Eda Theresa (DeGrandis) Ruzbasan

May 3, 2022


At 98 years old, our loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother Eda Theresa (DeGrandis) Ruzbasan formerly of Litchfield Street, Torrington, CT, passed away on May 3rd, 2022, at Cherry Brook Health Care Center in Canton, CT.

She is now with her handsome dancing partner and devoted husband of 74 years, Paul J. Ruzbasan.  They were inseparable and danced every chance they could at the Elks to their favorite song, “Two Hearts” by Phil Collins. Their deep love for each other was an example to all.

Eda was born in Torrington, CT in 1923, and was a lifelong Torrington resident. She was raised by her Italian immigrant father, Celeste DeGrandis of Brendola, Italy, after her mother Amelia (Tuzzo) DeGrandis passed away when Eda was only seven years old. Both of her parents will be waiting at heaven’s gates to embrace their daughter.  She was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Paul J. Ruzbasan, her father, Celeste DeGrandis, five sisters: Louise Zeechin, Mary Bastasini, Esther Wocoski, Armida DeGrandis, Helen Macklosky and two Brothers, Armand and James DeGrandis.

Eda leaves behind her devoted son, Gary Ruzbasan of Meriden, and daughters, Jean (John) Eichner of Simsbury, Paula D’Andrea of Torrington, and Gail Kowalski of Torrington, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Eda was a devoted, loving mother who provided a wonderful upbringing to her children and a warm, loving home to her husband. Her children have happy memories of winter sledding with her down the hills in East Litchfield, vacations in Brigantine, her scrumptious homemade Cherry Maraschino Cake, and her great sense of humor.  Later in life, Eda enjoyed visiting the Sullivan Senior Center in Torrington and many trips with her son to Mohegan Sun Casino.

“Marty”, “Maw”, Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma, you will always be in our hearts.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, with the cortege leaving at 10:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, to St. Francis Church (St. John Paul the Great Parish) 160 Main St., Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., with burial immediately following at St. Peter's Cemetery, 236 East Pearl Road, Torrington.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 11th, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to: St. John Paul the Great Parish, 160 Main Street, Torrington, CT, 06790. Condolences may be sent to the Ruzbasan family by visiting .



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Calling Hours
May 11, 2022

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
May 12, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Church
160 Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790


St. John Paul the Great Parish
160 Main St., Torrington CT 06790

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