Ruth M. Lamont, 81, formerly of Manhasset and Roslyn Heights, died on February 9, 2003 of congestive heart failure in Bethesda, MD, where she was a resident at Springhouse, an assisted living facility.
Ruth was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She attended McGill University, where she met Reverend Thomas Lamont, whom she married in 1942. In 1943, after Ruth graduated from McGill, she and Reverend Lamont moved to Jersey City, NJ, where they began their life in the United States, becoming US citizens in 1954. Ruth, her husband, and daughters Maureen and Colleen, moved to Manhasset in 1957, when Reverend Lamont became pastor at the Community Reformed Church. In addition to her active participation in church activities, Ruth obtained a Masters of Library Science degree from Long Island University in 1968. For 29 years, she worked as a librarian at the Shelter Rock Public Library. When Rev. Lamont became associated with the Congregational Church of Manhasset in 1977, Ruth became an active participant in that church, as well.
For many years, Ruth was active in the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic organization that promotes educational opportunities for women.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas, who resides at Springhouse, her daughters Maureen Cropper of Bethesda, MD and Colleen Lamont of Towson, MD, and four grandchildren, Alexander, Meredith, Christopher and Erik. A memorial service will be held in the future in Manhasset. Donations may be made in Mrs. Lamont's name to the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation.