Ruth M. Caligiuri
Ruth M. Caligiuri
  • February 7, 1921 - May 11, 2017
  • Providence, Rhode Island

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Ruth M. (Ireland) Caligiuri, R.N., 96, passed away May 11, 2017.

Born in Mattawamkeag, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Amelia (Erickson) Ireland; wife of the late Adolph "Rudy" Caligiuri; mother of Marie Deluca and her husband Richard, and Dennis Caligiuri; grandmother of Richard and his wife Jaclyn, David and his wife Holly; great-grandmother of Gwenyth, Evangeline and Aurelia; sister of the late Dorothy Monich and Nora Jean Gordon.

Ruth had worked as the head nurse in the 4th South Nursery at the former Lying-In Hospital for many years before retiring. She enjoyed spending time and caring for her grandchildren, and found much joy in visiting with her great-grandchildren. She and her husband loved traveling and yearly visits to their Florida home. Ruth also loved cooking, baking and entertaining.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, 4-7 p.m. with her funeral service on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the PONTARELLI-MARINO Home, 971 Branch Avenue, Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, 639 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, followed by burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket.