Anne "Nancy" Ruane
March 6, 1949 - September 1, 2020


Anne "Nancy" Ruane
Mar 6, 1949 - Sep 1, 2020

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MONROE TOWNSHIP - ANNE "NANCY" (LEWIS) RUANE passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. She was 71.

Born in New Brunswick, she grew up in Piscataway before relocating to Monroe Township 37 years ago.

A graduate of Piscataway High School, Class of 1967, Anne was employed as an administrative assistant for Arzee Midstate Supply in East Brunswick for 15 years. Prior to her retirement, she was the personal assistant to Jamesburg Police Chief, Martin Horvath, for 5 years.

In her leisure time, Anne enjoyed gardening and crafting ceramics. Her greatest love, however, was spending time with her boys and their families.

Anne was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Paul Douglas, her son, Sean Paul and a brother, Matthew Lewis.

Surviving are her two sons; Joseph and wife, Janet, of Monroe Township, Brian and wife, Erin, of New Bedford, MA; four grandchildren, Evrett, Leonel, Otis, and Olivia Marie; and ten beloved siblings.

A memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 10:15 am, at St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, 333 NJ-18, Old Bridge.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Monday, September 7, 2020, from 12-2 pm at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. For directions, please visit our "Services" page.

In lieu of flowers, if people are so moved please consider donating to a fund for her first grandson, Evrett, and in memory of his father Sean.

Regina on Sep 7, 2020


Regina on Sep 7, 2020

You were always there to here me, you understood what it was like. Never judging and always supportive. I love you Nance ❤️

Prunella Fiddian-Green on Sep 6, 2020

In loving memory of dear Nancy and co-grandmother of Evrett. I cherish the many special times we shared over the years starting before Evrett was born, throughout his childhood on Nantucket and in Western Massachusetts until his Northampton High School graduation last June. I was so delighted to celebrate this milestone with you together with Ev's proud cheering team. Thank you for your kindness to my family and me always. May you now rest peacefully in the arms of eternal love

Joan Varga on Sep 5, 2020

Nancy, how can I say goodbye to a friend of over 56 years? I can't I want 56 more. Rest in peace. Joan Varga

Joan Varga on Sep 5, 2020

Nancy, how do you say goodbye to someone who was a friend for over 56 years? I can't, I want 56 more. Rest in peace . Joan Varga

Mary on Sep 5, 2020

My Dear sister you were always there to rescue me no matter what , you took care of me when I needed you. Your heart was sooo big !!!! You are beautiful I will miss you so so so much😘 May you rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus . ❤️

Nicole on Sep 4, 2020

CandleI am blessed to have known Nancy. A beautiful woman with an amazing heart and a strong mind and words that always made sense. You will be so missed you Nancy xoxoxo

Margaret on Sep 4, 2020

💞I'll miss you forever💞

cathrine on Sep 4, 2020

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Michael Kulbacki on Sep 4, 2020

Paul Lewis on Sep 3, 2020

Paul Lewis on Sep 3, 2020

Rest in peace dear sweet sister. You will truly be missed by everyone whose life you have touched.
Thanks for all the great memories on Avenue J.



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Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Memorial Mass

St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church
1 St. Thomas Plaza
Old Bridge, New Jersey 08857
10:15 AM
Please meet at the church.

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