Marlboro - Ruth Ann (Cerosky) White of Marlboro, VT died on August 27, 2017.
Born in New York, NY on April 28, 1928 to Anna (Johnson) Cerosky and Edward Austin Cerosky, her family later moved to Port Chester, NY where she attended schools and graduated from Port Chester Senior High in 1946.
During World War II, as a Girl Scout, Ruth worked at a Farm-Aid camp in upstate New York during summers for three years before graduating from high school. After graduation Ruth was employed by Arnold Constable in New Rochelle, NY as a gifts and stationery department manager.
In 1951 Ruth married Arnold M. White of Brattleboro, VT and later they lived in Marlboro, VT. In 1952 they had identical twin daughters, Suzanne and Sally. Arnold and Ruth were married for 46 years. During these years Ruth was employed at Hogback Mountain Corporation, a family owned year-round resort business at Hogback Mountain in Marlboro, VT.
Ruth was an Associate Member of the Marlboro Meeting House. She was a long-time member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, an active member of the Nile Court Ladies Shrine, and a past member of the Floral Arts Club in Brattleboro, VT and member of the Brattleboro Country Club.
Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed the out-of-doors in summer and winter. She was an alpine skier and loved skiing at Hogback Ski Area and other local areas. She cross-country skied on the family property at home, Roundstone Farm, in Marlboro, and she snowmobiled, hiked and rode horses on her trails at home. She loved bird watching and seeing all the wildlife at Roundstone Farm year-round. She enjoyed sailing in her early years.
Arnold M. White, her husband of 46 years passed away in November, 1997. Ruth maintained her beautiful flower gardens, grew vegetables and created beautiful floral arrangements for her home and for church. She was a gifted florist, and artist and spent time painting and drawing, as she was naturally artistic. Ruth was an avid golfer and later in life she enjoyed golfing with Jack North locally, regionally and in the South. Ruth loved to travel and spend time with Jack with whom she had much in common. A Mediterranean cruise together was a highlight of their travel experiences. They took great pleasure in watching the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoons together. Jack was her friend, her soulmate, her companion and her caregiver for over 17 years. She was forever thankful for having him in her life.
Ruth leaves behind Jack North, her daughter Sally M. White; two grandsons, Justin White Chandler and Wesley Anson Hedgecock; three sisters-in-law, Joan Cerosky (Robert), Edie Cerosky (Richard), and Diane (White) Matthews; a brother-in-law, Richard H. Hamilton (Joyce White) and many nieces and nephews in the Douglas, Hamilton, Cerosky, Burke and Lord families.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents, her daughter Suzanne Chase (White) Hedgecock, and all her brothers and sisters.
Donations may be made to Marlboro Meeting House, PO Box 64, Marlboro, VT 05344 or Shriners Hospital for Children-Springfield, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.
A celebration of life will be held October 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Marlboro Meeting House, 524 South Road, followed by refreshments at New England House, 254 Marlboro Road (Route 9), Brattleboro, VT.