Ruth Elizabeth Victoria (Anderson) Masna, of Greenwich, CT, died peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019. She was predeceased by her loving husband Michael John Masna.
She was born in Port Chester, NY, September 21, 1924, the only daughter of the late Eric and Hanna (Tidbloom) Anderson. Ruth graduated from Greenwich High School and spent most of her life growing up in Greenwich Connecticut, where she lived for 62 years before retiring with her husband Michael to Columbus, NC in 1986.
Ruth loved being by the shore and met the love of her life, Michael, on a beach in Byram, CT and they were married on April 12, 1947.
Ruth and Michael were married for 42 years, before she lost Michael to an extended illness in April of 1989. They lived life to the fullest together during their time in Columbus, NC enjoying the beauty in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After Michael’s passing, she stayed in Columbus for almost 25 more years and was very active in the community. During this time, she loved volunteering at St. Luke’s Hospital and the local hospice in Columbus, and was a parishioner at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.
Ruth’s spirit was all about kindness and consideration of others. She spent the best years of her life loving and raising her four children. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing in the church choir and play the piano. Early in her career, Ruth worked in the Greenwich school system and prior to that she was the secretary to Clare Booth Luce, US State Representative.
She will be missed dearly by her children and their spouses, she is survived by her three sons; Michael John III of Erie, PA, Wayne of Guilford, CT, Eric and wife Robbin of Hebron, CT, and daughter Sandra Lee (Masna) and Thomas Schade of Fountain Hills, AZ and her grandchildren whom she adored, Eric, Thomas and Christie Schade, Christopher (spouse Marybeth) Masna, and Erika (spouse Michael) Collins, and Courtney, Sydney and Madison Masna. In addition, Ruth had four great grandchildren; Luke, Matthew, Rachael and Aiden.
Graveside Services will be held at Polk Memorial Gardens Cemetery, (McFarland Funeral Chapel), Columbus, NC at 11:00 am on Friday November 8, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1058. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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