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Mercedes Ruiz
  • May 30, 1948
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  • January 21, 2022

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Mercedes Rita Ruiz, 73, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Lee Memorial HealthPark Medical Center.  Born on May 30, 1948, in Santiago, Dominican Republic to the proud parents of Angel De Jesus Torres and Mercedes (Estevez), Mercedes was a retired accountant.  She enjoyed outside activities, especially with and around her family.  Mercedes in her younger years, was an avid golfer and played often with her husband and friends.  She specifically enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and church events with her church family.  Mercedes obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Queens College, City University of New York.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Juan F. Ruiz, whom she married on February 24, 1973 in Queens, NY; her loving daughter, Leila Mercedes Ruiz; and by her precious grandchildren: Hasan Aziz Parker, Louis Juan Parker and Tatiana Faith Parker.

Arrangements are under the artful care of Baldwin Brothers Cremation Services, Fort Myers, FL


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  1. Noreen and Dan Johnson lit a candle:
    07 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 7, 2022 at 2:19:29 PM

  2. Cheryl Macari says:
    06 Feb 2022
    My wonderful, loving, friend. You taught me to pray with all my heart, now that heart has broken for the loss of you. Until we meet again in Heaven I will miss you everyday.

  3. Emmanuel Ruiz, Charlene, Nathaniel, Zachariah, Ariella and Elyanna says:
    01 Feb 2022
    Madrina,

    We love you so much and will miss you dearly. I am so grateful that you were able to meet all of my children and especially got to hold our little one. You will always be remember!

    Con Mucho Amor.

    The Ruiz-Fourquet Family

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    31 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 31, 2022 at 1:46:34 PM

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    30 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 30, 2022 at 1:18:55 PM

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    29 Jan 2022
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    29 Jan 2022
    Alysse Diaz

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:58:06 PM

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    28 Jan 2022
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  13. judith beller says:
    28 Jan 2022
    We will miss her and her friendship.

    Love
    Larry and Judy Beller

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:46:06 PM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:30:36 PM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:55:21 PM

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:54:29 PM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:16:09 PM

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:13:25 PM

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:06:26 PM

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:50:57 PM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:30:54 AM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:21:08 AM

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:58:08 AM

  26. Gina Watson says:
    28 Jan 2022
    Deepest condolences

  27. Paul, Jean, and Samantha Smart says:
    28 Jan 2022
    They [The righteous] won't ever be troubled, and the kind things they do will never be forgotten.

    Psalm 112:6

    We will always remember Mercedes' kindness and her prayers on our behalf.

    Our deepest condolences and our love to Juan, Leila, and all the family.

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    28 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:20:46 AM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:18:22 AM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:18:09 AM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:33:39 AM

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    Lit since January 28, 2022 at 1:17:53 AM

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    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:16:50 PM

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    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:16:07 PM

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    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:06:28 PM

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    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:01:38 PM

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    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:00:11 PM

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    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:11:19 PM

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    27 Jan 2022
    Lit since January 27, 2022 at 1:08:02 PM

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    27 Jan 2022
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  43. Mike Reece says:
    27 Jan 2022
    Your kindness and gentleness spoke of God’s love and God likeness. RIP and await Christ’s glorious appearing.
    Mike & Wendy Reece.

  44. Oscar Antonio Alberti Nicodemo says:
    27 Jan 2022
    Querida Rita,
    Siempre fueste un angel para todos los que te amamos. Gracias por el cariño, apoyo, consejos, alegrias y momentos repletos de felicidad y cariño vividos junto ti. Nunca fuiste amistad, siempre fuiste familia y familia cercana. Siempre ocuparás un lugar muy especial en mi corazón, me duele mucho tu partida, pero sé que estan gozandote tu encuentro cara a cara con nuestro Señor Jesús.
    Gracias por todo, love you allways!
    Que descanses en paz y brille siempre sobre ti la luz perpetua.

    Love,

    Oscar Alberti Nicodemo y Flia.

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