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Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

OBITUARY

Ruth Emily Verrill

March 8, 1935September 5, 2020

Ruth E. Verrill, 85, passed away on September 5, 2020 at Maine Medical Center after a short illness.

Born in Portland, Maine on March 8, 1935, Ruth was the daughter of William and Ruth (Long) Charlesworth. Ruth graduated from Deering High School in 1954. She was affectionately referred to as "Ruthie" by her classmates and friends.

After school, she married Richard (Shorty) Verrill from Windham. She stayed busy happily raising her three children, Richard (Rick), Cynthia (Cynde) and Dana.

Ruthie loved spending summers with her family of five, along with her sister, Louise Jenkins, and her four children, at their parents' lakeside cottage in Limington. She loved attending parades, outdoor concerts at Millcreek Park, cats of all kinds, singing karaoke, watching Hallmark movies, coloring and doing crafts with her friends at Seaside Rehab, where she lived happily for the last 7 years.

In addition to her parents, Ruthie is predeceased by her husband, Richard, her son, Richard, her sister, Louise and her nephew, Eugene.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynde Gagne and husband John and her son, Dana, as well and her niece, Linda Jenkins and husband Lou Rumo and her niece, Sherri Sawyer and husband Perry.

The family invites you to celebrate Ruth’s life on Monday September 21st at 11:00am during a Memorial Service at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. Portland, ME with a committal service to immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Portland.

You are invited to share your memories or condolences at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com

  • FAMILY

  • William Charlesworth, Father (deceased)
  • Ruth (Long) Charlesworth, Mother (deceased)
  • Richard "Shorty" Verrill, Husband (deceased)
  • Cynde Gagne (John Gagne), Daughter
  • Dana Verrill, Son
  • Richard Verrill, Son (deceased)
  • Eugene, Nephew
  • Linda Jenkins (Lou Rumo), Niece
  • Sherry Sawyer (Perry Sawyer), Niece
  • Louise, Sister (deceased)

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Services

21 September

Visiting Hour

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford St
Portland, Maine 04103

21 September

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford St
Portland, Maine 04103

21 September

Committal Service

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Evergreen Cemetery

672 Stevens Ave
Portland, Maine 04103

Memories

Ruth Emily Verrill

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Bette Jane Swett-Thibeault

September 19, 2020

We were neighbors as children on Walton st. Fond memories of Ruth and her family. My condolences to you all.I

Bette

Mary Lou Johnson

September 19, 2020

Ruthie, we think of you often here at Deering Pavilion. Miss you and Shorty. Rest in peace, sweet lady.

Mary Lou Johnson and sister Barbara McGahan

Deering High School Class of 1954 Simpson

September 12, 2020

Cindy and Family.....

On behalf of the Class of 1954 we send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. She will be missed.

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