January 12, 1930 - November 9, 2013

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LAGERSTEDT, RUTH MARIE, 83, died peacefully at Dartmouth Hanover Medical Center on November 9, with her son Rich Lagerstedt and his wife Lezley Lagerstedt at her side. She was born to the late John Sillen and Mary Klaus Sillen, January 12, 1930, in Islip, N.Y. She married Richard H. Lagerstedt Sr. on November 15, 1950. They lived in Lindenhurst, N.Y. before relocating to Northfield, Vt. in 1960. Ruth is predeceased by her husband Richard Lagerstedt Sr. and daughter Dianne Marie Lagerstedt.  She is survived by her brother Richard Sillen and family of San Antonio, Tex., a sister Thelma Fasulo and family of New Port Richey, Fla., a brother Tommy Sillen and family of Hollywood Hills, Fla., her son Richard H. Lagerstedt Jr. and his wife Lezley Lagerstedt of Northfield, six grandchildren and their spouses and families, along with 15 great-grandchildren, all of whom live in the Central Vermont area. Ruth was employed as a waitress and bartender until she retired in 1997. She had a lifelong passion and hobby playing Bingo and the slot machines, where her luck was always with her. She enjoyed traveling to different and new places with her family, meeting new people and mastering the computer in her retirement. She enjoyed watching historical programs, listening to classical music and staying in touch with her friends on her computer. Ruth loved being surrounded by and spending time with her large family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. At Ruth’s request a graveside service for family will be held in the spring of 2014.

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