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Ruth Caracciolo, 90, Former Mount Kisco Dietician

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – Ruth Douglas Caracciolo of Mount Kisco died April 24 at Beaumont at the Willows in Westborough, Mass. She was 90. 

Caracciolo worked as a dietitian for Northern Westchester Hospital for many years. 

She was born May 11, 1921 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to James H. and Mary E. Walker Douglas. Educated in New York City, Caracciolo graduated from Washington Irving High School. She earned an associate degree in dietetics from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1942 and began worked at Northern Westchester Hospital that year. 

On June 10, 1944, she married Joseph A. Caracciolo in Mount Kisco, where she was a resident for 65 years. Caracciolo lived in a nursing home in Westborough for the last three years and in Danbury, Conn., for two years prior. 

Locally, she was a scout leader for the Brownies, Girl and Cub Scouts and was active at Mount Kisco Methodist Church for many years. She was an avid bowler, bowling well into her 80's. She also loved to walk. 

She is survived by a son, Thomas Caracciolo, of Katonah; two daughters, Wendy Barrick, of Poquoson, Va. and Alyce Crowley, of Westborough; a sister, Roberta Lucy, of Waldwick, N.J.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1959; two sisters, Miriam Montet and Grace Williams and a brother, Howard Douglas. 

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday with religious services during calling hours at Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home in Mount Kisco. 

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