Ruth S. Memmott, age 91, of West Haven, CT, passed away on April 18, 2012 in the Masonic Health Care Center in Wallingford. Ruth was the widow of Charles J. Memmott, Jr. Born in New Haven, CT on April 7, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Harold & Margaret Baxter Smith. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Linda R. Memmott and her son Richard C. Memmott, Sr., both of West Haven; her sister Jean Kennedy of Wellesley, MA; grandchildren, Richard C. Memmott, Jr., Michael P. Memmott and Raymond C. Memmott and 6 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Harold Smith. Ruth was retired from Yale University, where she was employed as a clerical assistant for 20 years. She was a member of the First & Wesley United Methodist Church of West Haven for over 70 years and a longtime member of Golden Rod Chapter #34 Order of Eastern Star West Haven . Friends may visit with her family at the BEECHER & BENNETT – TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven on Sunday, April 22nd from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. An Eastern Star Service will be held at 4:45 pm on Sunday followed by her Funeral Service at 5:00 pm at the funeral home. Ruth's interment will take place on Monday at 11:00 am in Oak Grove Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Memorial Book at First & Wesley United Methodist Church, 89 Center St., West Haven, CT 06516 or to the Masonic Charity Foundation, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Dick, Wendy and family: My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Memmott family. It is so difficult to loose a mother and my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Marcy also extends her sympathy to you.

  2. Linda and Dick: My hearts go out to you. Your mom was a great lady and a very sweet person. I have many fond memories of family get-togethers at your home on the lake. You are all in my prayers. Love, Cousin Marcia

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person. We hope you take comfort in the many, happy memories you had through the years. With love from your MA cousins,

  4. Lin and Dick: Your mom was an inspiration to all who knew her. A women of grace and dignity. We pray your many great memories assist during this time. Phil, Janet, Courtney and Lauren

  5. My deepest condolences to the Memmott family. Ruth was always such a kind and sweet lady and will be dearly missed.

  6. Dear Dick, Richie, Mike and Family, We were very sorry to learn of the loss of your mom and grandmother. I remember meeting her many years ago, when Charlie was still with us, and she was a very nice lady. We will make a donation to the Masonic Charity Foundation. God bless you, Steve, Andrea, Rachel and Lena

  7. Dick, Linda, Rich, Mike and Ray, My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom and Grandmother. She will be missed all that knew her as a kind and caring woman to all she came in contact with. Dennis Frosolone

  8. Dear Linda & Raymond & family Our deepest sympathy to you & your family.Ruth was such a lovely woman. George & Debbie Ford Stiewing

  9. Dick: Sending my personal caring thoughts your way. Our mothers occupy very special places in our hearts and we’ll be forever grateful for their committed love,unquestioned support and trusted guidance.

  10. Dear Linda and Family My sincerest sympathy to all. Your Mom and I shared many a great chats in our days, it was always such a pleasure. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Marie Brown

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