Ruth Emily Tripp, age 82, of Limington, passed away quietly on March 25, 2019 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, after a brief illness.
Ruth will always be remembered for her enjoyment of hosting gatherings for family & friends, particularly on the holidays. Her devotion and love of family was what defined her. Ruth enjoyed gardening (especially in her strawberry patch), as well as camping & canoeing with family and friends, going on long rides in the country with family members, knitting and she loved dancing with Forrest in her younger years. She particularly loved attending sports and other school events for her children, grandchildren and great grand children. Ruth also served a term as the chairman of the advisory board of the Old Orchard Beach Assembly #24 of Rainbow and was the recipient of the Grand Cross of Color.
Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 60 years – Forrest Tripp; her children: Larry Tripp and wife Susan of Saco; Karen Harmon and husband Michael of Limington; and Joel Tripp and wife Anne of Saco; and nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Ruth was born in Limerick, on September 7, 1936, a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Plaisted) Philpot.
Ruth was raised in a large family, having 12 siblings. She is predeceased by: Robert; William; Louis; Richard; Gerald; Rachel (Mills); and Ronald Philpot.
Her surviving siblings are: Frances DeRenne of TX, Leon Philpot of SC, Julia Dearborn of Limington, Priscilla Wentworth of Porter, and Daniel Philpot of MA.
Visiting hours will be held at the Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple St., Cornish, Maine on Friday evening, March 29, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Burial will be deferred until May and held at South Buxton Cemetery (Tory Hill).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ruth’s memory to the St Andre Memorial Garden Fund.