Ruth Lucia Pucci Sowa, 90, of Somerdale, NJ, passed away on, September 14, 2015.
Ruth was born in Duluth Minnesota on January 10, 1925 to Constantine Arnesen Pucci and Angelo Edmond Pucci. She attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth, where she studied art. Ruth married Paul Peter Sowa in 1947 and they made homes in both the United States (Maryland) and in France early in life, raising a large family, and then retired to Englewood, FL in 1989. She was an active Member and Past President of the Southern Maryland Dental Auxiliary. During her life she traveling the world, and sharing her love of travel, Ruth was always accompanied by one or more family members on her voyages, by air, sea and land. She had an uncanny ability to make friends everywhere she went with her vivacious personality. She enjoyed soaking up the sun on the beach, gardening; becoming an integral component of the Lemon Bay Garden Club in Englewood, Florida, and was also an accomplished painter; completing her final paintings at the age of 89. In 2011 she moved to Somerdale, NJ to make her home with her daughter Joanne and son-in-law Tom Herron. Ruth loved being with her family and believed that life was a grand adventure. Her love of life was contagious and she was a fabulous story teller, of both fact and fiction. Lovingly known as “Busi” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren, she taught generations to cherish time together whether it be over a game of cards, a piece of cake, or a good cup of tea.
She is survived by her sisters, Corrine Pucci Stevens and Geraldine Pucci Brown; children; Joanne Sowa Herron, Paul Sowa, Carol Sowa Everngam, and Thomas Sowa; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Ruth was proceeded in death by daughter Stephanie Sowa and her husband of 56 years, Paul Peter Sowa.
In honor of her wishes, the family will celebrate her life and pay tribute to her memory in private.