September 12, 2014

Burial Date

Obituaries » RUTH E. COLOMBO

COLOMBO, RUTH ELIZABETH CROSSETT, 97, known as Betty, died at Woodridge Nursing Home on September 12. Betty was the daughter of Roy Janus Crossett and Ruth (Jones) Crossett. She is predeceased by her brother, John Crossett. She married Dr. Harry L. Colombo and is survived by her son, Harry Roy Colombo, and wife Judy Colombo; her daughter, Bertine McKenna, and husband, Patrick McKenna; her three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren. Her grandchildren recall popcorn and TV, ice cream cones in the summer, and getting away with most anything when she was around. Beyond her immediate family she had loving relationships with her Perry cousins and many devoted friends. She volunteered many years at Central Vermont Medical Center, where she was one of the founders of the patient television program. She was a superb mother, a wonderful grandmother, an exquisite cook and devoted friend. She loved to get into a car with family and friends and “chase” the full moon. Her spirit is now free to continue to enjoy one of her favorite pastimes. She played the piano by ear and sang right up until her death. The staff at Woodridge have been compassionate and kind and have told us wonderful stories of her larger-than-life personality that they will miss. Her life was full and dominated by her loving care of her family. We will all miss that smile, her beauty, her sense of humor and love for her family and friends.

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