Dan Ruggiero, 36, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home in Sanford, Maine.
He was born Feb. 18, 1977, in Springfield, was raised in Enfield and Dunbarton, N.H., and attended schools there. Dan was a happy guy and was rarely seen without a big grin on his face or a baseball cap on his head. He enjoyed watching the Patriots and hanging out with his friends. He loved animals and spent time working at a veterinary hospital. He was always up for a game of Frisbee golf and travel was something that brought him a lot of joy. Most of all he loved his family, his wife, Erin Walker, and their daughter, Taylor Ruggiero. He was always happiest when spending time with Taylor. He was a proud dad, watching her play soccer or completely content to be snuggled on the couch watching TV with her. Time spent with her was precious.
He is survived by his wife, Erin; his daughter, Taylor; his parents, Ronald and Brigitte Ruggiero; his brother, Jeffrey; his grandfather, Carmine Ruggiero (Pops); several nieces and one nephew and aunt.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale, Maine, where a memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. A luncheon will follow at the Heald Family Center, 574 Main St., Springvale.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Animal Welfare Society Inc., P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094.
Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funderal Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale, Maine.