Ruth Ann (McCardell) Delate, long-time Naples, Florida, resident, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, died January 8, 2020, at the age of 94. Ruth was born in Magnolia, Minnesota, the daughter of Martin and Teresa McCardell. Ruth was a Registered Nurse and obtained her nursing training at the St. Mary’s Hospital/ Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She was an active member of Corpus Christi Chapel at St. Agnes Church and Naples Pro-life Council.
Ruth was married to Edward Delate, Ph.D., who passed in 1979. Ruth was one of 15 children and she is survived by her two siblings: Dolores McCardell and Carolyn Lambert; her 11 children: Mary-Therese Delate; Helen Flowers (James Flowers); Kathleen Delate (Robert Turnbull); Angeliea Carson; Patricia Delate (Kenneth Reinke); Edward Delate (Phyllis Botson); Thomas Delate (Rebecca Sedjo); John Delate (Caroline Barnes); Joseph Delate; Michael Delate (Wendy Ohlweiler); and Kevin Delate; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a person of unconditional love. She was a practicing nurse for over 40 years, was civically engaged for various causes, and volunteered for numerous charitable organizations. She had a positive impact on everyone she met. Ruth loved nature, especially walks on the beautiful south Florida beaches, and she was a long-term parishioner at the Tridentine Latin Mass.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, January 10 at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples.
A Requiem (Latin) Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 11 at the Corpus Christi Chapel at St. Agnes Church, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples.
Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery in Trenton, New Jersey, on Saturday, February 8, 2020.