Margaret R. Ruggiero
Margaret R. Ruggiero
  • December 27, 1923 - October 30, 2017
  • Lake Mary, Florida

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Margaret Ruggiero was born in 1923 in Forchia, Italy. The family relocated to Brooklyn, NY when she was a young child. The challenges of this immigrant family were immense; however, with perseverance, Margaret graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in accounting, and later pursued a law degree from the same institution. She went on to become a successful and well-respected tax and estate attorney, establishing her practice in Brooklyn Heights. Once retired, she moved to Orlando, Florida.

In life, Margaret was a philanthropist, helping others with her time, talents, and resources. She was very active in her church - Holy Innocents Church (Brooklyn) and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Orlando). She had many passions which included reading, playing cards, horse races, and traveling. She also highly valued education and hard work, and was a mentor to many members of the family.

Margaret passed on Oct 30, 2017. She will be missed by her sister-in-law, Clara, and her many nieces and nephews and their families whom she adored: Tina, Carmine (deceased), Bob (recently deceased), Tina, Joey, Rosemary, Toni, Carmela, MaryAnn, Tony, Tina, Al, and Carl.