Ruth M. (Jarvis) Coburn, 89, of East Hartford and Glastonbury, wife of John Coburn, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Glastonbury.
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Ruth was born in Manchester, March 11, 1923, daughter of George and Annie (Hannon) Jarvis. She grew up in Manchester and Hartford. She worked at Southern New England Telephone Co. until she married John in 1946 and soon after moved to East Hartford. She became a full-time mom for her three children, and became a step-mom to virtually all their friends in Mayberry Village. After her children had grown, she worked as a bookkeeper in various health care facilities until her retirement. Ruth was very devoted to her family and had a great love of all animals, especially cats. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress and was always seeking out new skills. She took classes in woodworking, automobile mechanics, and electrical repair. She loved refinishing old furniture.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Robert Jarvis. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, MaryAnn Stino, and her husband, Ken, of Glastonbury, Timothy Coburn, and his wife, Susan, of Glastonbury, and Katie Coburn of East Otis, Mass., plus three grandchildren, Rebecca Stino Teri-Savage, and her husband, Bill, Adam Stino, and his wife, Amy, and Gabrielle Coburn; plus a great-grandchild, Mason Stino.
Ruth's family will receive friends for calling hours on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2103, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 1, 2103, at 10 a.m. at St. Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Road, Glastonbury. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, 1318 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Feb. 27 to Mar. 3, 2013