OBITUARY

Ruth Clementine Mouthaan

November 3, 1937August 5, 2022
Obituary of Ruth Clementine Mouthaan
Surrounded by loving family, Ruth Clementine Mouthaan, 84, of Greensboro, NC, and Newington, CT (formerly of East Hartford, CT), passed peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Born on November 3, 1937, in Surabaya, Indonesia, Ruth was the daughter of the late Casper Emile Coenraad and Carolien (van de Kerckhove) Coenraad. In 1950, Ruth emigrated from Indonesia to the Netherlands. On June 5, 1959, she married Dolf Hendrik Mouthaan and emigrated with him to the United States later that year. She was employed by the Travelers Insurance Company as a computer operator for many years prior to her retirement. She is survived by son Stephen and his wife Lisa of Newington, CT, and by daughter Angela and her husband Ted Fried of Greensboro, NC. Ruth is also survived by four grandchildren: Caroline Fried and her husband Kuei-Feng Tung of Taipei, Taiwan; Landon Fried of Boston, MA; and Jimmy and Aron Mouthaan of Newington, CT. She is also survived by her sister Ellen Coenraad of the Netherlands and by sisters-in-law Eva Coenraad of Franklinton, NC and Corrie Mouthaan of the Netherlands. Ruth was predeceased by her beloved husband of 43 years, by brothers Emile Humphrey and Guus Coenraad, and by sisters Hanna Bouwer and Emie Coenraad. Ruth was an avid traveler who returned to her former Dutch and Indonesian homelands many times with husband Dolf; in later life, she visited much of the United States—and even the Netherlands—with her children and grandchildren. Above all, Ruth was happiest when simply surrounded by dear family, close friends, and caring neighbors—who were drawn to and admired Ruth’s innate warmth, ready smile, and generous spirit. Ruth’s family will receive family and friends at a Celebration of Life service from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, CT. Service will be viewable via livestream on the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/562223317445985. Donations in Ruth’s memory may be made to Empower SCI (in honor of her great-nephew Chris Bouwer) at empowersci.org or Shriners Hospitals for Children at shrinerschildrens.org. To share online expressions of sympathy and remembrances to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Celebration of Life