1938 – 2011
Putnam – Phyllis (Aldrich) Ruoppo, 72, of Fox Road, died Thursday, August 18, 2011, in Day Kimball Hospital. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Eva (Lamoureux) Aldrich.
Phyllis worked in the kitchen at Day Kimball Hospital and Hubbard Regional Hospital. She also worked for Rogers Corporation. She enjoyed knitting, reading, baking and cooking. She was famous for her lady finger cake, potato salad, and apple pie. She enjoyed spending time with her close friends Mary, Clair & Cheri.
Phyllis is survived by her sons, David Ruoppo and his wife Paula of Thompson, and Mark Ruoppo and his wife Stacey of Thompson; her daughters, Cindy Darnowski of Windham, and Angela Kowalczyk and her husband Geno of Danielson; her brother, William Aldrich of Torrington, CT; her sisters, Irene St. Jean of Palmer, MA, and Lena Larson of Leicester, MA; her grandchildren, Wes, Jack, Althea, John, Adam, Sammy, Megan, and Brendan; and her great grandchildren, Sydney, and Gabe.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Phyllis’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 22, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, PO Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.