With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Ruby Azzaro, known to many as Nanny Ruby. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, February 16, 2021, in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was 102 years old.
Ruby was born on April 6, 1918 to Nicholas and Grace DiFalco. Ruby was one of eight siblings born and raised in Yonkers, NY. She attended school No. 18, Sacred Heart Catholic School, School No. 6 and Longfellow High School.
Ruby married Dominic Azzaro on Dec 10, 1939 and raised their three children in Yonkers, NY.
She enjoyed her summers in Montauk, card nights, cooking, baking and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. In addition, she worked as an Avon representative for 59 years and was honored for being one of the longest selling representatives.
Ruby is survived by her three children and daughter-in-law, Dominick & Ginny Azzaro, Richard Azzaro and Sandra Piacente; six grandchildren and their spouses; David & Jaime Piacente, Steven & Ganeane Piacente, Michael & Stephanie Piacente, Michelle & Erich Smith, Neil & Lisa Azzaro, and Amanda Azzaro. In addition she is survived by seven great grandchildren; Riley, Emerson, Kennedy, Jack, James, Andrew & Knox Piacente. Her siblings; Joseph DiFalco and Marie Capalbo. Predeceased by her husband, Dominic; daughter-in-law, Karen Azzaro and son-in-law David Piacente, as well as her siblings; Sam DiFalco, Amelia Mascolo, Jimmy DiFalco, Anthony DiFalco, and Joan Perrotta. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be sadly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital - 501 St. Jude Place - Memphis, TN 38105 - stjude.org or Maria Fareri Children's Hospital - 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595 - mariafarerichildrens.org
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Ann's Church - 854 Midland Avenue - Yonkers, NY 10704.
Arrangements entrusted to Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home - 732 Yonkers Avenue - Yonkers, NY 10704 - (914) 375-1400 - www.frswfh.com
Our facility at 732 Yonkers Avenue is independently owned & operated by Richard & Michael Ruggiero. This location is staffed by Michael, Eileen, Michelle & Andrew Ruggiero and Jessica Martins. At this time, this is the only facility owned and operated by the Ruggiero family