Ruth Batterson Lewis, 88, Longtime New Canaan Resident


Ruth Batterson Lewis of New Canaan, passed away on Sunday, July 17 at Waveny Care Center.

Ruth Batterson Lewis

Ruth Batterson Lewis

She was 88 years old.

Born Sept. 25, 1927 in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. to the late Herbert and Francesca (Ruckerl) Batterson, Ruth moved to New Canaan as a child and graduated from New Canaan High School in 1945.

Except for living in Spring Hill, Fla. for several years, she lived in New Canaan most of her life. She worked as a receptionist in the office of Dr. Charles Crown for many years.

Ruth is survived by three children Karen Ericson (Rick) of New Canaan, Drue Thompson (Steve) of Milford, and Mark Lewis (Margie) of Bridgeport. She is also survived by three grandsons Scott Ericson (Kristen) of New Canaan, Brian Ericson (Sabrina) of New Canaan and Brad Ericson (Allison) of Trumbull. Also surviving her are six precious great-grandsons William, Cooper, Jack, Tommy, Sammy and Deacon Ericson. Ruth is also survived by her sister Virginia Champion of Spring Hill, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her former husband Chester R. Lewis, Jr., her siblings George Batterson, Mark Batterson and Grace Sammis.

Funeral services for Ruth will be private. There will be no calling hours.

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