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Anthony "Tony" J. Ruggeri

October 10, 1958 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 58)

Anthony “Tony” J. Ruggeri, 58, died September 30, 2017 at his home in Westhampton, MA.


He was born in Greenfield on October 10, 1958, the son of Alphonse A. and Mary (Ethier) Ruggeri.


Tony lived and was very active in the Amherst and Northampton area.  He enjoyed working and was formerly employed Coopers Corner, Coke of Northampton, The Yiddish Book Center of Amherst, The Big Y and Stop and Shop Supermarkets of Amherst and Riverside Industries of Easthampton.  


He was a long time participant in the Special Olympics and was active at the Bangs Center of Amherst.  Tony was an ardent supporter of the Salvation Army and always participated in their fundraising bell ringing activates during the Christmas season.  He was a volunteer at the Public Library in Easthampton and The Hatfield Food Bank.   He was an active member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic parish of Easthampton.


His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family in Greenfield.  He was always very helpful working with his brothers and enjoyed special times with his many sisters.


He enjoyed participating and watching sports.  He was a regular bowler at the Northampton Bowl in Northampton.  He was a longtime season ticket holder for UMASS basketball and football and regularly attended games at McGuik Stadium and the Mullins Center.   He was also an NASCAR racing fan and attended a number of races at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC with his family.


Tony always appreciated the many caregivers that help him live a fulfilling and enjoyable life and the family thanks them very much for all they did for Tony.  Tony was very well liked and made friends everywhere he went.  His smile would light up a room.   


Among his survivors, Tony leaves two brothers, Peter A. and his wife Sandy of Greenfield and Michael F. and his wife Susan of Whately; two sisters, Marcia E. Ruggeri of Stamford, CT and Ann M. Bush and her husband Bill of Swampscott, MA and several nieces and nephews.


He was predeceased by his mother Mary on June 10, 1984, and his father Alphonse on December 19, 2005 and a sister, Paula Brown in 2005.


Funeral services will be held Friday October 6th at 9:15am from the Kostanski Funeral Home, 220 Federal Street, Greenfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10am at Blessed Sacrament Church with the Rev. Timothy Campoli officiating.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Greenfield.


Calling hours will be held Thursday October 5th from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to  the Special Olympics Massachusetts, 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752


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 Service Information

October 5, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kostanski Funeral Home
220 Federal St.
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

Funeral Service
October 6, 2017

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
221 Federal St.
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

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