John Ruffolo (1957 – 2005)

John B. Ruffolo, age 47 a resident of Kenosha died Tuesday May 31, 2005 at Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center.

Born on August 10, 1957 in Kenosha, he was the son of the late Frank Ruffolo and Catherine (Collins) Ruffolo.

He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and was a graduate of Bradford High School.

He loved to fish and was an avid Green Bay Packer Fan. He enjoyed cooking as he grew up in the restaurant business as a result of his family owning and operating Ruffolo International Foods.

He met his wife, Susan Ernst when they were in kindergarten at Jefferson Grade School. They were reunited after high school and have been together ever since. They were married on August 28, 1998 in Kenosha.

He was employed as a machinist by area businesses and most recently by Holland Manufacturing until he retired due to health issues.

He is survived by his wife Susan Ruffolo of Kenosha; his mother Catherine Ruffolo of Kenosha; two brothers Frank (Jeannie) and Daniel (Mimi) Ruffolo all of Kenosha and one sister Alisa (Steven) Taleronik also of Kenosha.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1998.

A Mass of Christian Burial for John will be held on Friday June 3, 2005 at 12:00 noon St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Kenosha. (4804-7th Avenue) Visitation will be held on Friday at the church from 10:00AM until time of mass.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the family would be appreciated.

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