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In Memory of

Ellen M. Rufolo

March 31, 1951 - March 30, 2015

Obituary


Ellen M. Rufolo, 63, of West Brighton, registered nurse who was dedicated to her family and her profession, died Monday at home, after a long battle with cancer.

The lifelong Staten Islander was born Ellen M. Murphy in Silver Lake and grew up in Port Richmond. She moved to Tompkinsville in 1971 and settled in West Brighton in 1985.

A graduate of the former St. Peter's Girls High School, she earned her nursing degree from the former St. Vincent's Hospital Nursing School.

Mrs. Rufolo was a registered nurse for...

Ellen M. Rufolo, 63, of West Brighton, registered nurse who was dedicated to her family and her profession, died Monday at home, after a long battle with cancer.

The lifelong Staten Islander was born Ellen M. Murphy in Silver Lake and grew up in Port Richmond. She moved to Tompkinsville in 1971 and settled in West Brighton in 1985.

A graduate of the former St. Peter's Girls High School, she earned her nursing degree from the former St. Vincent's Hospital Nursing School.

Mrs. Rufolo was a registered nurse for over 40 years, spending 28 years at the former St. Vincent's Hospital, now Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton. She left the workforce due to illness.

She enjoyed attending Broadway shows with her friends and going to golf tournaments. She also enjoyed jogging and walking through Silver Lake Park.

Mrs. Rufulo treasured her family and delighted in spending time with her grandchildren.

Selfless, charitable and compassionate, she was a strong woman who never complained, and in spite of her illness always put the needs of others before her own, her family said.

Mrs. Rufolo attended Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, Tompkinsville.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Salvatore; her sons, Salvatore and Michael; two sisters, Kathleen Medina and Mary Salayack, and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Casey Funeral Home, Castleton Corners, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Arrangements include cremation.