Ruth C. (Fischer) Despo

Born: Fri., Mar. 3, 1922
Died: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

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LEOMINSTER---Ruth C. (Fischer) Despo, 96 years old, of Leominster, died Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at The Highlands in Fitchburg. She is survived by her son Philip A. Despo of Pepperell and 4 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Alexander Despo in 2008 and her sister Mae F. Boothman in 1996.

Ruth was born in Leominster on March 3, 1922, daughter of William C. and Christine Emmaline (Dietz) Fischer and was a life long resident. She graduated from Leominster High School and had owned and operated the former First Aid Bandage Company in Leominster. Ruth was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Leominster and the former Temple Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

According to her wishes, her remains were delivered to Harvard University, School of Medicine for medical research. A private service and interment at Evergreen Cemetery will be scheduled in the future.

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