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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


George A. Ruggero

George A. Ruggero, 87, of Hammonton passed away suddenly on Monday, October 2, 2023 at home with his family by his side. Born in Philadelphia, Pa he was a lifelong resident of Hammonton. George was the proud owner of Homestead Farms in Hammonton for 58 years. Everyone who knew him, knew he had quite the green thumb and a passion for farming. He grew the best tomatoes in South Jersey. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who enjoyed cooking dinner for his family, but his greatest joy of all was just spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Jeanne (nee Contole); parents, George P. and Mildred Ruggero; his brother, John D. Ruggero; his in-laws, Jesse and Marie Contole; and grandson, Joseph Giannotti. He is survived by his children, Lisa Ruiz (Max) of Hammonton, John Ruggero (Patricia) of Florida, Carol Ruggero of California, and Lori Ruggero of Hammonton; his grandchildren, Jessa Kelly (Tom), Maddy Ruiz-Fanz (Colton), and Matthew Giannotti; and his great-grandchildren, Lennon Jean and Sonny George Kelly.

A visitation was held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish Church of St. Joseph's , 226 French Street Hammonton, where a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, 500 N. White Horse Pike in Hammonton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hammonton Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1066, Hammonton, N.J. 08037. or to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, 226 French Street, Hammonton, N.J. 08037.

Arrangements entrusted to Carnesale Funeral Home


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