Naugatuck-Enrique “Henry” Ruiz, age 82, loving husband of Iluminada “Lumy” (Estepa) Ruiz, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday March 18, 2021.
Born in Puerto Rico on June 27, 1938, he was son of the late Juan and Deluvina Ruiz. He was a longtime Naugatuck resident, and retired from Carpenter Steel in Bridgeport. Henry was a proud veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, building, nature, and was a loving husband and father. He was an avid baseball fan and aficionado and played often during his younger years. He was past president of the Tetelo Vargas baseball league for several years in Bridgeport.
In addition to his wife Lumy of 57 years, Henry leaves his sons Henry Ruiz, Jr, and Vincent Ruiz and his wife Marlene; his daughter Marsha Lynn Ruiz Gramaglia and her husband Roberto; his three grandchildren, Stephen Ruiz, and Massimo Antonio Enrique Gramaglia and Matteo Roberto Gramaglia; his siblings, Luis, Pedro, Neftalis, Winston, Nori, Elsie, Johnny, Raul, and Quisa; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. Burial with military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery in Waterbury. Walk through calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday March 21, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will meet on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com
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