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“Dear Ed,I want to express my sincere condolence for the loss of Ruby. You two traveled with me, my 2 sisters and brother in laws in a group tour to...Read More »
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“On behalf of Girl Scouts of Connecticut, we offer our condolences for the passing of your loved one, who was a sister in Girl Scouting. We offer you...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Barneby

“Dear Ed:I am sorry for your loss of Ruby. I enjoyed working with Ruby at the Bushnell. She was always a delight to work with. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Sending lots of love and condolences to Ed, Randi, Nanci and families. I have wonderful memories of Ruby. She was always so much fun and had a zest...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Dorothy Bernard - Santa Monica, CA

“Dear ED, we are so sorry for your loss. From our days in the jaycees to our reconnection as volunteers at the Bushnell it was always a pleasure to...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: john&mary ann skala

“Deepest condolences to the family. I have known Ruby at different times of my life - when our children were young and again with The League of...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Ed,I was shocked to see Ruby's obituary. I had no idea that she was ill. It was aways a pleasure to see both of you at the grocery store. It...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Connie and Bob Houde - CT

“Ruby was one of my very best friends since I was a a young kid. Ruby convinced my Dad to let me go to Enfield Stage Company when I was a young...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Donna DeFant - Bradenton, FL

“My deepest condolesces to you and your families. She was a wonderful person and will be missed. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Lesley Hodas - Family Friend

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FAMILY AND FRIENDS SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BRING YOU A MEASURE OF COMFORT.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“We are so grateful for the memories we shared and the time we spent together. Ed, please know that Junior and I are here for you.Lucy & Junior ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Lucy Hurston - Bloomfield, CT

“I will never forget Ruby!! I met her on a few occasions and she always had a gleam in her eye that she was very young at heart and ready to get up...Read More »
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13 of 18 | Posted by: Bob Skinner - Torrington, CT

“Mr. Vipler,I am so sorry to hear of your wife Ruby's passing.May the fond memories you shared remain with you and your family always(Niece of Joe and...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Evelyn Nirenstein - West Hartford, CT

“I have known Ruby since I was a young boy. So many wonderful memories. She touched so many lives in a positive way. My thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Ronald Ferris - San Marcos, CA

“Ruby was one of the all time greats. As kids we knew no one as cool as Ruby. We adored her, we fought over who got to sleep over her house. We never...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Rich LaVoice - Kirkland, WA

“Ed, I'm so sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Sandy Nesci - East Hampton, CT

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ed, and your devoted family. May you find comfort in the many fond memories you and Ruby shared together and...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Don and Sally Wilson - Viera, FL


Ruby D. Vipler, of West Hartford, beloved wife of Ed Vipler, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Hartford Hospital surrounded by her family. Born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Morris and Marion (Beigelman) Duby, she graduated from Boston University. After getting married she and Ed moved to Connecticut to start a family in Windsor Locks and later moved to West Hartford. Throughout her career, Ruby did many different things including working as a substitute teacher, tutor, and program director for Junior Achievement and the Girl Scouts. In retirement, she continued to work part-time as a food sampler in local stores. Ruby was an avid volunteer, serving for years with the Greater Hartford Open and the Bushnell Theater. She was also an active member of the West Hartford League of Women Voters. Ruby had a lifelong love of music and art. She sang with choirs and performed in many plays. She and Ed traveled extensively and enjoyed happy hour with their friends. Ruby especially loved time spent with her family and watching her grandchildren's games and performances.

Besides Ed, Ruby leaves two daughters, Randi Hewitt, her husband Andrew and their children Travis and Olivia of South Windsor, and Nanci Stolgitis and her husband Mike and their children Ryan, Kevin, and Kendall of Manchester. She also leaves her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Tom Rogers of Waltham, MA.

At Ruby's request graveside services were held in private at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. She would like to thank everyone who called, visited and helped support her through her recent illnesses. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.