Frances (Mignosa) Ruggiano, a lifelong resident of Quincy, died Saturday September 4 after a long illness at Hancock Park in Quincy, surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was 85 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Andrew L. Ruggiano.
Born in Quincy on August 3, 1925, she was the loving daughter of the late Sebastian and Concetta (Moretti) Mignosa. Mrs. Ruggiano was a licensed Hairdresser and Barber and owned her own Salon in Quincy for many years. She was a long-serving member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and member of the George F. Bryan VFW Post 613 in Quincy. She was a member of the St. Mary's Parish Senior Citizen's Group and served as a vote counter for numerous years in Quincy.
She was an avid Gambler, enjoyed visiting casinos, the dog track, bingo, playing cards with her family and friends, dancing, sewing and cooking for her family every day. Later in her life, she had the opportunity to visit Italy and meet members of her family for the first time. One of Mrs. Ruggiano's proudest moments was being named a Runner up in the Mrs. Massachusetts Pageant.
Mrs. Ruggiano was the loving mother of Toni Kabilian and her husband Arthur of Quincy, Andrew J. Ruggiano of Quincy and the late John Ruggiano. She was the proud Grandmother of Arthur “AJ” Kabilian and his wife Julie of Quincy, Nick Ruggiano of Utah, Khia Egan of Greenfield, Toni Marie Kabilian and David Kabilian both of Quincy. She was the cherished great-grandmother of seven and loving sister of Katherine Staffieri of Rockland, Mary Christiani of Sandwich, Eleanor Braga of FL. and the late John and Domenic Mignosa. She was the lifelong friend of Rocco and Helen DeThomaso. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Wednesday September 8 at 8am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. John's Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 9am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours will be held Tuesday from 5-8pm. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.
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