Dominic Ruffolo

Obituary of Dominic Vincent Ruffolo

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Dominic “Vincent” Ruffolo was born on June 20, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan. He was one of four children born to the union of Joseph Ruffolo and Anne (Walin) Ruffolo. He attended Melvindale High School, graduating with the class of 1974.

Vincent worked for several years as a transmission assembler employed by Massey Ferguson. After the company closed, he took a position in the construction industry as a hardwood floor sander. 

Vincent loved being in the outdoors whether he was hitting the links at one of his favorite golf courses or spending time on Lake Erie with his cousins Sam and Mickey fishing for walleye or a boat full of perch.  He enjoyed horse racing and was excited to attend the Kentucky Derby but was just as fond of the races at Northville Downs. He was a Detroit sports fan always rooting for the Red Wings and the Tigers.  An avid winemaker, he enjoyed his homemade red wine.

Dominic Vincent Ruffolo, age 67 of Newport, Michigan passed away at Wellspring Lutheran Services on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, surrounded by family.  His passing was preceded by his father; Joseph Ruffolo and one brother; Jeffrey Ruffolo.

To cherish Vicent’s memory he leaves his mother: Anne Ruffolo of Newport, Michigan; a sister: Julie (William Michael) Wilson of Carleton, Michigan; and a brother: Dean (Sally) Ruffolo of Virginia; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185.  Cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie, Michigan, a division of Merkle Enterprises, Inc. Friends are invited to celebrate Vincent’s life at the Trenton Masonic Temple Association, 2550 West Jefferson Ave, Trenton, Michigan 48183 on Saturday; May 25, 2024, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm.  In Vincent’s honor, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite golf shirt or Red Wings and Detroit Tigers attire. 

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Celebration of Life for Vincent Ruffolo

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Trenton Masonic Temple Association
2550 West Jefferson Avenue
Trenton, Michigan, United States
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Dominic Ruffolo

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Dominic Ruffolo

1956 - 2024

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