Joy J. Ruggieri of Kennett Square

Joy J. Ruggieri, 78, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Feb.
14, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Dino P.
Ruggieri, who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Ralph
and Leitha Manning Johnson.

Joy was a homemaker, and she enjoyed bird watching,
crossword puzzles, being with her family and friends and her three cats. She
was an election volunteer for many years.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by four sons, Mark Ruggieri of Kennett
Square, Paul Ruggieri of Kennett Square, John Ruggieri of West Grove, and Peter
Ruggieri of Lancaster; one daughter, Lisa Vance of Chadds Ford; one brother,
Joseph Entrikin of Bellingham, Wash.; one sister, Robin Marshall of Wilmington,
, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Joy was predeceased by one son, Dean Ruggieri, one
granddaughter, Diane Ruggieri and one sister, Audrey Egeressy.

Her services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to Neighborhood
Hospice, 400 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380 or to the S P C A of
Chester County, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett

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