Mary Rose Ruta Workman, 88 formally of Mercy Apartments died Thursday, March 15, in Auburn Community Hospital. Born in Auburn, Mary retired as a Retail Associate from Sears. She enjoyed bingo, shopping and watching the television show, Law and Order. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her entire family.
Mary is survived by one daughter Kimberly Carder of Auburn; one brother A.J. Ruta and his wife Ann of CA; four grandchildren Jason Sproul, Jaime DeWall and her husband Jarrod, Amanda Crawford and her husband Joe and Amy Carder and her fiancé James Lewis; 5 great grandchildren Christy, Abbey, Jason Jr., Everett and Eloise; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents John and Angela Zucchero Ruta, Mary is predeceased by a daughter Starlet Sproul; and sister Josephine Santillo.
Friends are invited to join the family for a service to be offered Monday, March 19 at 1:00 pm in the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark Street Road, Auburn. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. A calling hour will be held from Noon to 1:00 pm Monday, prior to the service.