Tammy Denise Ruggiero, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on July 27, 2019. She was 53.
Ms. Ruggiero was born on May 18, 1966 in New York City to Carol Ann (Reale) and the late Michael Ruggiero. For many years before her retirement she worked as a legal secretary.
In addition to her mother Carol Ann Ruggiero she is survived by her brothers, Michael Ruggiero and his fiancee Jazmin Macias and Gary Ruggiero and his wife Claudia; her nephews, Nicholas Ruggiero and Vincent Ruggiero; her aunt, Karen Mealha and her husband Carl; her cousin, Christian Mealha; and Patty Orlando, who was like a second mother to her.
Visiting will be Tuesday from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10am at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1075 Van Nest Avenue, Bronx. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations in her memory to the Huntington’s Disease Foundation, PO Box 912, Salado, Texas 76571, https://www.huntingtonsdiseasefoundation.org/make-a-donation