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283 Torrington Road
P.O. Box 486
Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: 860-567-8708
Fax: (860) 567-1057
Ruth Alex

Ruth Elizabeth Alex

Monday, April 30th, 1934 - Friday, January 25th, 2019
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WASHINGTON DEPOT – Ruth Elizabeth Alex, 84, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, at New Milford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Theodore C. Alex.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 30, 1934. She attended Norwich Free Academy in CT and Northwestern Community College, graduating with a degree in Library Sciences.

From the 1960’s through the 1980’s, Ruth was very active in the Women’s Guild of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington, CT. She worked for twenty years as Tax Collector for the town of Washington. Following her retirement, she enjoyed working at her son's evergreen blueberry farm in Watertown and frequently liked going down to visit her family in Clermont, Florida

Her favorite place to volunteer was for the Washington Community Fund. She was formerly on the Board of Directors for Litchfield Bancorp and had also served as Secretary for the Washington Judea Cemetery Board.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Robert Alex and wife, Cathee, of Watertown, Michael Alex and wife, Donna, of Washington, Thomas Alex and wife, Suzanne of Clermont, FL, and Gary Alex, of Hilton Head, SC.; her daughter, Jaye Stuart and husband, Donny, of Washington; ten grandchildren, Julie, Caitlin, James, Jessica, Teddy, Greg, Peggy, Kevin, MacKenzie and Meredith; four great grandchildren, Mark, Lia, Jack and Rowan; a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road, Washington Depot. Burial will be private in the spring. Calling hours will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Community Fund, 41 River Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794, or the Washington Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 294, Washington, Depot, CT 06794.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Rowe Funeral Home
    283 Torrington Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 11:00am
    Salem Covenant Church
    96 Baldwin Hill Road
    Washington Depot, CT 06794
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  • Interment

    Washington Green Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Washington, Connecticut
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Edward Law

Posted at 07:38pm
To all the Alex family.We only heard of Ruth's passing yesterday and would like to wish all of you our deepest sympathy. Especially to Jaye and Donny. Ed and Nancy Law

Jon D'Arpino

Posted at 03:28pm
May your fond memories help assuage the grief in your heart. My deepest sympathies. Jon D'Arpino

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Hope these flowers will give a special comfort to you all, we know Ruth will be in a much better place. With heartfelt condolences,
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Susan Warren

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Always kind with a smile on her face. My heartfelt sympathy to the family . Susan Warren

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