Cecilia Gordon Gruber
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Cecilia Martha Gordon Gruber, age 101, of Trumbull entered into eternal rest on Saturday June 30, 2012 at St. Joseph's Manor. She was the beloved wife of the late Gilbert S. Gruber and the daughter of the late Walter P. and Mary Elizabeth Hoffman Gordon. Born and raised in Somerville, MA she was also a former resident of Delray Beach, FL, Stamford, Heritage Village in Southbury and Carmel Ridge in Trumbull. She was a first grade teacher in the Stamford school system and was much beloved by her students and parents for her gentle and understanding manner.
Mrs. Gruber loved social events and contact with people. She appreciated her longtime friendship with Stanley Wasik, many loving neighbors and a large group of dedicated caregivers who enriched her life. She showed courage in her struggle with macular degeneration, always concealing her infirmities. Family celebrations were most important to her. She had an interest in current events and politics, and flavored them both with a wonderful sense of humor.
Her family is grateful for the St. Joseph's Manor 2nd Floor and the Pastoral Care Department for all of their care and support, as well as the Hospice care givers.
Martha is survived by her loving daughters Martha Gail Ratchford and her husband Dr. Roger Ratchford of Norwalk and Kathleen M. Gruber of Stratford, three grandchildren, Captain Brendan J. Ratchford of Norwalk, Michael P. Ratchford a resident of the Star Group Home in Weston, and Moira Ratchford Soviero and her husband Donato of Wheaton, MD, great granddaughter Mia Gabriela Soviero, niece Mary Brockson and nephew Rev. Walter Gordon T.O.R.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother Ludwig Peter Gordon.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull. Interment will be private in Woodbury Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in her memory to STAR Inc., 182 Wolfpit Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. Arrangements by Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Directors, Trumbull.
Published in The Hour on July 8, 2012