Ruth (Lapworth) Dickinson Taft; Spicer related to Advocate

It appears Ruth may possibly have been /1 Dickinson before m/2 Norman Taft
abt 1940.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ruth [Lapworth] Taft,, 95

GRAFTON ‹ Ruth (Lapworth) Taft, formerly of 13 Leland Street, Grafton,
Mass., passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at St. Camillus Health
Center, Whitinsville. Ruth was the wife of 51 years to the late Norman M.
Taft also of Grafton who preceded her in death in 1991. Mrs. Taft was born
in Hopedale, Mass, on October 7, 1914 to the late Clarence and Lillian
(Spicer) Lapworth. Ruth was the devoted mother of five sons, Richard
Dickinson, (Marie) of Lancaster, Mass., the late Thomas Dickinson (Joan) of
Oxford, Mass., Joel L. Taft (Ursula) of Tiverton, R.I., Norman M. Taft,
(Anne) of Easthampton, Mass., and George A. Taft, (Paula) of Grafton. She
also leaves ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great

She was predeceased by her son Thomas Dickinson, by a sister Virginia
(Lapworth) Gunn of Camden, Maine, her brother Clarence "Kip" Lapworth, of
Middlebury, VT, formerly of Grafton, and a grandson, Jacob Taft of Tiverton,
R.I. Ruth had a love for flowers and the ocean, vacationing at Cape Cod and
Cape Hatteras with her family. She was a private person who enjoyed being a
wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed playing her piano, which the
family will miss hearing. The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent,
kind and comforting care given to Ruth by the staff of UMass Memorial
Hospice and everyone at St. Camillus Health Center. A memorial service will
be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are
North Grafton. A Condolence Book may be signed at: