Josephine Angelina (Caldarola) Ruggieri
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91, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 9, 2021 surrounded by her loving daughters. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Ruggieri.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late James and Grace (Casaburi) Caldarola.
Josephine was a graduate of Hope High School, Providence. She was a bookkeeper and worked for the John F. Allen Stone Importing Co., on Westminster St., in Providence and for the State of RI in the Department of Controller's Office until her retirement. She was a devoted communicant of St. Ann's Church. Josephine enjoyed reading, dancing and singing, and most of all, spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren. She was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. Family was everything to her and it brought her the most joy in her life.
She is survived by her loving children, Marie Ruggieri Kaminski, Joanne Ruggieri Geruso and her husband Anthony and Linda A. Ruggieri, Esq. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Rory and Tara Temkin and Matthew and John Kaminski. She is the sister of the late Agatha LaVecchio, Celia Covellone and Michael Caldarola.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 14th at 10am at St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins St. Providence. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: St. Ann's Church Memorial Fund, 2 Russo St., Providence, RI 02904 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements entrusted to: A.A. Mariani & Son Funeral Home, Providence.

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Published in The Providence Journal on Jan. 12, 2021.
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January 14, 2021
To the Ruggieri Family,
May fond memories of your Mom bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
The Ranucci Family
Vincent Ranucci
January 13, 2021
To the Ruggieri Family.I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.I went to school with you Joanne,i believe it was Windmill or Esek Hopkins or both.I remember your Mom.She was a sweet woman.Sorry for your loss.
January 13, 2021
Please accept our sincere condolences, dear Joanne, Rory, and Tara. Keeping you in, Martha, Mark, Lyle, and Dana.
Martha Richardson
January 13, 2021
Please accept our sincere condolences, dear Joanne, Rory, and Tara. Keeping you in, Martha, Mark, Lyle, and Dana.
Martha Richardson
January 12, 2021
Dear Marie & family, I am very saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. There is no one in the world like one's Mother, she was a gem and will always be with you.
Deepest Sympathies,
Jennifer & Gary Grice
Jennifer Grice
January 12, 2021
Dear Joanne, Marie and Linda,
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful and beloved mother. May she Rest In Peace. We send our compassion, respect and sympathy to you and your children. Love, Donna and Richard
Donna Goldstein
January 12, 2021
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