Ruth E. (Law) Hildreth; 86
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Co-owner of Hildreth's Variety Store
WESTMINSTER -- Ruth E. (Law) Hildreth, 86, died peacefully at St. Vincent Hospital, in Worcester, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She leaves her husband of 66 years, Richard H. Hildreth; five daughters, Linda A Coifman, of San Juan, P.R. and her late husband, Daniel, Darlene G. Chuplis, and her husband, John, of Auburn, AL, Donna L. Hjerpe, and her husband, William, of Sanibel, FL, Robin K. Bernstein, and her husband, David, of E. Harwich, MA, Roberta D. Young, and her husband, Douglas, of Westminster; two sons, Richard C. Hildreth, and Charles H. Hildreth, and his wife, Victoria, all of Westminster; 13 grandchildren, Tracy Coifman, and his wife, Agnes, Iliana Coifman, Alison Petersen, and her husband, Scott, Alexander Chuplis, Andrew Chuplis, Elisabeth Carlson, and her husband, Kevin, Katherine Manuel, and her husband, Paul, Rachel Bernstein, Nathan Young, Calvin Young, Megan Hildreth, Molly Hildreth, and Tyler Hildreth; eight great-grandchildren, Myles, Diego, Andrea, Sloane, Isabelle, John, Abigail, and Grace; two nieces, Arlene Schissler, and her husband, Charles, and Judy Law.
She is predeceased by her sister, Marie.
Ruth was born in Worcester, on August 31, 1925, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Stone) Law. She attended both Worcester Girls Trade and Commerce High School. Ruth worked as a payroll clerk, at Felter's Co, in Millbury and also worked at Worcester County National Bank. She also was co-owner with her husband, Richard, of Hildreth's Variety Store in Westminster, for 21 years.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, solving puzzles, watching sports, especially golf, Red Sox, and Patriots games. However, her most treasured times were those spent with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
HILDRETH -- At her family's request, a private Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, from the Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main Street, Westminster, MA, with a private burial at Woodside Cemetery, Westminster, MA. There are no calling hours. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Ruth's name to either the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02118 or the Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, 02115.
See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.
Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home - Westminster Chapel
123 Main Street Westminster, MA 01473
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 29, 2013