Mary F. Domine (nee Ruffino) passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the age of 92 in the loving care of her devoted aide and companion, Marlene Pinnock.
Mary was born and lived her entire life in the City of Hackensack. She grew up with her seven siblings in a small house on Meadow Street. Widowed at the age of 41, she had a hard life working as a waitress and later as a packager to support her four children. As hard as she worked, she always made time to be with family and welcomed everyone into her home, there was always a seat at the kitchen table and a cup of coffee ready to be poured.
Besides her love of bingo, vacationing down the shore with family or traveling to Las Vegas in her younger days with her sisters, her biggest joy was working in her garden. Her happiest moments were when she was covered in dirt from head to toe with a rake in her hand and all her flowers in bloom.
Predeceased by her husband Henri (Hank), loving mother to David Domine, (predeceased), George Domine and his wife Kimberly, Judy Dacal and her husband Claudio, and Nancy Walsh and her husband John. Adored grandmother to Andrea Day, David Domine, Michael Walsh (predeceased), Matthew Dacal, Michelle Dacal and Caitlin Walsh. Beloved sister to all her late siblings, John Ruffino, Ross Ruffino, Connie Mellilo, Jean Robb, Antoinette Hobatuk, Ida Zito, and Georgette Pfund. Adoring aunt to Donna Lampone and Patty Hobatuk Pierce who were more like daughters than nieces and many other dear nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2 pm-4 pm and 7 pm- 9 pm at Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service in New Milford, NJ. A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 11 am in the funeral home. Mary’s gentle and loving spirit will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.
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