In Memory of



Obituary for Ruth Tunnicliffe

Ruth Tunnicliffe, 67, of Williamstown, MA, passed away at Berkshire Medical Center on May 6, 2022. She was born in Paisley, Scotland on April 2, 1955, the daughter of Robert Tunnicliffe and Jean Russell-Morris. She attended schools in Kampala, Uganda, where her family lived for ten years before moving to Guilderland, NY. She graduated from Guilderland High School and Greenfield Community College. Ruth was a registered nurse in Brattleboro Vermont and most recently in Berkshire County before her retirement. A dedicated and loving mother, sister, and daughter, she loved to help others, enjoyed traveling, sightseeing, photography and bird watching. She is survived by her two children- Colin Lafave (Annie) of Queensbury, NY and Molly Thomas (Gerald) of Robbinsville, NC; her two grandchildren- Nora Thomas and Ainsley Lafave; her mother- Jean Russell-Morris of Williamstown, MA; her three sisters- Jane Stine (Jim) of Queensbury, NY, Sheila Mason (Toby) of Hancock, MA, Gwendolyn Glover (Peter) of Williamstown, MA; and her brother- John Tunnicliffe (Erin) of Norwich, VT; Stepmom- Nancy Tunnicliffe of Lanesboro, MA and also her large cat, Sir Winston. The family is holding a private celebration of Ruth’s life at a future date. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit