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Ruth M. LaForty

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Ruth M. LaForty, 65, of 822 Astor Way, The Villages, FL and formerly of Watertown passed September 30, 2012 at her home in Florida.

Arrangements are with the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private graveside service will take place at Brookside Cemetery.

She was born on December 15, 1946 in Watertown, NY, daughter of John and Bina Foley Todd. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1965 and then attended Potsdam University.

Ruth worked 42 years at Watertown Savings Bank and retired in 2009 as an internal auditor. Upon her retirement she moved to The Villages in 2009.

Among her survivors are a daughter and son in law, Tracy J. and Frederick P. McDermott Jr., Brownville, NY; a son, Tod D. Howland, The Villages; her mother, Bina E. Todd, WinterHaven, FL;two grandchildren, John Todd Howland, Kallie Jo McDermott; a sister and brother in law, Bina and William Loftus, Fredionia, NY.

Donations may be made to Corner Stone Hospice 2445 Lane Park Road Savares, FL32778

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