Ruth A. (Stone) Millett, 93, died peacefully in her home in Sutton on Monday, January 18, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones, after a short illness.
Her husband of 55 years, Paul F. Millett, died in 2010.
She leaves five children: David J. Millett and his wife, Wendy (Giroux) Millett, of Sandy Ridge, NC, Linda M. Vigneault and her partner, Jay Massei, of Worcester, Susan G. Hanson and her husband, John Hanson, of Millbury, Jeanne M. Gould and her husband, William Gould, of Harrisville, RI, and Philip P. Millett and his partner, Debbie Jannine, of Sutton; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; a brother, Thomas A. Stone of Canastota, NY; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, Joseph A. and Esther I. (Senecal) Stone of North Grafton, and two brothers: Joseph A. Stone, Jr., of North Grafton, and Russell E. Stone, of Canastota.
Ruth was born in North Grafton on October 21, 1927, and moved to Sutton in 1963. She was a 1945 graduate of Grafton High School and graduated from the Worcester Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. A registered nurse, she worked at Memorial Hospital for a total of 26 years before retiring in 1989.
The Milletts were one of the founding families of St. Mark's Catholic Parish of Sutton when it was formed in the early 1960's. Ruth taught Christian education to the children of the parish for many years. When her children were young, Ruth also volunteered as a Camp Fire adult leader for several years. Throughout her life, she was a dedicated gardener and loved spending time in her yard with her beloved plants. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ruth's Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mark's Catholic Church and interment beside Paul in St. Philip's Cemetery, Grafton, will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory should be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org).
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