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
I cannot remember a childhood vacation that did not include Carl. Our families did everything together. Even every Sunday in the spring and summer after church we went somewhere. Carl was always our entertainment. Always happy, nothing bothered him even if it meant he got into trouble, he just laughed it off. Will laugh forever over the night he broke the bed jumping on it while singing to the height of his voice. Adulthood did not change him, no matter what pain he endured he always had a happy smile for you when you talked to him. He had a way of welcoming you that you felt the welcome. I know right now between Carl, his mom, and mine heaven is laughing a lot harder. Love your cuz Rita