William John Ruggiero

January 6, 1948
September 7, 2023 (75 years old)

In the serene tapestry of life, every thread is interwoven with memories, love, and legacy. The departure of William John Ruggiero on September 7, 2023, has left a gap in this intricate fabric that many had come to cherish. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, and having enriched the lives of many in Taunton, William lived 75 years with an unwavering commitment to family, faith, and community.

The light he shone was not only inherited from his beloved mother, Marie Grassia Ruggiero, but also shared with his devoted wife, Brenda Joyce Riva Ruggiero, and reflected in the lives of his children, Brianne and Ryan, and grandsons, Tabor and Maddox. His bond with his brother Richard and the entire Ruggiero and Riva clans showcases a life surrounded by love and mutual respect.

While the pews of St. Mary’s Church, where a mass in his honor will be held, might echo with hymns and prayers, it’s the silent prayers of gratitude for his presence in our lives that will resonate the loudest.

For those seeking to extend their condolences and tribute, a gesture towards St. Vincent DePaul Society in his memory will be a testament to William’s spirit of generosity and community service.

In times of reflection, may we all remember William not just for the void he leaves behind but for the vast expanse of love, wisdom, and memories he filled our lives with. As we bid farewell, let us keep William’s legacy alive, remembering that his journey on Earth, while transient, was deeply impactful.

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