The Olive Tree
Remembering Francesca Ruggieri
January 28, 1914 – February 6, 2008
Particularly on this National Library Workers Day, we are thinking of Francesca J. Ruggieri. Two months ago, we lost one of our most dedicated library workers. After Francesca retired from her official duties in the Government Publications Department, she returned to become a long-time volunteer for Special Collections. In fact, she continued working until just a few days before she passed away at 94 years old
. Fran graduated from John Bapst High School, St. Joseph’s College, and the University of Maine with a double master’s degree. Before she joined the library staff, she taught for many years. She was a lifelong communicant of St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor, and a former member of the parish council and women’s council.
Many may remember seeing her around the building, or being dropped off by one of
her long-time friends, Tommy Mogan, and his dog, Kyzer. We feel very lucky to
have enjoyed her company for so many years. She has been greatly missed.
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