THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT THOSE ATTENDING THE FUNERAL SERVICE ON THURSDAY TO PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. ALSO, THOSE ATTENDING THE VISITING HOURS TO PLEASE NOT TAKE PHOTOS AND DO NOT BE ON YOUR CELL PHONE IN THE FUNERAL HOME.
Marcos “Tony” Antonio Ruiz, 52, of Methuen, passed away on January 15, 2020 in the city of Lawrence. Tony was born on June 13, 1967 in Guayama, Puerto Rico to Juan Ruiz and Adela Rodriguez.
He attended Lawrence High School and for approximately twenty years, Marcos was employed as a High Motor Equipment Operator at the Department of Public Works in Lawrence. He enjoyed work and was a jack of all trades.
After a long day of work or working around the house, he would reward himself with an ice-cold Heineken. He would constantly joke around with his loved ones and would always light up the room with his laughter.
He was the captain of the eight-ball team at TNS under the American Poolplayers Association (APA). He loved spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed doing yardwork, playing with his pet bird “Mojo,” playing games on his cell phone, listening to music, dancing, watching movies/cartoons, and barbecuing.
Marcos is survived by his wife, Ivonne Maldonado; daughter, Anaseidy Ruiz; son, Marcos A. Ruiz, Jr.; his five sisters: Irene Ruiz, Evangelina “Eva” Fret, Venancia “Milly” Ruiz, Vidalina Rivera, Juanita Molina; his three brothers: Felipe Ruiz, Genaro Ruiz, and Julio Ruiz; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street in Methuen. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 300 Haverhill Street in Lawrence. Burial will be at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence.