September 26, 1928 ~ June 22, 2013
Ruth Florence Timothy, 84, long time resident of Hamden, wife of the late Roy Timothy, passed away at her home on June 22, 2013 surrounded by her family. Born in New Haven on September 26, 1928 to the late Albert and Lillian LaFlame Benson. Ruth leaves her children, Judith (Bruce) Sylvester of Hamden, Kathleen (Ronald) Dietter of Hamden, Maureen (Michael) Richards of Bohanon, VA, Sandra (Roger) Marler of Ashaway, RI, Laurie Timothy of Hamden & Michael Timothy of Lempster, NH; grandchildren, Jason & Eric Timothy, David & Scott Dietter, Kate Richards, Lauren Mackey, Christine & Jennifer Sylvester; great- granddaughter, Ashley Mackey; brother, Robert Benson of Bluffton, SC. Predeceased by a brother Albert Benson, Jr. Ruth was a graduate of Hamden High class of '46 and Hartford Hospital School of Nursing class of '49. She went on to attend Yale School of Nursing and SCSU. Ruth began her career as a private duty nurse but went on to be the Director of the Regional Young Parents Program for over 25 years. A lot of her spare time was spent making blankets and quilts for everyone she knew. Ruth was very family oriented and loved attending all the different activates her grandchildren were in. Private arrangements are in the care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.