Ruth C. Belfiore

March 20, 1946June 19, 2020

Ruth C. Belfiore, 74, of Frankford Township, died Friday, June 19, 2020, at Newton Medical Center.

Born and raised in Newark, Ruth lived in Vernon before moving to Branchville ten years ago. She was a secretary for Partnership for Social Services in Franklin for fifteen years before her retirement.

The daughter of the late Samuel and Catherine Belfiore, Ruth is survived by her children, Denise A. Straway and husband, Jay, of Frankford Township, Michelle C. Wilson and husband, Ted, of Jamestown, North Carolina, and William D. MacMillan II and wife, Penny, of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her twin brother, Robert Befiore of Hackettstown and her brother, Richard Belfiore of Denville; as well as her sister, Anna Thompson of Surprise, Arizona.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church, 209 Route 206, Branchville.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Foundation, 301 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Father John’s Animal House, 350 Father John’s Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848.


  • Samuel Belfiore, Father (deceased)
  • Cathering Belfiore, Mother (deceased)
  • Denise A. Straway (Jay), Daughter
  • Michelle C. Wilson (Ted), Daughter
  • William D. MacMillian II (Penny), Son
  • Robert Belfiore, Twin Brother
  • Richard Belfiore, Brother
  • Anna Thompson, Sister
  • 4 Grandchildren
    2 Great-Grandchildren

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Father Johns Animal Hospital


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, June 25, 2020


Ruth C. Belfiore

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Therese Schramm

June 24, 2020

It was a pleasure working with Ruth at the Partnership 24 years ago, but it has truely been an honor and a blessing to have been counted among her friends ever since.
If you're reading this, you already know what a treasure she was. Ruth was as good, kind, thoughtful, faithful, and solid a person as I've ever known.
Heaven is lucky to have her home again, but I am among the many who are going to miss her dearly here on earth.
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to her beloved family, and to all who are feeling the ache of this great loss.
God bless you Rudy! You are loved! ♡

Claudette Lutwiniak

June 23, 2020

She was a gift from GOD. I remember one hot day she moved in as my new neighbor. We became instant friends. We were 12yrs old. Many days we giggled, danced and laughed. She will always be in my heart. Ruthie, I LOVE YOU.