Frances "Fran" Ruggles

 

Age: 67

 

Summary: longtime member of Gustaf Adolph Luther Church in northern Maine and one of several parishioners who drank arsenic-tainted coffee during a church gathering on April 27, 2003, in which one person died and 15 others were sickened after drinking the coffee but a church member killed himself and took responsibility for the incident in a suicide note days later, who had suffered from long-term health problems related to the arsenic poisoning.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from arsenic poisoning

 

Born: May 9, 1941

 

Died: April 4, 2009

 

Location: New Sweden, Maine