Minnie Ruth (Carrano) Gibbons passed away peacefully on October 27, 2019 at home with her daughters by her side. Ruth was born in the Wooster Square neighborhood of New Haven to Gennaro and Elizabeth (Hellwig) Carrano. She married the love of her life, the late Robert L. Gibbons, and soon after settled in Woodbridge. With her husband she shared a love of travel, visiting all fifty states, traveling Europe and sailing through the Panama Canal. She retired as an accounting assistant from Yale University. In her later years Ruth enjoyed vacationing in Vero Beach, FL with her daughters, where she could often be found sitting by the ocean with a good book. After retirement she volunteered at the Woodbridge Senior Center, where she was a board member, receiving the volunteer of the year award in 2014. Ruth leaves to carry her memory her two devoted daughters, Cynthia Gibbons and Jacqueline Gibbons, both of Woodbridge. In addition she leaves behind her sisters, Lucille Thomas and Shirley Cirelli, and brother Neil Carrano. She was predeceased by a brother, Gennaro Carrano, Jr. Friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Our Lady of Assumption Church, 75 Center Road, Woodbridge at 11:00 a.m. October 30, 2019. Burial will be private. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to either the Cure Sanfillipo Foundation at www.curesff.org or VNA Community Health Care and Hospice, for the benefit of the hospice program at www.connecticuthomecare.org.

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  1. Cindy and Jackie,

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Doug Payne

  2. So sorry to learn of beautiful Ruth’s passing. I will cherish the memories of our fun at the Owenego. Please know I am with you, in my heart, Cindy and Jackie.

  3. We loved seeing Ruth in Vero Beach with you gals, drinking wine on our porches and seeing her eyes light up when we talked about Minnesota. We will miss her. Sending love,hugs,prayers to Cindy and Jackie

  4. Cindy, So very sorry for your loss. Both you and your sister will be in our thoughts and prayers. I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet your mom…a lovely woman. God Bless. Love, Sissy

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