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Ruth C. Tedesco

April 6, 1929 — November 15, 2013

Ruth Tedesco. 84, died on November 15, 2013 from complications of stroke at Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plans, NJ. Born Ruth Marie Cocho on April 6, 1929 in Twin Rocks, PA to Michael and Anna Cocho (both deceased), Ruth lived in the Cambria County area of PA until she was 17 when she moved to New York City. She had a career in advertising and television production prior to her marriage in 1965 to Richard Vincent Tedesco (deceased) in New York City. Moving to NJ in the early 1970's, Ruth Tedesco lived in Oceanport, Berkeley Heights and Summit before moving to Westfield in 1982 where she resided for 30 years. It was important to her that she remain close to New York City, her favorite city, where she could continue to enjoy the arts. She was a lifelong and devoted fan of the theatre. Ruth Tedesco was widowed in 1974. Her one sister, Betty Jane Cocho (born 1927) died in New York City in 2009. Ruth Tedesco is survived by her two daughters, Francesca Crispino of Springfield, VA and Christina Tedesco of South Plainfield, NJ and grandson Richard Crispino of Springfield, VA. She has 3 nieces, Claudia Coleman, Viveca Tedesco and Elissa Tedesco in Southern California. A Life Celebration will be held in her honor Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00PM at Gray Funeral home, 318 E. Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090
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