Obituaries

Patrick A. Rufo

March 5th, 2018

Patrick A. Rufo, age 66, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2018, with his loving family at his side, at the Tufts New England Medical Center.

Patrick was the beloved husband of Kristen M. (Hoffman) Rufo, devoted father of Patrick Rufo & wife Jenna of Collegeville, PA, Jeremy Rufo & wife Maria of Derry, NH, Rebecca Philbrick & husband Roy of Pepperell, MA, Michaela Coffin & husband Garrett of Milford, MA and Sarah Lafleur & husband Sean of North Andover, MA. Loving “Papa” of Ginia, Vincenzo, Phoenix, Maximus, Eva, Demitri, Roy, Emma, Gryffin, Beckett, and Knight. Cherished son of the late Pasquale and Mary (Perruzzi) Rufo, dear brother of Guy Rufo & wife Marienne and Anthony Rufo & wife Debbie. Patrick is also survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.

Patrick will be fondly remembered as a hardworking and loving family man and a devoted soccer coach to many in-town and travel teams over the years. Patrick spent countless hours on the Wilmington Youth Soccer fields as a coach, mentor, board member and a groundskeeper who would do anything to help the kids succeed.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, March 9th from 3:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Patrick’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Patrick A. Rufo”

  1. Joan Phillips says:

    Chris and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Words can’t describe how sorry I am. Please k is I am here if you need anything! Love you!

  2. Jennifer Crane says:

    Becky,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
    Jen

  3. Vin (Woody) and Sue Woodbury says:

    Kristen and family. Sue and I are very grieved by this sad news. Although we have not seen you in some years we continue to think fondly of those good times together with Patrick after college. We are so sorry for your loss.

  4. John and Kathrine Nazzaro says:

    Jeremy, Maria, and family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  5. Ann Thomson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for Pat for many years. He was a great person and I’m very grateful I had the privilege to work with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. David says:

    May the true God of the Heavens be with you and your family during your time of sorrow. Please take comfort in the words found at Psalm 34:17 &18

  7. Bob Faretra says:

    I was honored to know and work with Pat for the phone company back in the day. You knew when Pat entered a room. He had a presence about him. I remember the “Roof” as having a rare combination of intelligence, kindness, natural leadership ability and a warm smile. Sending prayers that Pat will rest in peace with God.
    Bob

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