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Melissa “Missie” Ciriacy Ruberto

Melissa “Missie” Ciriacy Ruberto, age 62 years, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 20, 2023.

Missie was born August 2, 1960 in Ely, Minnesota. She was raised there spending time at her favorite place, Burntside Lake. She met Jed in 1980, while attending the University of Minnesota Duluth. They were married August 14, 1982 and settled in Thunder Bay, where they raised their three children Aaron, Luke, and Sarah.

Missie is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Jed; beloved children, Aaron (Heidi) Ruberto, Luke Ruberto, and Sarah (Dale) Myllyaho; and cherished grandchildren, Nolan, Keaton and Leonardo. She is also survived by her siblings, Edward (Peg) Ciriacy, Adele Ciriacy and Timothy (Mary) Ciriacy; mother-in-law Francesca Ruberto; brother-in-law Peter Ruberto; sister-in-law Maria Ruberto; nieces Allie and Emily; and nephews Michael and David. She was predeceased by her mother Adele, father Edward, and sister, Deborah. Missie often spoke of reuniting with her mother and sister one day. We can all find comfort in knowing that she is with them now, smiling down on us all.

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