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Marjorie Ann Thompson was born on August 14, 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her parents were John and Lillian (nee Nielsen) Thompson. She died on Friday, June 3, 2016, peacefully at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Marge was 86 years of age.
Marge was a resident of Morton, IL and a former resident of Ferndale, MI. She graduated in 1947 from Highland Park High School and, at the age of 50, graduated from Northern Illinois University. She retired in 1992 after being a nurse for 16 years by the Illinois State Developmental Center and for 12 years with the Illinois State Department of Corrections, both located in Dixon, IL. She was a member of the Morton Methodist Church, the Illinois State Nurses Association and a retiree of A.F.S.C.M.A. Marge enjoyed gardening, travel, swimming, tennis, boating and the Chicago Bears.
Marge was the beloved wife of Richard N. Ruffini and they were married for 65 years. Dear mother of Richard Ruffini (Kris), Susan Stein, Cathy Meiners and Ronald Ruffini. Grandmother of Brian, Ryan, Kevin and Jennifer. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, MI. The Ruffini Family will receive friends Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 3-8 p.m.

The Ruffini Family suggests memorial tributes to the American Heart Association.