In Memory of




Obituary for Stephen G Ruma

RUMA, Stephen G. of Ayer formerly of Winchester passed away surrounded by his wife April and his family, after a courageous battle, on September 27, 2023. Beloved husband of April (Rae) Ruma. Loving father of Gabrielle Ruma and her wife Danielle “Dani” Smith and Bianca Ruma. Devoted son of Petrina (Penta) Ruma and the late Joseph. Dear cousin of Camille and her husband Robert Thomas, Maria Drown and her husband Stephen, Anne Marie Lodato and her husband Raymond and Joseph Figucia and his wife Caroline. Cherished brother-in-law to Robert James Slater and his wife Debi, Debbie Ennis and her husband Ford, Robin Romano and her late husband Joseph, and Pamela Gray and her late husband Richard. Steve will also be missed by his best friend Peter Palmer and many other loving relatives and friends. Visiting hours will be at the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER on Wednesday, October 4th from 10am-12pm. A funeral service will be held immediately following in the funeral home at 12pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Steven was born and raised in Winchester, growing up in a neighborhood he shared with countless cousins and friends. His parents were in the produce business and shared their love of fresh fruits and vegetables with Steve. From this began his love of cooking and it was something he enjoyed sharing with those around him. Steve was an avid train collector for over 50 years, eventually becoming a vendor and operating as “Steves Trains”. Through his trains he met many people through the years that became good friends. He loved trips to the beach, sailing, visits to Maine but he was happiest spending time with his family. All who were fortunate to meet Steve loved him and immediately considered him a friend.