Ruby Comrie, 1919-2015

Ruby Comrie (left) with Ronald, Leroy Sr. and Leroy Jr.

Ruby Comrie (left) with Ronald, Leroy Sr. and Leroy Jr.

Ruby Frith Comrie, 1919-20, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and came to the U.S. to work as a hairdresser with a friend who had already migrated to the U.S. and opened her own hair salon.

Ruby married Leroy George Comrie, Sr. and was the mother of two sons, Leroy, Jr. and Ronald Earl, in Jersey City, N.J. The family moved to Queens, while the children were yet toddlers.

They became dedicated members of St. Alban the Martyr Episcopal Church, where Ruby served dutifully. Following their retirement, Ruby and her husband moved to Florida in the early 1980s where they could enjoy the tropical weather so fondly recalled of their native Jamaica and enjoy gardening in their golden years. Ruby, a life-long seamstress, was still enjoying this pastime right up until the week before she was hospitalized.

She was a determined lady who learned to drive at 75 and in widowhood spent 18 of the last 21 years as a hospice volunteer.

She is survived by her beloved sons, Leroy and Ronald, daughter-in-law Marcia and grandchildren Kayla, Kyle, Liana and Benjamin Comrie, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and beloved friends.

She will be interred in the family plot in Hollywood, Fla.

2 thoughts on “Ruby Comrie, 1919-2015

  1. Lorraine Sims

    You have been blessed to have shared your mother’s love for such a long time. You can see how much love she had for others volunteering in hospice. Only a strong and compassionate person could undertake such an arduous task, May God rest her soul. Condolences to the family.

  2. Jennifer Boone

    Dear Leroy and family,

    Your mother is amongst the angels. She has had so many accomplishments, a wealth of hopes and dreams fulfilled, days and days well lived and now a legacy to celebrate. May sweet memories of the gem that was your mother, encourage you at this time.

    My condolences,
    Jennifer Boone


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