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Constance Rugg Booth

CANAAN — Constance Rugg Booth, 89, of Canaan, died peacefully at Fairview Hospital on Nov. 2, 2022. Born June 21, 1933, at Fairview Hospital she was the daughter of Dorothy (Emmons) Rugg and Gardner L. Rugg of Southfield, Massachusetts.

She was educated in New Marlborough, Massachusetts  schools, Northfield School For Girls and North Adams State Teachers College. She was a second grade teacher at the New Four Corners School in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

She married Allan Booth on Feb. 19, 1956. After moving to Canaan she became a dedicated mother to 5 children and Mema to 7 grand children, 3 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren. She was loved for her kind spirit and generosity and loved giving gifts. She was predeceased by her husband Allan on June 21, 2004, and her sister Audrey Daley.

Survivors include her daughters Terri Rouke (John), Lori Race (Edward), Lisa Booth, Sue Malatino (Jon), and son Jay Booth. Grandchildren Jillian Pastori (Richard Cippola), Kyle Pastori, Jessica Crawford (Charles), Sarah LoPuzzo (Joseph), Nicholas Rouke (Cristina Ulto), Nicole Sharpley, and Avery Malatino. Step-grandchildren Gregory Race (Leaf Treinen), Todd Race (Kendra Spahr), Jessica Malatino, Great-grandchildren Calvin and Hank Crawford, Luca LoPuzzo, Step Great-grandchildren, Turin & Lila Cipolla.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry of Canaan, Canaan Ambulance, Canaan Fire Department, or the American Cancer Society. Service and burial will be held at a later date.

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