Ruth Mae (Boucher) Gustafson

December 30, 1940 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 78)

It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Mae (Boucher() Gustafson, 79, of East Hampton, announces her passing on January 1, 2019 after a long but dignified battle with Dementia. She will forever be loved and cherished by her husband and best friend of 49 years, Carl.

Ruthie leaves behind two children, Butch Kromish of Moodus, Kellie Gosselin of East Hampton and her husband Jeffrey, four grandchildren; Miranda, Lindsay, Monica and Ana as well as four great-grandchildren; Emma, Jaxson, Cole and Kylie. She was predeceased by her baby son, her father and two brothers Raymond Boucher and Robert Boucher and her grandson Nicholas.

Ruth worked at Cobalt Lodge Convalescent Home as an LPN and was proud of the care she provided. But most of all, she was a dedicated wife and mother first and foremost. She will be fondly remembered for cooking the best barbeque ribs, her love of shopping, single handedly keeping Build-a-Bear Workshop in business and the casino slot machines with her husband and partner in crime. She lit up a room with her beautiful smile and her envious sense of style and sense of humor. With a huge heart, she took care of her friends and loved ones. She is the kind of wife and mother that every family should be lucky enough to have and all who knew her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit and charm. Her beauty was both inside and out and she will be sorely missed by the ones who love her most. To leave online condolences please visit

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