Ruth (Steimel) Gracer

April 6, 1934 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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SOUTHBURY - Ruth Elizabeth (Steimel) Gracer, 89, of Southbury, loving wife of the late Victor Gracer, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2024, at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, CT. 

Ruth was born on April 6, 1934, in Bridgeport, CT, to the late Emil and Irma (Correll) Steimel. After graduating high school, Ruth married Victor on June 11, 1955. 
Ruth was a talented hairdresser for many years, known for her exceptional skill and warm personality. In addition to her professional accomplishments, she was also a crossword puzzle aficionado, avid reader, and gifted artist, creating beautiful land and seascape paintings. A loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Nana was always prepared to sneak a sweet treat to the kids or enjoy a drink with her family and friends while playing games of poker and pinochle.

She will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Left to cherish Ruth's memory are her son, Michael Gracer and his wife, Amy; daughter Sally Gracer Swaw; four beloved grandchildren, Alexander Gracer, Abigail Gracer, Bethany Gracer, and William Gracer; as well as two great grandchildren, Wesley Hannigan and Silas Goulet. In addition to her husband, Victor, Ruth was predeceased by her brother Walter Steimel and grandson Samuel Gracer. 

In honor of Ruth's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that donations be made in Ruth's name to The Dementia Society of America, by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online www.DementiaSociety.org/donate. The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury is honored to have been entrusted with Ruth's arrangements. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.CarpinoCares.com.

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