Joanne E. (Rodzen) Ruzanski
(Rodzen) Ruzanski, 67, a lifelong Ipswich resident, died Thursday,
September 23, 2021 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following
her lengthy illness.
Joanne was born in Ipswich on
September 27, 1953 and was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Alma
C. (Poirier) Rodzen. She was 1971 graduate of St. Joseph High School in
Salem and went on to attend Melrose-Wakefield Hospital School of Nursing
graduating in 1974 as a registered nurse. Most of her professional career
of over thirty years was as an RN at Union Hospital in Lynn.
Joanne will fondly be remembered for her love of her family. She
enjoyed the holidays, cookouts and, as an avid sports fan, following of
the Red Sox and New England Patriots.
She is survived by three
daughters, Sharon L. Ruzanski of Concord, NH, Carolyn M. Ruzanski and her
finance Jon Kindler of Ipswich, Kate Sanders and her husband Adam of
Oxford; three sisters, Cynthia Rodzen of Ipswich, Marie Perry and her
husband Michael of North Berwick, ME, Carol Smith and her husband Bryan of
North Port, FL; a stepbrother, Mark Caren and his wife Monica of VA; a
stepsister, Betsy Wadington and her husband David Smith of VA; and six
nephews and nieces. She was
the stepsister of the late Stephen Caren formerly of GA.
Her funeral service will be 10 am Tuesday, September 28 in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and friends
wearing facial masks will be cordially welcomed. Visiting hours are Monday
4 to 7 pm. A service graveside will be held 10 am Friday, October 1 in the
Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Memorial contributions
in her name may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, B-102,
Danvers, MA 01923.
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