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Barbara E. (Nichols) Rufrano, 77, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on December 16, 2017 at Schoellkopf Health Care Facility after a lengthy illness. Born on March 6, 1940 in West Decatur, PA, she was the daughter of the late, John G. and Frances (Litten) Nichols.
Barbara worked in several restaurants throughout the city for many years before her illness. Her hobbies included, ceramics, playing cards with friends, horseracing and many other games of chance.
Barbara received wonderful care from all of her caregivers at Nursing Home 2 of Schoellkopf Nursing Facility during the past two years.
Barbara is survived by her husband of 47 years, Michael D. Rufrano; sons, John Celeste, Michael (Michelle) Celeste, Guido Celeste and a brother Walter (Carol) Nichols, all of Niagara Falls, NY. She is also survived by eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Barbara was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Jennifer Celeste, brother John G. (Theresa) Nichols and sister Margaret (Frank) Ficcara.
There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Schoellkopf Health Care Facility 621 10th Street Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for guest register.
Published on December 19, 2017
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