Michele A. Ruggier (nee Smith), 52, of Lyndhurst, passed away on Monday, January, 11, 2021 at home, surrounded by the love of her husband, her children and her family. She was born in Belleville and has been a life long resident of Lyndhurst. Michele devoted herself to her family, her children, her husband. While raising her girls, she would be seen often, if not always volunteering at school functions for Sacred Heart School. Her happy place was by the beach, with a good book and loved ones around. She will be missed deeply by all. She is survived by her beloved husband of 25 years, John Ruggier, her precious daughters, Stephanie, Johnna and Julia, by her parents, Ronald & Joan Smith (nee Scott), by her sisters, Darlene Morreale & her husband, Dion, Danielle Siek and her husband, Jon, by her brother, Ronald Smith and his wife, Christine, by her father and mother in law, John and Rosemary Ruggier, her brother-in-law, Sam Ruggier and his wife, Karen, her sister-in-law, Rosemary Marranzino and her husband, Paul, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services are private and under the direction of Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Michele's memory to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital @ PO Box 1100 Dept 142, Memphis TN 38148 or Susan B Komen at Komen.org or mail to Susan B Komen 5005 LBJ Highway ste 250. Dallas, TX 75244
Three generations of a family that took root in Lyndhurst and have created a legacy to be the people you know with respect, dignity and compassion for all those who pass through our doors. For close to 90 years the Nazare Memorial Home has been a pillar of service to the people of Lyndhurst and its bordering communities.
Nazare Memorial Home, Inc. Karen Nazare Zitman Manager, Licensed Funeral Director N.J. Lic. No. 4520