Ruth M. (Crough) Macri

Ruth M. (Crough) Macri, 96, formerly of Manchester, widow of Joseph Macri, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Woodlake at Tolland.

Ruth was born in Rockville on April 7, 1917, daughter of James and Effie (Gilbert) Crough. She was a lifelong Manchester resident, a parishioner of St. James Church, and an active member of the Ladies of St. James. Ruth was a member of the Manchester Democrats and ran its headquarters during election years. During World War II, Ruth worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Ruth and Joe Macri ran the bakery at the Public Market in downtown Manchester during the 1950s.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Nancy A. Choma, and her husband, Anthony J. Choma Jr. of Vernon; two grandsons, Anthony J. Choma III, and his wife, Diane, of New Freedom, Pa., and Christopher P. Choma, and his wife, Laura, and their children, Grace and Cole of North Reading, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews and their families. Besides her husband, Ruth was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, at 9:15 a.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main St., Manchester. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, April 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. James Church Memorial Fund. To leave a message for her family please visit

Funeral Home

Holmes Funeral Home
400 Main Street Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 643-2441

Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2014