Waterford - Rita Sylvia (Ruggiero) D'Angelo, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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She was born in Springfield, Mass. to the late Mary (Sticco) and Nicholas Ruggiero and lived in Springfield and Longmeadow, Mass. most of her life. Rita enjoyed traveling, vacationing all over the world and living in various locations on the East Coast with her husband. She was a member of the Dante Aligheri, Italian Women's Club of Springfield and a supporter of Italian rights.
Rita leaves her beloved husband of 66 years, Michael J. D'Angelo; her loving sons, Marc A. D'Angelo and Michael J. D'Angelo Jr. both of W. Springfield; her adored granddaughter, Kertasea L. Booth; her brother, Nicholas Ruggiero of Sedona, Ariz.; her sister, Mary Hood of E. Longmeadow; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, at the Toomey-O'Brien Funeral Home, 1043 Westfield St., W. Springfield, followed by a 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 123 William St., Springfield, burial will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 59 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA 01040.
Published in The Day on Feb. 17, 2013