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Obituary: Lois Ricklin

The 90-year-old Bristol resident passed away Sunday.


Lois (Webster) Ricklin, 90, of Bristol, died at her home on Sunday, Oct. 28. She was the wife of Saul Ricklin, her husband of 65 years. She was born on April 7, 1922 in Hartford, CT, to the late John Harold and Ellen (Leslie) Webster. 

In addition to her husband, Lois leaves behind children Donald and wife, Leona; Leslie and husband, Jeff Wells; Ethan and wife, Susan; and Roger and wife, Donna; grandchildren Ruby Wells and husband, Jeff Schneider; Isaac Wells and wife Jaimie Ray; Sam, Julia and Alana; and great granddaughter, Zeppelynne. 

Lois graduated with a degree in chemistry from Connecticut College for Women in 1944. She worked as a chemist at Metal and Thermit Corporation in Rahway, New Jersey where she met her husband. She also worked as a Research Assistant in Ornamental Horticulture at Rutgers University and as a Lecture Assistant in chemistry at Brown University. 

She was a volunteer driver for the Red Cross Motor Service, on advisory committees at Connecticut College, and a Camp Fire Girls Leader. Lois enjoyed gardening, tennis, theater, reading and was an accomplished cook and seamstress. She was a world traveler to more than 75 countries often accompanying her husband on his business trips to Japan, Europe and the Soviet Union. 

Contributions in memory of Lois may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI, 02904, or Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St., Bristol. 

A Memorial Gathering in celebration of her life will be held at a place and time to be announced. For online condolences, shared memories and information please go towww.sansonefuneralhome.com 

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