Animals Pets 13

Ruth Ann Rathbun

April 16, 1929 ~ July 13, 2019 (age 90)


Ruth Ann Rathbun, 90, widow of the late Gordon J. Rathbun, of Hebron, passed away on July 13, 2019 at Marlborough Health Care Center. Born April 16, 1929 in Hartford, CT, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Elizabeth (Porter) Nelson. Ruth was married to her husband Gordon for 40 years until he predeceased her in 1988.  She was a member of Gilead Congregational Church for many years, and also belonged to the senior center in Hebron. She was a sweet and gentle woman with a big heart who enjoyed showing her love through cooking for her family and friends. She could make a feast out of scraps at any time of day and loved to be a hostess, especially over the holidays. Some of her favorite things included checking on the hay fields, or being at the barn with her son, teaching her granddaughters the ways of the kitchen, and had an endless amount of love for all animals, especially her cats.  She is survived by her son Gordon and his wife Denise Rathbun of Hebron, her three granddaughters, Emma and her husband Steve Saltonstall, Molly and fiancé Bill Foley, and Annie  Rathbun; and numerous extended family and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth. A graveside service will be held directly at the Gilead Cemetery on August 10, 2019 at 10 AM. Celebration of life to follow, all are welcome. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Ruth’s name to the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 911, Hebron CT 06248,  or to the Hebron Lions Club, 347 Gilead St; Hebron, CT 06248  For online condolences, please visit  

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Graveside Service
August 10, 2019

10:00 AM
Gilead Cemetery
Gilead Street (Rte. 85)
Hebron, CT 06248


Hebron Vol. Fire Department
P.O. Box 911, Hebron CT 06248

Hebron Lions Club, Inc.
347 Gilead Street, Hebron CT 06248

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