Online Obituary

10/25/1920 - 12/4/2012


92, of Cranston, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Hallworth House in Providence. She was the beloved wife of the late John Zuena. She was born in Cranston, a daughter of the late Bambino and Lucy (Ruggieri) Ruggieri. She was a member of the Madonna Della Civita Society, Regina Coeli Society, and Chaplain at the VFW Tabor-Franchi Post 2396 and volunteered many years at the Cranston Senior Center.

Mary is survived by her loving children, Anthony Zuena of Andover, MA, John Zuena of Cranston, Joseph Zuena of Basalt, CO, Maria Perry of Cranston and Lucille Dean of Warwick. She was also the cherished grandmother of 10 and sister of Jennie Moorehead of TX, Guido Ruggieri, Ann Manni, Rita Palumbo, Dolores O’Brien and was the sister of the late Michael Ruggieri, Rose Broski, Pat Ruggieri, Pete Ruggieri and Rudy Ruggieri.

Her funeral will be held on Monday at 9 am from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory 1278 Park Ave., Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston. Burial will take place in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS: Sunday 4-8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cranston Senior Center. 

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From: Deborah Zanni-Thatch   Cranston
Relationship:  school friend

Anthony & Family Just heard of your Mom's passing. Iremember her so well! She was a very kind and loving person and she is in my prayers! Debbi
Sent:  12/5/2012

From: Patricia Picano   Cranston, RI
Relationship:  Family Friend

Dear Zuena Family: Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. I remember my father and aunts and uncles always speaking of fondly of Mary throughout the years. Please be assured of our prayers at this most difficult time and in the days to come. The family of the late Pasco "Pat" Picano, Jr.
Sent:  12/6/2012

From: rae christian zuena   basalt
Relationship:  Madeline's mother

God Bless our beloved Mary! I love her with all my heart. I am blessed to be part of the Zuena family. Thank You. PEACE be with you. RIP Mary xoxo
Sent:  12/6/2012

From: Lori Peters   Cumberland
Relationship:  Co-worker of Daughter, Maria

Maria, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Lori Peters
Sent:  12/6/2012

From: Karen & Don Bergander   Scituate, ri
Relationship:  friends of family

Saddened by the news. Our thoughts & prayers are with all. Mary will be missed, as will her kind welcoming ways. May the family find comfort knowing she now rejoins John, her husband in rest. With sympathy, Karen & Don Bergander With sympathy, Karen & Don
Sent:  12/7/2012

From: Mary Jo & Mike   Bethlehem, PA
Relationship:  sister in law to Anthony

Our thoughts and prayers our with you during this difficult time Know that she is in a better place and will always be watching you.
Sent:  12/7/2012

From: jean cornell   cranston
Relationship:  friend

so sorry for great loss jean cornell
Sent:  12/8/2012

From: John O"Leary   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend

To the Zuena and Ruggieri family: Ann and I send our condolences to you on the passing of Mary. We are so sorry for your loss. Mary has left a great legacy in her family. She touched many lives by her numerous acts of kindess in her life. May happy memories help to carry you through your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sent:  12/8/2012

From: Carol and Mafalda(Muffy) Miele  
Relationship:  friend of Marys' for many many years

It is with heavy hearts that we learned of Marys' passing. We loved her dearly and will miss her. We wish to express our deepest sympathy to her children, her sisters, grandchildren and all that loved her. Our prayers are for you and her at this time. Love, Muffy and Carol Miele
Sent:  12/9/2012

From: Jason and Joan Parenteau   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend

John and Millie, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sent:  12/10/2012

From: Tom   Smithfield
Relationship:  Employee of Maria Perry at Concentra

"Sorrow is not forever...Love is" MD Hughes May your Mom's love and laughter live on in you and your beautiful family! Tom
Sent:  12/10/2012

From: Aletha Arnold   Kokomo
Relationship:  Family friend

To Mary's family - I just heard of Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of loss. I only met Mary Zuena once (at her great-niece Laura's wedding), but I knew she was a very special person. May the Father give you peace during this time.
Sent:  12/12/2012