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EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. — On Jan. 30, 2021, Ruth (Hall) Lopes passed away peacefully at Baystate Medical Center (BMC), surrounded by her loving family, after a brief medical condition.

She was the daughter of the late Anna and Harry Hall, of Wilbraham. Her wonderful husband, Ramiro A. Lopes, predeceased her by two weeks. They would have been married 65 years this Valentine’s Day.

She leaves her three special children to cherish her memories: Carol (and Bob Andras, deceased) of Westfield; Raymond and Kathy Lopes of Rutland, Vermont; and Ann and Donald Haskell of East Longmeadow, with whom she lived a happy life. Ann, a compassionate nurse, and her son-in-law, Don, who was like a son to Ruth, treated her like a queen.

Ruth was predeceased by her four siblings: brother, Chester Hall and wife Helen of Needham,

Massachusetts; sister, Charlotte (Hall) King and husband Anthony of West Springfield, the former captain of the 1934 American Legion Baseball Team that fought racism; and sister, Virginia (Hall) Berube and husband Edward, a Springfield Police Officer; and sister, Marion Hall. She was also predeceased by her niece, Susan (Hall) Connelly of Sherburne, New York.

She leaves her two precious granddaughters, Donna (Haskell) Phelps and husband Mark, Carol (Haskell) Callahan and husband Tim, all of East Longmeadow; and wonderful grandson, Kenneth Andras, and his three daughters, Gianna, Nora and Jillian, of Westfield. She leaves dear Mary Mills of Wilbraham, her sister-in-law who was like a sister to her.

Ruth enjoyed crafts of all kinds, jigsaw and crossword puzzles, birdwatching, gardening and most of all, having wonderful get-togethers with her great family and special friends, all of whom made her the happiest.

As per Ruth’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and burial in Adams Cemetery will be private. Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation is in charge of all the arrangements for the family. Donations may be made to our local Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104; or to a charity of your choice in Ruth’s memory.

The family would like to thank BMC for the excellent care provided to Ruth from Jan. 28 until her death on Jan. 30, 2021. Special thanks to the compassionate nurses and doctors in the ER, medical ICU and S3, who provided loving care to Ruth and to her family. We all appreciate each of you! To leave an online condolence, please visit www.forastiere.com.

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