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“We are so sorry for your loss . Her legacy will live on through her family . Christopher Barbati was my father , her cousin and we can share in the...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Catherine (Barbati) and Jeff Malenfant - CT

“Children of Ruth, I am so sorry in the loss of your mother. I knew her very well as we grew up together in the Italian Gospel Hall of Bristol, CT....Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Margaret Cristofaro Cassala - CT

“Chris, Tony, Mario, Marco,I have such fond memories of your mom and dad as we grew up in Prospect Bible Chapel. Please know that you all are in my...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Olivia Harvey - Windsor, CT

“Mario and Christine,We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. It is never easy to say goodbye.May God bless and keep you. Sending love and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Peggy McGe - Littleton, NC


Ruth (Barbati) Campelli, 89, of Tolland, beloved wife of the late Pietro A. Campelli went to be with her Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 12, 1928 in Hartford CT, daughter of the late Antonio and Rosina (Puglise) Barbati. Ruth grew up in Bristol, was a graduate of Bristol High School, went on to attend Hillyer College, and worked for the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation. She was married to the love of her life, Pietro Campelli for 57 years and they raised their family in Vernon CT, where they lived for over 50 years. Ruth was a caring, loving, and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Truly the matriarch of her family, she was a woman of great faith with a strong, sharp mind. Ruth was a communing member of Prospect Bible Chapel in Hartford. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking for her family, solving word jumble puzzles, reading, knitting, crocheting, traveling with Pietro to Italy, and hosting 4th of July parties. She leaves her 4 sons, Crispoldo Campelli and his wife Veronica of Chelmsford, MA, Antonio Campelli and his wife Ellen of Vernon, Mario Campelli and his wife Christine of Tolland, and Marco Campelli of Tolland; 13 grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Kimberly, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Pietro, Cassandra, Amanda, Caterina, Antonio, Marco and his wife Reagan, Maria, Chelsea, and Jessica; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Christopher, Esther, Mary, and Joshua; and her daughter-in-law, Joyce Campelli. Her family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., at the Ladd Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Rd., (Rt. 83) Vernon; followed by a Celebration of Life Service to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A private burial will be held in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden.