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Virginia T. (Tilton) Rutter

November 2, 1926 ~ December 20, 2020 (age 94)


Virginia “Ginny” T. Rutter, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday December 20, 2020.

Virginia was born in Lowell Massachusetts on November 2, 1926. She was the daughter of Charles Tilton and Laura (Callahan) Tilton. She graduated from Lowell High School, where she was a majorette with the High School Band which she was so proud of. She married her soulmate, Richard H. Rutter in 1950, and they moved to Leominster where they raised their family. Virginia worked as a clerk in the pharmacy at Leominster Hospital for over 30 years, where she made many lifelong friends. Ginny was a very active and social woman all of her life, and was involved in many social clubs. She was a long-time member of The Congregational Church of Christ of North Leominster, where she served on many committees, served at the church suppers and fairs and was President of the Crystalites Club for many years. She also was an active member of the PTA when her daughters were in school. She was a member of the Lioness Club of Worcester, Leominster Hospital Guild President and Home Makers Club President. 

When her daughters were young, they loved to spend the summers on Rangeley Lake in Maine. In later years, Ginny really enjoyed spending summer vacations on Cape Cod with her grandkids and great grandkids. She would never turn down a lobster roll, or an opportunity to play a mean game of hearts! When her grandchildren were growing up, she loved having them overnight. They would play endless games and she always ended the night with a spontaneous bedtime story. 

She loved to spend time with her friends playing cards, going out for lunch and catching up on all the gossip. 

Virginia was predeceased by her husband Richard and her three brothers Donald, Stanley and Charles Tilton.

She leaves two children, Judith and her husband Randy Bigelow of Leominster and Nancy Rutter Clark and her fiancé Christopher Dewey of Miami, Florida. Her grandchildren, Kara Boulay and her husband Scott of Leominster, Jennifer Andersen and her husband Kevin of Leominster and Laura Bigelow and her wife Janine of Fitchburg. Her three great-grandchildren Reagan & Taylor Boulay and Matthew Andersen. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, and an extended family of friends. 

Anyone who ever met Virginia has a warm story to share about her. We will forever remember her spunk, her positive attitude, her enthusiasm for life and the love she had for her family. 

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