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Ruth Laura Yeaton Tuttle

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DOVER — Ruth Laura Yeaton Tuttle, 86, formerly of Conway, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital with her family by her side.

Ruth was born on June 9, 1925 in Conway; the daughter of late Merton and Nettie (Lombard) Yeaton.

She worked in food service for the Dover School Cafeteria Program and later with the Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, retiring in 1991. She enjoyed being a volunteer giving her great pleasure to give to those in need; volunteering for the Somersworth Seacoast Bingo and the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. She enjoyed rug hooking and she enjoyed feeding the birds and watching them in their natural habitat.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Laura Bastianelli and her husband Michael of Dover; Harlan Tuttle of Somersworth; her siblings, Raymond, Dorothy, Eleanor, Marion, and Barbara; her grandchildren, Christopher Otash and his wife Megan, Lilly Kim Hughson, Melissa Tuttle and her partner Lou Rita, all of Dover and Emily Tuttle of Lebanon, Maine; her great-grandchildren, Courtney, Riley, Zoey and Ashley; a very special niece, Kathleen Otash Wyrick and her husband Robert of Hampton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her siblings, George, Leonard, Merton, Arlene, Doris and Anna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, N.H., 03820 and Dover Food Pantry, 1 Silver St., Dover, N.H. 03820.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Conway Cemetery in Conway, N.H.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. To sign our online guest book, please go to

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Published in Fosters from June 18 to June 19, 2012
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