In Memoriam: 87-Year Rumsonite, Edna J. Pomphrey Ruscio, 92

Edna J. (Pomphrey) Ruscio, who spent 87 years of her 92-year life in Rumson, passed away peacefully at the home she loved on Feb. 12. She had just celebrated her 92nd birthday on Jan. 29.

“Edna was a wonderful mother, grandmother, mother-in-law and aunt and loved her family and her cat, Oreo … Her family was very important to her and she always enjoyed family get-togethers.
She was a member of Rumson Presbyterian Church, where she was baptized and married, was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Deacons …
She was a Girl Scout leader for many years.”

Loved ones of

She worked at Progressive Life Insurance in Red Bank, where she met her husband, Joseph. After raising her two daughters, JoAnne and Joyce, she returned to work at Prown’s in Red Bank as a bookkeeper. She also worked for what was Fidelity Bank (now Wells Fargo Bank) in Red Bank.

Edna was predeceased by: her husband, Joseph, in 2004; and her daughter, JoAnne Ruscio, in 2020; her parents, Edwin and Olive Pomphrey; her sister, Doris P. Robinson; her brothers, Frederick, Edwin L., Warren B. and Robert H.

She is survived by: her daughter, Joyce Repoli and son-in-law Albert, of Tinton Falls; her grandson, Seth Osborn and his fiancée Sahara Smith, of Austin, TX; her sister, Betty Newman; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rumson PBA, 80 E. River Road, Rumson, NJ 07760; or, Rumson First Aid, 1 Wilson Circle, Rumson, NJ 07760.

A burial at Fair View Cemetery will be held in the spring.

— Edited obituary by loved ones via John E. Day Funeral Home

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management