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Angelo P. Ruggiero

April 3, 1922 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 98)

Tribute

Angelo Ruggiero known to everyone as "Charlie" (then "Pop" when his grandkids came along) was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 3,1922 and was one of 9 brothers & sisters.  Like his father & his brothers he was a brick mason by trade.  He met his wife Ann at a dance on December 6, 1941 and they married on March 25,1944.  He and his younger brother Fred built 2 homes side by side in East Meadow, LI and moved their young families there in 1953.

He is survived by his daughter Adele (Persico), his son Vinny, their spouses Bob & Cindy and last but definitely not least his 3 grandchildren or as he referred to them his "Pals" Vinny Jr., Alexa & Jillian.  He never understood when people said they loved their grandkids more than their kids & didn't think that was possible until he had them.  He was pre-deceased by his wife Ann and their eldest daughter Barbara.

Friends & family came first followed by the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke his heart when they moved to LA.  He was a diehard NY Ranger fan until the end but would watch almost any sport on TV.  He loved to dance and all kinds of music but especially the Big Bands & swing music.  In later years he enjoyed going to Atlantic City and Las Vegas.  When he retired he joined a Jack Lalanne gym & worked out 3 days/week until he was 94.  He preferred a home cooked meal & seeing his family "around the table". Home made ravioli, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Baked Clams, Linguini & Clams were some of his favorite dishes plus ice cream any flavor but plain old vanilla was his 1st choice.

He was almost 99 when he passed and lived a simple but great life.  He was a quiet man but you knew he was in the room.  He had a great laugh and a smile for everyone but especially babies & young children (oh & maybe a pretty lady).  No matter how long you have someone in your life it's still hard to say good-bye.  He will be missed.


Services

Visitation
Monday
March 22, 2021

3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Bryant Funeral Home
411 Old Town Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733

Religious Service
Tuesday
March 23, 2021

10:00 AM
Bryant Funeral Home
411 Old Town Rd.
East Setauket, NY 11733

Cemetery

St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Interment following funeral service

St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735

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