Ruth (Terry) Cobb

Published on Sunday, 14 November 2021 17:39


Ruth (Terry) Cobb, 89, formerly of Bristol and Granby, Connecticut, passed away peacefully, Sunday afternoon, November 7, 2021 at the Summit by Morrison, Whitefield. Mrs. Cobb was born in Bristol, CT on June 12, 1932, the daughter of Fowler and Myra (Merwin) Terry. She was raised in Bristol where she attended local schools and graduated from Bristol High School in 1950. She worked for a time as library assistant in the Bristol Public Library until her marriage to Leland D. Cobb, also of Bristol, on June 26, 1954. While Leland attended Pratt School of Engineering, she worked there in the engineering library. They returned to Connecticut and settled in Granby. Ruth was a homemaker from 1955-1974 then returning to work as a bookkeeper. For several years she was a computer bookkeeper for Valley Properties, Simsbury, CT. She and Leland spent many years of retirement in Cape Cod and moved to Whitefield in 2020 due to Ruth’s failing health. Proud of her heritage, Ruth was a Gov. Bradford of the Mayflower descendant and a descendant of Terry clockworks fame, Terryville, CT. She was a den mother, enjoyed gardening, a skilled seamstress and accomplished musician, teaching piano and guitar lessons. She was a longtime member and deacon of the Granby 1st Congregational Church and member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Past Worthy Matron. Surviving family members include her husband Leland of Whitefield; children Eben (Carol) Cobb of Chelmsford, MA, Andrew (Debbie) Cobb of Littleton, NH; Myra Lawless of Lisbon Falls, ME, and Martha Bandremer of Harwich, MA; a brother Fowler F. Terry Jr of Texas; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A service including burial will be held Nov. 19, 11 AM at the Granby Center Cemetery, Granby, CT. Arrangements are entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home, 210 Main St., Lancaster NH 03584. For more information or to send an online condolence, please go to .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Sunday, 14 November 2021 17:39. Updated: Sunday, 14 November 2021 17:41.