In memory of
Ruth Namnoum, of Wallingford, CT, died peacefully at home on September 5, 2018, surrounded by her devoted family. Ruth was born on March 12, 1924 in Lebanon, TN, a daughter of the late Dr. Thomas and Mary Grissom Halbert. She moved to Connecticut as a young woman and served for a short time as a WAVE prior to the end of World War II. She married Alfred J. Namnoum on September 15, 1945, and they spent 54 years together until his death. Ruth was a longtime parishioner of Holy Trinity Church. Once she retired from Pratt & Whitney, she gave many hours serving as an active member of the MidState Medical Center Auxiliary Board and volunteering at the hospital as well. Passionate traveler, avid reader, skilled gardener and seamstress-these were some of her many pursuits during the course of her long life. Ruth is survived by her 6 children and their spouses, Lee Wise and her husband, Kevin; Mary Ann O'Neil and her husband, Toby; Sherry Takahashi and her husband, Kuni; Bob Namnoum and his wife, Donna; A.J. Namnoum and his wife, Cindy; and John Namnoum and his wife, Jane. She was also beloved "Grandma" to 21 grandchildren, and cherished "Granny Ruth" to 29 great-grandchildren. She leaves behind many relatives in TN as well. Besides her husband and extended TN family, Ruth was predeceased by her grandson, Julius Takahashi. The family would like to thank Sandra Bracey (Franciscan Home Care) who served as Ruth's caregiver for almost 3 years and the Hospice Care provided by Masonicare, especially Gina Sullo, R.N. Ruth's family will receive relatives and friends at The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext. on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 3 pm until 6 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, directly at 11:30 at Most Holy Trinity Church, 84 N. Colony St. in Wallingford. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth's memory may be sent to: Most Holy Trinity Church, 84 N. Colony St., Wallingford, CT 06492 or to "Ryan's Circle of Giving": www.ryanscircleofgiving.com . For online condolences please visit www.wallingfordfh.com .
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