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Ruth Marie (Gates) Silver

August 27, 1943 ~ August 21, 2021 (age 77)


Ruth Marie Silver,77, passed away peacefully Saturday August 21, 2021 at the Greensboro Nursing Home.  She was born on August 27, 1943 to Clifford and Ethel (Calkins) Gates.  Ruth had 8 siblings: Dorothy, Elizabeth, Clifford, Arthur, Louis, Rita, Catherine and Harold. 

Ruth married Donald Ferland of Morrisville in 1962 but later divorced after 27 years of marriage.  They started a family right away which led to 18 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren who adored their Grammy/GG. 

Later, Ruth remarried a loving man, Gary Silver (Grandpa Gary).  They made a wonderful life together adoring and spoiling their grandchildren.  Gary passed away in 2007.  

Ruth leaves behind her significant other, Ted Poulin who loved and cared for her until the end, her family will forever be grateful to him. 

She also leaves behind her daughter, Lori (Dennis) Demers of East Hardwick and their children; Jesse Demers of Hardwick, (Maria Michaud), Tyler and Michelle Demers of Greensboro and their children Jeter, Blair and Ivy.  Christopher and Dennise Williams of Hardwick and their children Ryker, Harper and new baby arriving January 2022, Nicholas Demers of Hardwick, and  Daniel and Emily Michaud of Greensboro and their children Natalie, Talon, Deegan and Emerson.

Her son, Louis Ferland of East Hardwick and his children Daniel of Norway and Katlyn Ferland of Oregon and her children Octavia and new arrival in October 2021. 

A daughter, Donna Ferland of Hardwick and her children (Jason Ferland), (Ryan Ferland), Angel and Peter Chernovetz of Greensboro and their children Summer, Ali and Scarlet, Faith Laroque and Seth of Hardwick.

Her son, Steven and Lisa Ferland of Hardwick and their children Amber and Bryant Pierce of Morrisville and children Taylor, Alex and Ember.  Alesha Ferland and Chris of Springfield and their children Emilyn, Grace and Blake.

Her daughter, Catherine and Rocky Richard of Walden and their children Anthony Stacey and Jill of Northfield and their children Charlotte and Liam.  Dominic Stacey and Ashley of Barre and their son Miles.  Zachary Stacey of Walden.

Her son, Clifford and Dawn Ferland of Wheelock and their children Orion and Ricky.

A sister, Rita of New York.

And many Nieces and nephews.

Ruth was predeceased by her siblings Dorothy, Elizabeth, Clifford, Arthur, Louis, Catherine and Harold.  Her late husband Gary Silver.  Her son-in-law Dennis Demers.  Her grand daughter Maria.  And 2 grandsons Jason and Ryan.

There will be a graveside service Thursday August 26,2021 at 1 pm at the Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick.  And meal to follow at Lori's House.

The family wishes to thank the Greensboro Nursing Home and staff, especially Diane Mitchell and Heidi Richard.

Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to the Greensboro Nursing Home, 47 Maggies Pond Road, Greensboro, VT 05841.




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American Legion Service
August 21, 2021

4:00 PM

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