FRAMINGHAM – Dorothy Ruguleiski Collier, 89, of Weston died September 9, 2021 at Newton Wellesley Hospital from complications of a stroke.
Born in Westborough on June 8, 1932 to John Ruguleiski and Marion Fales Ruguleiski, Dorothy was a 1950 graduate of Westborough High School.
She attended George Washington University, married and raised a family. Dorothy returned to school at Northeastern University and graduated with honors in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Dorothy accomplished this while working a full time job.
Dorothy was fond of exercise and fitness. She enjoyed aerobics so much she often did three consecutive classes. She was also a talented piano player who loved jazz and classical music. She volunteered for many years with Youth Concerts at Symphony Hall as a guide for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Dorothy loved Shakespeare and participated
enthusiastically in Great Books discussion groups.
She was a Town Meeting member in Framingham for several years serving as Clerk on the Rules Committee and on the Ways and Means Committee.
She is survived by her beloved companion of 34 years, Ned Price of Framingham, brothers John of Marlborough, Donald of Plains, Montana, sister Rita Shea of Northborough, daughters Kathleen of Tucson, Arizona and Jo Ann of Worcester, son Robert of Marlborough, granddaughter Rose Hughes, and great-granddaughter Miranda Bieger of Oxford.
No memorial service is planned.
However in 2015, Dorothy donated 26 acres of land in Upton now known as Ruguleiski Woods to the Metacomet Land Trust. Thus her memory will be honored best by donations to this trust or to the Sudbury Valley Trustees.