Wake:Friday, February 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.Mass:Saturday, February 7, at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Ruthe Monroe Calkins Serena


February 3, 1924 ~ February 1, 2015

Ruth Monroe Calkins Serena, 90, wife of the late Dr. Frank Serena, passed away on Sunday, February 01, 2015.

Born on February 3, 1924, in Milton Freewater, OR, she was the daughter of the late Richard Monroe and Lula May McBeth.

Recently of Redding, Ruth was previously a longtime resident of Norwalk. She worked for over twenty-five years as a nurse for Dr. Frank Serena.

Ruth is survived by her three children: Christopher Calkins and his wife Bebe Neuwirth of New York, NY, Robin Calkins of Roseville, CA, and Melissa C. Frank and her husband Lawrence of Wilton, CT. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Dr. Frank Serena, Ruth was predeceased by three older brothers, as well as her first husband, Carroll C. Calkins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 7, at 10:00 AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Friends may call on Friday, February 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss, Robin and family.

    February 2, 2015
    Ginny Ray -

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