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Ruth Dillon 1921 - 2009 WHITEHALL, N.Y. Ruth Dillon, 88, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2009, surrounded by family and the caring friends of the Apple Inn, where she resided in her final years. Ruth was born April 18, 1921 in Newport, Vt., the daughter of Cy and Marjorie Nelson Searles. It was in Newport that she met her husband, Peter, who celebrated more than 50 years of marriage with Ruth prior to his passing in 2001. Ruth was raised in Newport, where her father was a jeweler and member of the Vermont legislature. A graduate of Newport High School, she enjoyed skiing and horseback riding. After high school, she attended the Katherine Gibbs school in Boston. She returned to Vermont to work and raise her family. Peter's positions with the Internal Revenue Service took them from Bennington, Rutland and Burlington, to Manhattan, Washington, D.C., Hartford, Conn., and back to Burlington, where Peter retired as District Director. Ruth was an avid flower gardener and enjoyed summer vacations with friends and family at her parents' cottage on the Lake Memphramegog. Ruth leaves her three children, Paul of Los Angeles, Calif., David of Warren, Vt., and Mary, of Rochester, N.Y.; her five grandchildren, Paul's son, Jesse, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; David's children, Sean of Bronxville, N.Y., and Heather, of Philadelphia; and Mary's children, Ian and Caitlin, of Virginia Beach, Va. She was predeceased by brothers. Richard and Robert. MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service for immediate family will be held in Newport. Ruth will be interred at the Pine Bluff Cemetery on the Bluff Road. Send private condolences to www.aldousfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the ALDOUS FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICE.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 16, 2009
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