Ruth SabraAge: 96 • NewingtonRuth Sabra (Wadsworth) Stewart, 96, of Newington and formerly of Plainville and Milton, VT, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. She was married to the late Alfred W. Stewart for 71 years. Ruth was born on July 5, 1920 in Warehouse Point, CT, a daughter of the late Robert Strong and Marion (Morse) Wadsworth and was a longtime Plainville resident. She was a 1939 graduate of Plainville High School and had worked at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford in the Genealogical department for many years. She worked at Tuttle and Bailey in New Britain for several years. Ruth then worked for the Plainville Board of Education as secretary to the principals at Broad Street School and Trask School for 20 years where she was an active member of both PTA's. Ruth retired on December 31, 1983. Ruth was a member of the
. Auxiliary in Plainville and the Band Mothers of Plainville High School, as well as the secretary of the Plainville Women's Club, secretary of the Church of Our Savior Women's Guild, where she was a longtime member and Sunday School Teacher. Ruth started the Plainville Little League Auxiliary and was an avid baseball fan, who especially loved the Boston Red Sox. She had the pleasure of meeting Ted Williams. While Ruth and AI lived in Vermont, she was a reading volunteer at Milton Elementary School. She always loved antiques and crafts, and entertaining and made great friendships wherever she lived.She leaves her son Robert W. Stewart and his wife Jane of Newington, her daughter, Judith E. Stewart and her husband John Woodley of Essex Junction, VT, her grandchildren, Jessica Brown and her husband Bobby of Berlin, Tom Stewart and his wife Amanda of Berlin, Frances Orbacz and her fiancé, Grif Barhight of Denver, CO and Meghan Stewart of Boston, her step granddaughter Anna Woodley Sheridan and her husband Keenan and their children of Savannah, GA, her great grandchildren, Ryan Brown, Reagan Stewart, and Morgan Stewart of Berlin, her sister Betty Mazzone and her husband Michael of Westerly, RI and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters, Janet Hultgren and Sylvia Wadsworth, her brother, Edwin Wadsworth and many dear friends.Ruth's family would like to thank the staff of the I.CU. at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain for their care and support during her brief illness.Family and friends may gather for calling hours at the Bailey Funeral Home 48 Broad Street in Plainville on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services for Ruth will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 115 West Main St., in Plainville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Our Savior. For additional information or to leave words of condolence please visit www.BAILEY-
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