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Obituary of GERTRUDE RUTH CAMPOBASSO
“Ruth” Campobasso, 91, passed away peacefully at home with her daughter, Paula, and son-law, Lee on the evening of May 7, 2019. Ruth was the dedicated wife of Frank J. Campobasso of Arlington, Massachusetts for 60 years.
Ruth was born in Sharon, Massachusetts to two Lithuanian parents and she had two brothers, John and Charles, and a sister, Catherine. She also had one son, Robert Faherty, from a previous marriage. The highlight of her life was having her one and only grandchild, Ryan. He always brought her such pride and joy, and she was blessed to have watched him grow up, graduate, and get married to his wife, Sarah.
Ruth was always a caregiver to anyone in need. She helped many people in their grief with her tenderness and love. She was always willing to drive people and be a listening ear.
Ruth was an amazing and loving mother and a wonderful aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She loved to be around her very large extended family She and Frank were always there at weddings, BBQ’s, birthday parties, and graduations. Ruth supported the family in the good and the bad, and was the last of her generation to pass.
Ruth loved to cook and many children came to her house after school to see what she baked, or was making for dinner. She supported her husband’s passion for his garden by making wonderful meals from all of the many vegetables that came from the garden, including her own homemade tomato sauce.
Ruth moved to California 28 years ago, when her husband retired, to be closer to her grandson, daughter, and son-in-law. She was active and always helped out in the kitchen making wonderful meals that were shared with her family, and her large salads with fresh garden vegetables were always a delight to the eye.
Ruth and her husband, Frank loved the song “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole. Her family and friends would definitely admit that she is one woman who is unforgettable and will be sorely missed by everyone she touched.
Ruth was involved with The Carmel Foundation in her later years. The Carmel Foundation is a senior center that offers all kinds of events and services. Ruth was able to attend movies, go food shopping, borrow adaptive equipment, get home bound meals delivered to her, and have volunteers visit to share stories.
It would be an honor and tribute to her great life if those she loved would give a donation in her honor to The Carmel Foundation. Details are below.
To donate by phone call:
Gilda Soule at (831) 620-8708
or by mail:
The Carmel Foundation,
P.O. Box 1050, Carmel, CA 93921