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Ruth A. (Derwish) Samia

November 21, 1940 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Ruth Samia Obituary

Ruth A. Samia, born November 21, 1940 passed away peacefully on January 3, 2024 after a short illness.

Ruth leaves behind her son Charlie Samia and his wife Julie of Millis, MA., her daughter Elizabeth Luce and her husband David of Bolton, MA and her daughter Emily Landry and her husband David of Worcester, MA. She is also survived by her six grandchildren and three great grandchildren whom she dearly loved.

Ruth was born in Burlington, VT and raised in Groton, MA until married in 1960 when she moved to Newton and soon after became a longtime resident of Natick, MA where she raised her family. She began working for Wellesley College where she received her degree in 1989 and stayed for over 40 years becoming a fixture in the Office of the First Year Dean and a favorite among those who knew her leading to “Ruth Samia Day”.

You would see the beaming pride at any mention of her Grandchildren. Favorite memories: waffles Christmas morning, a biscotti treat when leaving her home, trips to the MFA, special dinners at her favorite local restaurants, her many rescue dogs, souvenirs from her exotic trips.

Ruth loved the theatre and to travel, visiting over 25 countries. Her passion for history was shared with her family on her return and made these trips very special.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. at Richardson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ruth’s honor to Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org.

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Memorial Service
January 13, 2024

10:30 AM
Richardson Funeral Home
106 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453


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