Ruth L. Garrison

Ruth L. Garrison, 70, of Smithtown, NY, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Southside Hospital in Islip, NY.

Born on October 3, 1947, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles E and Mary (White) Garrison.

Throughout her career, Ruth worked as a Mental Health Therapy Aide with NYS Department of Mental Health, at both the Kingsport Psychiatric Center and the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood, NY.

Ruth enjoyed ceramics and was an avid Doll collector. She also took great joy in Christmas and to her family, she was known as a "Christmas Fanatic".

She is survived by her son, Charles Garrison of Smithtown, NY; her brother and sister in law, William and Mickey Garrison of Centereach, NY; her nieces, Christy, and Tracy; her nephew, William "Billy"; along with numerous extended family and friends.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes in Rhinebeck, NY on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM and interment will take place at Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY.

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