In Loving Memory of Ruth Baron Foster

April 28, 1929
Bridgeport, CT
May 09, 2020
Fairfield, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824




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Ruth Foster Baron

Ruth Foster Baron, age 91, of Fairfield, joined our Lord in heaven on May 9, 2020. She was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Richard and Clara Foster. Ruth was devoted to her late husband of 63 years, Frank Edward Baron. They were avid travelers and always had the next destination planned. She is survived by her children Patricia Charles (Keith), and David Baron (Ginni); cherished grandchildren Trevor Charles (Nicole), Aidan Charles (Caitlin), Foster Charles (Kristina), Austin Charles (Mick), Richard Baron (Kathryn), Emily Baron, and Alexandra Baron; and eight treasured great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her eldest son, Paul Baron (Bettina), and brother, Arthur Foster (Jean).
Ruth was a fabulous gardener, active at St Pius X Church, and devoted to her family. She graduated from Teacher’s College of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and she earned her Master's degree in Psychology from Yale. She was the consummate kindergarten teacher, spending countless hours creating hands-on lessons, sharing her love of music and dance, and supporting her Bridgeport students and families. Ruth was a proud sponsor of the Bridgeport Symphony, member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Greenfield Hill Garden Club, and the the DAR, Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and was an active member of the Prayer Line Team at her church. She was also a dedicated member of the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers.
Ruth’s passion was her magnificent garden. She won numerous awards for her daffodils and for many spectacular flower arrangements. Ruth will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. To leave an online condolence, please visit Memorial contributions may be made to the PEO Chapter H/CT Scholarship Fund and mailed to: Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Foundation, 3700 Grand Avenue, DesMoines, IA 50312, or online at, or to the COVID-19 Support Fund at Bridgeport Hospital at;jsessionid=00000000.app30123b?df_id=2300&mfc_pref=T&2300.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=9D37ADE73BEB5B007F0CA41E7781B816.

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  1. Our deepest sympathies to you and yours. My Mom knew her for many years and always enjoyed seeing she and Frank periodically. Keeping you and your families in our thoughts and prayers.
    Marie English Cotter

  2. My condolences go out to you and your family. The loss of a mother is like no other. I pray that your memories of her will be with you always. God bless.

  3. Sending Love and Condolences to the Family, May Miss Ruth rest in peace. God Bless Us All. Amen. Love to you all from Denise M. Privott (Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Middletown, Ct.)

  4. Dear Pat & Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. May the wonderful memories you have of her sustain you in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers .

  5. Our deepest sympathies are with Pat & Keith and their families at this time. It always hard to see our parents leave this world but hopefully the wonderful and happy memories of you all together will help during this very difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Leslie & Sal Spatola, Middletown, CT.

  6. My deepest sympathy to Ruth’s family. She was an excellent teacher and a wonderful friend.
    Thanks to Ruth, I have thousands of daffodils to remind me of her.