Grace Anne Ruscio, 93, Hudson (FL), passed away surrounded by her family at the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point on January 11, 2020.
She was born in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of the late Raymond and Grace Lawless on July 30, 1926. She was the wife of Anthony Ruscio, the love of her life, for nearly 37 years until he preceded her in death in April 1984. She is also preceded in death by her sister Marie Collins and brother Raymond Lawless.
Grace is survived by her four children: Maryanne (William) French of North Carolina, Paul (Eve) Ruscio of Massachusetts, Kathryn Kelly of Florida, Margaret (Darrell) Closson of Georgia; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and close friends.
She loved spending time with family and friends. Grace was a joyful spirit and touched the hearts of all those she encountered. She was a catalyst for smiles and joy wherever she went. Grace enjoyed life to its fullest and reminded all of those around her to do the same.
She was active in the Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic minister, bereavement minister, lector, member of the Lay Carmelites and a certified Catholic Chaplain. Grace was also instrumental in the expansion of the Legion of Mary in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida.
Grace's loving energy will always remain with us and will be sorely missed.
Services to celebrate her life will be held in Florida and Pennsylvania.
January 17 at Christ the King Catholic Church
821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa (FL)
Visitation will begin at 5pm, followed by a memorial mass at 6pm.
February 1 at Sisters of the Redeemer Chapel,
521 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley (PA) at 10am.
Interment to follow
St Michael The Archangel in Hudson, FL Masses offered for Grace:
-Feb 10th 730am followed by rosary (requested by prayer group)
-Feb 22nd 6pm Mass (requested by family)
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Sacred Heart School, 1739 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ 08014.