and Zadie. She was predeceased by her son Jeffrey.

The family will receive friends Monday, August 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck where Deacon Jeff Sykes will conduct prayer services. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck by Monsignor Joseph W. Staudt. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.

This is a paid notice.