OBITUARY

Ruth C. D'alessandro

March 19, 1924October 5, 2011

Arrangements under the direction of LaMonica Memorial Home, Livingston, NJ.

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Ruth C. D'alessandro

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Lois Corey

October 17, 2011

I have so many great memories of Aunt Ruth, one of the best memory is Aunt Ruth, Uncle Del and the family coming to Maine to stay at Green Lake. My cousin Doug saving me from drowning.....diving for coins in the lake, wonder how much money is left on the bottom? There are many more moments in Maine that we spent with the D'Alesandro's we could talk about.
My trips to NJ were always filled with fun and laughter too.
Love to all,

Lois & Gene

October 15, 2011

Ruth Cathryn (Kirkpatrick) D'Alessandro, 87, of Montville, NJ passed away Oct 5,
2011 @ her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 19, 1924 @
Dover-Foxcroft, ME to John D. & Lottie Pearl (Hall) Kirkpatrick. After moving to
Portland, ME she married Louis D'Alessandro Sept 15, 1943 in Forest Hills, NY. After
WWII they lived in Elmont, NY moving to NJ in the late 50's where they raised 3
children.
Although a licensed hairdresser in Maine, Mass & NY her real career was a
homemaker, not only raising her children but using her self taught skills to tackle
amazing things from cake decorating, sewing wedding dresses for entire wedding
parties, refinishing & reupholstering furniture, building stone walls or taking down
interior walls, always to perfection whatever the task. A quiet, humble person who never
balked at any task if she could make it better or learn something new—even horseback
riding. Family was most important & therefore holidays too with April Fool's Day one of
her favorites, a celebration of her ever present sense of humor-even in her last days.
She is survived by her son Douglas (Patricia) D'Alessandro of Boonton, NJ,
daughters Susan D'Alessandro (fiance Dan Nelson) of Millinocket, ME & Nancy (Michael)
Ginder of Kinnelon, NJ; grandchildren Scott D'Alessandro (fiance Angela Preston) of
Pensacola, FL, Gayle (Sean) O'Donnell of Boyds, MD, Lisa D'Alessandro of Wharton, NJ,
Randy Bourgoin, III (fiance Kayla MacLeod) of Millinocket, ME, Victoria (Sudeep) Kesh
of New Providence, NJ, Sarah & Amanda Ginder of Kinnelon, NJ. Great Grandchildren
Sofie & Jakob O'Donnell, Mallory & Carter Bourgoin.
She was predeceased by her parents John D. & Lottie Pearl Kirkpatrick, her
husband of 58 years, Louis D'Alessandro, brothers Walter, Earle, Leon, Ray & Glen,
sisters Joy Libby & Rena Beckum.
At her request, a private service was held at her home on Oct 10, 2011.
If anyone wants to remember her in a special way, please make a donation to a
charity of your choice or Montville Twp. 1st Aid Squad, 137 Changebridge Rd, Montville,
NJ 07045.

Gene Kirkpatrick

October 15, 2011

Aunt Ruth always had a smile and laugh. When she and Dad were together, you never knew what would happen. It always was a great time when family gathered, either in NJ or at Green Lake as a child.
She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. She will be deeply missed by everyone.

Laraine Kirkpatrick Sacco

October 15, 2011

Aunt Ruth was an extra special lady. She always had a wonderful smile on her face. I always loved going to visit her. She was really sweet and elegant. I remember she turned a closet into a dollhouse. Later, she would make these wonderful dollhouses. She was really creative.