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Patricia Agnes Tanner Ruenhorst died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Sunday June 22, 2014. Patricia was the daughter of Frank and Emilie Keegan Tanner, sister of Joan Marion Brennan and James W. Tanner (deceased) of California. Patricia was the wife of the late Helmut Ruenhorst. She is survived by a daughter Christina Emily Ruenhorst and husband Forest Leonard of Milford CT, and son Philip Andrew and wife Eileen Ruenhorst and beloved grandchildren, Kathleen and Alexander of Shelton CT. Mrs. Ruenhorst was a resident of Goshen, CT. She was a graduate of Lauralton Hall, Milford CT, Marywood College Scranton, PA and the University of Bridgeport, she also attended Fairfield University and is a retiree from Amity Regional High School where she taught History and English for many years. In Milford, Mrs Ruenhorst also served as an English and Math Title 1 tutor for many years and was an Adult Education instructor for basic skills. She was a member of St Thomas of Villanova Church and Guild in Goshen CT and Woodridge Lake Association, Goshen CT. Funeral services will be private. Donations in Patricia's memory may be made to: The Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405, (203) 315-7575. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.spearmillerfuneralhome.com.
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in Connecticut Post from June 28 to June 29, 2014