, Salem, MA

December 29, 2012

Carmine A. Ruggiero, 87

Lynn, MA — Mr. Carmine A. Ruggiero, age 87, of Lynn, died Friday after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Helen D. (Coraine) Ruggiero. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Fiorentino and Elvira (Caruccio) Ruggiero. He was raised in East Boston, and was a graduate of Boston Trade School. He had lived in Lynn since 1963.

Carmine served with the United States Army Horse Cavalry during World War II. For many years, he worked as a linotype operator for the Boston Herald, formerly the Record American. He was a member of the Retired Men’s Club of Arlington. He was an avid gardener and loved to travel.

Carmine is the father of Paul J. Ruggiero and his wife Deb of Peabody, the grandfather of Joseph P., David C. and Annette M. Ruggiero, all of Peabody, the brother of Anthony M. Ruggiero of Saugus and the late Mary Ann Tracy, the uncle of Joanne Harding and her husband Jack of Wilmington; he also leaves his loving companion; Vincenza Carolina of Arlington; as well as many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9AM from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 10AM. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Wednesday from 4-8PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Directions and guestbook at