Ruthanne Hadley

Obituary of Ruthanne Hadley

Ruthanne (Zitek) Hadley, 75, of Hebron, beloved wife of Glen R. Hadley, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Born October 7, 1941 in New Rochelle, NY, daughter of the late Emil and Marguerite (McKinney) Zitek, she had lived in Glastonbury many years moving to Hebron 17 years ago. Prior to her retirement Ruthanne was a teacher in the Glastonbury School system. She graduated from Syracuse University and Plattsburg State University. She was an active member of the Gilead Congregational Church, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Leadership of Greater Hartford. She was an avid reader and loved to spend her time by the fireplace or the fish pond and garden. Besides her husband she is survived by, 2 sons and their wives, Stephen and Allegra Weir of Hebron, Ben and Rosetta Weir of Glastonbury, 2 step sons and their wives, Christopher and Anouchka Hadley of Milton, Ontario, Canada, Scott and Bethany Hadley of Westborough, MA, a brother Dr. William Zitek and his wife Mariel of Shelter Island, NY, a sister Edye Scheier and her husband Henry of Norwich, VT, 9 grandchildren: Alexia, Julianna and Meredith Weir, Dylan Manley, Rhiannon, Mia and Tate Hadley, Luke and Grace Hadley and many nieces and nephews. She adored all the grandchildren. She played an especially integral role in the lives of her 3 grandchildren in Hebron. Their “Mimi” was a big part of their lives. Allegra and she would speak daily and their house was filled with the joy of Meredith looking for her special treats.  Rosetta and Ben would have long phone times with her keeping her abreast of all the daily events in their lives.  Ruth touched the lives of countless children during her teaching career.  She will be remembered for her smile, her laugh, and her always positive outlook.  Calling hours will be Thursday June 29th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, CT. A memorial service celebrating Ruthanne’s life will be held Saturday July 8 at 11am in the Gilead Congregational Church, Hebron. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment will be a private in the Church Garden of Remembrance. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Protectors of Animals, 144 Main St., East Hartford, CT. 06118. For online condolences please visit