Melissa A. Ruiz, 55, of Peterborough, NH, passed away on Wednesday July 19, 2023. She was born April 10, 1968, in Nashua, NH, to parents Michael and Sally (Shea) Young.
Melissa loved playing games with her family and had an unbelievable talent of rolling on one number and turning it into the number she needed. She won a lot of games this way. She was a lover of animals, giving her rescues the life most people would envy. Melissa was a creator of beauty, making people look and feel their best through her craft. She lived life in the fast lane, usually behind the wheel of her Mustang. She was one wild pony who could not be broken.
She is survived by her parents, Michael Young Sr. of Bennington, NH and Sally Young of Wilton, NH; her partner in life of 15 years, Andre Raboin; her daughter Sheala Pendleton; her bonus children, Dillon Raboin, Meagan Raboin, Joshua Ruiz, and Dylan Ruiz; her sisters Michelle Morneau and Melanie Young; her brother Michael Young Jr; as well as several nieces and nephews who she loved so much.
A celebration of life will be held at her residence in Peterborough on July 30th from 11-4. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Melissa’s memory to the Monadnock Humane Society in honor of her love of her rescue pets. Donations can be made at https://monadnockhumanesociety.org/donate/.