Memory Of Pasco "Pat" Ruggiano, former Centredale volunteer fire
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Pasco Ruggiano Jr., 92, died Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Cookeville Regional
He was born January 26, 1930, in Johnston, R.I., to the late Pasco
Ruggiano and Maggie Riccitelli Ruggiano. He was a proud veteran having served in
the U.S. Army as a medic. His life of service also included 20 years as a
volunteer captain with the Centredale Fire Department, North Providence, R.I. He
was employed as a machinist with the Leassona Corporation for many years until
the company closed. Mr. Ruggiano also worked for RIDEM/Parks and Recreation for
several years until he retired to Tennessee to be closer to his family.
Mr. Ruggiano is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rita DiGiulio
Ruggiano; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Tyler Crum, of Cookeville, Tenn.,
and their two children, Jacob and Amanda. He also leaves many nieces and nephews
and their families.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ruggiano was preceded in death by
his siblings, Octavia Soave, Ralph and Rocco Ruggiano.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 22, 2022, at
10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 421 North Washington Ave.,
Cookeville. Father Jerome Kopel will officiate. Military Honors will also be
held and rendered by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service
time at the church.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. Share memories and condolences at www.hhhfunerals.com.