Ruth T. Grondin

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Ruth T. Grondin, 87
SACO - Ruth T. Grondin, 87, of Saco, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at St. Andres Health-care Facility in Biddeford. She was born on June 6, 1930, to George and Imelda Morin in Biddeford. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, Class of 1948.
On April 30, 1949, she married Joseph G. Grondin at St Joseph Church in Biddeford.
She was dedicated to her family. She stayed at home to raise her children and lovingly cared for her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was an active member of Most Holy Trinity Parish, where she helped with the newsletter, fairs and retreats. She was also a lector and member of the choir.
She had a few jobs throughout her life. She did clerical work at Metropolitan Life, helped students at UNE find housing, and performed secretarial work for a doctor. She published a book in 2007 called "My Family, My Life." She wrote a biweekly column in the diocesan newspaper, "The Church World."
At age 50, she attended nursing school for a year before she had to stop due to her back problems; she had always wanted to be a nurse and help people. She also crocheted afghans and was an accomplished seamstress. Ruth was famous for her love of butterflies and daisies.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Grondin, in 1950; and a son, Joey Grondin, in 1960.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 68 years, Joseph G. Grondin, of Saco; three children, Patricia Grondin, of Biddeford; Kate St. James, of Saco; and Bill Grondin and his wife Brenda, of Durham; three grandchildren, Aimee St. James, of Portland; Tiffany Downing, of Nashville, Tenn.; and Derek Downing, of Harrisburg, Pa.; and one sister-in-law, Precille Beebe, of Biddeford.
Visiting hours will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. To share condolences online, please visit: www.HopeMemorial.com.

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 16, 2017
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