Obituaries 08-10-2022

Frank Ruggiero, Jr.

Graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1963, Longtime Estimator at Fabrizio’s Custom Cabinetry

Family and friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, August 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rt.107) Revere, for Frank J. Ruggiero, Jr., 77, who died on Sunday, August 7 at the Hunt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Danvers following a long illness. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 12 noon followed by interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

Frank was born on August 1, 1945, in Everett to Frank J. Sr. and Mary “Jennie” (Lanzo) Ruggiero. He was one of three children. Frank was raised and educated in Everett and was a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1963. He married the love of his life, Patricia (DeYeso) on May 25, 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 settled 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 1970’s 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 was the beloved husband of 54 years to Patricia A. “Pat” (DeYeso) Ruggiero of Malden, loving and proud father of Todd Ruggiero of Charlestown, cherished brother of Stanley Ruggiero of Everett and his former wife, Terry Ruggiero of Danvers and Angela Ruggiero of Quincy; devoted son of the late Frank J. Sr. and Mary “Jennie” (Lanzo) Ruggiero; dear brother-in-law of Joyce Tardito and her late husband, Louis of Easton and Jean R. Sasso and her husband, Gerald T. “Jerry” of Peabody. 

He is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and his canine pal, “Buddy.”

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to New England ADA – American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 2216-7023. To send online condolences please visit www.vertuccioandsmith.com    

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the care & direction of the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere.

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