Ruth Ann Saunders

Date of Passing:

January 27, 2018

Saunders, Ruth Ann, (Johnson), 89, of Bay Spring Avenue, died peacefully on January 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Albert E. Saunders Jr.

Born in Boston, MA, a daughter of the late Edward and Angela (McGuiggan) Johnson, she lived in Barrington for 62 years.

Mrs. Saunders was a communicant of St. Luke Church. She enjoyed skiing, sailing and spending time with her loving family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, David P. Saunders and his wife Shannon of Cranston and Robert A. Saunders and his wife Debra of Newport-Barrington; a daughter, Cathy A. Hayward and her husband Bud of Townsend, MA; a brother, Edward Johnson of Hingham, MA; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Saunders of Warren; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Albert Edward Saunders III and sister of the late Paul Johnson.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday February 3, 2018 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 12 noon.

Calling hours are Friday 4-7 p.m. Contributions in Ruth’s memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Rhode Island, 205 Hallene Road, Suite #209, Warwick, RI, 02886 or Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Aunt Ruth Ann, my sweet Godmother, you’ll always be in my heart. I have nothing but sweet memories of you and will miss your laugh and kind nature. XOXO Cindy

  2. So very sorry to hear of her passing, she was a lovely lady.

  3. Dear Saunders Family: So sorry for your loss. Hoping that memories of your time with Ruth will ease your sorrow. Sincerely, Nancy Mahoney

  4. I am so sorry for having to say goodbye to Ruth Ann. Her brother, Paul, my husband and I had so many wonderful times spent with Ruth Ann, Al and their wonderful Kids. She was warm, loving and caring about everyone, especially me as I was welcomed into her family. I love you Ruth Ann and will never forget that you were so special to me. Martha

  5. We feel very honored to have known and loved Ruth Ann. Our deepest sympathies to Cathy and Bud and family. You will forever be in our hearts! Sharon & Gary

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *