Ruth B. Phillips


Ruth B. Phillips, a resident of Providence, RI, passed away peacefully, at the age of 102, on the morning of May 31.  She was the wife of the late Milton Phillips.  Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Anna and Joseph Gomberg, and sister of the late Milton Gomberg.

She was predeceased by her two sons, Gary J. Phillips of Kenmore, NY and Paul E. Phillips, Sr. of Providence, RI.  She is survived by her loving daughters-in-law, JoAnn Phillips of North Providence, RI and Sharon Phillips of Kenmore, NY, four grandsons, Paul E. Phillips Jr. of North Providence, RI, Michael Phillips and his wife, Sara, of Voorhees, NJ, Gary Phillips and his wife, Carrie, of Buffalo, NY, and David Phillips and his fiancé, Meghan, of Hamburg, NY, and four great-grandchildren.

Ruth was a salesperson for the Peerless Store in Providence for 22 years and Cherry and Webb for 6 years.  She was a life member of the Jewish Home for the Aged, a member of the Majestic Senior Guild, Warwick Social Seniors, the RI Chapter of the International Women’s Club, and a member of the Meal Site at Temple Torat Yisrael.

A funeral service in her memory will be held at the Priest Chapel at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02888 on Monday, June 3rd at 12:00 noon with arrangements by Shalom Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 State St., #200, Providence, RI 02908 or American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, #3004, Warwick, RI 02886. Shiva will be private.


  1. Ron Cardone
    Jun 1, 2019

    Rest in the Sweetest Peace Nana Ruth. Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole Phillip’s family.

  2. Ellie
    Jun 1, 2019

    My life has been enhanced.
    May you Rest In Peace.

  3. Nancy
    Jun 2, 2019

    Hope you are dancing with Milt and your 2 boys. So happy we got to see you again last year. RIP pretty lady.

  4. Roberta Dickens
    Jun 3, 2019

    I will always have fond memories of Ruth as well as all in the family while growing up. My Mom and Ruth were close friends as well as my Dad and Milton. My sincere condolences to all in the family.
    With Sympathy,

  5. Richard DiDomenico
    Jun 7, 2019

    So sorry I missed the service. Her son Paul and I made music together for a number of years. God Bless the family of Ruth in this trying, heartfelt time.

    Dick Domane

  6. JoAnn and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. My condolonces to all of her family. She will be missed.

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