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Ruth Marie Riley

1931-2013 Ruth Marie Riley 81, passed away on Monday February 25, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. She was the wife of the late John Riley who died in 2006.

Ruth was born on May 20, 1931, in Hoosick Falls, daughter of the late Paul and Catherine (Fennessey) Lavin. She was educated at schools in Troy, NY and Hoosick Falls. Ruth was employed at Stanley Tools. She enjoyed spending time with her family grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ruth liked cooking, baking and knitting, and she also loved her home in Groveside.

Survivors include her children daughters Kathy Riley of Bennington, VT, Trish Bossong (Jim) of North Bennington, sons Jack Riley (Laurie) of South Lima, NY and Tom Riley (Kristee) of Groveside, NY. Ruth is also survived by her sister Margaret Cottrell, her grandchildren Meghann Rose, Patrick Riley, Nancy Mock, Melissa and Adam Frechette, John Riley, Jenna Green, Jamie and Meredith Lampman, Brendon, Brody, McKendrick and Abriel Bossong, ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth is predeceased by a sister Vi Carelli and brothers John and Robert Ellis, Paul, George, Ned and Bill Lavin.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday March 1, at 10:00 am from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hoosick Falls.

Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Thursday evening from 6:00 8:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Activity Center at the Danforth Adult Home or the Hoosick Falls Senior Citizen Center through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 27, 2013
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