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Zenaide M. Rufino

03/13/1952 - 06/02/2023


Obituary For Zenaide M. Rufino

Zenaide Maria (Raposo) Rufino, age 71, of Warren, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Rhode Island Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Manuel Rufino.

Born in St. Michael, Azores, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and the late Maria (Raposo) Bernado.

Her devotion to her family and faith were her biggest passions.

She was a true communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle where she devoted her time to God. Whether Zenaide was at the church or at home she was always surrounding herself with her beliefs.

In addition to her husband Manuel of Warren, she is survived by her son Steven Rufino and his wife Christina; grandchildren Kiana Rufino and Ethan Rufino; her siblings Armando Raposo and Eduardo Raposo and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Manuel Raposo, João Raposo and Viriato Raposo.

Services are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, where the family will receive relatives and guests on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 4-7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 11AM in St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave, Warren, RI 02885. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol, RI 02809

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  • 06/06/2023

    Our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Zenaide She was a wonderful, kind, caring neighbor and friend who will never be forgotten Rest in peace Zenaide Thinking of you Manny and Steven May God watch over you through the difficult days ahead

  • 06/06/2023

    Zenaide was a beautiful person. I will miss her but I know she is with our Lord in heaven where there is no pain or suffering. Your family and friends will miss you!

  • 06/05/2023

    Our prayerful thoughts are with Steve and Manuel at this time of loss of their dear Zenaide. We know that her deep faith will lift her heavenward and that our merciful Lord will receive her gracefully into internal rest. We pray that the love and faith of her family will help in their healing and understanding of the eternal rewards awaiting her. Blessings to the Rufino family. Your friends stand with you and kneel with you at this difficult time. Love to each of you, Michael and Sherry Strammiello

  • 06/05/2023

    My deepest Condolences to Zenaide's husband and all of her loved one's may her Soul R.I.P and may she fly free above the sky without pain 🙂


  • Heavenly & Harmony

    Peter M Moran sent Heavenly & Harmony for Zenaide M. Rufino - June 08, 2023

    We are sorry for your loss. Peter and Marissa Moran

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