Our Legacy

Since 1875, the Ruggiero family has been a premiere family in the funeral service industry. Our business was founded 5 generations ago, in 1875, 10 years after the Civil War had ended and during the time when Ulysses S. Grant was President. We offer our services in order to honor a life that has been lived, and to comfort those who grieve.

Francesco RuggieroSince the day our founder, Francesco Ruggiero (seen left), first offered his services to the people of New York, the concept of "our family helping your family" has been reflected in the services we offer, in our professional, capable staff, and in our five generations of continued family tradition. In the early 1900's four of Francesco's children, Joseph, Louis, Michael and Ralph, joined the firm. They were followed in the early 1940's by Louis' two sons, Frank and Vincent, Sr. During the 1970's, three of Vincent's sons, Robert, Richard and Michael, became the fourth generation to join the firm and Michael's wife, Eileen, joined as the firm's first female licensed funeral director in the family. And now, Vincent's grandchildren, Michelle and Andrew, proudly represent the fifth generation of the Ruggiero family to carry on our long established tradition and commitment of "our family helping your family."

Throughout the years, the families we serve have found our efforts to be of great value in arranging funeral services that are most meaningful and appropriate for those who remain, while incorporating the wishes of the person who has died. That is why we offer both traditional and cremation services that can be customized and tailored to the wants and desires of each family we serve.

To help familiarize people with funerals, the related decisions that must be made, and other aspects of our service before the need arises, we encourage you, the consumer, to contact us with any questions you may have.

If we can be of assistance to you or your community group, please let us know. We welcome the opportunity to be of service.