Ruth M. Boldreghini "Nona"

May 26, 1926March 7, 2018

Ruth Marjorie Boldreghini "Nona", 91, of Bartlett, Tennessee crossed over on March 7, 2018. Ruth was born in Lufkin, Texas on May 26, 1926 to Alpha and Zula (Jacobs) Boles. She was the loving wife of Louis O. Boldreghini for thirty-six years before his passing in 1981. Ruth is survived by her brother, J.W. Boles; her four children, Louis N. Boldreghini (Elvie), Ellie B. Thornton, Velita N. Carr, and Lynn B. Turri (Mike); twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In her younger years, Ruth modeled for department stores in Houston. Mrs. Boldreghini enjoyed numerous hobbies including dancing, singing, bowling, and camping across the country. Her travels allowed her to visit all fifty states - a long-time goal. She was known for her sense of humor, fierce loyalty, hospitality and for having an open, welcoming home. Her family fondly recalls her preservation of cherished recipes and generational legacies. She had an open-heart and loved unconditionally.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 9, 2018 from five until eight o'clock at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at one o'clock on Saturday, March 10 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett, Tennessee with entombment to follow at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh-LaGrange, Memphis, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at


  • Alpha and Zula (Jacobs) Boles, Parents
  • Louis O. Boldreghini, Wife
  • J.W. Boles, Brother
  • Louis N. Boldreghini (Elvie), Son
  • Ellie B. Thornton, Daughter
  • Velita N. Carr, Daughter
  • Lynn B. Turri (Mike), Daughter
  • Twelve (12), Grandchildren
  • Six (6), Great Grandchildren

  • Chris Gray
  • Joseph Carr
  • Brian Hopper
  • William Kuykendall
  • Galen Avery
  • Phil Carter

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ruth M. Boldreghini "Nona"

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