Ruth B. Hoffses
Waldoboro — Ruth Bernadine Hoffses, 74, passed away peacefully at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta Aug. 29, 2013. She wished to thank all who visited, sent her cards, flowers and well wishes.
Ruth was born June 24, 1939 in Damariscotta to Fred and Grace Keene. She was the third of the five “Keene Girls” who all grew up in Bremen. She graduated from Lincoln Academy in Newcastle in 1958.
Ruth worked briefly at Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta and then was employed at G.T.E. Sylvania for approximately 11 years. She later worked as a family service coordinator for the Waldoboro Head Start program and thoroughly enjoyed working with children. She retired from Pen Bay Medical Center as a mental health worker in the PARC unit in 2004.
Ruth fully enjoyed her retirement and pursued her love of her grandchildren, family, arts and crafts, home decorating, gardening, reading, writing and counted cross-stitch with a passion. She was a talented artist/craftsperson and a remarkable writer who generously shared this gift with close family and friends. She always was a mother to her children but also to others outside the immediate family. She opened her heart and home to any in need. She was a genuinely loving soul who will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Ruth is predeceased by a daughter Eleanor Jean Hoffses; her parents; sisters, Mary Glaude and Katherine Simmons; and by a granddaughter Elizabeth Hoffses.
She is survived by her daughter Gina Hoffses and partner Elizabeth Foley of Waldoboro; sons Jerome Hoffses Jr. of Waldoboro, and Scott Hoffses and partner Lincoln Millett of Windham; sisters Brenda Simmons of Waldoboro and Susan Hammond of Wiscasset; grandchildren Ashley Nelson and husband Mike of Rockland, Travis Hoffses of Waldoboro, Autumn Hoffses of St. George, Haley Hoffses and Karl Hoffses both of Waldoboro
A private family gathering will be held to celebrate Ruth’s life.
Ruth wished to thank the staff at Miles Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care, patience, and kindness. Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Miles Home Health Hospice, Miles Development Office, 35 Miles St., Damariscotta, ME 04543.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories page at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.