Mary Ann Ruede, 66, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017 at the MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Mary Ann was born in Meriden on August 7, 1951, daughter of the late Robert H. and Adeline Michalski Ruede. She was a lifetime active member of St. John Lutheran Church where she spent many years as the president of the Women’s Guild. Mary Ann was a constant presence in the lives of all her family members. She had a sweet, caring personality and was an exceptional friend who was full of generosity and love. Mary Ann found the most joy and importance in her role as a beloved Aunt. She was known for baking and decorating birthday cakes for her family. Mary Ann will be deeply missed by her brothers David J. Ruede (Carol Layne) and Mark R. Ruede (Mary); and former sister-in-law Nancy Ruede. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews David Scott Ruede (Marcie Zarella), Rebecca Reilly (Michael), Mark Ruede Jr. (Hannah), Daniel Ruede (Kristen) and Olivia Nappe (Edward); and six great nieces and great nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Mary Ann’s funeral service on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:00AM at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Meriden. Calling hours will take place in the funeral home on Thursday September 14 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorial donations in Mary Ann’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at In Mary Ann’s memory, her family asks that relatives and friends donate blood to your local blood bank.

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  1. I am sad to hear the new of Mary Ann’s passing. Very sorry for your loss. I also worked with Mary Ann for many years. She was a very nice person. My condolences to her family.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I worked with Mary Ann for many years at Medicare. RIP dear lady.

  3. I send my deepest sympathy to all the family. She was a wonderful Godchild and cousin. She is in the arms of Jesus. My thoughts and prayers to all. Love, Carole

  4. Please accept my sincere sympathies for the loss of Mary Ann. I also worked with Mary Ann at the Medicare office for many years. Rest in peace Mary Ann

  5. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary Ann for years in the Medicare program. She was a wonderful person. Our Medicare family all shared many memories and good times with her. My prayers are with her family

  6. So very sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was a wonderful lady who will be missed by many. I worked with her at Medicare for many years. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. R.I.P. Mary Ann

  7. My most heartfelt condolences to Mary Ann’s family. I worked with Mary Ann for the past 3 years. We took breaks together, went to Subway for lunches and helped each other during our work day. She was such a big part of my life, she was like a sister to me. Mary Ann had a heart of gold. She was so knowledgeable and always did more than what was asked of her. I used to joke with her to get her to laugh and watch her beautiful smile. I miss you dear friend. Heaven has gained an Angel.

  8. My sincere condolences to the entire Ruede Family. I worked with Mary Ann for about one and half years. She was the most kind and gracious lady. I was her support and made her laugh at work. I befriended her in that short amount of time and enjoyed our times together. She will remain a caring friend to me. Miss you my friend! Rita Kulikowski

  9. Mary Ann, you are greatly missed, but will never forgotten! To your family, please accept my deepest condolences! Mary Ann was a special person, that has touched our heart. Rest In Peace Mary Ann!

  10. My sincerest condolences to the Ruede family. Mary Ann was a wonderful friend. She was a kind, sweet, gentle soul.. She always made me feel special and I enjoyed our walks together. I feel honored to have known her. May she rest in peace.

  11. The Lord be with us as we remember this dear person. We recall her life and her faith in her Savior. God bless family and friends, Rev. Scott MacDonald, Saint John Lutheran Church, Meriden CT

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