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Mrs. Paula C. (James) Ruggeri

January 10, 1951 ~ June 22, 2022 (age 71)

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Mrs. Paula C. (James) Ruggeri, age 71 of Beachmount Avenue, Bristol and formerly of Middletown, died peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Richard A. Ruggeri, her husband of almost 50 years.

Born and raised in Newport, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Katherine (Lawton) James. Paula received her Associates Degree in Nursing, from C.C.R.I.

A Registered Nurse, she specialized in Geriatric Nursing and worked for several nursing home in the local area including St. Elizabeth’s Manor in Bristol for many years, retiring in 2013.
Paula loved taking her grandchildren to watch the sunsets. She also loved taking them out to eat and ice cream after. Paula loved to ride her motorcycle with her husband around town. She loved making handmade cards for family and friends. Paula loved getting ready for the Christmas season with her grandkids. She loved going to the mountains up north with her family. Paula was also an avid Red Sox fan, just like her dad.

She is survived in addition to her husband by two daughters, Whitney Ruggeri and Stacey Ruggeri, two grandchildren, Riley and Nathaniel Young, all of Bristol and a sister, Cathie Phillips of Newport.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation, Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 PM with a prayer service and remembrances at 6:30 PM in the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol, RI. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice of Newport and Bristol County, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or online at www.visitingnursehh.org or to the Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter, 11 Broad Common Road, Unit 155, Bristol, RI 02809 or online at www.friendsofthebristolanimalshelter.org
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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Prayer Service
Thursday
July 7, 2022

6:30 PM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Donations

VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties
1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI 02871
Web: http://www.vnsri.org

Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter
11 Broad Common Road, Unit 55, Bristol RI 02809
Web: http://www.friendsofthebristolanimalshelter.org

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