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Elsa Maureen Rugo

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Elsa Maureen Rugo

Seaside Park

Elsa Maureen Rugo passed away at home in Seaside Park, NJ on Saturday February 18, 2017 after a long illness. She grew up in Bergen County, graduating from Holy Angels Academy and received her Registered Nurse degree from Holy Name Hospital of Nursing. She worked at Overlook Hospital in Summit, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and Riverview Hospital in Red Bank. She worked for New York/New Jersey Blood Services and finally for Novartis Pharma where she managed the blood bank which provided needed blood for research. After retiring, she volunteered her services at the Van Dyke Hospice Care in Toms River, NJ.

Elsa is survived by her husband, John, her sons, John and his wife Ana, Eric and his wife Ann and their children, her grandsons, Alec and Jordan. She is also survived by her two sisters, Helen Murphy and Mary Cantaluppi and their husbands, Joe and John respectively, her brother, Bill Schwerzler and his wife Ann and many loving nieces and nephews.

Elsa quietly helped many people over the years with her comforting guidance and her easy manner and remarkable grace. She will be missed by many and remembered by all.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday February 21, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 at The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals 809 Central Ave., Seaside Park, NJ 08527. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday February 22, 2017 10am at St. Catharine of Siena RC Church, Seaside Park, NJ. Burial will follow to St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the . Condolences may be sent by visiting
Published in Asbury Park Press from Feb. 19 to Feb. 22, 2017
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