Ruth (Geldman) Federman
Ruth (Geldman) Federman, 97, of Longmeadow, MA died peacefully on February 21, 2018. Born in Patterson, NJ on January 22, 1921, she married Murray (Moe) Federman and the two were happily married for 74 ½ years before Moe passed away on February 22, 2015. Ruth and Moe exemplified true love always. He honored her with his songs and poetry at every possible opportunity. Feisty and spirited, Ruth was strong-willed, had a unique sense of humor, an immeasurable love of family, and a strong affinity for cooking and shopping. Ruth was a volunteer for Mt. Sinai Hospital and later worked at G. Fox & Co., Hartford. She was active in the Agudas Achim synagogue, serving as President of the Sisterhood. Ruth grew up in Brooklyn, NY, moved to Connecticut when she married and later retired in Tamarac, FL. In 2003, Ruth and Moe moved to Longmeadow, MA in order to be closer to family. Ruth is survived by her children, David Federman and his wife, Jean, of Bloomfield, CT and Karen Blinderman and her husband, Larry, of West Springfield, MA. She is survived by grandchildren, Eric and Amy Federman, Stacey and David Fonseca and Brian and Stephanie Federman, as well as four great-grandchildren, Jake, Jocelyn, Sam and Michalina. Ruth also leaves her beloved sister and best friend, Frances (Cookie) Welner, and generations of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Beth Israel Cemetery in Woodbridge, NJ on Sunday, February 25 at 11:30AM. Shiva will be observed at Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford on Monday, February 26 from 12PM to 4PM, and also at Glenmeadow, 24 Tabor Crossing, Apartment 247 in Longmeadow, MA from 6PM. to 8PM on Monday, February 26. Memorial contributions may be made to the Murray and Ruth Federman Memorial Fund at the Mandell Jewish Community Center, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 or to Glenmeadow Retirement Community, 24 Tabor Crossing Longmeadow, MA 01106. The family would like to thank the staff at Glenmeadow for the care, support and love they showed to both Moe and Ruth. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to sign the guestbook, please visit online at

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