Our Staff

F. Ruggiero & Sons, Inc., is a 5th Generation family owned business. This location is staffed by:

Michael Ruggiero, President- Michael is a Fourth Generation Funeral Director who became licensed in 1982. Michael grew up in the Morris Park section of the Bronx and moved to Yonkers in 1984 with his wife Eileen. Michael is  the former president of the John D. Calandra Lodge 2600, Order of Sons of Italy in America. Michael is an avid New York Rangers fan & enjoys the beach. He still resides in Yonkers with his wife Eileen. Michael is also a Notary Public. In 2018, Michael's oldest son, Michael, Jr., passed away.

Eileen Ruggiero - was raised in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx, along with her 4 siblings. Eileen became a licensed funeral director in 1981, after graduation from SUNY Farmingdale. In 1984, she married her high school sweetheart, Michael Ruggiero. Her and Michael have three children, the late Michael, Jr., Andrew & Andrea.  Eileen is also a Notary Public.

Michelle Ruggiero-Farina (niece of Michael & Eileen, cousin of Andrew)- is a Fifth Generation Funeral Director and has been with our firm since 2002. Michelle grew up in Valley Stream, NY with her parents, the late Vincent, Jr. and Joanne Ruggiero, along with her siblings Vincent III, Anthony, & her twin, Nicole. In 2010, Michelle's dad predeceased her. She currently resides in West Hempstead, NY with her husband Michael & her sons, Vincent & Michael. Michelle is also a Notary Public.

Andrew Ruggiero-is the middle child of Michael & Eileen Ruggiero. He is a Fifth Generation Funeral Director and has been with our firm since 2010 after graduating from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. In 2008, Andrew graduated from Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, NY. Andrew currently resides in Yonkers. Andrew is an avid New York Ranger fan and enjoys playing hockey & golf during his days off. Andrew is also a Notary Public.

Jessica A. Salotto- Martins- is a licensed funeral director with our firm since 2016 after her completion of American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service. She served her apprenticeship with us upon the completion of schooling and stayed with our firm. Jessica was born & raised in Yonkers and still currently resides here. She enjoys spending her time off with her family & her adorable pup, Ranger. Jessica is also a Notary Public. 

From Left to Right: Michelle Ruggiero-Farina, Eileen Ruggiero, Michael Ruggiero, Jessica Martins & Andrew Ruggiero at our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.