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August 8, 2020 - 2:52pm

Ruth I. Blossom

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Ruth Irene Blossom, 99, of Batavia passed away on Saturday August 8, 2020 at the Premier Genesee Nursing Facility. She was born on June 23, 1921 in Batavia to the late Rudolph and (Marion Buckley) Bosseler. Ruth is predeceased by her husband; Ward N. Blossom who passed away in 1998; brother Raymond Bosseler; sister Dorothy Maley; grandsons Stephen Blossom and Kevin Archer.

Ruth graduated from Batavia High School in 1938 and was a graduate of the Rochester Business Institute. She was a member of Terry Hills Golf Course, loved to walk every morning, read and play cards. After her husband retired from the Post Office, they spent their winters in Largo, Florida. Ruth was a lifetime member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s Church).

She is survived by her children; Patricia (William) Archer, Stephen (Mary Grace) Blossom, Paul (Diane) Blossom; grandchildren Kristin (Marcus) Shorburne, Brian (Vira) Archer, Lisa (Rick) Fero, Christopher (Danielle) Blossom and Amy (Tom) Youmas; 14 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held privately for the family at Resurrection Parish. Ruth will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Resurrection Parish 303 East Main St. in Batavia. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.

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