Carl W. Ruggiero, "Mamo", passed on January 10, 2021.
He resided in Runnemede, NJ; formerly of W. Phila., PA. Age 72.
Beloved husband of Linda Ruggiero (nee Pignoli) for 33 years. Devoted father of Carmine Ruggiero (Melissa), Dana Gaskill (Scott), Carl Ruggiero, Michael Ruggiero, and Stacey Comito (Michael). Loving Grandpop of Nicolas, Alexander, Quinlan, Ava, Alyssa, Anthony, Carly, and Livie. Dear brother of Carol Longo (the late Michael) and Maria Recchia (Nick). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mamo will be remembered as a great cook, devoted husband and a doting father and grandfather. He loved to spend time with his family and friends watching sports, singing, dancing and vacationing with his wife.
There will be a viewing from 9:45am to 11:45am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 12:30pm at Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti RC Church, 321 Orchard Avenue, Runnemede, NJ 08078.
A livestream of the funeral mass may be viewed by visiting the link below:
Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl's memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1160 US 22 E, Suite 103, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
Runnemede, NJ 08078
Runnemede, NJ 08078
My blood cousin but truly more like my "brother" from another Mother. We grew up as kids together, 49th Street'ers all the way. We began singing together on the corner when we were around 10 years old initially singing duets together then eventually singing with many groups over our 60+ years together. He was the Matre'd/manager/operator of my South Philly Cent' Anni Restaurant and was loved by all. He called all the ladies either "hun" or "doll" and made everyone feel at home. He was a hell of a cook/chef and one of the best dancers anyone could ever imaging. Like a butterfly on his feet taking after his father Mamo Sr. Such a funny person possessing a great sense of humor and an avid lover of animals. Mamo couldn't harm a fly even if he tried. I was the best man at his wedding with Linda and he was my best man at my wedding. We did speak often but not often enough. He was resilient, No one could endure the pain and suffering he went through but he just moved on never wanting to burden anyone. A class act that can never be followed. He is now in a better place, peaceful and in God's hands. You will be missed my all, but not more than me........Love you Cuz, Frankie