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Francis S. Ruggeri

August 21, 1929 ~ September 6, 2020 (age 91)


Francis S. Ruggeri, 91, of Lynn, beloved husband of the late Claire J. (Huskins) Ruggeri, died September 6, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in South Boston he was the son of the late Sebastian and Christine (MacDonald) Ruggeri. He was raised and educated in “Southie” a graduate of Boston English High School Class of 1947. Frank went on to serve his country with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He was stationed in the Philippines where he was a surveyor during the Korean War. Frank continued his education after the service attending Tufts University and graduating with a degree in engineering. Frank was employed by Boston Edison. Frank’s greatest joy in recent years was attending his granddaughter’s graduations, and sporting events. No matter where the games were held Frank was always in the stands being very supportive. Francis is survived by his daughter Marie A. Hanlon and her husband Daniel P. Hanlon, Jr, his granddaughters, Nicole M. Hanlon and Rachel L. Hanlon all of Lynn, and several cousins, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother Donald Ruggeri. Private services will be held and burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Special Olympics Massachusetts 512 Forest St. Malborough, MA 01752 or

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Visitation will be private

Nadworny Funeral Home & Cremation
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Lynn, MA 01905

Private Graveside Service with Military Honors

St. Mary's Cemetery
190 Lynnfield Street
Lynn, MA 01904


The Special Olympics Massachusetts
512 Forest St., Malborough MA 01752

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