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RUFFOLO, P. RICHARD, M.D. P. Richard (Dick) Ruffolo, M.D., of Woodbridge, Connecticut, died on December 13, 2012. Dr. Ruffolo was born in New Haven on January 27, 1929, son of the late Albert and Raffaella Erba Ruffolo. He graduated from Yale University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Ruffolo did his residency in pathology at the University of Michigan and then served two years in the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. He was elected to the College of American Pathologists in 1981. Dr. Ruffolo taught at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, and New York Medical College. Following his retirement from academia, he operated a family practice in Northford, CT. He was a Renaissance man of many interests. He played the clarinet, guitar, and cello, and had a passion for classical music. He particularly enjoyed the works of Bach and favored Italian operas. He was an avid reader, with interests ranging from cosmology to World War II history to murder mysteries. He was a member of the C.S. Lewis Society and was especially fond of the works of P.G. Wodehouse. He will be missed for his compassion, charm, wit, sense of humor, and free medical advice. Dr. Ruffolo is survived by his long-time companion, Eve Kyburg of Woodbridge, and his sister Terry Ruffolo of New Haven. He is also survived by his three children: Lara Ruffolo (Ramakrishna Kakarala) of Santa Clara, CA; Jennifer Ruffolo (Marc Holmes) of Sacramento, CA; and Tyler Austin (Bryn) of Putney, Vermont; and his stepchildren: Shann Kerner of Boston; Alice Kyburg (Brad Abbott) of Vineyard Haven, MA; and Peter Kyburg of Nantucket, MA. He is also survived by his granddaughter Sophia Kakarala of Santa Clara, CA, and step grandchildren Sabrina and Isabella Kyburg and Amelia and Henry Abbott. Funeral services were held privately. The IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME INC. was in care of the arrangements. Sign Dick's guest book online at www.iovanne.com


Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 20, 2013
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