Priscilla RugglesNovember 21,2012
MONTPELIER — Priscilla “Patti” Ruggles, 73, of Montpelier, surrounded by her family, passed away Nov. 17, 2012, at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation in Berlin. Born April 14, 1939, in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of Claire Emily Nichols Carleton and Sherman Richard Devereaux and was adopted by Walter Goss at a young age.
She was married to Roy Parkhurst, who predeceased her, and they had two sons and two daughters.
On June 9, 1996, Patti married the love of her life, Harold E. Ruggles, in Barre and they made their home in Montpelier. Patti loved to square dance, attend Project Independence, spend time with family and friends, and work puzzles.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter Diane Johnston, of Concord, N.H.; her son Walter Parkhurst, of Concord, N.H.; her daughter Vicki Davidson and husband Bill, of Ossipee, N.H.; son Stephen Parkhurst, of Center Conway, N.H.; two brothers-in-law, Don Ruggles and Francis Ruggles, of Montpelier, a sister-in-law, Lucy Frasier, and husband Bob, of Colchester; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her mother, father, stepfather, two sisters, Frances and Carolyn, son-in-law Richard Johnston and granddaughter Heidi Johnston.
Graveside services will be held at the North Hyde Park Village Cemetery at 11 a.m. Nov. 24. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Pioneer Apartments at 2 p.m. Nov. 24.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Project Independence, 81 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641, or to the Activities Department of Berlin Health and Rehabilitation, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, VT 05641.
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