Lena B. Ruggiere, 86, Meadville, passed away Wednesday at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community.
She was born in Bellwood, 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 St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Whispering Pines Golf Course and the Holiday Inn. She was of the Catholic faith, and her passion was playing bingo.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Wesbury Grace Chapel, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, Pastor Phillip Torre officiating. Burial will take place at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at www.pdf.org.
Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Lena's Book of Memories online at www.roofnercollinswarrenfh.com.