Leonor Ruge was born on August 15, 1943 in Lorica, Colombia. A resident of Yonkers, NY, she passed away on September 14, 2021 at the age of 78.
Leonor was the beloved wife of Francisco, loving mother of Zuleima & Zaide and cherished grandmother of Samantha, Emily, Stephanie, Evan & Catalina. She is survived by her siblings Betty & Elias Manzur, Salim, Salua & Yamil Jattin. She was predeceased by her sister, Watffa Saide Jattin & brother Abraham Elias Jattin.
Leonor assisted Gimnasio Bolivar Femenino college in Cartagena, Colombia where she got a degree in teaching. She taught for several years in Cartagena and for over 15 years in Mount Vernon and Yonkers, NY, where her students loved her.
A devout member of St. John the Baptist Church, she enjoyed dancing, painting, playing mah jong and being with her friends and family.
The family will be present on Friday, September 17, 2021 from 3-8 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home – 732 Yonkers Avenue – Yonkers, NY 10704 (914) 375-1400 – www.frswfh.com. A Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 9 AM at St. John the Baptist Church – 670 Yonkers Avenue – Yonkers, NY 10704. Following the Mass, Leonor will be laid to rest at Mount Hope Cemetery – 50 Jackson Avenue – Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706.
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