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 Ruggiero, Domenick A. Sr.
Born: 12/15/1933
Died: 12/10/2016
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Ruggiero, Domenick A. Sr.

Ruggiero, Domenick Anthony age 82 of Frankford Twp., NJ passed away Saturday evening December 10, 2016 at home peacefully with his loving family by his side following a brief illness. Born in Passaic, he was raised in Bloomfield where he attended Bloomfield High School. Mr. Ruggiero had lived in Parsippany before moving his family to their gentleman farm Whistling Wind Acres Frankford Twp. where he resided for many years. After his retirement he moved to Scottsdale, AZ and later Port Charlotte, FL.

Son of the late Louis and Lillian (Ferrante) Ruggiero, Domenick had served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He began his career as a Butcher in his father’s Store “Lou’s Market” on Bloomfield Ave. Newark. Later he began working in the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Local 464 with the former Bamberger’s of Newark, NJ; working his way up to become a Supervisor for the former Two Guys Department stores throughout New Jersey. In 1976 Domenick began his position as a Supervisor for RoNetco Supermarkets. Throughout his career he continued his education at Cornell University and was an innovative and progressive leader; creating many of the services and conveniences still being utilized today throughout the Meat, Fish, Appetizing and Bakery Departments. He was always proud of being the creator of the in house “Patsy’s Italian Sausage” recipe.    

A loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, Domenick was a longtime parishioner of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church as well as First Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus Chapter 3680 Parsippany. A former Golden Gloves Boxer, Mr. Ruggiero was a Semi Pro football player on the Bloomfield Ram’s football team. A craftsman at heart, he enjoyed woodworking, watching football and boxing. A former member and past president of the Sons of Italy Club in Scottsdale, AZ. Domenick was an avid Golfer and had been a member of the Riverwood Country Club Port Charlotte, FL, but most of all  he loved a good Italian meal with his family. “Chief” as he was affectionately called by his family never left the supermarket without  buying a “Nice” loaf of Calandra’s Bread and a few Sfogliatelle.

Pre deceased by his sister Stella Cicci, Domenick is survived by his beloved wife of fifty eight years Judith Ann (Costa), his daughter Linda and her husband Joseph Marciniak of Harrison, his sons Louis R. and his wife Colleen Ruggiero and Domenick and his companion Cheryl (Predmore Wingle) all of Frankford Twp. Also surviving are his grandchildren Wyatt and Jake Marciniak, Domenick, Matthew, Louis, Theresa, Elizabeth and Maximus Ruggiero, his extended family Mathew and Kevin Wingle as well as his sister Gloria O’Hara his brother in law Vito Cicci and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

             A Funeral Mass of Christian Entombment will be held Friday December 16th at 2:00 PM in the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Newton. Entombment will follow in the Church Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Iliff- Ruggiero Funeral Home 156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice #99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ
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To the Ruggiero family, so very sorry to hear of your loss, my heart is saddened by this. Dom was a very loving and caring person, Dom was one of the best friends that I have ever had, and I already miss him greatly. We had so much fun together. Hope that you all are holding up well, and that our thoughts and prayers are with U. Love from old friends. Dom and Mary
Dominic Briguglio
My husband and I are friends with Linda. We would like to extend our condolences and love to the Ruggiero and Marciniak families for their loss. We are sure that you have many wonderful and loving memories and they will warm your heart in the days ahead.
Athena Victory
Judy, We are so saddened to learn of Dominic's death. We will never forget him. We loved his sense of humor and really enjoyed his company. You complimented each other and we will forever miss him. Please give him a kiss good bye for me. Love always, Marian
Nick and Marian Renna
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Domenick. He was my first cousin. My mother, Anna (Aunt Nancy) was his father's younger sister. My brother, Dominic, passed on October 8th this year and my brother, Carlo, passed four years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marie Rusignuolo (nee Colalillo)
My Dearest cousin Judy I am saddened by the loss of our Domenic. I remember from when we were kids and you first started dating him. Dom was a special guy always with that great sense of humor. I know He will be greatly missed by you, Louis, Domenic, Linda and all his grandchildren. I also know you will be comforted by the long loving relationship all of you have had with him. With much love and deepest regrets, your cousin Marilyn
Marilyn Camarata
Lou: Lynn and I offer our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this time of your great loss. May God give you and your family the strength you need at this time. Art&Lynn Beauchamp
Art & Lynn Beauchamp
To the Ruggerio Family I wish to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are wtih you all. Vic and I had so many fun times with Dominick and Judy. He always had us laughing with all his jokes. I will remember him fondly. May he rest now in eternal peace. God Bless you all.
sandra mazza
Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers. Tamborrino's-Az
Judy and Family I am sad for your loss. Dom was a smart and humorous guy. I am glad we visited you in Florida a few years back. Golf was an interest of his. He excelled in so many things. He leaves a wonderful family. Hoping you move peacefully through this process. love always, Gary
Gary and Karen Falcone
Judy and family. I am so sorry to hear the passing of Domenic. I have such fond memories of you and family growing up across the street in Parsippany. I just found out today 1/6/17 and wish I could of attended the services. My family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers always and know that you are always thought of fondly. God Bless and keep you well.
Paul Fortunato
To the Family of Ruggiero Please accept my sincere condolences. I have taken comfort knowing that God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.‚??‚??Revelation 21:3, 4 The Bible, however, holds out a much different hope. God, who started mankind off in a lovely garden, has promised to restore Paradise on this earth under the rule of His heavenly Kingdom in the hands of the now glorified Jesus Christ. ( Matthew 6:10; ‚?? Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth‚?? ) In that restored Paradise, the human family will have the prospect of enjoying life without end, free from all sickness and disease Sincerely, Roberta
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