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Tom Weber

Buvana Ramaswamy

March 06, 1967 - January 16, 2022

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Buvana Ramaswamy. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Buvana Ramaswamy passed away on January 16, 2022 after a months-long battle with cancer, in the comfort of family.   She was born to Padmanaban and Lakshmi Ramaswamy on March 6, 1967, in India, and moved with her parents and her younger sister Brinda to the United States in 1973. After graduating from high school she attended Wellesley College, earning degrees in mathematics and French literature, and did graduate work at the...  see more
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  • Yunjung HYUN
    I am in shock to learn about Buvana today.. even almost a year has passed. I am so sorry for your unbelievable loss and heartache. I am also sorry for my belated condolense message.
    The time with her in Arizona during PhD work and afterwards was a great...  more
  • Feyzan Baysal
    Akif and I have been in shock with Buvana's news. We never knew that Buvana was battling with this disease. With her constant smile and positivity, to me if there were one person on earth to be immortal, that had to be Buvana. She was the best friend. I...  more
  • Jayshree Gerken
    Buvana, today marks one year without your smiles here on earth. To honor the mother and the dog lover in you, for your upcoming birthday, I will donate to our dog Karli's rescue, Labs & More, towards their work building "Mama Suites" for...  more
  • J Blue
    I am so sorry for your loss! Every interaction with Buvana in school and afterwards was such a pleasure. She will be sorely missed!
  • Helen Kim
    Bob, Maya, Tara, Mr. and Mrs. Ramaswamy, Brinda and Tom and your beautiful boys,

    Thinking of you and Buvana, particularly today on her birthday. I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss and heartache. Buvana's irrepressible and positive energy and...  more
  • Jayshree Gerken
    Today is Buvana's birthday. Buvana, I have been thinking of you all week. In your honor, I made a small donation to a kind, educated, articulate senior in our town, RC, who fell upon hard times with cancer, being run over by an automobile, and having...  more
  • Grace Moorhead
  • Leann Dakin
    After reading all of the posts here, it is obvious how loved and respected Buvana was and how many lives she touched. I am so grateful that we got to spend a few days with her when she brought Maya over to Australia to settle in to her new Aussie...  more
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  • Anand Kamalakar
    My wife Sudha and I met Buvana at Uma’s wedding in Edmonton, Canada. This was three years ago and the memory of her sparkling smile and energy of her spirit is still fresh. We interacted for three days. While our children splashed around at the local...  more
  • Hema Krishnamoorthy
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  • Karen Kelley
    • Karen Kelley
      Karen Kelley Bob, Maya, Tara, Brinda and to your family - I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Buvana meant so much to all of us here at CDM Smith. All of the descriptions of her as warm, caring, and always with a smile or laugh are how I will remember her. She was...  more
  • Linda Sommers
  • Linda Sommers
    Buv gave us all so, so much. That smile, that laugh, those dance moves. Her understated strength, her disdain of attention and the limelight. I feel so lucky to have known her and completely devastated that she isn't here.

    Dearest Bob, Maya, Tara,...  more
  • Liana Kish
  • Padma Venkatraman
    From Karuna:
    Dear Bob Uncle, Lakshmi Paati, Ramu Thatha, Tara Akka and Maya Akka,
    I don’t know exactly how to say this, and I hope I say it right, but I’m really really sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for you.
    Buvana...  more
  • Padma Venkatraman
  • Jayashree Nimmagadda
    Our hearts go out to you, Bob, Maya, Tara and Buv's parents. We are so sorry for your loss. I first met Buvana at the Diversity committee meeting at Wheeler. She walked in with a big smile. She cared about BIPOC students at Wheeler, always advocating...  more
  • Abigail Fleisig
  • Abigail Fleisig
    Amazing mother and role model, inspiration, kind soul, and an extraordinary person. Love and support to Tara, Maya, Mr. Sullivan, and family. Please reach out for anything. Tara is an incredible and beautiful reflection of Buv whose love permeates eternally.
  • Robert Strecker
  • Kris Masterson
  • Kris Masterson
    Dear Sullivan-Ramaswamy Family – I am so very sorry for your loss. The messages on this page are beautiful and a testimony to the fullness and depth of Buvana’s life and her caring, generous, thoughtful demeanor towards everyone. Buvana and I worked...  more
  • Mary Farrell
    Dear Bob, Maya and Tara,
    My heart is breaking for your terrible loss. Buvana was a wonderful human being -- kind, generous, thoughtful, giving. She shined softly with a warm and loving spirit. The world is diminished without her. Please accept our...  more
  • Priya Moni
    To the Sullivan-Ramaswamy-Weber family,
    Words can't begin to convey my family's sorrow for your loss. Buvana was an amazing woman who shared her warmth and kindness with everyone.

    My family first met her back in 1973 - Janaki(Papu) has fond memories...  more
  • Anuj Swaminathan
    Buvana was a warm, kind, and empathetic human being who radiated positivity to everyone around her. Truly, she was and still is an inspiration to me to always see the brighter side of the world, even when you may feel lost within the depths of yourself....  more
  • Jayashree Nimmagadda
  • Anuj Swaminathan
  • Shawn Haugen
  • Amol Daxikar
    I had known Buvana for almost 18-years. Buvana always cared for everyone around her. She was very thoughtful and showed lot of empathy towards others. Buvana deeply cared for her work and was very dedicated employee. We at CDM Smith will greatly miss Buvana.
  • Karen Kelley
  • Lisa Martiesian
    Dear Sullivan Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Buvana was a sincerely kind and special person. I loved working the clothing sale with her and...  more
  • Lisa Martiesian
  • Ellen Welty
    Buvana was such a wonderful person. She made every room, every gathering, brighter with her smiles and laughter and compassion. I still treasure a photo she sent me years ago of Maya, my daughter and their friend standing on the beach with their...  more
  • Ellen Welty
  • Alex Snead
  • Robert Fitzgerald
    Buvana was a respected and beloved colleague for 20 years. It won't be surprising to those who knew her that one of the ways she distinguished herself professionally was her ability to develop positive, productive relationships with our most challenging...  more
  • Kevin Leroux
  • Pushpalatha Chandramouly
    Bhuvana akka is a very down to the earth, very humble and caring person, always with a smile. Used to be very excited when she and Bob with the kids come to visit us in india. She will be missed. Om Shanthi.
  • Marika Dy
    Dear Sullivan Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. Buvana was warm, kind, funny, and a genuinely wonderful person. She was my favorite parent to see in the stands during lacrosse games. I will always remember hearing her cheer us...  more
  • Silva Battaglin
    It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to have heard that Buvana has left us. She was an amazing person, so warm, so kind and always smiling. We were so blessed to have had the chance to share great memories at many Wellesley lacrosse games or eating...  more
  • Cassia Schuler
    Sending all my love
  • Zoë Reynolds
  • Jayshree Gerken
    Thinking of Buvana every day, with much sadness, and wanted to post today to reach out to her sister, Vibha. What a lovely sister bond I witnessed in May 2016, at a family wedding! The love you two had, and have, for each other and each other's...  more
  • The Swaminathans
    Saddened immensely by the loss of a beautiful soul whose smile, simplicity and gentleness will always remain in our memory. Our heart goes out to Tara, Maya, Bob and the Ramaswamys. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.