Carol Frances Cirimele Ruffoni
1940 - 2020
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04/02/1940 - 04/23/2020 Carol Frances Cirimele Ruffoni passed away surrounded by family on April 23, 2020. She was born in San Francisco on April 2, 1940 to Fred and Frances Cirimele. She grew up in Los Altos, California and was part of the first graduating class of Los Altos High School in 1958. Carol met her husband, Dino Ruffoni, while working together at Ampex Corporation in Redwood City. Two years later, in 1962, they were married and moved to Southern California to begin their life together. During her time in Torrance, she was very active in her community. She was the President of the Redondo Beach Junior Woman's Club, President of the South High School PTA, and life-time member of the International Order of Job's Daughters. She was a member of Episcopal Church. Carol worked for the City of Torrance Parks and Recreation Department for twenty years as a Financial Specialist and as the Union Representative for part time employees. She loved her time at the city and made many lifelong friends. Carol's children and one of her grandsons worked for the city as well, which brought her great pride and joy. Carol set a high standard for herself, her family, and others in her life. She was always caring and kind-hearted, with a vivacious personality and love of laughter. She could always be found in her kitchen watching the birds visit her bird feeder. She loved music, especially fifties rock and roll. Carol and Dino recently celebrated their fifty-ninth wedding anniversary. They had a loving relationship and enjoyed the adventure of travel. Some of her favorite trips were visiting Italian relatives and friends in Lombardy region of Italy with her entire family and spending summers at Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe for forty-one years. Carol and Dino also enjoyed spending time together at their condo in Palm Desert and walking at Torrance Beach every day. Carol is survived by her loving husband, Dino William Ruffoni. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her three children Dino William Ruffoni, Jr. (Teresa), Steve Ruffoni (Yvonne), Dina Balfour (Bob); her grandchildren, Marisa and Angie Ruffoni, Marie Balfour, Jack Balfour and Tanner Ruffoni and her great granddaughter, Denver Ruffoni Donohoe. She loved them all and touched their lives deeply. She will be missed. Donations in her memory can be made by Checks sent to: Southern California Scleroderma Foundation, Attn: Carol Ruffoni Memorial, 8929 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite #412, Los Angeles, CA 90045 or https://www.mygiving.net/donate/CarolRuffoniMemorial. Private family gathering will be held at a later date due to Corvid-19.


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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on May 10, 2020.
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May 17, 2020
To Dino and the Ruffoni family: very sorry to read about the loss of Carol. You all were special neighbors to the McAloon family on Paseo Del Pavon street...many years ago!
Kevin McAloon
Neighbor
May 12, 2020
To all the family, May God bring you comfort and peace in your bereavement as you cherish the wonderful memories of her loving presence in your life. Love is eternal. Her love for your will always be there for you. You fell the loss of her physical presence. May you sense her spiritual presence with you as you recall her life and words and legacy that live in your heart and memory. Be assured of my prayerful support. Blessings of God's peace and comfort, Sister Sarah Schmitt.
Sister Sarah Schmitt
Family
May 11, 2020
To Carol's family and many friends, my sincere condolences.
Mike Wilson
Coworker
May 11, 2020
She was a fun person to be around, always smiling and laughing. She always had a warm hug for Me every time I saw her. She will be missed, R.I.P. ❤ Rick
RICK KUPKE
Friend
May 10, 2020
To the Rufoni family. I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure you all will find strength and comfort in this difficult time... Andrew Hastings
Andrew Hastings
Acquaintance
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