Ruth Principe

Obituary of Ruth Ellen Principe

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Ruth Ellen Principe, 95 years of age, passed away at her home in Hope, NJ on January 5, 2022.


She was born in Canton, Ohio on April 23, 1926, to Russell and Virginia (Schwing) Potts. She actively visited with her family in Hope, NJ, and Columbus, OH, she adored her grand-children, and was lucky enough to enjoy her great and great-great grandchildren. She loved music and singing, including Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and others. She also enjoyed many different types of movies, and went on many vacations with her family, including her many sisters. She had been a homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.


She is survived by two daughters, Frances De Matteo and her husband Marc, Barbara Thompson and her late husband Ray, and her sister Adelia Cartwright. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joel, Tiffany and husband Keith, and Jana and her husband David, great grandson, Corbin, and great-great grandchildren, Corbin Raymond, and David Paster, Jr.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Alison Principe, and three sisters, Manda, Lenore, and Jeanie.  She especially loved her special furry friends, Jasper, Ellie, Benji and Pepper. 


There are no services scheduled at this time. Ruth has been entrusted to the care by Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Ruth
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Newbaker Funeral Home
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