Ruth Mildred Hazen, age 87, of West Haven, passed away at the Masonic Healthcare Center on October 26, 2011. Born in Manchester on June 26, 1924 to the late Roy and Mildred Gregg Jones, Sr. Ruth is survived by her daughter Patricia Lavorgna and her son Robert Hazen both of West Haven; grandson, Robert Hazen of Parma, OH; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Hazen and Allessia. Besides her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her brothers Roland K. Jones and Roy P. Jones, Jr. Ruth had been an active member of the First Congregational Church. She was an LPN at Yale- New Haven Hospital before her retirement. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, October 31st from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of West Haven, One Church Street, West Haven with her funeral service begining at 11:00. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. BEECHER & BENNETT- TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven, in care of arrangements.

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  1. Aunt Ruth was a great sister to my father and her other brother .Bud., a dedicated daughter to her parents and a good mom and friend to her children. I enjoyed visits with Aunt Ruth as she was so nice to to allow me into her home and to endure my persistent questions about family history. I feel blessed to have been invited into the family home where my father grew up and to feel the family kinship. When she would come to visit my home she and dad would retell old stories, always with hearty laughter. I’ll always remember her sense of humor, always poking fun at herself, but never anyone else. I am saddened by Ruth’s passing. She had a long, meaningful life with family and friends who loved her. What more can one ask of life? Love, Robin, Lisa, Lily and Andrea Jones

  2. I carry much love in my heart for Ruth, who was always kind and loving to me as a child. I regret that I didn’t have the chance to know her more in my adulthood. I’m sure she would have told me some amazing stories and we would have shared some wonderful laughs. I’m sending my love and warm thoughts to you, Patty, Bobby, and Robby!

  3. I have very fond memories of my Aunt Ruth, a sister of my father Roy Prichard Jones. We spent several trips from my home near Pittsburgh, PA to West Haven, where my dad was from, to visit Aunt Ruth. I remember many fond memories, including the neighborhood, the house on 3rd St., and the back yard where we played. But most of all I remember my Aunt Ruth as a loving and giving person, a wonderful auntie who I will always remember.

  4. I will always remember Ruth very fondly. I remember eagerly awaiting her arrival when she would come for visits when I was just a little girl. Her kindness, and her sense of humor are the things I will always remember most about her. She was truly a wonderful woman, that I will always count as one that I was very lucky to have known. All of my love goes out to my sister Patty, my brother Bob, and nephew Robby. You are in my thoughts.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss, but I’m glad for the time you had with such a lovely person. I wish I could be with you on Monday, but I’ll think of you between 10:00 and 11:00 and be with you in spirit

  6. It is a true honour for me to be part of Ruth’s family. Never will I meet a more witty, sophisticated, intelligent, caring, beautiful woman. All my love to my sister Patricia, my brother Robert, and my nephew Rob. Your mother & grandmother Ruth is in my prayers. xxxx

  7. Visits with Aunt Ruth are memorable, even though they’re few and far apart. I hold fast the good feelings generated from plenty of joking and laughter from those joyous times growing up when Ruth and her two brothers, Roly and Bud (Roy-my dad) got together with our families. The visits I’ve shared with Ruth as an adult were fun and also comforting reminders of my dad, as her kindness and humor often reminded me of him. Those few but precious times with Ruth will be missed!

  8. Ruth was always .Patty’s mom. to me, and she was always kind and good-natured with me even when I was being a pain. .Go home, John.. she would say in that quiet gentle way she had, .Go home now..

  9. When I think of sweet Ruth, my heart glows with memories of kindness, gentleness, lots of smiles and laughter; I treasure and hold dear every second spent in her company and I am a better person for having known her. All my love and prayers~~ Marie

  10. Gwynn Hazen left a message to let me know the sad news about your mother. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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