Ruthann Covino, an active 48 year resident of Burlington, passed peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 77 on April 12, 2022.
Ruthann was born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Dorothy Faulhefer. After graduating from Medford High School, Ruthann worked as a service administrator with Balco in Medford, MA. She and her husband Ernie lived a few years in Medford after their wedding before moving to Burlington in 1974, where they established their family’s roots.
They proudly raised three children and created a warm safe home for their family. Once all of their children started school, Ruthann began working again in the medical profession becoming an integral part of the office operations as a medical secretary at various practices including Woburn Pediatrics, Carlton Willard Village, and Dr. Radvany of Winchester. In later years, she used her knowledge of working with insurance companies to assist seniors with the non-profit organization Minuteman Senior Services and later on as a SHINE Counselor in Burlington.
Ruthann was a proud resident of Burlington and participated in many civic activities of note serving as School Committee member and chair, Town Meeting representative, Wildwood Elementary School PTO, Marshall Simonds Middle School PTO, Burlington High School PTO, Burlington Junior Women’s Club officer and representative to the State Federation, Fourth of July Parade Committee co-chairman, Town Election poll clerk, and a member of numerous committees including the B-Line and Disability Access. She was also a member of the BCAT board of directors in 1989.
“She was fiercely loyal and did not hesitate to lend a hand, a shoulder to lean on, and advocate for those who did not have a voice to be heard.” her obituary reads “Happiest with a house full of family and friends, Ruthann lived a grateful life filled with lots of love and laughter.”
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