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Mary Bernadette Ruetschi Obituary

Mary Bernadette  Ruetschi
Mary Bernadette Ruetschi

January 26, 1957 - July 13, 2017
Born in Buffalo, NY
Resided in Largo, FL
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Largo - Mary Bernadette Ruetschi (Griffin), 60, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on July 13th, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital. She was born in 1957 in Buffalo, New York, to John “Reggie” Griffin and Margaret “Jeanie” Griffin, Mary’s Buffalonian upbringing nurtured in her an enduring warmth of spirit and love of football.

Mary ardently believed in the value of education. She earned her B.A. from Daemen College and M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Services from the University of South Florida. She dedicated over 30 years to a career in rehabilitation. Her successes won her both personal and professional recognition, as well as the genuine gratitude of the clients she empowered. Mary B. improved the lives of thousands.

Mary was a loving and beloved mother and “Punkies”, trusted colleague, caring neighbor, and honest friend. She is survived by her children George (Laura), Sean, and Jenny (Paul), her grandchildren Josie and Bridget, and everyone’s favorite little ace Smokee dog.

Services will include a formal viewing at Brett Funeral Home on Monday, July 17th (4-8pm), and a Funeral Mass at St. Mathew’s Catholic Church in Largo on Tuesday, July 18th at 10:30 AM Entombment to follow at Calvary CatholicCemetery




Brett Funeral Home
4810 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, USA 33711
Monday, July 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
5233 118th Ave. North
Clearwater, USA 33760
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
12:00 AM
Funeral Mass
St. Matthews Catholic Church
9111 90th Ave. No.
Largo, USA 34620
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:30 AM


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