Anthony L. Ruggiero of Kennett Square

Anthony L. Ruggiero, 77, of Kennett Square, died on Thursday, Aug. 17. He was the husband of Hannah Young Ruggiero with whom he shared 37 years of marriage.

Anthony L. Ruggiero

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Michael Ruggiero and the late Flora Mossa.

Anthony worked at the Franklin Mint for 30 years and was director of Worldwide Postal and Distribution Services. After his retirement, he started Anvil Associates a consulting company specializing in mail and parcel processing and distribution. He also worked for Jet Sort, later named Ancora, selling mail presort services and then as president of TRA Consulting. He also served as director and president of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union from 1977-1979 as well as chairman of the board.

Anthony was an avid golfer and enjoyed his weekly games with his friends of many years. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events both in high school and college where he became known as a vocal supporter of their teams. Every morning he would take his beloved dog Lucky to the dog park.  He loved listening to music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Motown to opera as well as watching reruns of Seinfeld or Shark Tank. Pop Tony, as his grandkids called him, also loved to go to concerts to see acts like the Oak Ridge Boys.  He loved a spirited game of UNO but really enjoyed when he could take Hannah to the casinos to try their luck on the slots.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Chris A. Ruggiero and his wife Donna, of Wilmington; two daughters, Kristina Gensler and her husband Scott of Limerick, and Jennette (Ruggiero) Rowe of Drexel Hill,; one sister, Josephine Luongo of Mount Holly, N.J. and his grandchildren, Masynn, Kira, Carter, Cory, Nicholas, Peyton and Natalie as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by one sister, Mary Fedele.

You are invited to visit with Anthony’s family and friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday.  Interment will be in Bradford Cemetery in Marshallton.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit


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