Lori-Beth Rupp, 52, died Nov. 6, 2010, at her home. She had been cared for by the New Milford Visiting Nurse Hospice team and her mother, Beatrice.

She had a tender, caring heart for the needy, helpless and sick, and always reached out to help.

Mrs. Rupp is survived by her mother, Beatrice; a brother, Michael Ernst Rupp; Michael's children, Rebekah, Christina, Victoria and Daniel Rupp; and two aunts, Harriet Thomason, of Swansboro, N.C., and Marilyn Schrager, of Cumming, Ga., and their families. She was predeceased by her father, Harold Ernst Rupp.

A private burial will take place at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000, or to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.