Hudson – Ruth E. (Orpin) Spilva, 93, formerly of Waltham and Plymouth, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center. She was the wife of 34 years of the late Wilmot Spilva, who died in 1969.
She is survived by her children, Jane Eldredge and her husband, Warner; Elizabeth Stukonis and her husband, Joseph; and Wilmot Spilva and his wife, Ellen. She is also survived by her many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, many loving nieces and nephews, and the many friends she loved and cherished dearly. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Cheryl Stukonis, and her greatgrandson, Craig Goulet Jr.
Born and raised in Waltham, daughter of the late Edward and Rebecca (Savin) Orpin, she was a graduate of Waltham High School and had resided in Hudson the past 30 years.
Mrs. Spilva was employed as a cashier for many years at the former Waltham Supermarket in Waltham and also worked as a cashier for Purity Supreme Supermarket in Natick. She was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan and enjoyed crocheting in her spare time.
A funeral service was held Jan. 22 from the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home of Hudson, with burial at Mt. Feake Cemetery in Waltham. Memorial donations may be made to the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.