Ruth Auwood Obituary

Ruth Ann Auwood
Ruth Ann Auwood

July 24, 1931 - July 19, 2019
Born in Norwich, CT
Resided in Quaker Hill, Connecticut


Ruth Ann Auwood
It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Auwood announces her passing on July 19, 2019 at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, CT. Ruth was born February 24, 1931 in Norwich, CT and was the eldest daughter of Arthur and Ruth Bundy Hartman, and wife of William Auwood, married April 26, 1952 in New London CT. Ruth was a resident of Quaker Hill for sixty-five years. She retired after working for thirty years at the former Seaside Regional Center in Waterford as an instructor and hairdresser, and was a well-known volunteer in her community, including Visiting Nurses Association, Red Cross, and American Cancer Society. Ruth was also an active member of Quaker Hill School PTA, a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Building Committee for the Waterford Community Center, and participated in many other programs and activities over her lifetime. With the help of Tony Sheridan, Ruth was instrumental in the establishment and beautification of the Quaker Hill Green. Her many interests included gardening and traveling the world with family and friends. She graduated from Chapman Technical High School Class of 1948, where she served as the Majorette for the band. In addition to her husband, Ruth is survived by her daughters Nancy (Kenneth) Laro of Old Lyme, and Kathleen (Peter) Hill of Springfield, VA. Ruth is also survived by her sister, Mary Thompson of Mobile AL. Ruth took great joy as Nana to her eight grandchildren: Gregory, Timothy, Julia, Meghan, Joseph, Kyle, Kaley and Bree, and great grandchildren Porter, Brody, Chloe, Clayton, Owen, Cooper, Abigal, and soon to be born Maddie Joe.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. Interment will follow in Jordan Cemetery. Condolences may be shared on Ruth’s memorial page at





Funeral Service
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
11:00 AM
Jordan Cemetery
240 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT US 06385
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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