Carol (Lombardi) Ruest

Date of Passing:

April 9, 2023

Ruest, Carol, (Lombardi), 86, of East Providence, died peacefully on Sunday April 9, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Gerald R. Ruest for 46 years.

Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Alfred and Adele (Catoni) Lombardi, she lived in Riverside for 55 years.

She is survived by her children, Suzanne M. Szilagyi and her husband Steven of Cummings, GA and David G. Ruest and his wife Lisa of Vestal, NY. She was the cherished grandmother of Rachel Ruest, Mark and Charles Szilagyi.

Carol attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Medical Technology. She started her career as a Registered Medical Technologist MT (ASCP) at Roger Williams Hospital and later in the Emergency Medical Lab at Rhode Island Hospital until her retirement. Her career spanned 40 years.

Carol was a communicant of St. Brendan’s Church. She was a member of the East Providence Senior Center. She enjoyed boating, walking, quilting, knitting, gardening and reading but what she loved most of all was being with her family. She was dedicated Mom, grandmother and wife. Carol and her husband Gerald were best friends and cherished each others company.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 15, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10:30 a.m. Calling hours are Saturday morning 8:30-10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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  1. I pray her memories will be a blessing to all who knew and loved her.

  2. So sorry for your loss

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