SOUTH BARRE - Ruth Marion Buzzi, 89, of the South Barre Road, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside.
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Born February 12, 1923, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Charles N. and Marion (Wright) Ladd. She had attended the Cutler Corner School and was a 1941 graduate of Spaulding High School in Barre.
Following her graduation, she was a waitress at Firpo's Restaurant, and had also worked for Pratt & Whitney Corp. in Hartford, Conn., and the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant in Barre.
On May 14, 1945, she married Libero Buzzi in Denver, Colo. They had been married for 57 years and had lived in South Barre for 53 years. Libero died July 5, 2002.
She enjoyed her children and grandchildren, sewing, driving her cars, sharing her delicious sense of humor and volunteering at the former Barre City Hospital and the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Survivors include her twin sons, Michael Buzzi and his wife Cheryl of Barre Town and Richard Buzzi and Linda LaCroix of Williston; and her daughter, Barbara Graham and her husband Rodney of Williamstown; and stepson Robert Buzzi and his wife Lillian of Winterhaven, Fla.; as well as three grandsons, James and Laurie Buzzi, David Buzzi and William Graham, and five granddaughters, Meikel (Buzzi) and Keith Brewster, Melanie and Jeff Morrow, Alicia and Joe Aceves, Meredith Buzzi and Marie Graham; and six great-grandchildren; and her nephew, Joseph Buzzi; several cousins; and her neighbors.
She was predeceased by her brother, Charles, and sisters, Phyllis and Addie.
Her committal service will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on July 9, 2012