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Ruth V. (Speight) Connor

May 3, 1933 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 88)


Ruth V. (Speight) Connor, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Springfield to the late Thomas W. and Emily (Deady) Speight, she was a lifelong East Longmeadow resident. She worked as a Registered Nurse for the Hampden County Sheriff’s Dept. until her retirement. There she established an addiction and recovery curriculum where she was fondly known as “Dr. Ruth” for her straight-forward teaching style. Ruth was a founding member of Healthcare for the Homeless in Springfield and she was an active and faithful communicant of St. Michael’s Church in East Longmeadow. She was predeceased by her beloved husband James P. Connor in 2015 and her son William Connor in 1981. She will be sadly missed by her children; James Connor of East Longmeadow, Thomas (Victoria) Connor of Belchertown, Patricia Boyd of East Longmeadow, Joseph (Theresa) Connor of Springfield, Christopher (Cindy) Connor of Branford, CT, Matthew Connor of Easthampton and John (Jene) Connor of East Longmeadow, six cherished grandchildren; Samantha, Katherine, Liam, Natalie, Amanda and Linsey and four beloved great grandchildren; Jaxson, Dylan, Elliana and Madelyn as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brothers Thomas and Richard Speight and her sister Jane “Nell” Speight. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Family and friends may meet for Ruth’s Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow. A private family burial will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hampden in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Rescue Mission, PO Box 9045, Springfield, MA 01102-9045.

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February 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wilbraham Funeral Home
2551 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095

Funeral Mass
February 9, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Michael's Church
128 Maple Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

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