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Ruth Elizabeth Deignan

February 28, 1927 — March 21, 2023

Skillman

Ruth Elizabeth Deignan

Ruth Elizabeth Deignan, 96, of Skillman, NJ, passed away at home on March 21, 2023 following a brief illness. Ruth (Gilson) was born in White Plains, NY and attended Bronxville High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Syracuse University after which she was a practicing R.N. in Buffalo, NY. She married her husband, John, in 1952 and moved to Tonawanda, NY. They raised their family in western NY, until moving to Clifton Park, NY, in 1969 where they lived until 1999. Ruth spent her later years near her children in Pennington, NJ and Denver, CO before moving to Skillman, NJ in 2016. An avid reader, a lover of animals and an extraordinary cook, Ruth's favorite pastime was spending time with her family. She especially loved watching her grandchildren grow up and, most recently, her great-grandchildren gave her special joy. Ruth was pre-deceased by her husband and is survived by her four children: Kathleen Deignan (Andrew) of Pennington, NJ; Ellen George of Thornton, CO; Mary Ann Deignan of New York, NY; John Deignan (Tammy Fraser) of Iowa City Iowa; five grandchildren and four great-grand-children. Visitation Hours at Blackwell Funeral Home in Pennington: Thursday, March 23 - 5 -7 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Pennington: Friday, March 24 - 10:00 a.m. Private burial following the mass.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

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