Paul Ruggieri

June 19, 1960 - April 4, 2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 61

Mr. Paul Ruggieri, age 61 of Kennett Square, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2022 at his residence. Born on June 19, 1960 in West Chester, he was the son of the late Dino and Joy (Johnson) Ruggieri.

Paul worked for the family mushroom business in Kennett Square before becoming a correctional officer at the Chester County Prison. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, Philadelphia sports and playing fantasy football. Paul volunteered his time with the City Gate Mission helping those in need. He enjoyed time away often visiting Avalon, NJ, and most of all, he loved spending time with his daughters and grand-dogs.

Paul is survived by his daughters, Maddie Ruggieri (Steve) and Marina Ruggieri (Matt), his siblings, Lisa Adams (Keith), John Ruggieri (Lori) and Pete Ruggieri (Stephanie). In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Mark and Dean Ruggieri.

All services will be private. Contributions may be made to the City Gate Mission, 17 North 7th Ave., Coatesville, PA 19320 to continue the work that was so important to Paul.

Memorial Donations

City Gate Mission

17 North 7th Ave.
Coatesville, PA 19320


  1. Condolences to the Ruggeri family.Paul and I were grade school classmates.Paul always a kind soul. We were also swim team competitors on the Son’s of Italy swim team. Paul was a excellent swimmer he and I went to states to complete. He won many races. He accomplished have 2 amazing daughters as well. May God bless all at this time of Paul’s heartwarming memories to many🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Lisa leonzis | April 10, 2022 at 12:31 PM
  2. Prayers for your lovely family that you spoke of, so highly.
    Thank you for helping me during a very hard time, in my life, with my Father and his Estate.
    We helped each other, my dear friend 💛

    Diane Leonzis | April 9, 2022 at 11:24 PM
  3. Maddie and Marina,
    My thoughts are with you as you honor your Dad. With deepest sympathy.

    Kim Dunn | April 9, 2022 at 10:17 PM
  4. It is with much sorrow in the loss of such a great man. Paul was an expert marksman. He always gave me one of his rolled cigarettes when I asked him. Paul asked me to preach the Gospels at City Gate. Paul was a solid friend who spoke from the heart. Paul loved his daughters and his wife. Paul took me for a few rides during errands to Delaware when had to run to get tobacco. Paul and I worked on the City Gate farm and it was Paul who personally took care of securing and feeding the goats. He relayed me the story of how he was hired to bartender for the current President of the United States Joe Biden. Paul also knew singer Patty Smythe (The Warrior). When Paul was on duty at City Gate the men felt safe!

    Harry J. Friel | April 9, 2022 at 7:25 PM
  5. So sorry for your loss, Paul will be missed, may he rest in peace. Susan Muscarella

    Susan muscareea | April 8, 2022 at 7:58 PM
  6. So very sad to read this news. I haven’t seen or talked to Paul since high school but very much enjoyed reconnecting with him on Facebook in recent years. My condolences to the family.

    Lauren Steltzer | April 8, 2022 at 8:47 AM
  7. Janet and girls – My deepest sympathies and thoughts are of you thru this difficult time. RIP Paul.
    Mary Scharf

    Mary Scharf | April 7, 2022 at 11:37 PM
  8. Paul my heart goes out to your family you will be truly missed. I will always remember our hunting trips. You where a true professional at work you took care of business and always had our back. God speed see you on the other side.

    Sonny Maddalozzo

    Lorenzo Maddalozzo | April 7, 2022 at 7:39 PM
  9. Ruggieri Family, So sorry hearing about Paul’s passing. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

    Michael Conner | April 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  10. So sorry for your loss. Praying that the family finds peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Kelly Johnson | April 7, 2022 at 5:11 PM
  11. Sorry to hear about Paul he was a Good person and Good friend my Heart goes out to the family will miss him and Rest in peace my friend till we meet again on the other side my Heart ❤️ is so Broken all my Love Sue segi God Bless

    Sue Sergi | April 7, 2022 at 4:33 PM
  12. Janet, Maddie & Marina,
    So sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rich and Pat Swift

    Pat Swift | April 7, 2022 at 4:22 PM
  13. Condolences to the family…thanks Paul for your friendship and sense of humor…,you will be missed

    Tom Davis | April 7, 2022 at 1:10 PM
  14. I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family.

    Shazia Khawaja | April 7, 2022 at 12:19 PM
  15. Maddie and Marina,
    Your dad was my first cousin and only a year older than I. He taught me how to ride tandem on his mini-bike behind Heatherly Lane, and how to play skee ball at the arcade in Avalon. Paul was quiet, kind and handsome. People were attracted to him because of his gentleness and capacity for fun. We love and miss him already, and will always remember Dino, Joy, Mark, Dean, Diane, and now Paul.
    Amy Satterthwaite Pappas
    Charlottesville, Va.

    Amy S Pappas | April 7, 2022 at 12:05 PM
  16. One of many fondest memories…
    Paul – “ALWAYS” willing to help. “back yard chef”…manning the grills, assisting in pig roasting, steaming over 2,000 little neck clams, your homemade Au gus for the muscles, and making sure all guest kept dry thru a golf ball size hail storm. “FAMILY” celebrating one of many “GOOD TIMES!” Thank you Paulee. Rest in peace.

    Jane Fiore | April 7, 2022 at 11:31 AM
  17. Sorry to hear of Paul passing , May the God of comfort watch over the Ruggieri Family as you await Gods grand promise at Isaiah 25:8 . 🙏🏽

    T. Barrett Huggins | April 7, 2022 at 10:56 AM
  18. Dear Janet and the entire Ruggieri family,
    So sorry to hear about Paul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Willie and Gale Lattanzio

    Willie Lattanzio | April 6, 2022 at 9:54 PM
  19. To Maddie, Marina and the entire family, we are so very sorry for your loss. May fond memories give you all comfort in this time of grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Adam and Constance Ruggieri | April 6, 2022 at 9:50 PM
  20. Dear Janet – So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.

    Margaret Vincenti | April 6, 2022 at 9:40 PM
  21. Thinking of you all, sending peace and love ❤️

    Mandy Egeressy Goodhue | April 6, 2022 at 6:48 PM
  22. Dear Ruggeri Family,
    I had the pleasure of knowing Paul from our childhood swim team days at the Sons of Italy & also a classmate at Kennett. Paul was a kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days & weeks ahead. Rest in eternal peace my friend.

    Pam Cox Brittingham | April 6, 2022 at 6:25 PM
  23. Sorry to hear about your loss Paul was a classmate of mine was a good friend in school

    Cecil Dilley | April 6, 2022 at 6:18 PM
  24. We are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing, we are praying for Maddie and Marina, and the Ruggieri family.
    Chip, Lucia, and Brian Cox

    Lucia Cox | April 6, 2022 at 5:30 PM
  25. I am so sad to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul and I went to high school together and we worked together at CCP for many years. E we also shared the same Birthday and celebrated many times together! My condolences to the girls and family and prayers for comfort in your time of tremendous grief. Paul, we will meet again someday!

    Cheryl Jones Bleiler | April 6, 2022 at 5:25 PM
  26. To Paul’s family. We are so deeply saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Kevin always respected Paulie through everything. We loved his visits and our conversations. You were a great friend and co-worker and wishing you peace in Heaven where there will be no more sorrow. RIP, OUR FRIEND 💙

    Kevin and Linda Hughes | April 6, 2022 at 3:43 PM
  27. Paul was a student and soccer player, that I had the joy of knowing and being a friend with. I am saddened by his passing and will miss you. My thoughts go out to your family. Loved you!❤️ Tim Skiles

    Tim Skiles | April 6, 2022 at 3:10 PM
  28. Prayers to your family
    I only have great memories of Paul. Playing sports together in High school.He was a great competitor. Just recently coming in contact again. You will be missed . God Bless

    Thomas Nocho | April 6, 2022 at 2:29 PM
  29. Maddie, & Marina our prayers are with you and your families.
    Lucy, Don and Aunt Mary

    Lucy Troupe | April 6, 2022 at 2:10 PM
  30. To the ruggieri family sorry for your loss and your in my prayers

    Mary Thompson heck | April 6, 2022 at 2:10 PM
  31. Dear Ruggieri family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. We were friends all through school and those memories are precious. Praying for you during this difficult time, but look forward to seeing Paul again someday. May the peace that passes all understanding be yours.

    RuthAnn Paisley Ferraro | April 6, 2022 at 2:03 PM
  32. I was glad to have known this man. He was a good person/Supervisor to work under. He will sadly be missed, rest in power my Brother.

    Miler Pettiford | April 6, 2022 at 2:01 PM
  33. My deepest condolences to the family. I’ve so enjoyed reconnecting with him over Facebook these past few years. I’m so sorry for your loss

    Susan Frezzo Rzucidlo | April 6, 2022 at 1:59 PM
  34. Condolences to the family. Paul and I were friends back at Kennett High School, lunch at the “cool kids” table.

    chris obrien | April 6, 2022 at 1:48 PM
  35. paul r i p

    richard saverioni | April 6, 2022 at 1:38 PM
  36. RIP my friend and brother in Christ. I’m sure we’ll see each other again in heaven. Brian

    Brian kulp | April 6, 2022 at 12:27 PM
  37. Dear Janet, praying for you and your girls ❤️

    Susan Ferron Burkhart | April 6, 2022 at 11:55 AM
  38. To a great friend and person. We will miss you dearly. Wonderful memories as well as being a great family man. We will be best friends now and in our future lives in heaven. Rest well my friend.

    Paul Sergi | April 6, 2022 at 10:09 AM
  39. Marina, Maddie, and the entire Ruggieri family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you during this time.

    Wally, Lisa, Matt, and Shelby

    Shelby Johnson | April 6, 2022 at 9:19 AM
  40. Godspeed my friend. Thank you so much for the many years of laughter & great conversations.

    Ralph Johnson | April 6, 2022 at 8:55 AM

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