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Ruth M. Peterson

1917-2010 BENNINGTON Ruth M. Peterson of Jennings Drive, Bennington, passed away peacefully May 30, 2010.

Born to Jennie and Ernest Peterson of Stamford, Conn., on Feb, 13, 1917, she lived most of her life in Stamford, only moving to Vermont due to illness in 2008 to be with family.

Ruth worked for many years in New York City as an executive assistant in the financial sector. Her last 25 years of work were in New Canaan, Conn., working for Mr. Harlan Anderson.

She enjoyed traveling and was able to see many exotic places around the world.

Family and tradition were very important to Ruth. She was very proud of her Swedish heritage and enjoyed sharing that with her family, especially during the holidays. She loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed her friends and each one was a special treasure to her.

Ruth leaves her nieces, Susan Steckley and husband, Brian, of Bennington, Audrey Thompson of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., and Charlotte Peterson, also of Florida; four great-nieces, Lisa Martinez and husband, Jay, of South Burlington, Vt., Renee Speir and husband, Jody, of Brunswick, N.Y., Kristen Pierce and husband, Tim, of Wilmington, N.C., and Louise Smith and husband, Darrell, of Enid, Okla.

Ruth was predeceased by her sister, Helen Peterson; a brother, Eric Peterson; a brother, Emil Peterson; and a nephew, Robert Peterson.

Ruth was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stamford, Conn. all of her life. She saw many pastors come and go and enjoyed them all. She remembered the church in many stages of development over the years and was pleased to see it prosper.

FUNERAL NOTICE: E.P. MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME of Bennington, will escort Ruth to Connecticut, and Lawrence Funeral Home of Darien, Conn. will handle the arrangements.

Funeral services for Ruth will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stamford, Conn., on Friday, June 4, 2010 beginning at 11 a.m. Calling hours will take place in the church chapel one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to VNA and Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care through the office of Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.

Published in Bennington Banner on June 2, 2010
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