Ramona Stauffer

May 16th, 2017

Ramona Stauffer, age 35, of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on May 14th, 2017.

Born on June 4th, 1981, Ramona was the beloved daughter of Carl and Jessica (Hines) Stauffer. She was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1999.

Following high school, Ramona continued her education at the at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, earning a degree in Pharmaceutical Science. Ramona pursued a career in the field for several years, working at Rite Aid as well as a Cancer Research Study Company out of Boston. Her true love, however was animals. Ramona loved to care for all kinds of animals and worked as a veterinary assistant for the Melrose Animal Clinic.

Ramona was a talented dancer and artist and loved to be around kids. She was a beautiful and intelligent woman that had an infectious smile that would light up the room. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Ramona is survived by her parents, Carl and Jessica (Hines) Stauffer of Melrose, her brother, Perry Stauffer and his wife Lauren of Melrose, her nieces, Charlotte and Liana Stauffer, her grandparents, Anne & the late Robert Stauffer of Somerville and Stella & the late Edward Hines of Watertown. Ramona is also survived by her aunts and uncles, Sharon & Michael Reed of South Carolina, Steven Stauffer of Somerville, Roberta Gelb of Worcester and Paula & Steve Kerrigan of Melrose, as well as several cousins.

Family and friends are invited for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, May 22nd, from 11-12 noon, immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon.

Memorial donations in Ramona’s name can be made to the MSPCA Angell Headquarters, 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.


19 Entries in Guest Book for “Ramona Stauffer”

  1. Lisa Desberg says:

    Dear Carl and family,
    I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss.
    May Ramona’s memory be a blessing.
    With sympathy, Lisa Desberg (WHS)

  2. Ann Sullivan says:

    Dear Jessica Carl Perry,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Ramona she was such a sweet and loving
    Young lady. Always a big smile on her face. I remember fondly the days that Ramona and Carly went to school together and also days of Pop Warner. I would see her from time to time in Melrose she always greeted me with such love and affection. I’m so sorry that you have to go through such a painful loss. Please know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts.

  3. Walter Ercolini says:

    Bear Jessica & Carl we are so sorry to hear about your Baby .I will be praying for your family !!! Know that Romona is with Jesus in his arms and at peace !!?

  4. Pat and Bob Hazard says:

    Dear Carl and Jessica and family

    Our hearts are so sadden for your loss.

    Pat and Bob Hazard

  5. Deborah Rosenberg D'Ortona says:

    Dearest Carl, Jessica and Perry,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of sweet Romona! Dara and I remember her with such love and kindness. Our memories are so fond of her.
    May she rest in peace…

  6. Elaine & Dennis McMichael says:

    Dear Carl & Jessica,
    You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    God bless Ramona. May she rest in peace in God’s loving arms.

  7. Joanne Makredes Salogiannis says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Ramona’s passing, and I am so sorry for your loss. Ramona was a special, warm, and kindhearted person, and I have many dear childhood memories of growing up with her. May God bless her spirit always.

  8. Frank Stanford says:

    So sorry. Words can’t express the feelings you must be experiencing. Condolences to all. Way too soon.

  9. Mary C. Smith says:

    I knew Ramona from when she attended our family gatherings with Brian. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. Please accept our deepest condolences during this most difficult time. God bless you and send strength to your family.

  10. Anthony Accardi says:

    Mr Stauffer,

    On behalf of Somerville High School’s Class of 1891, we are so sorry for your loss.

    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Anthony Accardi
    Somerville High – Class of 1981

  11. Christine Hauray-Gilbert says:

    Dear Carl,Jessica & family. I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Christine Hauray-Gilbert

  12. The McBrine Family says:

    Jessica, Carl and Perry
    We’ll always remember Ramona from the “old neighborhood”. She was personable, kind and upbeat, with boundless energy and a wicked sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Susan, Rick, Mack and Maggie

  13. Meg and Mandy says:

    Carl, Jessica, and Perry,
    Ramona was our neighbor on Lake Ave. When we traveled, she would care for our cats Gus and Liger. They were always in the best care with her.
    We’re so sorry to know she has passed on, and glad that she touched our lives. May your memories of her hold you together and keep you surrounded by love for the rest of your lives.
    Meg and Mandy

  14. Bob Cignetti says:

    My deepest sympathy.

    Bob Cignetti

  15. Lois Nardo says:

    Dear Carl and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
    Lois Nardo

  16. Patti Boni says:

    Ramona was a lovely, beautiful person inside and out. She came to my salon off and on for the past 28 years. We also shared a great love of animals, my sister has a cat shelter she and Brian donated to over the years. My heart is broken for the loss of such an incredible person. I offer my sincerest condolences to her family. I feel in my heart, God will take good care of her.

  17. Marie Ferrari says:

    God’s blessing be upon you all. Your angel has returned to God.

  18. Debbie Boyajian says:

    Dearest Jessica, Carl, Perry, Paula, & Stella,
    My deepest condolences. Ramona was a beautiful young woman.
    So very sorry for this terrible loss.
    Love to you all

  19. Karen DiCecca says:

    Dear Jessica & Family, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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