Nicholas L. Ruvolo

November 20, 1934January 5, 2018

Nicholas L. Ruvolo, age 83, of Watkins Glen, NY passed away Friday, January 5th, 2018 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Nick was born in Elmira, NY on November 20th 1934, the son of the late Rose (Franzese) and Casper Ruvolo. Nick had served in the US Army from 1954 until 1956. He had worked for both salt companies in Watkins Glen, worked in construction and retired after 20 years of service for St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. Nick was a faithful member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church and was also a member of the Watkins Glen Elks Lodge 1546. Nick is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Lou (Conte) Ruvolo; daughters, Lori (Rocco) Zingaro of Webster and Linda Mizerak of Watkins Glen; his grandchildren, Nicholas (Stephanie) Mizerak of Long Island, David (Ned) Mizerak of Watkins Glen, Tyler (Nicole) Mizerak of Watkins Glen, and Matthew Lusardi of Rochester; Nick’s beloved great grandchildren, Carter and Elizabeth Mizerak and soon to be Trenton Joseph Mizerak. Nick had a special bond with his brother-in-law Sante Conti, sister-in-law Sally (Murphy) Conti, and their daughter Shelly. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Gregg (Gwen) Ruvolo, who was like a son to him, of Lakeland, Florida, and Josette (Mark) Saginario of Louisiana. In addition to his parents, Nick was predeceased by his brothers, Gregory and Richard Ruvolo and sister, Patricia Ruvolo. Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, January 10th at the Haughey Wood Funeral Home, 119 5th St., Watkins Glen, NY. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 11th at 10am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will be held at the convenience of his family. Memorial donations may be made in Nick’s memory to St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, PO Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Fond memories of Nick may be shared with his family and friends at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nicholas L. Ruvolo

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Janelle Wisner

January 22, 2018

Mary Lou and family,
So sorry to hear that Nick passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. (I'm his cousin - my mother Vita was Uncle Casper's sister)
Janelle Wisner

Denise Horein

January 21, 2018

Pops was the most amazing person who made us feel like family each and every time we set foot on his door step. He will be loved and missed every day!

Gwen & Gregg Ruvolo

January 17, 2018

Dearest Aunt Lou and family,
We cannot express all that "Uncle Nick" meant to us and our boys but trust you know he was, is, and will always be so loved and admired beyond words! His perfect balance of strength and gentleness, sincerity and humor, truly one of a kind! He made us all feel so special; was like a father to Gregg and grandfather to Michael and Brett. How we so enjoyed every visit, gathered around your table with Uncle Nick at the much laughter and always so much love. We are eternally blessed as he is forever in our hearts. May God comfort you all as He welcomes our Dear "Uncle Nick". We love you all so!

Mike & Barb Rullo

January 14, 2018

Mary Lou and family,
So sorry for the passing of Nick. He was such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Mike and Barb Rullo

Bob & Mary Ann Weiss

January 12, 2018

Mary Lou and family,

Our hearts were saddened when we heard of Nick's passing. Our thoughts ans prayers go out to all of you. We are currently in Florida or we certainly would have been at the viewing and at the funeral. May the Good Lord give you comfort!

We love you

Bill Colunio

January 12, 2018

Mary Lou, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember and respected Nick. He will be missed.

Rosemary Schimizzi

January 11, 2018

Mary Lou so sorry to hear of Nick's passing. I will always remember going on a bus trip with you both, and all of Nick's jokes. He always made me laugh. He will be missed. Mernie

Pat Angelo

January 10, 2018

Dear Mary Lou and family,
I was sorry to hear of Nicks passing. I enjoyed seeing you both when I came home.
It was fun on the bus trips and everyone waited for his jokes. He was a wonderful person to know and always smiling.
My heart goes out to you and the kids.

God bless,

Love, Pat Angelo

Tony Sgro

January 10, 2018

Mary Lou and family, Nick will be missed by the Sgro Brothers. We had seen him in several years, but always remember the last time was with Father K. Now they are together in heaven. We will cherish the memories of knowing Nick. A special guy. GOD BLESS Tony and Dom

Sue Lodge Edwards

January 10, 2018

I'm so sorry to read of Nick's passing. It's been many years but I do remember him from when I was a child. Prayers for the family and may he rest in peace.

Sue Lodge Edwards