NEWTON, N.H. — Pamela A. (Ruddy) Cantin, 61, a resident of the Town of Newton since 1974, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at Exeter Hospital, following a brief illness.
Born in Davenport, Iowa, daughter of Dr. Ernest and Mary (Lynch) Ruddy, she moved to Plaistow at the age of 8 and attended the Pollard School. Mrs. Cantin was a member of the Haverhill High School, Class of 1966, and also graduated from Northern Essex Community College, and later received her degree in psychology from Plymouth State College.
Mrs. Cantin worked in the Human Resources field most of her life and was employed at the former Process Engineering in Plaistow, National Sea Products of Portsmouth, Business Express Airlines at Portsmouth, Car Components Technologies of Bedford, and Thermo Fisher Inc. of Lowell. She was also the first program director at the Kimi Nichols Center in Plaistow. For the past two years, Mrs. Cantin has been working as an independent consultant in her field.
She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church in Newton, a member and Past President of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Kingston, a member of the school board of the Sanborn School District, and a member of the Haverhill High School Reunion Committee. She was previously cited as a young careerist by the Professional and Business Women's Club and was a past nominee for the Haverhill YMCA Tribute to Women.
Mrs. Cantin enjoyed reading and gardening, summers at Lake Ossipee and decorating her home. An avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, she also enjoyed traveling and was proud of her Irish heritage. She most enjoyed the time that she spent with family and friends, especially her twin grandsons.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher A. and Corina Cantin of Pelham; twin grandsons, Anthony and Nicholas Cantin; her parents, Dr. Ernest and Mary (Lynch) Ruddy of Plaistow; a brother, Michael F. Ruddy of Danville; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen J. and Charles Moynihan of Haverhill; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. Her funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
Published on  October 28, 2010