Meadville Tribune

April 4, 2013

Lena B. Ruggiere

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Lena B. Ruggiere, 86, of Meadville, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.

She was born June 7, 1926, in Bellwood, a daughter of Vincenzo Dicesare and Virdinia Scorpia. She married James A. Ruggiere.

Lena spent her early career working for the railroad, but left to marry James and raise her family. In later years she worked at Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Whispering Pines Golf Course and the Holiday Inn.

She was of the Catholic faith and her passion was playing bingo.

Family and friends are welcome to call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wesbury Grace Chapel, 31 N. Park Ave. Meadville, with Pastor Phillip Torre officiating.

Burial will take place in Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Lena’s Book of Memories online at