Mary Rufo, 1927-2013

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Mary Matyas Rufo, 86, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

Born in Warren, she was one of 11 children born to Mike and Maria Hrinko Matyas.

She was a longtime employee of the Board of Elections in Warren.

Mary loved dancing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Phyllis Rush and Tina Kellestine; sons Gilbert J. (Rosemary) Rufo Jr. and Louis (Janice) Rufo; and a grandchild, Brooke Ann.

She is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Ruberto of Warren, and two brothers, John Matyas of Warren and George Matyas of Banning California. She will be deeply missed by her nephews, nieces, cousins and her many friends for whom she loved and deeply cared.

She was preceded in death by her oldest grandchild, Christina.

Arrangements were handled by Brett Funeral Home, St. Petersburg. An online memorial and guestbook is available at

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