Of Malden died on Sunday, August 7th at the Hunt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Danvers, following a long illness, he was 77 years old.
Frank was born on August 1, 1945, in Everett to Frank J. Sr. & Mary “Jennie” (Lanzo) Ruggiero. He was one of three children. Frank was raised & educated in Everett. He was an alumnus of Everett High School, Class of 1963. He married the love of his life, Patricia (DeYeso) on May 25th, 1968. The couple remained in Everett where they began their life together and to raise their only child, Todd. They later moved to Haverhill, then settling in Malden over 14 years ago. Frank was a hardworking man, who began his career at G.E. for several years, before working as an estimator for over 30 years at Fabrizo’s Custom Cabinetry. Frank also coached his son’s Pop Warner Football Teams in the 1970s and Everett Youth Hockey teams as well. His love for his family was obvious, they are what mattered most to him. He fought valiantly over the past few years with his wife by his side.
He is the beloved husband of 54 years to Patricia A. “Pat” (DeYeso) Ruggiero of Malden. Loving & proud father of Todd Ruggiero of Charlestown. Cherished brother of Stanley Ruggiero of Everett & his former wife Terry Ruggiero of Danvers & Angela Ruggiero of Quincy. Devoted son of the late Frank J. Sr. & Mary “Jennie” (Lanzo) Ruggiero. Dear brother-in-law of Joyce Tardito & her late husband Louis of Easton & Jean R. Sasso & her husband Gerald T. “Jerry” of Peabody. He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and his canine pal “Buddy”.
Family & Friends attended Visiting Hours on Thursday in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to New England ADA – American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 2216-7023.