1942 – 2020
North Grosvenordale-Ruth Brouillette faithfully fought the good fight against chronic illnesses until the Lord gave her rest on Monday, April 27.
She leaves her loving husband of almost 35 years, Raymond Brouillette. Ray and Ruth truly embodied their marriage vows of “in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad.”
Ruth was born in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia, the daughter of the late William and Annie (Heywood) LaPorte where she attended Roxborough High School.
Her USO days brought her to Connecticut in 1962, where she married and raised four children: Charles Trudeau Jr, Denise Harkins, Michael Trudeau and Kathy Bowen. After marrying Ray, their blended family doubled in size and love to include Danielle St. Laurent, Nicole Brouillette, Renee Freudenberger and Michelle Richard.
Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, 19 in all! Charles’s kids Candis, Cayla, Taylor and Victoria. Denise’s kids Trevor and Stephanie Vogel. Michael‘s kids Nicholas and Cody. She enjoyed an especially close connection with Maggie, Kathy’s daughter. Danielle‘s kids Francine and Elliott, Nikki‘s kids Chrissa, Christopher, Joshua (and baby Hannah, who passed in 1998 at just 5-months-old), Renee‘s daughter Amanda and Michelle‘s kids Brandon, Bradie and Brylie. She also leaves 8 great grandchildren: Damian, Deken, Dmetri, Amelia, Willow, Mackenzie, Jeminai and Addilyn.
She was also predeceased by her first husband, the late Charles R. Trudeau, Sr.; her brothers, William, John, and Elwood LaPorte; and her sisters, Annie Swalla, Mary Hanson, Doris Biggs and Helen Martorelli.
A special thank from the family to Ray, Kathy and Maggie for their devoted loving care over the years. Wife, Mother, Memere and Friend…you will be missed. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St. N. Grosvenordale, CT. 06255. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s name to Hospice of North Eastern Connecticut, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT. 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.