Rita Marie Ruggieri
Rita Marie Ruggieri

March 15, 1932 - June 24, 2018
Born in Jersey City, NJ
Resided in Clark, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Rita Marie Ruggieri, 86, of Clark, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd. Clark on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:00 am, thence to St. John the Apostle Church, Clark, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, from 4 - 8 pm.

Mrs. Ruggieri was born in Jersey City to Henry and Viola (McCourt) Tamke. She was a resident of Clark for 58 years. She was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Rosary Society at St. John the Apostle Church. She was also a former Volunteer at Rahway Hospital.

Mrs. Ruggieri is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Vitor Ruggieri; her devoted children, Mark Ruggieri and his wife Rosemary, Brian Ruggieri and his wife Pamela, Keith Ruggieri and his wife Linda, Maria Chaillet and Laura Boylan; 27 cherished grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and her brother and sister, Joseph Tamke and Betty Heckman.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to St. John the Apostle Church Food Pantry, 1805 Penbrook Terrace, Linden, NJ 07036.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. John The Apostle RC Church
571 Valley Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
10:00 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07031
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
11:45 AM


St. John the Apostle Food Pantry
1805 Penbrook Terrace
Linden, NJ 07036


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Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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