Marta Elisa Ruiz

December 21, 2012

Obituaries

Norfolk —Marta Elisa Ruiz, 82, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at Virginia Beach General Hospital.

A native of Havana, Cuba, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Nodarse and Sofia Rodriguez Nodarse, and the widow of Dr. Abelardo Antonio Ruiz since his death in 1991. She was also predeceased by a brother, Raul Nodarse.

She is survived by four daughters, Maria R. Butterworth and husband Carey, Grace R. Little and husband Mike, Marta R. Stewart and husband Jamie, and Sofia R. Konikoff and husband David; two sons, Dr. Abelardo A. Ruiz, Jr. and wife Angela, and Dr. Antonio J. Ruiz and wife Anne; 18 grandchildren, Amanda and Lindsey Butterworth, Brian and Melissa Ruiz, Kristina and Christopher Little, Jason Stewart and wife Grace, Alex Stewart, Nick, Ben and David Ruiz, Elisa Carter and husband Michael, Joshua, Jared, Jacob, Jonathan, Ryan and Rachael Konikoff; and three great-grandchildren, Keira, Skylar and Colton Carter.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial followed in Portsmouth Catholic Cemetery.

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