Ruth Vivian (Skinner) Tallman

August 23, 1931 ~ March 19, 2022 (age 90)


Ruth Vivian Skinner Tallman, beloved spouse of Walter Tallman (deceased 
September of 2015) passed away on March 19, 2022 while residing at 
Harrington Court Nursing Home.  She was born in Hartford CT on August 
23, 1931 and was the youngest of four girls born to Alexander and Beda 
Skinner.  Her sisters, Ethel, Alice and Marion have all predeceased 
her.  She graduated in 1949 from Bulkeley High School and went to work 
while living at home with her parents.  Within two years, she met her 
husband while attending a local dance with her girlfriends, and they 
married on May 10, 1951 just before he was to leave for the army.  Once 
he'd completed his tour of duty, they continued to reside in Hartford 
until she and Walt purchased their first home on Windham Ave in 
Colchester in the fall of 1966 and they relocated with their six 
children.  She and Walt would have celebrated 65 years of marriage in 
May of 2016.  Ruth worked at part-time clerical positions at Schuster's 
Express and the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Colchester while her children 
were younger, but eventually went to work as a full-time payroll clerk 
at Phoenix Mutual Insurance in Hartford, from which she retired.  Once 
she'd retired she worked as the evening and weekend receptionist at 
Harrington Court.

She leaves behind her children, Laureen Tallman, Karen Reynolds and her 
two daughters Charlene Reynolds and son Jonathan and Wynet Reynolds, 
Glenn Tallman, Kevin Tallman, Rhonda Tallman and sons, Roger Soucy Jr. 
and Ryan Soucy, and Matthew Tallman along with his wife, Joanne Saitta 
Tallman and children, Tonya, Shelby and Jordan Tallman.  She also leaves 
her husband's one remaining sister, Ella Jewell of Charlestown, New 
Hampshire and her five daughters and their families.

Her hobbies included crocheting, crossword puzzles, playing Scrabble and 
Wii bowling.  She also had a fond affection for hot cocoa and cookies.  
Ruth made so many afghans and scarves that she was always donating them 
to some deserving hospital or organization as well as giving them to the 
school children on her daughter-in-law, Joanne's bus route.

Calling hours will be held at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home, Monday, April 4, 2022 
from 3:00 to 6:00 PM with a private burial service to follow for the 
family members.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be 
made to the Colchester Senior Center. To share a memory or express a condolence to Ruth’s family please visit: . 


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April 4, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

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