Obituary: Concettina DiRocco Ruggerio, 86

A Mass will be held for the longtime Haddonfield resident Tuesday at Christ the King Church

Concettina DiRocco Ruggerio (nee DiRocco), 86, a longtime Haddonfield resident, died Aug. 17 in Haddonfield. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Anthony C. Ruggerio, mother of Dr. Mark A. Ruggerio (Dr. Vanessa A. Morenzi), Bonnie J. Guistwhite and Cynthia Ruggerio (John S. Anooshian) and grandmother of Constance A. Guistwhite and Lara M. Ruggerio. Concettina was the daughter of Guiseppina and Guiseppe DiRocco, of Camden, and is predeceased by her sister, Mary Villa, and her brothers, Joseph and Rocco DiRocco.

Mrs. Ruggerio, also known to many as Connie, was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden. She worked as a secretary and stenographer at public service in Camden before meeting her husband, Anthony, and moving to Haddonfield in the mid-1960s. She was an energetic, kind and generous woman who was deeply devoted to her children and adored her two grandchildren. She was an avid dog lover, who cared for many family dogs through the years. Mrs. Ruggerio was also a gourmet cook and a wonderful hostess who always welcomed friends and neighbors into the warmth of her home of many years on Jefferson Avenue. She was and always will be a source of light and love in the lives of her family and friends.

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The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Aug. 21, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, located at 200 Windsor Ave. in Haddonfield. Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Catholic Research Hospital, Memorial ID #11369429: P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148; 1–800–822–6344.

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