In Loving Memory of Ruth M. Citarella

May 17, 1923
Avoca, PA
November 01, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

November 06, 2019


Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

1089 Fairfield Woods Road,
CT 06825

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:00 a.m.


Lawncroft Cemetery

1740 Black Rock Turnpike,
CT 06825

November 06, 2019

Family Gathering


American Diabetes Association

2451 Crystal Drive,
Suite 900,
VA 22202

Ruth M. Citarella

Ruth M. Citarella, age 96, of Fairfield, beloved wife of the late Paul Joseph Citarella, passed away peacefully Friday, November 1, 2019. Born in Avoca, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Mildred Patterson, she had been a Fairfield resident since 1957. Mrs. Citarella proudly worked as a riveter during World War II at Sikorsky Aircraft. She then worked for the Microphase Corporation in Greenwich and Norden Technologies. She was one of the founding members of Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church and remained active until her later years. Ruth loved to crochet, read books and play Bingo. Her greatest joy was spending time with her loving family; telling stories and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her beloved son, Gary A. Citarella and his wife Nancy of Milford; three loving grandchildren, Dana L. Procaccini and her husband, Timothy, Ryan A. Citarella, and Amy L. Stafford and her husband, Steven; five cherished great-grandchildren, Luke, Abigail, Rylynn, Kurt, and Kaitlyn, a sister, Sandra Rosser, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Paul Joseph Citarella, Jr., brothers, Harry (Buddy) Patterson, Arnold, John, Joe, Ken, and Paul Patterson, and a sister, Mary Moses. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield with the Rev. Kun Sam Cho officiating. Interment will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may greet the family Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. For information please

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  1. Dear Gary,Nancy and family,

    We are deeply saddened to learn of your beautiful mothers passing. She was such a lovely lady who adored you all so very much.
    She was a big part of our family too and we will always treasure all the many memories that we hold dear to us of our time spend with your mother. She was so special.

    We are so sorry not to have know of her service and wish we had been there with you.

    May you find peace and comfort in knowing how proud of you all she truly was.
    We send our deepest condolences and sympathy,

    Kim, Chris, Hillary, Stephanie and Christopher Heyn