Mary Ferraro Ruesch, 87, of Monroe, beloved wife of the late Richard R. Ruesch, Sr, died peacefully January 30, surrounded by her family. Born in Bridgeport on January 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Anna Fortivo Ferraro.
Her four children and their spouses, Candice Davies of Newtown, Donald and Gloria Ruesch of Prospect, Evelyn and John Mainiero of Oxford, and Karen and John Mucherino of Monroe; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Lyndsey Davies, Kevin and Lorrissa Davies, Michelle Davies, Richard Ruesch III, Ronald Ruesch, Jamie Ruesch, John Mainiero, Jr, Nicole and Salvatore Giglio, and Kristen and Brendan Cavanaugh; two great-grandchildren; three siblings and their spouses, Phillip and Judy Ferraro, Rose Marie and Ronald Wallin, and Antoinette Roman; a brother-in-law, Vincent Maiocco; as well as several nieces and nephews survive her.
A son, Richard R. Ruesch, Jr, and siblings, Theresa Martin, Frances Maiocco, and Anthony Ferraro, predeceased her.
Mrs Ruesch graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport. In her youth, she was an avid ballroom dancer. After being married to Richard in 1957, she was a homemaker for many years, before becoming a quality control technician for 15 years at Perkin Elmer. She was also a founding member and dedicated parishioner of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Monroe.
She is remembered fondly by many as a fierce poker, mahjong, and bridge player and also enjoyed knitting blankets for her loved ones.
Relatives and friends may greet the family on Monday, February 5, in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 466 Elm Street, Monroe, from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Shelton.
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