Ruth M. Jeffrey

FRYEBURG — Ruth Maria Jeffrey passed away after a brief illness at the Fryeburg Health Care Center on March 5, 2011.

Mrs. Jeffrey was born in Dresden, Germany in 1927, where during World War II she worked as an interpreter for the American Army during the liberation of Dachau. She is also a survivor of the firebombing of Dresden.

She was the daughter of Karl Anton and Gertrude Knittel, brothers George, Edith, Annelies and Siegfried. She then married her late husband Donald Jeffrey and raised her four children in Holliston, Mass. Ruth worked for over 20 years at the Monticello restaurant in Framingham, Mass. Upon retiring, Donald and Ruth settled in Lovell, where she enjoyed golf, cooking for Hicks Nursing Home and spending time with family and friends. Ruth was beloved by all and will be sorely missed.

Mrs. Jeffrey is survived by her children, Charlotte Mandarano, Christine Silva and Charles Jeffrey; a grandson, a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Chandler Jeffrey.

A memorial service will be held May 2 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 127 Pottle Road, Oxford, ME  04270.

Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg.

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