She was known for her storytelling and listening skills. Her ability to make people feel welcomed and appreciated made her irreplaceable.
Ruth Grappone, matriarch of Grappone Automotive Group in Bow, N.H., died Dec. 31 at age 101.
Although she didn't have a formal job title at the five-franchise dealership group, she wore many hats throughout her 77 years in the business.
Granddaughter Amanda Grappone Osmer told Automotive News that her most prized role was being her husband's "constant companion."