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Ruth Iona Trainor Lanagan

Date of Death: December 2, 2020

Date of Birth: November 28, 1924



Ruth Iona Trainor Lanagan, age 96 of Brunswick, ME; died on December 2, 2020, in her home at Thornton Hall, Brunswick ME. Ruth was born on November 28, 1924 the daughter of  Burton Daniel Clark Trainor and Annette Waichulis

Ruth attended Becker College in MA, and went on to work as a secretary at Brunswick School District for 30 years, primarily at Coffin Elementary School.  

Ruth enjoyed spending time with family and friends, casino, swimming, and dancing. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association as well as the Brunswick Art Club


Ruth is survived by her children:  Janet Lanagan Sullivan and her partner Jonathan H. Klein of Stonington, CT; Peggy Lanagan Corey and her husband Richard Corey of Portland, ME; Laurie Lanagan and Robert Michael Lanagan of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and by her granddaughters:  Shelley Deming of Smithfield, RI; Jessica Corey Cattaneo and her husband Stephen Cattaneo of South Portland, ME; Briana Mendiola Mitchell and her husband Korte Mitchell of North Carolina and Gracie Lanagan of North Carolina. Ruth also leaves behind her great-grandchildren:  Tyler Deming, Taylor Deming, and Tara Deming of Smithfield RI.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband: Robert James Lanagan and a daughter: Susan Lanagan Rosenfeld


Services for Ruth will be held in the summer of 2021. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington DC 20090-6011. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Funeral Alternatives, 46 Bath Rd. Brunswick, ME Condolences may be expressed at


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