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Vada Ruggieri (1919 – 2013)

vada ruggieriVada Lee Ruggieri 94, of Williams, passed away on July 23rd, 2013 at her personal residence after a long illness.

She was born on November 26, 1918 to Sudie & Robert Batchlor in Boxelder, TX.

She is survived by 4 generations; son Michael B. Esposito (Barbara) of Grimes, CA, step-son Ronald Ruggieri of Williams, CA, 3 grandchildren; Anthony Esposito (Erin), Beth A. Esposito (Collin), Angela Paulo (Joseph) 6 great-grandchildren; Joshua Collins (Sarah), Glenn Collins (Britnay), Brandon Esposito, Lauren Esposito, Brodrick Paulo, Devyn Paulo. 2 great-great-grandchildren; Gianna Collins, Drake Collins. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Frank Ruggieri and son David Esposito.

Vada was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle, CA. She enjoyed working in various careers as a butcher, construction, food and wine broker, and deli owner for 35 years. Vada was successful in helping develop West Colusa County. Veda was also a Planning Commissioner for Colusa County and past President of the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce.

Vada will be truly missed by her family and friends.

A Visitation will be held Tuesday July 30th from 5-8 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7 p.m., at McNary-Moore Chapel 107 5th Street, Colusa. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday July 31st at 12 p.m., at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. A reception will be held following the Mass at Granzella’s Banquet Center in Williams, CA. A private burial will be held at a later date.

In Memory of Vada, donations may be made to Colusa Regional Medical Center Foundation, 199 East Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service. 

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