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Ruth (Varbedian) Guertin

June 11, 1923 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 98)

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Ruth (Ruthie) (Varbedian) Guertin was born on January 11, 1923, at her home in Putnam, Connecticut, to parents of Armenian descent. Her father, Alexander Varbedian was owner of Alexanders Shoe Store in Putnam, and her mother was Diccranouchi Yeramian. She passed away peacefully at the Apple Rehab Clipper in Westerly on August 19, 2021.

Ruth is predeceased by loving husband Joseph D Guertin (11/2008) her 6 wonderful sisters Helen, Newart, Gladys, Dorothy, Alice, Mabel, as well as half-sister Pearl and half-brother Alex.

She is survived by her 2 daughters: Linda Anastasia and her husband Richard of Westerly RI, Denise Guertin Sklaroff and her husband Neil Sklaroff of Charlestown, RI and her son, Larry Guertin and his wife Judith Guertin of Tyngsboro, MA.

She was beloved by her 4 grandchildren, Stephen Anastasia, of Mount Desert Island, ME, Lisa Anastasia Nicolacopoulos and her husband Kostas Nicolacopoulos of Portland, OR Mark Anastasia and his dear friend Shiloh Burke of Warwick RI, and Matthew Guertin and his wife Tanya Guertin of Westford, MA, along with her 2 great grandchildren, Xavier Anastasia, and Svante Anastasia of Mount Desert Island, ME.

No funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. There will be a small service for immediate family members at a future date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory be sent to the Resident Fund, C/O Cheryl Picard, Administrator at Rehab Apple Clipper, 161 Post Rd, Westerly, RI 02891 or to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, PO Box 1014, Westerly, RI 02891


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