Anne & Tom Ruane
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Anne and Tom Ruane, parents of Manhattan Beach resident Erin Ruane, have passed away. They were 84 and 85. Anne and Tom were married 60 years this past October and were the proud parents of four daughters Erin, Jennifer, Scotty and Christy as well as seven grandchildren including Nash, Tucker and Annie Hale of Manhattan Beach. Anne passed away in December of last year. Although her mind and speech were limited in the end, Anne's last words to Tom were "beautiful family." Her celebration of life was held at the end of March where Tom and her family honored Anne as well as the life they built together. A few days after the commemoration, an otherwise healthy Tom simply drew his last breath and moved on to join his beloved Anne. Albeit shocking for the family, it was not surprising given their beautiful devotion to each other.

While going through his papers, Erin found something that Tom had cut out and written on that summarized his feelings for his wife of 60 years: "And when she shall die, take her and cut her out in little stars. And she will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun. Love, now and always, your Tom."

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Published in The Beach Reporter on May 3, 2019.
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August 4, 2020
I’m so sorry to learn of Mr & Mrs. Ruane’s passing. They were truly beautiful people, devoted to their loving family. Mr. Ruane was a gem, one of a kind, and a total gentleman. My deepest condolences to the Ruane family for your loss.
May 8, 2019
To the family of Anne & Tom Ruane, Im very sorry for your loss. Lean on God to help you through this. He will give you peace that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time and he will guard your hearts.
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