Ruth G. Sadoski Kantorski peacefully went to the Lord at her home in Orleans, Mass., on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. She was the daughter of Eunice Strong Gustafson and A. Albert Gustafson.
Raised in Terryville, Conn., she married her first husband, Waldmyr Sadoski, there and became the proud mother of eight. After her first husband’s untimely death in 1970, she married her second husband, Chester Kantorski, in 1978 after a meeting at a class reunion. They moved to Torrance, Calif. After her second husband’s untimely death in 1981, Ruth moved to Orleans, where she built a home and lived independently for the remainder of her 96 wonderful years.
Ruth was possessed of a generous and loving spirit that was admired by all who knew her. She was a woman of true faith whose spirit sustained her through her life’s trials and celebrations. A member of the Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church, she traveled to many countries with church tours and served in the church’s thrift shop and community outreach programs. She was a lay eucharistic minister and member of the St. Vincent dePaul Society.
Ruth’s home was the center of many joyous gatherings of her large family, especially at Christmas. When not entertaining company, she tended to the flowers and birds of her yard, loving the fresh air. Her indoor hobbies included needlepoint, reading and word puzzles of all kinds.
She is survived by her eight loving children: Jan M. Sadoski of Sandusky, Ohio; Mark C. and Carol Sadoski of College Station, Texas; James J. Sadoski of Orleans, Mass.; Karla A. and James Harrington of Orleans, Mass.; David T. and Judy Sadoski of Harwich, Mass.; Elena L. and Wayne Squires of Terryville, Conn.; Alicia L. Sadoski of Bristol, Conn.; and Celeste L. and Eugene Rothstein of Lakewood, Calif. She also enjoyed the love of their spouses; grandchilden: Jan Jr., Adam, Todd, Joy, Thomas, Melanie, Benjamin, Leah, Rose, Andrew, Marissa, Austin, Allison, Kaitlin, Jacqueline and Edmund; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent dePaul Society and Cape Cod VNA Hospice. www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com .