2013-01-10 / Obituaries

Ruth (Peet) Newman

Ruth (Peet) Newman, 88, of West Reach Drive, passed away Jan. 1, 2013, peacefully at home. She was the beloved wife of Frederick J. Newman for 58 years.

Born in Johnston, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Peet, she wintered in Naples, Fla., and summered in Jamestown. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School where she received both Rhode Island and national honors. She was the president of Newman Lumber Company before retiring.

An avid gardener, she was a member and president of the garden club in Jamestown. She was also a member of the ladies golf club in Jamestown, the Royal Palm Country Club in Naples, the East Greenwich Yacht Club, and was a member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Newman enjoyed sewing, knitting, skiing, boating and playing bridge. She traveled worldwide throughout her life.

Besides her husband, she leaves a niece, Barbara Bancroft Cryan.

Her funeral will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jamestown Fire Department, 50 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835.

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