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Obituary for Jean Nordlie Ruggeri

Jean Nordlie  Ruggeri
Jean Nordlie Ruggeri, 97, of Wells, passed away December 11, 2018. She was born July 12, 1921 in Winthrop, MA to Eugene Bjorn and Amy Victoria (Connor) Nordlie.

Jean graduated from Wells High School in 1940 and with a Bachelor’s degree from the Portland School of Art in 1954. She worked as a waitress at various local restaurants in her younger years. She worked in Public Relations at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during WWII. She was also the proprietor of Circle Garden Lodge on Old County Rd. in Moody, ME. After marrying Samuel R. Ruggeri, Jr. she stayed home and raised their children.

Jean enjoyed water color and oil painting, gardening, and was a private person who surrounded herself with family.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Amy Nordlie; husband, Samuel R. Ruggeri, Jr.; infant son, Samuel R. Ruggeri, III; sister, June Velma (Nordlie) Weare; long-time stepfather, Ernest E. Gallant; and son-in-law, Kevin D. Brook. She is survived by three daughters, Amy Susan Brook of Wells, Nancy Jean Allaire and her husband, Daniel of Shapleigh and The Villages, FL, and Julie Ann Ruggeri of South Berwick; grandchildren, Christopher J. Brook and his wife, Sasha of Peabody, MA and Ian T. Brook and his wife, Jennifer of Wells; and great-grandchildren, Henry B. Brook of Peabody, MA and Isaac R. Brook of Wells.

Donations may be made in Jean’s name to Wells EMS, 114 Sanford, Rd., P.O. Box 1568, Wells, ME 04090 or to a charity of your choice.

Private family services will be held in the spring.

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