Marissa Christine Ruffolo passed away peacefully on May 19th. She is survived by her daughter, Aubree Ruffolo, her father, Michael Ruffolo, her mother, Debbie (Al) Grabarczyk, and two brothers, Nicholas (Sarah) and Christopher Ruffolo.
Marissa was born on November 10, 1993, and grew up in Franklin, WI. She moved to Iowa in 2011, graduated with the class of 2012 from Ankeny High School, and has called Ankeny home ever since.
Marissa was known for being an amazing mother that strove with all her heart to provide the very best for her daughter. She will be remembered for her brilliant sense of humor, the memory of which the victims of her pranks will fondly recall. Marissa also had an incredible talent for cooking, so that stomachs of those closest to her will ache almost as much as their hearts. She cared deeply for her family and friends, and left a lasting impression on everyone she met. Even when faced with death, she only saw a challenge to burn brighter. You would be hard pressed to find someone who lived more fully, or loved more fiercely, than Marissa.
A celebration of Marissa’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Cherry Glen Picnic Site #4 in Ankeny.
A celebration of Marissa’s life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at home of Anthony & Ann Kraus. 10233 West Oakwood Rd, Franklin, WI 53132.
In lieu of flowers, we are establishing college security for her daughter.