WILMINGTON, MA — 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.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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