JoAnn Ruggiero

Died: Sun., Mar. 31, 2013


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 04, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 04, 2013
Location: Downing Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Apr. 05, 2013
Location: First United Methodist Church


2:00 PM Fri., Apr. 05, 2013
Location: Florida National Cemetery

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JoAnn Ruggiero of Spring Hill, Florida, went with the Lord on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 1-3 and 6-8 at the Downing Funeral Home, 1214 Wendy Ct, Spring Hill.  A service will be held on Friday, April 5, 12 noon at the First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.  Interment immediately following at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. JoAnn was born and raised in Wilkes Barre, PA.  She relocated to Newark, NJ and graduated from Westside HS. She attended Upsala College and graduated with a Nursing degree in 1952.  Her nursing career began at Clara Mass Hospital in Bellville.  JoAnn married Salvatore Ruggiero, on June 26, 1954.  They later moved to Iselin, NJ and continued her career at Rahway Hospital as a Staff Nurse, Night Supervisor and retired as the Manager of Utilization Review in 1997.  She is survived by her loving husband Salvatore.  JoAnn was a devoted mother to Salvatore Jr. and his wife Charlene, Michele and her husband Clark, Anthony and his wife Tania, Jamie (deceased in 2012) and her husband James, Cheryl and her husband Walter.  She was the proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren, Ashley, Jessica, Courtney (deceased), Jamie Jr., Heather, Walter III and Keira, Jonathan and Jake and 7 great grandchildren, Kenneth, Jordan, Jaylynn, Julius, Mercedes, Katrina and Victoria. In 1998, she and her husband moved to Spring Hill, Florida.  She was actively involved in her church, the choir and was President of the Pennsylvania Club. Her passion was spending time with her family, friends and making the Holidays memorable.







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Arlene, Russ DeStefano & Family
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Dear Ruggiero Family -
We just want to say how sorry we are for your loss of Joann. We will keep you all in our prayers. God Bless you all.

marcy and randy uzick
   Posted Tue April 02, 2013
Cheryl and Walter,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Marcy and Randy Uzick

Debby & Mike Gialanella
   Posted Wed April 03, 2013
Dear Cheryl, Walt & Family - So sorry to hear of your loss. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time. Now that every life has a purpose to fill, a purpose which us humans can seldom imply. But she was a gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship, goodness, and humbleness was all about. Goodness belongs to heaven, and I know she is watching you and your family from there, bestowing her beautiful smile upon you all. May her soul rest in peace. Our Love, Debby & Mike Gialanella

Pam & Dennis Kizielewicz
   Posted Fri April 05, 2013
Dear Cheryl & Walter & Family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at this time. Remembering what a pretty lady she was and her beautiful smile. May God Bless her always & keep her in his care.
Pam & Dennis Kizielewicz

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