Ruth M. (Nasiatka) Alie, 86 years young, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Heywood Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Otter River on 12/22/35, she was the daughter of the late Stella (Nasiatka) Parsons. Ruth graduated from Templeton High School in 1954 where she excelled in basketball. Ruth met the love of her life in high school and married shortly after graduation to James (Jim) Alie. Ruth had been employed at Narragansett High School, George Bent Company, S. Bent Company and Standard Chair after her four children began school. She held various office positions at each company. Ruth lived her entire life in the Town of Templeton with the past 58 years in Otter River.
Ruth was a life-long parishioner of St. Martins Church in Otter River and was very involved with all activities for the church. Ruth enjoyed making all kinds of crafts for her church fairs, family and friends. She would scour many crafting catalogs and attend other craft fairs to find the right items/ideas to make. Jim would cut the wood for the items and she would paint each craft item with detail and talent - they worked as a team on every project. Ruth was a very talented artist and painted many canvas pictures of various scenes. Ruth enjoyed her flower gardens, she had that special green thumb and could name all the flowers and how to care for them. Ruth enjoyed quilting and made many quilts for gifts for family members or donated them to the church for raffles. Ruth and Jim loved to travel. They traveled as much as possible after retirement. Ruth also loved the beach and the family would vacation in Maine yearly. Ruth loved Halloween and would dress up in a different costume every year for the trick-or-treaters. The time that Ruth loved the most was when she was with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ruth leaves her husband of 67 years, Jim (James) Alie; two daughters Joanne Goguen and her husband Clayton Goguen of Gardner and Jackie Johnson of Templeton, and one son James Alie and his wife Debra Alie of Gardner. Six grandchildren, Joshua Johnson and his partner Ryan Lawrence of Petersham, Corey Johnson and his partner Vanessa Boudreau of Winchendon, Laura Goguen and her partner Brian Clarizia of Beverly, MA, Lesley Goguen of Gardner, Cheyenne Alie of Templeton. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Jack, Jase, Joseph and Julia Johnson and Jordan, Jaxson and Julian Barnicle. Ruth is also survived by son-in-law Mark Hanks, nieces and several cousins.
She is predeceased by daughter Joyce Hanks, great-granddaughter Jaylin Rose Johnson, son-in-law Richard Tanzi and sister Diane Murray.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:30 AM in St. Martins Church in Otter River, 248 State Road, Otter River, MA Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA at 1:00. Calling hours will be held from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Stone Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon, MA.
Kevin J. Mack, Douglas M. Stone and Walter C. Taylor, funeral directors