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Ruth Dinah Tino

July 14, 1970 — March 24, 2023






Tino Dinah Ruth transitioned to glory on 24th March, 2023 at the age of 52 at UMass Memorial Hospital. Ruth a vibrant personality, full of life with an infectious spirit that lit up every where she was.  It was difficult to not feel her presence in a room or surrounding.  A jovial soul, Dinah Ruth loved and lived life to its fullness, never holding back at any opportunity to have fun and laugh.  Dinah Ruth’s impact on family, friends, neighbors and relatives will be felt long after her departure.

Never judging anyone Ruth was always willing to give a second chance to everyone.  She remained highly protective of those she loved, and always reaching out to anyone she  learnt was hurting. You could trust her with your secret, and remain confident that it was safe with her.  In as much as Ruth was open to people, she valued her privacy.  She loved and lived. Ruth was uniting in her death just  as she was in her life  

Dinah Ruth was born 14th July 1970 to parents Joseph and Edith Apetu in Mbale Referral Hospital Mbale City in Uganda East Africa. Raised in Uganda Ruth is part of a large family with over fifteen siblings. She leaves her husband Isiagi Stanslas. Ruth attained her foundational education in Uganda. She went to Pioneer Primary School for her primary education; Trinity College Nabbingo for her Ordinary level, Kololo Senior Secondary School for Advanced Level before joining Makerere University in Kampala where she graduated with a Bachelors’ of Arts  Degree in  Social Sciences (Social Administration and Literature).    

After graduating from Makerere University Ruth made her contribution developing the communities in rural Uganda when working with Action Aid Uganda (Feb-1997 – Jan- 2000, and The Nutrition Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP) under the Umbrella of National Association of Womens’ Organizations (NAWOU), she worked as Cluster Manager - Aids Integrated Model District (AIM) Project funded by USAID (Mar. 2003 – Jul. 2004) in Uganda.  Ruth was then blessed with a handsome little Prince, Jesse Okiria has since grown into the prince he indeed is.

  A go getter, never afraid of heights and exploring new frontiers right from her childhood, Ruth did not shy away from moving and starting a new life with her little Prince in a foreign land, The United States of America.  Ruth won a scholarship to study a masters of Arts Degree in International Development and Social Change (IDCE) 2004-2006 at Clark University, where she successfully graduated.

Ruth successfully got employed as a social worker at the commonwealth of Massachusetts in the department of Children and Families from June 2008 - to date. 


She loved sports especially netball and loved to dress up and look good.


An ardent supporter of preserving one’s cultural heritage, Ruth was a member of Teso Associations in the diaspora and served as a secretary to the Iteso Association of North America.  Ruth never missed the opportunity remain connected with her family and friends in Uganda. A family event would be incomplete without her presence and contribution. Ruth’s large size queen heart made her a generous and compassionate soul always looking out for the welfare of others, putting a smile on, each face she touched. Ruth was a living testament of love and sacrifice.

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