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Elise (Ruggiero) Donovan 


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, Diane Ruggiero.

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, MA 01701. 


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