Anna Marie “Kookie” Ruby, 72, of Kelayres, passed away Thursday morning at her home.
Born in Kelayres, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Angeline (Cesario) Perna.
She was a member of Church of All Saints, McAdoo.
Prior to retiring, Kookie was first employed in the area garment industry and later as a hostess/waitress for area restaurants.
Kookie was widowed at an early age, she worked hard and lived for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed taking casino trips with her sister. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Preceding her in death, was her husband Martin T. Ruby; and brothers Anthony and Frank Perna.
Surviving, are her son Robert Ruby and wife Rose of Drums; daughter Janine Vigoda and husband Bernard of Port Carbon; son Kevin Ruby and wife Cammy of Hazle Twp.; grandchildren Shannon, Lindsey, Robert, Philip, Joseph and Nicholas; great-grandchildren Benjamin and Mason; sister Angeline “Dolly” Marchalk and aunt Maureen Cesario, both of Kelayres; and nieces and nephews also survive.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Church of All Saints, McAdoo, on Monday. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, McAdoo.
The funeral mass will be livestreamed on the All Saints Parish Facebook page on Monday at 10 a.m.
The Damiano Funeral Home, Inc., McAdoo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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