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Obituary: Ruth (Sullivan) Santa Barbara 

Published August 24, 2016 at 8:55 p.m. | Updated September 6, 2019 at 11:21 a.m.

Ruth (Sullivan) Santa Barbara
  • Ruth (Sullivan) Santa Barbara

Ruth (Sullivan) Santa Barbara a resident of St. Albans and 58 year resident of Syracuse passed away on Tuesday evening, August 23rd, 2016, at her summer cottage on Hathaway Point.

Born in St. Albans, on August 31st, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary (Maun) Sullivan. Ruth was 93 years old.

On September 19th, 1953, in St. Mary’s Church, she married Angelo J. Santa Barbara, who survives her. They met while Angelo was working as an electrical engineer for GE on the radar installation at the St. Albans Air Force Base.

Ruth was a 1940 graduate of St. Mary’s High School and before she was married, she retired from the New England Telephone Company as a Supervisor. She was a former communicant of St. Mary’s Parish in St. Albans.

Survivors include her husband of over 62 years, Angelo, of Syracuse; son, Michael J. Santa Barbara and his wife, Michele, of Memphis, New York; daughters, Kathy Santa Barbara of Syracuse, New York and Susan Baloga and her husband, Gary, of Binghamton, New York as well as her grandchildren, Alessandra Goodfellow and her husband, Patrick, of Phoenix, Arizona, Jeremy Santa Barbara and his wife, Nikki, of Camillus, New York and Sara Baloga of Cornwall-on- Hudson, New York. Ruth is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Natalya Goodfellow.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her brother, Robert Sullivan.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, August 27th, 2016, from 10:30 – 11:30 AM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday August 27th, at 12 Noon at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans with the Reverend Maurice J. Roy as celebrant. Interment will follow in the family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the St. Albans Historical Society, P.O. Box 722, St. Albans, Vermont 05478.

Messages of condolence to Ruth’s family are welcome at

This obituary was originally published on, which ceased operation in September 2019. The death notice is archived on this website with the permission of the publisher.
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