Louise Ruggiero

Obituary of Louise E. Ruggiero

Louise E. Ruggiero Pine Bush, NY Louise Elizabeth “Weezie” Ruggiero (nee Williams), 101, of Pine Bush, NY passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Born in West New York, NJ she has been a resident of Pine Bush for the past 46 years. She was an interviewer for the United States Department of Commerce in New York, NY for many years. Afterwards, she was a toll collector in Harriman, NY until she retired. Beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Ruggiero, loving mother of John L. Ruggiero and Vincent J. Ruggiero (Marisela Sanchez) ; proud grandmother of Michelle Ruggiero-Perrota (Michael Perrota), Crystal Ruggiero-Maynard (Danilo Maynard), Amanda Ruggiero-Ashworth (John Ashworth) and Racquel Ruggiero-Benitez; and adoring great-grandmother of Thomas P. Perrota, Danica Maynard, Chelsea Maynard, Luke Perrota, Olivia Ashworth, Evangeline Perrota and Victoria Ashworth; eldest sister to Ruth Cunningham, Harold “Ed” Williams and Larry Williams. She was predeceased by siblings Leonard Williams, Eva Ferlauto, Marion Weber, Helen Wey, Donald Williams, John Williams, Vernon Williams and Frances Williams. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Louise was born on Jan. 19, 1920 and was the first born child to Dora and Leo Williams. She served in the U.S. Army during World War II and rose to the rank of sergeant. She was a member of the American Legion Post 1308 in Pine Bush. In her younger days, she was a good fundraiser for Little League, Cub/Boy Scouts and the PTA in North Bergen, NJ. Throughout the years, she spent her free time gardening, making canned goods, baking and knitting. She taught baking skills to many neighboring children in both North Bergen and Pine Bush. The last few years, her favorite pastime was baking cookies with her great grandchildren. Visiting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home at 1525 Burlingham Road, Pine Bush, NY 12566. Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, Oct. 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Infant Saviour located at 22 Holland Ave. in Pine Bush, NY. Interment at Fairview Cemetery at 500 Fairview Ave. in Fairview, NJ at 1:00 p.m. with Full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.StJude.org) in Memory of Louise Ruggiero. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.wmgaganfuneralhome.com
Thursday
7
October

Visitation

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 7, 2021
William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.
1525 Burlingham Rd
Pine Bush, New York, United States
845-744-6008
Friday
8
October

Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, October 8, 2021
Church of the Infant Saviour
22 Holland Ave
Pine Bush, New York, United States
845-744-2391
Friday
8
October

Burial

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, October 8, 2021
Fairview Cemetery
500 Fairview Ave
Fairview, New Jersey, United States
201-943-6161
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