Obituary: Ruth A. Phillips, 71, of New Haven and formerly of Milford

Ruth A. Phillips, age 71, of New Haven and formerly of Milford and beloved partner to Lorraine Sullivan, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital, Smilow Center.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on August 3, 1943, she was the daughter of Pauline DeLucca Phillips and the late William Phillips.

Raised in Milford, she was employed in medical records at Midstate Hospital in Middletown. Ruth was an avid reader, enjoyed going to the movies, especially mysteries, and was a dog lover.

Known for her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor, Ruth will be remembered for her generosity, love and caring spirit by all who were blessed to know her.

In addition to her partner, Lorraine, and mother, Pauline, she is survived by her siblings; Linda LaMer (Jack), William Phillips (Susan) and Thomas Phillips (Caroline) all of Milford and her cherished nieces and nephews; Scott(Alicia), Emily, Stacey (Rob), Debi, Chisine (Anthony), Jackie, Jenny (Dan), Will and Michael and her dog and companion, Reggie.

In addition to her father, Ruth was predeceased by her nephew, Ryan Phillips.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 14th (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH) at 10:30 am at Christ the Redeemer Church, 325 Oronoque Rd., Milford, CT. 06460. Interment to follow at King’s Highway Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Thursday, November 13th from 4 to 7 pm at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd, Newington, CT 06111.

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