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Gentlemen,

When a family faces a situation, to which we did recently, it's family and friends that are leaned upon. While my mother left me instructions that Ruggiero's would be her choice for the final viewing, I want you to know that you fulfilled her expectations and made this event extremely bearable for me and my family.

I know I mentioned this within my eulogy, but wanted to once more express my appreciation to you and to your extended family at Ruggiero's.

Thanks again for the kindness and assistance.

Sincerely,
John

John
July 17, 2017

Joe,

Thank you, your kindness was appreciated more than you know.

Thank you for the beautiful service you gave my sister Gladys.

Sincerely,
Dottie

Dottie

Joe,

Thank you is a simple phrase, but still it's meant to show that we appreciate your kindness more than you could know.

Always,
Vinny & Carol

Vinny

Dear Mr. Ruggiero,

My warmest thank you to you & your staff for the caring professional service extended to my family & I during the funeral services of our grandfather Matthew.

Sincerely,
Caron

Caron

For Wonderful You
Warm Words of Gratitude

There are wonderful people who give from their hearts in thoughtful and unselfish ways. So willing to share, help out, or be there, no matter how busy their days...

There are people we count on, whose wisdom and caring help everything work out just right. Wonderful people who shine in our lives with their gentle and beautiful lights.

If you could hear the prayers that fill each thought of you and the smiles that warm each memory of the generous things you do, you'd know you're treasured more than words can say.

Thank you so much.

Dear Joe & Sons,

What more can I say, this card says it all. The only thing it doesn't say about you Joe is, how you always make me feel like a million dollars. When you told me about the vault that grandma was going in, that marble vault was out of this world and that you did that for me. Words are priceless.

Always,
Your friends,
Deborah & Sandra

Deborah

To the Ruggiero Family and Staff,

Our thanks to you.

This extra-special thank-you note sent to you today holds more appreciation than any words can say. For you're among the nicest people we have ever known. And you'll never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you've shown.

For our prayers and gratitude are always with yours.
The Family of Franky

Family of Franky

Dear Joe & Vinny,

I don't know where to begin, maybe with an apology for being so late with this thank-you, but I feel it is never too late for kind words.

On behalf of myself, Sandra, Bert, Michael & our families, we would like to let you know how much we appreciate everything you have done for us during a very difficult time. You knew just what to do and just what we needed. You treated us like family. Your kindness and caring made our experience so much easier.

Thank you once again. Your thoughtfulness meant so much.

Sincerely
Lisa

Lisa

Dear Joe & the EBCCS Board,

My deepest appreciation for making my last months at EBCCS so memorable. I was deeply touched by the tributes that were so carefully planned & presented throughout the Gala. I also wish to thank you for your extremely thoughtful gift. It was certainly over & above your gracious kindness towards me.

I know together with Bobby as principal & your dedication as our School Board EBCCS will have a bright future.

God Bless,
Maryann

Maryann

Dear Joe,

What a comfort for us to know that our burden of grief was shared by our family and friends. Thank you!

You and your family go back almost three generations. Thank you for your friendship and generosity.

Judge Joe

Judge Joe

Dear Joe,

Thank you so much for the wonderful services you recently provided for our son Alex. Could not have asked for anything better. Your thoughtfulness, generosity and compassion will never be forgotten.

With Love & Sincerity,
Diane & Ronnie

Diane

Mark,

Thank you for taking wonderful care of our mother Antonietta. Your kindness and compassion is greatly appreciated Our mother looked beautiful for the services.

Sincerely,
Roberto & Family

Roberto

Joe,

Thank you for taking wonderful care of our mother, she looked beautiful for the services. Your compassion and kindness is greatly appreciated. We are deeply saddened for our loss but most grateful for the services you provided for our family. The level of detail, execution and professionalism was superb. There is no doubt you are the master of your craft.

Sincerely,
Roberto & Family

Roberto

Dear Joe,

A much-belated thank you for all you and your staff did to give our mother Carmela Masucci a beautiful funeral.

I received numerous compliments from family and friends regarding how kind and accommodating you and your staff were, especially on such a snowy April day,.

I sincerely appreciate your assistance and dedication to help us honor our mother in a warm and loving tribute. I'm sure she was looking down with approval!

It was comforting to be treated with understanding and compassion during the most difficult time of my life.

My sister Ann, brother Rich, and I are forever grateful!

Best wishes,
Betsy

Betsy

Dear Joe,

I wanted to take this opportunity to send you a sincere thank you for the assistance you gave us during the passing of Officer John Brutanitti. I realize that when a large scale event such as that funeral has been initiated challenges follow. I appreciate your input, assistance and professionalism.

Thank you for the continuing support.

Sincerely,
Brian
Chief of Police

Brian

Dear Ruggiero Funeral Home,

My family wants you to know how very grateful we are to your team for a beautiful and fantastic job in assisting us during our loss.

God Bless You,
Bruttaniti Family

Bruttaniti Family

Dear Joe,

I would like to thank you and all your wonderful staff for making such a difficult time a lot easier for me.

Sincerely,
Mary

Mary

Dear Joe,

Thank you for all your help & support with the funeral arrangements for Mom. I know you were suffering with your foot & in spite of that, you were present to ensure that all went well.

You were such a caring & compassionate friend to both of my parents. Thank you for transporting Dad to all those Kiwanis meetings & for making those trips to the pharmacy at Mom's request.

Mom & Dad may have physically left East Boston but their spirit still lives on in the community that they loved & with their friends like yourself, that they cherished!

Warmest Regards,
Ella

Ella

Dear Joe,

Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful flowers. They are so elegant and classy. Blue hydrangea with white roses so gorgeous and elite. It was so thoughtful of you.

Mike and I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for us. You are in my prayers when I am thanking God for my many blessings. I can't seem to find the words that express what your friendship and benevolence has meant to the both of us.

Joe you were born for this job. Your altruism, kindness and humanity is something that cannot be taught.

I pray that God gives you a world to match your dreams and wish you much happiness and health.

God Bless You Joe,
Love,
Barbara & Mike

Barbara

Dear Joe,

We cannot begin to tell you how thankful we are for the compassion & generosity you and your staff gave us. We will forever be grateful to you all!

Love Lisalana, Anthony and Anthony

Lisalana

Dear Joe & Staff,

Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and understanding during our recent loss. Even though things were "bare-boned" as they say, your people never made it feel like my brother wasn't getting the best send off.

Heartfelt thanks,
Dolly & Family

Dolly

Dear Joe,

When I attended Yola Moscaritolo's funeral, it was lovely to see what you have done to bring comfort to those who mourn. The seating area by the video was comforting and inviting. I chuckled when I saw the coffee set-up.

As you know my dad went to many wakes. He felt this is so important to honor the dead and share a story with the family. He always wished that coffee would be available to the people coming to pay their respect. We honored his wishes on the second night of his wake, in Randolph, with coffee and pastry. He would be thrilled to see that you provide this now to all who come to your "memorial home".

Wishing you continued success,
Paula

Paula

Dear Joe,

Mike and I along with Paul and our extended family would like to thank you for your kindness, support and extremely professional service that you showed us during this difficult time. Dad's memory was treated with the utmost respect and he had a beautiful sendoff. All of your staff was remarkable. Words cannot express how much of a help you were and a comfort. You are like family and Dad always thought of you in that way with the utmost respect. Thank you again.

Love,
Mike, Anita & Family

Anita

Joe,

Thank you for all you do, not only for us but for our parish as well.

May God Bless you!

The Cincinvato Family

The Cincinvato Family

Dear Joe,

Your donation of a memorial leaf for Aunt Mary at the Don Orione Shrine was the most touching remembrance her family received. I have told her sister, brothers and husband of your kindness. Thank you from all of us.

Sincerely,
Mary

Mary

Dear Joseph,

A pretty bouquet sent especially to say "Thank you so much for what you did!"

You've been more than kind.

Fay

Fay

Dear Joey,

I want to than you so very much for attending my Mom's funeral services. You were there at the funeral home, church mass & cemetery and I will never forget that. I know it was not easy for you to be, but my Mom loves you for it and so do I. In my book, you're quite a man. You sure walked tall that night. Thanks again & God Bless you & your family.

Love,
Cousin Roe

Roe

Joe,

Many, many thanks for your kindness and support during the loss or our beloved MaryAnn.

The Scolatico & Cerundolo Family

Joe,

Just a quick note to say thank you for everything you and your staff did for us during my uncle Rocky's services. You always go above and beyond and it is comforting to feel "at home" during such a sad & lonely time. You have the biggest heart and it shows in every aspect of your business from rides for family members to complimenting me on my eulogy. You are the best there is and you make the most painful process in the world a lot easier to handle. Your warmth, caring staff, and the serene atmosphere you provide are all a bonus!

Thank you for all the special things you do!!

Thank you for everything you do.

xoxo
Vanessa

PS Thank you for putting up w/ my sassiness!!

Vanessa

Dear Joe, Mark & Associates,

Thank you for all the kindness you extended to my family during a very difficult time..
My mom was the heartbeat within us. I am appreciative for the respect & dignity extended.

My mom truly looked at peace., I will keep reflecting on her viewing & honestly I have to say you made her look younger (Annette would have been pleased).

Thank you for all the personal touches that make you all so special.

Warm Regards,
Joyce & Family

Joyce

Joe Ruggiero & Staff & Family,

We cannot thank you enough for your exemplary services during our time of loss. Your care, empathy & professionalism was apparent & appreciated every step of the way. There was no judgement toward my brother & his life. He was treated with dignity & respect. You did not flinch when approached with any untraditional requests that my mother had as her last wishes to say good-bye. You have trained & professional staff. You created an environment that is warm & welcoming. You have helped us & I'm sure so many more make these painful days a lot easier. Thank you. And thank you & your family for the transportation, prayer cards & thank you cards. That was a huge help. And for your care & concern for the financial burden. Please know that everything you've done is deeply appreciated. You are doing what you're meant to do., helping others. Thanks again for everything. God bless.

With Love,
Christine Coughlin
Armeda Martorano &
Family

Christine

Dear Joe and "Team"!

For everything you've done...for being the special people that you are...thank you so very much. for all you did to help us through this difficult journey and for all you did for our beloved daughter Paula before and after her event.

We are having trouble finding the right works to thank you all!

To Joe, for sending along a special note from Paula's college roommate so we could get in touch with her! For taking the time from his busy day to be so gracious, you are so appreciated!

Thank you for our courtesy vehicle! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our daughter as she was presented to her family & friends during her wake! Thank you for arranging her mass of resurrection. Thank you for all that was done to make her transition to her final resting place peaceful.

Sincerely,
Paula's mon & dad, Bruce & Ann

Bruce & Ann

Dear Joe & Family,

Thank you for your very generous farewell gift and for your assistance to St. Lazarus. You've been great and I wish you every success in our new endeavors. Thank you also for 15 wonderful years.

Gratefully,
Father McLaughlin

Farther McLaughlin

Dear Joe,

On behalf of the YMCA East Boston Branch, I would personally like to thank you for your donation to the 2001 Reach Out for Youth Annual Support Campaign.

Your donation will directly affect the lives of families and children in East Boston.

Your generosity is appreciated.

Sincerely,
Wendy

Wendy

Dear Joey,

Liz appreciated all that you did for the family.

Thanks again.

Jean

Jean

It's taken some time for me to drop you a line thanking you for all that you did for us...I'm still dealing with all this in my own way even though I know it was the best for my mother.

You couldn't have made it any easier for us or nicer for my mother and for that I will always be grateful to you. You have done a wonderful job transforming your "home" into a home, exactly how YOU thought it should be and we are all very proud of you. I don't know how we would have gotten through the whole thing without your guidance step by step.

Wanted to say "THANK YOU" from the bottom of our heart!

Thank you again with love,
Ellen

Ellen

Dear Joe,

Thank you so much for attending the YMCA 1st Annual Reach Out for Youth Breakfast. Your generous contribution is appreciated.

I hope the speakers and the program provided you with a good sense of what the YMCA is doing to support youth and families in the community.

Again, thank you for your support!

Sincerely,
Wendy

Wendy

Joe and the gang,

Thank you so very much for all you did during my loss of my mother. Words cannot express my gratitude.

The family of,
Roberta M Sheehan

Family of Roberta M Sheehan

Joe,

It was very much appreciated.

It has taken me forever to send this to you, only to find the right words to sincerely thank you for all you did, for your support, for your equipment, and lastly for being with us during the wake & funeral of your friend and ours. Tony would be honored for the respect & love that was shown to him. He will be greatly missed by everyone especially me & Anthony for he was a true mentor in his life. We will continue Spadorfora Funeral Home as they would have want it to go on! Only he will be in our hearts and minds, especially when we do anything wrong. His business was his life. His life will go on.

Warmest Regards,
Anthony & Lucelle

Lucelle

Hi Joe,

I just wanted to take some time to say how much I appreciate all that you did for my family and myself at a time when we needed someone just like yourself, so kind and understanding. Everyone in my family told me how kind you were to them and you bent over backwards for my father, Henry W. Andrews, Jr. I will never forget you and all you've done to make life much easier at this time of need in our lives.

Thank you very much.
Billy

Billy

A Sincere Thanks to All of You

Each one of you has been so nice It makes it very hard to put so much real gratitude into a single card. But if each one of you will read between the lines, you'll know this brings a "thank-you" more sincere than words could ever show.

We want to thank you and all of your staff for your kindness, thoughtfulness and professionalism in our time of need. We appreciate all you did for us.

Also a sincere thank you for the flowers from your family.

Mary, Ron & Betty

Mary

Joe,

With Special Thanks!

Your thoughtfulness has a way of touching lives...of making days a little brighter, hearts a little happier and problems seem a whole lot smaller.

It's people like you who make the difference in this world. And though you may not hear it often, you are appreciated very much. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness. Thank you for the leaf for my brother and also for the prayer cards. I'm very proud to call you my friend and believe me you are a true and good friend. God Bless you always my friend.

Mario

Mario

Thank you for your generous contribution and continuous support of the East Boston High Football program.

Your thoughtfulness will help promote the success and development of our future young men.

Coach John

Coach John

Dear Joe,

Father John has written to inform me that you have been so kind as to have added a leaf to the Tree of Life at the Madonna Shrine in Jim's memory. He is most grateful, as am I for your generous gesture. My family and I have been deeply touched by all you have done for us. It has made a difficult time in our lives a little easier. We thank you sincerely. May God bless you and reward you for your charity. Your work is truly a special calling and you perform it admirably.

Again, my thanks for all you have done for us.

Affectionately,
Connie

Connie

Dear Joe,

Words cannot express how grateful we are to you and your staff during our time of sadness.

Tom would be very pleased with how his funeral arrangements were handled.

Sincerely,
Barbara & Buddy

Barbara

Dear Mr. Ruggiero,

I was informed that a green leaf has been placed on the Tree of Life at the Madonna Queen National Shrine in honor of my husband, Ronald Whiteknact. My sons and I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. We had been very fortunate to have you in our more difficult times. Many thanks to you. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. You are a very special man! We feel happy that we had met you!

Sincerely,
Maria

Maria

Dar Joe,

Thank you so much for your care and compassion. You're a true professional and I see a great future of success coming to you and your family. Please accept this small gift of appreciation that you have given to me and my family. It's been a pleasure growing up with you and I wish you all the best for the future.

With warmest thoughts, just because you're you.

Sincerely,
Doris

Doris

Joey,

You're a great guy and better still a great friend.

Thanks,
Joanne

Joanne

Dear Joe,

Thank you for all your help during my time of grieving over Marilyn. Your care helped me get thru this difficult time.

Fondly,
Joan

Joan

Thank you...not just for what you did, which was wonderful, but for the way you did it.

We appreciate all that you and your staff did for our family. Your thoughtfulness was appreciated!

The Iovanna's

The Iovanna's

Joey,

A sincere note that expresses my deepest gratitude for everything that you've done. Thanks again!

God Bless you and your family.

Love,
Lucille

Lucille

Dear Joey,

Words cannot express our feelings about you in our time of sorrow.

Our most heartfelt thanks to you in the loss of our dear brother Pat. With all that you have done for us, it helped to soften the pain in our hearts.

The men & woman that you have working for you are a credit to your business. They could not do enough for us, our family & friends.

What can I say about John Guarino, he made my brother look like he was at peace, but I knew he would, as he is the best in the business.

We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I am proud to call you my Joey.

With much love & affection,
Linda & family

Linda

Joe,

Thank you so much for your generosity & kindness in my time of sorrow. It was a first class service.

Anna & Family

Anna

Dear Joe,

My sister and I want to commend you and your staff for the wonderful care you gave our family during our time of bereavement.

You made everything much easier for us. We were both so impressed by your great attention to even the smallest details. My Mom would have been very proud and happy to see what a "classy" funeral she had. We could never have imagined how beautiful you made her look.. The months of stress and pain disappeared under your talented hands.

Thank you again Joe,

Warmest Regards,
Mary & Margaret

Mary

Joe,

Just wanted to say thank you for doing an outstanding job last week at my grandmothers funeral. You really helped my mother and aunt through a very difficult time with the "little things" you did that you probably weren't even aware you were doing. It made me feel good every time my mother would talk about what a great job you and your staff did. You are a good man, and thanks again for helping my family through such a difficult time.

God Bless,
Mark

Mark

Joseph Ruggiero, Director

I would just like to tell you how impressed I was with your immaculate memorial home. I attended the funeral of Jason Trombley and I was taken back by your extremely friendly and helpful valet's, your clean facility, and the overall personal atmosphere of the entire ceremony. I have been to nearly every funeral home in East Boston, being that I live here myself, yours is by far the most pleasant one I've been to thus far. Good job and please keep up the good work. Its families like yours that make us proud to be from Eastie!

Angie

Angie

Dear Joe,

Thank you for your thoughtfulness it meant a lot.

I'm the one who called you and you gave me no hassle. I told everybody at Our Lady of Assumption.

Thanks again,
Ann

Ann

Dear Friends,

The EBCCS Christmas Fair was a great SUCCESS thanks to you. We are so fortunate to be able to depend on you as one of our dearest supporters. May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you throughout the holiday season and New Year. On behalf of the entire school I thank you for your continued support.

You really make a difference!

Thanks Joe!

Gratefully,
Carol

Carol

Joe,

Thanks for all the kind words and hospitality you've shown me and my wife when in East Boston.

It's the professional guys like yourself that give politics a good name rather than everything you hear or read about.

It's all about good people helping good neighborhoods.

Thanks again!
Dan

Dan

Dear Joe,

We would like to take this opportunity to write and thank you for making such a difficult time, a tolerable, peaceful task. This was entirely because of your compassion, expertise and most of all your professionalism. Everyone remarked on how beautiful and regal my mother looked. This was so comforting and such a blessing for us. Every detail no matter how big or small was taken care of by you and your staff.

You and your staff made her funeral elegant and dignified and you all should be complimented for it.

Sincerely,
The family of Louise Lazzari
Richie, Patty & Elaine

Patty

Hi Joe,

I just want to give you a personal thank you for being so good to Brad's family. His mother has never had to deal with death before and as you can see she was very nervous about everything. I know you gave them a break and didn't have to do that. The gift of clothing is also greatly appreciated. You have always been a kind an generous person and I want you to know that I have always admired that about you. Thanks again and we will talk soon.

Love Dawn

Dawn

Joseph,

This extra special thank you note sent to you today holds more appreciation than any words can say, for you're among the nicest people I have ever known, and you'll never be forgotten for the thoughtfulness you've shown.

Thanks for everything.

The family of Grace Grande
Emma, Adeline, Jackie

Emma

Dear Joe,

Can't thank you enough for the beautiful long stem roses and the beautiful baskets of flowers that we put on all the tables.

Again thank you!

We all wanted to thank you for being so very thoughtful.

Thank you very much.

Members of the Golden Age Club

Katherine

Dear Joe,

On behalf of my family, I wanted to thank you for the great care and concern you had during my Dad's (Charlie DeMayo) recent funeral services.

Your whole staff shares your professional yet thoughtful, sensitive and considerate manner when dealing with such a personal loss.

You make a very difficult event a little easier to bear.

Sincerely,
Linda

LInda

Dear Mr. Ruggiero,

I want to thank you an your helpers for doing things so nicely and also for my sister (Stella Crosby), Kevin's mothers funeral last March! You people are exceptional. Your helpers even helped us cross the street and even paid special attention to my wife as she uses a cane for serious back trouble! They even helped her through the door!

God bless you all! You care for people!

Best Wishes Always,
Paul & Tina

Paul

Dear Joe,

I just wanted to thank you for the manner in which you handled my husband Dan's services and arrangements. I will not forget your many kindnesses to me and my family. I'm glad that Richie Lynds brought me to you for help at this incredibly difficult time.

Take good care and be well.
Lisa

LIsa

Joe,

I would just like to thank you for all the kindness and sympathy you gave me. I won't ever forget it. I am still in shock. May God Bless you and your family. You're a great guy.

Thanks again,
Claire

Claire

Joe,

Your kindness was sincerely appreciated.

Thank you,
Tom, Steve, David & Tracey

Tracey

Joe,

Couldn't forget to say thanks because it really meant a lot, so I will say it again. Thank you for doing a wonderful job Joe, I'm sure that John is blessing you from above.

Love,
Ann

Ann

Joe,

It doesn't seem possible that Fr. John has left us weeks ago. He was very lucky to have you as his friend. I'm sure you have many memories that will help you get through a void in your heart. He has done so much in his 24 yrs in Boston. Let's make sure his dreams continue. His service was beautiful. You should be proud and I'm sure Fr. John is smiling down on us! Please take care of you.

Hugs,
Deb

Deb

Dear Joe,

In our recent loss of Fr. John you were available at all times. Your regular duties were put on hold. I personally want to thank you for all you did. As you probably know, Deb and I were friends with Fr. John and Fr. Angelo from day one. Now all we have is beautiful memories of them. They are our angels in heaven.

God bless you and family.

Love and Prayers,
Elsie

Elsie

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