Ruth Lebourveau Bolton

Ruth Lebourveau Bolton, 87, of Wareham, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home after a long illness. She was the wife of Edmund A. Bolton.

Born in Somerville, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Jennie (Winslow) and Ulrich Lebourveau. She previously lived in Marion for many years.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Mount Holyoke College, and Masters of Science in Social Services from Boston University. Ruth enjoyed helping others and volunteered at the Wareham Area Counseling Service before earning her graduate degree and working as a clinical social worker for various agencies on Cape Cod and in the New Bedford area, as well as in private practice.

Mrs. Bolton was a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion, the Sippican Woman’s Club, and Mt. Holyoke College Alumnae Association.

She is survived by her husband, Edmund; her children, Steven Bolton and his wife Karen Paduch Bolton of San Rafael, CA, Stuart Bolton and his wife Julie Hanlon Bolton of Arlington, VA, Sarah Wallbank of Lake Forest, CA, and Sharon Bolton of Denver, CO. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren. She was the sister of the late John Lebourveau and Willis LeBourveau.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front St., Marion, MA at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 545, Marion, MA, 02738, or to Mount Holyoke College, Office of Advancement, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA 01075

Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. For directions, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit

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