OBITUARY

Ruth E. Smigel

January 11, 1937May 11, 2018
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Ruth E. (Sagan) Smigel, age 81 of New Bedford passed away in St. Luke’s Hospital on Friday, May 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Filon Smigel.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Stanley and Jennie K. (Bigos) Sagan, she was a long time New Bedford resident. She attended school at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School and was a member of the former Polish National Catholic Church. Ruth loved her family, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family cookouts and enjoyed puzzles, sewing and crocheting.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Jane Tobertga and her husband Kenneth of New Bedford and Susan Shubitowski of Westport; two sisters, her twin, Janice Bessette and her husband Honore of Dartmouth and Carol Petrasso and her husband Gerald of Westport; six grandchildren, Tracy, Laura, twins Kenneth 3rd and Phillip, Eric and Sarah; four great-grandchildren, Kiana, Yusef, Filon and Aubryana; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held in Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:30AM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Burial in Rural Cemetery. For tributes and online registration: www.rock-funeralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • The late Stanley Sagan, Father
  • The late Jennie K. (Bigos) Sagan, Mother
  • The late Filon Smigel, Husband
  • Jane Tobertga and her husband Kenneth, Daughter
  • Susan Shubitowski, Daughter
  • Janice Bessette and her husband Honore, Sister
  • Carol Petrasso and her husband Gerald, Sister
  • She is also survived by six grandchildren, Tracy, Laura, twins Kenneth 3rd and Phillip, Eric and Sarah; four great-grandchildren, Kiana, Yusef, Filon and Aubryana; and several nieces and nephews.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Biography

Ruth E. (Sagan) Smigel, age 81 of New Bedford passed away in St. Luke’s Hospital on Friday, May 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Filon Smigel.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Stanley and Jennie K. (Bigos) Sagan, she was a long time New Bedford resident. She attended school at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School and was a member of the former Polish National Catholic Church. Ruth loved her family, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family cookouts and enjoyed puzzles, sewing and crocheting.

Ruth is survived by two daughters, Jane Tobertga and her husband Kenneth of New Bedford and Susan Shubitowski of Westport; two sisters, her twin, Janice Bessette and her husband Honore of Dartmouth and Carol Petrasso and her husband Gerald of Westport; six grandchildren, Tracy, Laura, twins Kenneth 3rd and Phillip, Eric and Sarah; four great-grandchildren, Kiana, Yusef, Filon and Aubryana; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held in Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:30AM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00PM. Burial in Rural Cemetery. For tributes and online registration: www.rock-funeralhome.com