New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1962|
Ruth Rita Maguire, nee SILLECK, was the daughter of Henry Garrison Silleck, Jr. and Amanda Elizabeth Ruppert-Silleck. She married Joseph Basil Maguire, Vice-President of Copy-Craft, Inc. of NYC, on November 9, 1935 at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York's Upper East Side. They honeymooned in Miami and eventually made their home in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended the Spence School, Miss Porter's School of Farmington, CT and Miss McLane's School of Paris, France.
She and Joseph had four daughters, Patricia Amanda Maguire-Murray (Mrs. Parker Kalloch Murray), Terry Maguire-O'Brien (Mrs. John R. O'Brien), Suzanne Helen and Amanda Frances. Her siblings were Henry Garrison Silleck III (1904-1984) and Helen Ruppert Silleck-Holleran (1907-1978). Ruth was a victim of cancer and many contributions were made in her name to the Greenwich Cancer Society. Although interred in St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich, CT, her and her husband's name and dates are also inscribed beneath the name of her parents in the Ruppert Family Mausoleum in Valhalla, New York where they are interred.
Ruth Rita Silleck Maguire was launched to the public spotlight as a young woman in January of 1939 upon the death of her famous uncle, Col. Jacob Ruppert, Jr., owner of the New York Yankees. As a named heir, she was named as a co-owner of the ball team as well as to his considerable estate. The team was eventually sold in 1945, not without family objections, in a deal structured by her other uncle, George Ehret Ruppert, three years before his death.
--- K. Jacob Ruppert, New York/New Orleans.
Amanda Elizabeth Ruppert Silleck (1878 - 1952)
Helen Ruppert Silleck Holleran (1907 - 1978)*
Ruth Rita Silleck Maguire (1911 - 1962)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Plot: Section 10, Row 2, Lot 3
Created by: K. Jacob Ruppert
Record added: Jun 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7533874