Ruth G. Russell

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Ruth G. Russell, 95
1918 - 2014
GRANBY, Mass. -- Ruth G. Russell, 95, passed into eternal rest on Feb. 9, 2014, at home.
She was born in Sanford on Aug. 24, 1918, the beloved daughter of the late William M. and Gertrude (Smith) Gray. Ruth was a graduate of Sanford High School. She graduated from Colby Jr. College and Bates College. Ruth received a master's degree in Religious Education from the Hartford Seminary and was a graduate of the Yale School of Nursing in 1945. She worked as a Psychiatric Nursing Instructor at Danvers State Hospital for 20 years.
Ruth resided in North Reading, Mass., from 1947-1979. She returned to Sanford until 2008, when she moved to Granby, Mass. Ruth was an avid reader and loved to travel, taking many trips all over the world. She attended several writing groups and published a book about her life experiences. Throughout her life, she was involved in church and community activities.
Ruth is survived by a daughter, Barbara R. Malphrus of Granby, Mass.; and grandson, Alexander Malphrus and his wife Melody of Chicopee, Mass.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to the North Parish
Congregational Church, Sanford.
Ryder Funeral Home
South Hadley, Mass.
(413)533-1735

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 23, 2014
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