Olivia Sturino

Olivia G. Sturino (Ruffolo)

Tuesday, August 28th, 1928 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Olivia G. Sturino, 91 years old of Kenosha, WI passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Hospice Alliance Hospice House, Pleasant Prairie, WI.

She was born on August 28, 1928, in Marano Principato, Cosenza, Italy the daughter of the late Gabriel and Adeline (Sessa) Ruffolo. Olivia emigrated to the United States at the age of 9, with her late grandmother, Caroline Ruffolo and her late uncle, Albert Ruffalo. On June 19, 1948, she married Anthony J. Sturino at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kenosha, and he preceded her in death December 4, 1987.

Olivia lived for her family and her faith. She was an excellent cook and loved talking and visiting with friends and family alike.

Survivors include her children, James (Marion Acciari) Sturino of Libertyville, IL and Diane Rusecki of Sharon, WI; a brother Dick Ruffolo of Kenosha, WI; five grandchildren, James (Janneane) Sturino Jr., Jeffrey (Mabel) Sturino, John (Ashley) Sturino, Adam (Jill) Rusecki, and Rachel (Jason) Straka; nine great-grandchildren, McKayla, Emily, Anthony, Abby, Jensen, Jarett, Austin, Jason Jr., and Isabella.

In addition to her grandmother, uncle, parents, and husband, Olivia was preceded in death by stepmothers, Caroline (Gentile) Ruffolo and Florence (Greco) Ruffolo; and siblings, Gabriel Ruffolo Jr., and Kay (Mike) Sturino.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Proko Funeral Home with funeral services commencing at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will be private in All Saints Mausoleum, Pleasant Prairie, WI. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Hospice Alliance, 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158, in her memory.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 11:30am
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111 60th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Deacon Dan Burmeister
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum
    3300 Springbrook Road
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
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    Entombment will be private.


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Donna Ruffalo Juzwik

Posted at 12:55pm
Jim & Family
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom & Grandma. I remember Lee as one of the kindest people. She always had a smile for everyone. May your memories bring you comfort and peace. 🙏♥️🙏

Sue Gilbert

Posted at 07:59am
Jim I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Sue Landaiche

Posted at 11:31pm
This is crushing news. Your mother's friendship meant so much to my mother, Margaret W. I haven't spoke to her yet to see if she has heard this news, but I know it's going to be heartbreaking. So sorry for your loss. Susie from California.

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