Mrs. Barbara "Barb" Lee Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, WI on April 13, 1930, to Inga and Ralph Werve. Barbara attended Kenosha High School and was crowned the Homecoming Queen of 1948. She was married to the late Ronald Frank Ruffalo on December 30, 1950. Their union was blessed with three children.
Barbara was a member of Rolling Hills Country Club and the Republican Woman's Party. She was an avid golfer, top dancer, and party host. She belonged to many charitable organizations and loved the beach, swimming, and traveling. She was known for her famous raviolis and holiday fudge. Because of her kind nature and outgoing personality, she was loved by many. She quietly departed this life on July 12, 2018.
Her life will be cherished in the lives of her children, Steven Ruffalo, Leslie Ruffalo, and Mark Ruffalo; daughter-in-law Debbie Ruffalo; grandchildren, Jennifer Johanson, Jason Smith, Kristen Ruffalo, Katie Bruns, and Kyle Ruffalo; great-grandchildren, Tatum and Emerson Bruns; brother-in-law. Daniel Ruffalo, and sister-in-law, Ellie Ruffalo; and a host of other devoted friends and family.