Beloved friend, mother, and community servant
Ellen A. Ruffolo, 87, of Warren, PA died at Hospice House on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, after an extended illness.
She was born August 20, 1935, in Burlington, VT. Ellen was the daughter of Harold George and Emma Douglas Austin. She had resided in Warren since 1980.
Ellen was a graduate of Burlington High School and the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Ellen was employed with the Mental Health Clinic in Warren County, Warren General Hospital from 1983 and retired from Hospice of Warren County in 2014.
Her life was devoted to her community; she served on the boards of Hospice of Warren County, the Transit Authority of Warren County, the League of Women Voters, and other bodies. She volunteered at the Warren Library, the Crary Gallery, and in many other civic groups as well.
She is survived by 3 children and their spouses, 2 brothers, 1 granddaughter, several nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert.
She will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at the family’s convenience.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA., 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, www.hospiceofwarrencounty.org Warren, PA. 16365.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA., has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.