Elise (Ruggiero) Donovan, a lifelong
resident of Malden, passed away in her home on Thursday, October
15, with her loving family by her side. Elise was born in
Malden in 1963, the daughter of Joseph and Louise Ruggiero. She
was raised and educated in Malden, and graduated from Malden
High School with the Class of 1981. In 1986, Elise married
her sweetheart, Timothy Donovan, and the two settled down in
Malden to raise their family. Elise took employment with the
City of Malden, where she has been employed for over 25 years.
She began in the Treasurer’s Office, and had later moved to the
Controller’s Office. She was very family oriented, and loved
spending time with her family, and her puppies were part of her
family, and she especially enjoyed the holiday family
gatherings. She also liked getting away and taking vacations
with her husband.
She is survived by her husband Timothy, her
mother Louise (Boudreau) Ruggiero of Malden, her children, of
Nicholas T. Donovan and girlfriend Aim Suchitta of Wakefield,
Brianna L. Dortona and husband Nicholas of Malden, and Ryan J.
Donovan and his wife Renée of Saugus, her brother Paul Ruggiero
of Wilmington his wife Katherine, her sister Joanne Ruggiero of
Malden, and her sister in-law Denise Ruggiero. She is also
survived by many nieces and nephews.
Elise was preceded in death by her father,
Joseph Ruggiero, her brother, James Ruggiero, and her sister,
Visitation will be held at the
Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on
Sunday, October 18th, from 4-7 PM. All other funeral
services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider
donations to: American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham,