June 13, 2021

Joan L Rutter


Joan L Rutter, 89, of Seekonk, MA, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021. She was the beloved wife of husband Carlton G Rutter.

Joan was born in New Bedford, MA, the daughter of the late Stanley J. Sieczkowski, Sr. and Angela (Pyteraf) Sieczkowski. Mrs. Rutter graduated from BMC Durfee High, class of 1949. She then earned her Nursing degree at The Truesdale Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother she worked at a number of health care facilities eventually becoming head recovery room nurse at the Providence Lying-In Hospital.

Joan was passionate about gardening, cooking, and spending quality time with her husband and family.

Survivors are three sons: Steven Rutter and his wife Susan of Seekonk, MA; Michael Rutter and his wife Christina of West Greenwich, RI; Carlton Rutter and his wife Rosanna of Glendale, CA; along with six grandchildren (Jessica, Grant, James, Alyssa, Casey, and Nolan) and one great-granddaughter Lucia.

She was the sister of the late Wanda Langlois, Eleanor Neveleff, Lillian Rowbotham, and Stanley Sieczkowski, Jr.

Services will be held on Saturday May 29th, at 11 a.m. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket RI. Interment will follow at the Seekonk Town Cemetery on Newman Ave., Seekonk. VISITATION will be held on Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to a charity of your choice in remembrance of Joan would be appreciated. www.TRIPPFUNERALHOME.com

The Family kindly requests that a mask or cloth face covering be worn by any unvaccinated attendees of the visitation. Your respectful cooperation is greatly appreciated.


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