Ruth (Tomasko) Washam, longtime resident of East Hartford, CT passed away on September 6, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. Her husband of 26 years. Lon Jefferson Washam, died in 1971. She was born in Willimantic, CT on March 15, 1924, daughter of the late Nancy (Dzendzel) and John Tomasko. After graduating from Windham High School, she worked as a secretary for many years and retired in 1989 from United Technologies Corp. as a legal secretary in the Patent Dept. During her retired years, she enjoyed shopping in the malls, visiting with family, meeting friends for lunch, going to the casinos, going on cruises with family, and traveling to Florida each spring to enjoy the sunshine and beaches. Over the last several years, she lived in North Palm Beach Florida during the winter months, and travelled back to CT for the summer. She also loved the outdoors, tending her vegetable and flower gardens, and even enjoyed mowing the lawn. She is survived by two sons, Robert J. Washam of East Hartford, CT and William D. Washam and wife Denise of Chaplin, CT. Potter Funeral Home in Willimantic, CT is in charge of the funeral arrangements. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in the New Willimantic Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
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