Gerald “Jerry” Joe Ruffino, 74, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to his eternal home on Monday, January 30, 2023.
Jerry was born on January 9, 1949 in Buffalo, New York to Samuel and Phyllis (Buccelato) Ruffino. He graduated from McKinley High School in New York. Jerry enjoyed golf and spending time with his loving family. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Whitesboro.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Ruffino of Whitesboro; daughter, Karen Goodenough and husband, Bruce of Henderson, NV; daughter, Julia Ruffino of Niagara Falls, NY; daughter, Melissa Boydston and husband, Andrew of Gordonville; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother, Ronald Ruffino and wife, Sarah of Buffalo, NY; and sister, Stephanie Ruffino of Buffalo, NY; as well as numerous, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Phyllis Ruffino, and brother, Samuel Ruffino.
Funeral Services honoring Jerry will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.