Frank  Ruggiero

Frank Thomas Ruggiero

Friday, March 13th, 1936 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Frank Thomas Ruggiero was born on March 13, 1936 and passed away on August 21, 2020 at Meridian Nursing & Rehab., Brick. The only son born to Constantine “Frank” and Susie Ruggiero in Norwood, Massachusetts. He was raised in Linden, New Jersey and graduated from Linden High School in 1953. Frank played center for the high school football team and was active in Student Government. He held the offices of President of his homeroom and Senior class Treasurer and spent two years on Student Council. He served proudly in the United States Air Force from 1954 until 1957 and after leaving the Air Force, began a career in sales within the freight transportation industry. He raised his family in Fanwood and worked at Time-DC for over 20 years before retiring to Brick. Frank loved sports, he was an avid golfer and a faithful New York Giants and Yankees fan. Frank played softball for many years with the Fanwood “Old Man’s” softball league and loved being at the beach and celebrating holidays with his friends and family. He was an active member of his community and parishioner of Saint Bartholomew's church in Scotch Plains and Church of the Visitation in Brick. He was also an active member of the Jay-Cee’s and a former member of the Board of Trustees at the Pavilion Retirement Community. Throughout his life he was known as a fun loving, friendly person and even coined the nickname “Friendly Frank”, offering folks his limousine and bartending services. We will always remember his laughter, love for food, and the humorous habit of misstating words (such as “Ridiclus” instead of Ridiculous “Condominiums” instead of condiments and the “Exalted Rooster” instead of Exalted Ruler at the Elks Club). He created countless memories that will always make us smile.

Frank was preceded in death by former wives, Vitina (nee Catalano) Ruggiero- (the mother of his children) and Dorothy (nee Keating) Ruggiero.
He is preceded in death by two of his children, Kenneth and Susan Ruggiero.

He is survived by his devoted children Marianne Ruggiero, Thomas Ruggiero, and Sharon Good. He is also survived by his sister in-law, Josephine Duenas, daughter in-law, Marisa, son in-law, Ron, daughter-in law, Natalie and 3 beautiful granddaughters, Mia, Jamie and Jessie.

We love you Dad with all our hearts.

Visitation will be held at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall, NJ 07719 on Wednesday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 11:00am at the Church of the Visitation,730 Lynnwood Ave, Brick Township, NJ 08723.

The Mass at Church of the Visitation will be live streamed through YouTube at Visitation Roman Catholic Church (

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the NJ Veterans Administration.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, August 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Visitation Church
    730 Lynnwood Avenue
    BRICK, NJ 08723
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  • Interment

    St. Gertrude's Cemetery
    53 Inman Ave.
    COLONIA, NJ 07067
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We are so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a very good man. Tom, please know that you and your family are in our prayers. God Bless you all. Jim and Maria Parry.

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Dear Sharon, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept my deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
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