Eileen Borzenski Ruocco, 82, of West Haven, passed away peacefully on Friday December 19, 2014 surrounded by her devoted and loving husband, William Ruocco, and her family. Born in New Haven, CT, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Borzenski Sr. and Florence Munson Borzenski. She is pre-deceased by her brother, Thomas Borzenski Jr. She is survived by her children, Gerald Ruocco (Deborah) of North Haven, Ronald Ruocco (Kristin) of Stamford and Debra Ann Chenette (Brian) of South Windsor. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Christine Rutigliano, Jason Ruocco, Stacy Ruocco, Michelle Ruocco, Brianna Ruocco, Matthew and Tyler Chenette, and great-grandchildren, Michael and Sofia Rutigliano, Justin and William Ruocco, and Jake De Feo. Eileen worked for over 35 years for Yale University. She and her husband were active square dancers with the West Haven Square Dancing Club. Eileen practiced yoga for 30 years. She found great joy volunteering in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital, lovingly holding tiny babies as a part of their huggy program. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and took pleasure making delicious meals for her entire family at holidays. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her gentle manner, her sense of humor and her twinkling blue eyes. Bill and his family would like to recognize the caregivers, nurses and recreation staff at The Willows in Woodbridge for their dedication and kindness while caring for Eileen. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME 410, Campbell Ave. West Haven, Tuesday morning December 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St. Louis Church, Bull Hill Lane, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends may call on Monday from 5-7:00 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vitas at www.vitas.com or to the Alzheimer's Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06518 or www.alz.org.

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  1. The time at the Willows you both have spent together have been a gift for me to witness. Your dedication and comfort you gave to eachother every day in the good days and not so good. How supportive and loyal. A TRUE LOVE story. The overwhelming ache inside is all that love you shared moving in. Give your muscles time to adjust. I feel your loss.

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