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Catherine A. Ruffini

May 13, 2022

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Catherine A. Ruffini (Kaye), 92, of Hingham, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving children on Friday, May 13, 2022.  She was born in Cohasset to the late John and Caterina Zona and raised in Hingham.  She graduated from Hingham High School, class of 1948 and attended the American Institute of Banking.  She was employed at Hingham Trust Company and soon after she met her husband, Robert E. Ruffini, Sr. and they started a family together.  She was employed at Foster Elementary School in Hingham and retired at the age of 77.  Kaye enjoyed sewing and piano playing.  She had a large extended family and was very active in her children’s, grandchildren’s, and great-grandchildren’s lives, following them on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.  She stayed in touch with everyone via phone, text and video calling.   

Beloved wife of the late Robert E. Ruffini, Sr. She is survived by her brother, Angelo A. Zona, of Hyannis, MA and predeceased by her brother, Joseph G. Zona of Hingham, MA. She leaves behind her 6 children and their spouses; Donna Zamagni and her husband, Donald, of Weymouth, MA, Sheela Calhoun of Hingham, MA, Robert Ruffini, Jr of Hingham, MA,  Jeannette Anderson and her husband, Paul, of Deering, NH, Joseph Ruffini and his wife, Robin, of West Bridgewater, MA, and Nancy Phillips and her husband, Jim, of Merrimack, NH.  Also survived by her 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 4-7 pm at the Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, 21 Pond Street, Hingham, MA.  A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Parish on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 10 am, followed by interment at St. Paul’s cemetery in Hingham, MA.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kaye may be made to the Town of Hingham Veteran’s Benefit Fund, 210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043 or to St. Paul’s Parish, 147 North Street, Hingham, MA 02043. 

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May 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, Hull Village Cemetery

Funeral Mass
May 19, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Paul Roman Catholic Church (North St, Hingham, MA)

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