Ruth Ann Varricchio(1921 - 2018)

Easton, MD:

Ruth Ann Varricchio, 97, of Easton, MD died on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Talbot Hospice House in Easton. She was born on May 26, 1921, in Northern Arm, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late Harold Watson Leitch and Gertrude Sharples Leitch of Laconia NH.

Ruth graduated from Russell Sage College in 1945 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She married Ramon Varricchio on December 18, 1956 in Las Vegas, NV. They lived in Westerly, RI, where Ruth worked as a registered nurse in obstetrics at Westerly Hospital. She was a member of the Westerly Central Baptist Church before moving to Easton in 2011. Her hobbies included swimming, camping, sailing, traveling, and knitting, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Ruth is survived by her children; Donna Ewing and her husband Mike, and Robert Varricchio, both of Easton, her twin brother; John Leitch of Laconia, NH, and grandchildren; Elizabeth Ewing, Jessica Ewing, Ryan Varricchio, Karen Varricchio, Thomas and Steven Varricchio, and Amber Shorter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Varricchio.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 24, at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church, 115 Idlewild Ave., Easton, MD 21601.

As a twice survivor of breast cancer, donations in Ruth's honor made by made to the , 1315 Mt Hermon Rd, Suite D, Salisbury, MD 21804

For online tributes, please visit

Funeral Home

Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home
200 S Harrison Street Easton, MD 21601

Published in The Westerly Sun on Aug. 23, 2018