Portland- Ruth C. Moore, 50, of Portland, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at her home.
Ruth was born in Portland , relocated to Presque Isle, returning to Southern Maine in the early 1990’s. Upon relocating to Portland, Ruth began receiving supports from PSL Services, where she was known by her many friends there as a passionate, outgoing, tough, independent woman.
Ruth’s leadership skills often were on display, affectionately earning her the nickname “General Ruth”. Throughout her time with PSL, Ruth wore many hats- both literally, with her love for collecting baseball caps, and figuratively, by serving in many roles within the organization.
Ruth served as an officer on the Consumer Board, as a chartering member of the Aktion Club, as a cook in the Drop-in Center, and was especially fond of her role as Mrs. Claus during the annual Christmas Party.
Ruth was a self-advocate, and always the first to introduce herself to guests, offer to volunteer, and offer her thoughts on any situation. She loved spending time with friends, especially going out to breakfast or lunch. Her stories are as legendary as her potato salad, and her laughter was contagious. She will be missed by all who had the good fortune to have met her.
A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at STRIVE, 28 Foden Road, South Portland, on Friday, September 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www. advantageportland.com to sign Ruth guestbook.
He was born in Portland on May 30, 1932, to Nazzare and Mary (Iezzi) Mancini. Nunzi was raised on Munjoy Hill, where he resided for most of his life. He attended local schools and graduated from Portland High School, Class of 1950.
Nunzi was an outstanding athlete with several accomplishments on the Portland High School football and baseball teams where he served both teams as captain. In his senior year, Nunzi was the first captain for Ed Hadlock. Nunzi was also All-Telegram in his junior year of baseball and All-Southwestern Maine for football his senior year.
After high school, Nunzi served our country in the United States Air Force from March 1951 until March 1955. Among his several stations was a three-year service in post-World War II Germany during the time of the Korean War. After his service career, Nunzi went on to college. He graduated in 1960 from the former Farmington Teacher’s College with a Bachelor of Science degree and then he obtained his master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in 1977. Nunzi went on to become a distinguished teacher with nearly a 30 year career. He began his teaching days in Kittery from 1960-1962 and then spent the remainder of his career at Falmouth Middle (Junior High) School from 1962-1987.
Throughout the years, Nunzi devoted his life to his daughter, Genice. He never missed an event or special occasion. Among his hobbies was photography. From the moment Genice was born until she graduated from high school, Nunzi took hundreds of pictures and movies of her. He also rarely missed one of her sporting events throughout school or any other important event. Until his death, his daughter was his pride and joy.
Nunzi enjoyed other hobbies as well. He was an avid sportsman and loved to go hunting with his brothers and friends. He also enjoyed fishing at his former lake home in Casco. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots and the New York Yankees, although he watched the Boston Red Sox every night. He taught this daughter to enjoy sports and the outdoors as well.
Nunzi was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Dominic, John and Joseph. He is survived by his daughter, Genice Mancini of Austin, Texas; sisters, Antionette Morrill, Anna Tuttle, both of Portland, and Teresa LaCroix of Old Orchard Beach; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Graveside prayers will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland. Family and friends are invited to enter the Old Calvary section of the cemetery grounds at the office entrance. A light luncheon will follow services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd.
Scarborough, Maine 04074