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Ruth Jane (Ruggles) Allen

July 1, 1925 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 94)


Hoosick Falls-Ruth Jane Allen, 94, of Hoosick Falls, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls.

Born July 1, 1925 in North Bennington, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Blake) Ruggles.  Ruth attended a one room school house in White Creek. 

Ruth had worked for Katsky’s Diner in Hoosick Falls for many years and then at Eveready Battery in Bennington, VT.

Ruth enjoyed camping at Deer Run in Mechanicville and also in Crown Point.  She loved Hampton Beach and enjoyed crocheting, reading, loved watching the birds, especially Cardinals.  Her most enjoyment was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her husband, William A. Allen; two brothers, Donald Ruggles and Frank Ruggles, Jr.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Barbara Sausville of Hoosick Falls and Dorothy (Harold) Bowen of East Hoosick; sister, Doris Hunt of Cambridge; grandchildren, Debra Brownell (Mark Hackett), Tammy Bird (Seth), Harold Bowen, Jr. (Cathy Slater), Lisa Biddle and Patti Alberts; great grandchildren, Matthew Brownell (Melissa & Mia), Ashley Brownell Sweet (Randall), Kayla Courtain (Jordan), Kristin Bird (Pratik Patel), Kaleigh Biddle, Mehgyn Bowen, Emma Bowen, Jarod Alberts, Karlin Alberts and Nikki Slater.  She is also survived by half-brothers, half-sisters, a special nephew, Donald (Carol) Ruggles, Jr. and other nieces and nephews.

The family will have a private service with interment at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge.

Memorial contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to Second Chance Animal Center, 1779 VT Route 7A, Arlington, VT  05250.

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Private Service

Ackley, Ross & Gariepy Funeral Home
73 West Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816


Second Chance Animal Center
P.O. Box 620, Shaftsbury VT 05262

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