Florence Ruth Barth
Florence Ruth Barth
  • January 12, 1924 - July 20, 2017
  • Niantic, Connecticut

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Niantic- Florence Ruth Barth, 93, of Niantic, died Thursday, July 20, 2017 after a brief illness.

Mrs. Barth was born on January 12, 1924 in New London the daughter of Henry and Jesse (Phillips) Dempsey. She was a 1942 graduate of Williams Memorial Institute in New London. She completed her nurses training program in Norwalk, CT and after school, served in the US Cadet Nurse Corps. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Lawrence and Memorial for over 40 years as an Operating Room and Emergency Room Nurse. She was a three time breast cancer survivor and supported the breast cancer survivor program at Backus Hospital in Norwich for many years. She also volunteered at the East Lyme Senior Center.

She is predeceased by her husband Russell Barth in 1996. Mrs. Barth is survived by her daughters, Sandra Wayne and her husband James of Norwich and Joanne Izzo and her husband Carl of FL. Two grandchildren, Brian Wayne and his wife Regina, Trina Marchbanks and her husband Robert and three great grandchildren, Jacob, Gillian and Magdelen all of CT.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 3:00pm in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic, CT. Please visit fultontherouxniantic.com for tributes, directions and service information. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Survivors Fund at Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT. The family appreciates the care given at Bridebrook Health and Rehabilitation Center.