Ruth Irene Muthersbaugh Moran, 88, of Bridgeport, died Dec. 14 at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport. She was the wife of the late Lyle E. Moran.

Mrs. Moran was born in Bridgeport, and worked as a banquet waitress.

She enjoyed watching birds, especially hummingbirds and cardinals, and reading murder mysteries.

Mrs. Moran liked to sit on her front porch in her favorite chair with a nice breeze, but would grimace every time a fire truck left the fire station.

She always had a smile for anyone and everyone. Strangers may have come into her house, but they never left as strangers.

Mrs. Moran is survived by a daughter, Ruth Krajnak, and her husband, John, of New Preston; a son, Lyle P. Moran, and his wife, Leah, of Bridgeport; a brother, Robert "Bucky" Muthersbaugh; four grandchildren, Gale, Jennifer, Joshua and Fallon; five great-grandchildren, Gregory, Amanda, Benjamin, Brianna and Adam; a great-great-grandson, Owen; nieces and nephews Mary Ann, Michael, Jeffry, James, Raymond and Dick; a daughter-in-law, Kathy; many great-nieces and nephews; and loving friends. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, James, a sister, Mary Bedford; grandson Tavish Moran; and two nephews, Lewis and Robert.

Interment was at Lawncroft Cemetery in Fairfield.

The Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home in Trumbull was in charge of arrangements.