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Celebrating the life of
Ruth C. Tirone
Passed away on October 20, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 1003 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-356-6980
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 2:00pm - Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 1003 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-356-6980
  • Burial
  • - Friday, October 25, 2019
  • Catholic Cemetery
  • 1720 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-201-4075

Barbara, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was one special lady, always with a smile and a kind word. She was truly one of the rocks of Blessed Sacrament! She will be missed! May God bless you and your family and send his spirit to comfort you!!!

Adele Cafiero Collins, Savannah, GA

Dear Barbara, Paul, And Joan, What a special mother and sister you have lost! “Aunt Ruth”, as the Lowe children called her, was a beloved friend to our mother, Gloria Lowe, and a special part of our family! We loved having her as part of our family gatherings, and we were inspired by her devotion to the Catholic faith. She was the epitome of wisdom, joy, and love. What an angel heaven has gained! I especially enjoyed her visits to my home in LaGrange and Anderson, and the lunches and dinners my mother and I shared with your mother over the years when my family and I came to Savannah. The bond my mother and Ruth shared as nurses, travel companions, and dear friends was mutual and enduring, like two sisters! I will miss my frequent calls to chat with “Aunt Ruth” and to share the news of the expanding Lowe family weddings and the arrival of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our mutual devotion to our faith is something I will always cherish. Her life exemplifies unselfish devotion to the church, to prayer, and to helping those in need. I will miss Ruth terribly, and yet celebrate the ninety nine years of her life on earth as she enters her eternal life in heaven!

Patty Lowe King, Spartanburg, SC

Mrs Ruth is a lady ahead of her time. What an inspiration in all she represented. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and His church. It is without a doubt that the angels and saints are welcoming her into the Kingdom of heaven. God Bless Ruth, may she rest in eternal happiness!

Robert Fritts, Savannah, GA

Ruth Tirone....., A beautiful Soul both on the inside and outside. She loved God, her family and friends. She always had a kind word to say, she will be sorely missed and we are grateful for the Friendship that we shared with her.

Richard, Ann Lutz and Family, Savannah, GA

I loved Ruth like an aunt! As a young teenager, Ruth was a great mentor and friend. I will always cherish my memories throughout the years with her. In addition, I value her devoted friendship with my mother, Gloria Lowe. These two women modeled true friendship and love. I will truly miss Ruth! My sincere condolences are extended to the family! Love, Sue Henderson

Sue Henderson , Winston-Salem, NC

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time. I knew Ms. Ruth from our Sunday Bible study class. She was full of wisdom and wonderful humor. I told her many times what an inspiration she was to me and to so many others. I will miss her dearly and feel so honored to have known her.

Elena Santamaria, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry to hear about Ms.Ruth. She truly lived a long and meaningful life. During this time rest assured that God will carry you through and help you to endure. “While you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” - ( 1 Peter 5:7)

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Oh Barbara, I am so sorry about loosing your Mother, I cannot believe she was 99! What a wonderful lady your Mother was! I visited her on a couple of occasions and she was just as spunky as she was when we were SVA kids! I tried going too y’alls house several times recently, but no one answered the door. Barbara, I hope to be out the hospital and able to make the service, but would love to hear from you. My number is 9127131010 . Please call me if you get a chance.

Beth Sheffield, Tybee Island,

Ruth M. Tirone, 99, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Savannah. She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on July 3, 1920. She was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. Mrs. Tirone joined the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps in World War II. She obtained her private pilot’s license, and was employed by Memorial Medical Center as a Registered Nurse. She was one of the first volunteers for Hospice Savannah, and volunteered in serving lunch at the Emmaus House for many years. Mrs. Tirone was a member of the Savannah Golf Club, the Savannah Women’s Golf Association, and the Georgia Senior Women’s Golf Association. She was also a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, a member of the Council of Catholic Women, the Carmel Club, the Parish Council, Altar Society, a Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for over 30 years. She was awarded the Volunteer of the year at Blessed Sacrament, and also the Bishop Gartland Award for service to the church, by Bishop Kevin Boland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and daughters, Joanne and Nancy Tirone.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Fern Tirone of Davies, FL, daughter Barbara Tirone of Denver, CO, sister, Joan O’Malley of Huntley, Ill, and several nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Blessed Sacrament, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405, or the Social Apostolate, 502 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

 

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Candle tribute lit by Mr&Mrs Fred O Kessler III — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt — Georgia

Barbara, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was one special lady, always with a smile and a kind word. She was truly one of the rocks of Blessed Sacrament! She will be missed! May God bless you and your family and send his spirit to comfort you!!!

Adele Cafiero Collins, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Patty Lowe King — South Carolina

Dear Barbara, Paul, And Joan, What a special mother and sister you have lost! “Aunt Ruth”, as the Lowe children called her, was a beloved friend to our mother, Gloria Lowe, and a special part of our family! We loved having her as part of our family gatherings, and we were inspired by her devotion to the Catholic faith. She was the epitome of wisdom, joy, and love. What an angel heaven has gained! I especially enjoyed her visits to my home in LaGrange and Anderson, and the lunches and dinners my mother and I shared with your mother over the years when my family and I came to Savannah. The bond my mother and Ruth shared as nurses, travel companions, and dear friends was mutual and enduring, like two sisters! I will miss my frequent calls to chat with “Aunt Ruth” and to share the news of the expanding Lowe family weddings and the arrival of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our mutual devotion to our faith is something I will always cherish. Her life exemplifies unselfish devotion to the church, to prayer, and to helping those in need. I will miss Ruth terribly, and yet celebrate the ninety nine years of her life on earth as she enters her eternal life in heaven!

Patty Lowe King, Spartanburg, SC

Mrs Ruth is a lady ahead of her time. What an inspiration in all she represented. She loved her Lord Jesus Christ and His church. It is without a doubt that the angels and saints are welcoming her into the Kingdom of heaven. God Bless Ruth, may she rest in eternal happiness!

Robert Fritts, Savannah, GA

Ruth Tirone....., A beautiful Soul both on the inside and outside. She loved God, her family and friends. She always had a kind word to say, she will be sorely missed and we are grateful for the Friendship that we shared with her.

Richard, Ann Lutz and Family, Savannah, GA

I loved Ruth like an aunt! As a young teenager, Ruth was a great mentor and friend. I will always cherish my memories throughout the years with her. In addition, I value her devoted friendship with my mother, Gloria Lowe. These two women modeled true friendship and love. I will truly miss Ruth! My sincere condolences are extended to the family! Love, Sue Henderson

Sue Henderson , Winston-Salem, NC

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time. I knew Ms. Ruth from our Sunday Bible study class. She was full of wisdom and wonderful humor. I told her many times what an inspiration she was to me and to so many others. I will miss her dearly and feel so honored to have known her.

Elena Santamaria, Savannah, Ga

I am so sorry to hear about Ms.Ruth. She truly lived a long and meaningful life. During this time rest assured that God will carry you through and help you to endure. “While you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” - ( 1 Peter 5:7)

, ,

Oh Barbara, I am so sorry about loosing your Mother, I cannot believe she was 99! What a wonderful lady your Mother was! I visited her on a couple of occasions and she was just as spunky as she was when we were SVA kids! I tried going too y’alls house several times recently, but no one answered the door. Barbara, I hope to be out the hospital and able to make the service, but would love to hear from you. My number is 9127131010 . Please call me if you get a chance.

Beth Sheffield, Tybee Island,


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