Stella Ruffini (nee Leoncini), 92 of Hackensack , NJ , passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Stella modeled perfect hospitality through her love for cooking and her passion for sharing this gift with family and friends. The most important traits she possessed were her unshakable faith, love for the Lord and extremely generous heart. Everyone who met Stella knew her as caring, loving and kind. Her beautiful smile lit up any room she was in. She will leave a legacy and an imprint on the hearts of everyone who has met her. Beloved wife of the late Peter Ruffini (2008). Loving mother of Pamela Pascarelli and her husband Todd and Lisa Korkis and her husband Christian. Cherished grandmother of Christina and her husband Jeremy, Christian, Sophia, Gabriella, and Claude. Stella is survived by sister Anna Buzzard, sister-in-law Grace Ruffini, sister-in-law Yolanda Storilassi and several nieces and nephews. She is also pre-deceased by five brothers, Leo, Samuel, Oswald, Albert and Vincent. A prayer service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the G. Thomas Gentile Funeral Home, 397 Union Street , Hackensack , NJ . Burial will follow at Maple Grove Park Cemetery, Hackensack. The family will receive guests on Friday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM for visitation at the funeral home.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Stella
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at G Thomas Gentile Funeral Home