The Ruggiero Family

Press Release


DATE: November 13, 2014
CONTACT: Roxanne Debski-Seigel
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation
Offices in Newton NJ & Milford PA.

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PHOTO: The Ruggiero’s named family room in the newly built Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice is the backdrop for the group’s photo. All share in the day-to-day activities, including the children, some of who have already been given future titles demonstrating the family’s brand of humor and commitment to each other and their community. (Back L to R) Domenick L. Ruggiero CFO, Cheryl L. Wingle, Kevin R. Wingle, Domenick A. Ruggiero (VP and future CFO of foreign growth and expansion world wide), Elizabeth Victoria Ruggiero (VP and future Director of far future operations), Colleen M. Ruggiero, Office Administrator, Louis R. Ruggiero CEO, Matthew C. Ruggiero, (VP and Director of future operations and expansion), Mathew J. Wingle.
(Front L to R) Theresa M. Ruggiero, (VP future CEO operations and administration) Julia D. Quinlan, Co-Founder and of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Chairman of the Governing Board, Louis Taylor Ruggiero (future takeovers and acquisitions).
“We are proud and honored to be part of this accomplishment and to do our part.” Louis Ruggiero.

Ruggiero’s sponsors Family Room for Hospice Home

Newton, NJ- November 13, 2104-The Ruggiero Family of the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home along with their other affiliates have donated $70,000.00 in dedication to the naming of the Ruggiero Family Room for the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice. The large room, centered with a stone fireplace with side windows that reveal spectacular views of the Kittatinny Mountains and farm below. The room is the focal entry point and welcomes family members of hospice patients as they enter the newly built home.

The Ruggiero brothers have been long time supporters and friends of the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and are also the major sponsor for the Lights of Life Tree Lighting Memorial Service held every Holiday season in Sussex and Warren County, NJ counties and Pike County, PA. Their dedication furthermore extends in assisting with yearly fundraisers and services for the Hospice including the Holiday Pops concerts, Memorial services refreshments, Gala Celebration Balls, gift donations to the wine and cheese and whenever and wherever called upon.

Louis R. Ruggiero, CEO and President of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, Smith-Taylor-Ruggiero Funeral Home, Dover NJ, Ruggiero Monument and Granite Company, and Ruggiero Reality Associates of Newton NJ believes his family works hard and plays hard in helping every where they can to make the community and world a better place for all. Ruggiero continued, “We strongly believe in the hospice mission and remain committed to helping hospice families make sure their dying loved ones receive support, dignity and peace during their last months, weeks, or days. It’s simply something everyone deserves.” Louis has served on the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Memorial Board for over twenty years. Domenick L. Ruggiero CFO and Vice President of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, Smith-Taylor- Ruggiero Funeral Home, Dover NJ, Ruggiero Monument and Granite Company and Ruggiero Realty Associates of Newton, NJ, has served more than 20 years on the Karen Ann Quinlan Charitable Board; 8 years as treasurer.

Together both Louis and Domenick express the benefits of being active benefactors in many local charities in the community. To them it demonstrates not only their desire to help, but to further and strengthen their ties with those they serve.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and the preferred hospice provider for the Atlantic Health Care System in our area of service. The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon offers in-patient units, respite care, and routine hospice care to eligible Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice patients. For programs, events, and more information visit

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