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Ruth Torrey

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Ruth A. Torrey

1918-2014 DALTON Ruth A. Torrey, 95, formerly of Peru, passed away at the Craneville Place in Dalton on August 20, 2014. Born December 23, 1918 in Bristol, Conn., she was the daughter of Clarence and Esmeralda Hinvest Lysaght. Ruth attended schools in Bristol, Conn. graduating from Bristol High School in 1936; she then attended the University Of Connecticut Teachers College. Ruth worked in the legal publications department, where she was a bookkeeper for five years; she then worked at the State of Connecticut Judicial Department until her retirement in 1970. Ruth was the secretary for the Hinsdale Peru citizen's center for 10 years. She liked oil painting and loved to fly and also loved to travel. She attended the Peru Congregational Church in Peru. Her first husband, Theodore R. Solarz Sr. died in 1974; her second husband, James M. Torrey died in 1998. Survivors include sons, Theodore Solarz Jr. of Edgewater, Fla., Paul Solarz of Peru, and daughters, Geraldine Ghagan of Virginia, and Ruth Baskin of Connecticut; two step-children, Bradford Torrey and Sheila Torrey; sisters, Margaret S. Derham of Connecticut, Gene Goodwin of Peru; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grand and great-great-grandchildren. FUNERAL NOTICE: In accordance with her wishes funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Peru Congregational Church or Peru Volunteer Fire Department. BARTLETT WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 525 MAIN STREET, DALTON MA 01226 is in charge of arrangements.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Aug. 27, 2014
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