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Concetta Ruccio

Concetta "Tina" Ruccio

Sunday, March 16th, 1924 - Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Concetta “Tina” Ruccio
Loving wife, mother, grandmother

Naugatuck, CT Concetta “Tina” (Caporaso) Ruccio, 95, beloved wife of the late Robert E. Ruccio, passed away at home after a brief illness on Friday, September 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Tina was born March 16, 1924 in Waterbury, daughter of the late Peter and Philomena (Forgione) Caporaso. Her parents arrived into the U.S. in 1922 from Vitulano, Italy. Tina was raised in a traditional Italian family. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and Post Junior College with an Associate’s Degree and then worked for the United Way of Waterbury. She married in 1948 and five years later began her own family. Tina was devoted to raising her three children and once they were grown, she worked for the Charles E. Aquavia Insurance Agency, Servicemaster and went on to obtain her real estate license and worked for the Henry Kogut Agency where she loved being a real estate agent.

Tina was a member and past President of the Glendale Manor Community Club, founding member of St. Vincent Ferrer Church and was active in their Ladies Guild for many years. She enjoyed the many friends she made there. Tina cherished her neighborhood friends, was an exceptional cook (best apple pie and lasagna ever!), a talented seamstress – a skill she learned from her mother, enjoyed reading, tending to her flower gardens and especially loved sitting out on her porch. Tina and her husband Bob enjoyed many summer vacations in Dennis, Cape Cod with their children along with Tina’s brother Al and sister Lydia and their families as well as Don House and his family.

Tina’s family is thankful for the devoted care she received from her loving caregivers, Alice, Avery, Jacqui, Kiarra, Kathy and Marva. Her family wishes to express their deepest thanks and gratitude for the compassionate care that Vitas Hospice provided in her final days.

Tina was the loving wife of the late Robert E. Ruccio who died in 2011. They had been happily married for 63 years. She is survived by a son, Paul M. Ruccio of Waterbury, a daughter, Roberta Buckmiller and her husband, Terry, of Naugatuck, daughter-in-law, Pamela G. Ruccio of Naugatuck, two granddaughters, Erin Ruccio of Waterbury and Ashley Hagedorn and her husband Carl of Naugatuck and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her son Mark E. Ruccio, grandson, Josh Ruccio, brother, Alessio Caporaso and sister, Lydia Ruccio.

Tina’s passion was for her family whom she loved dearly. She cherished her family and friends, always greeting them with her beautiful smile. Her love of life made her a joy to spend time with. Tina had so many wonderful years and gave us all something to smile about. We will miss her so much.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck. Friends are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday, September 9, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harold Leever Regional Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708 or to St. Vincent Ferrer Church, 1006 New Haven Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00am
    Monday, September 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00am
    Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home
    82 Fairview Avenue
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Vincent Ferrer Church
    1006 New Haven Road
    Naugatuck, CT 06770
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Vito DeCarolis
    Rev. Binny Issac
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
    St. James Cemetery
    Cross Street
    Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770
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Posted at 11:33am
Roberta, Terry, Paul and family,
My memories of Tina are so wonderful. She was always happy and smiling and I enjoyed spending time with her. My sincere condolences to her entire family. May your memories of her bring some peace and joy to you during this difficult time. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to be there for the wake and funeral.
Love to all of you, Theresa

Deborah DeRienz

Posted at 11:55am
The Naugatuck Retired Teachers would like to express their condolences to your families. "Tina" was such a big part of Bob's and your lives. She will be remembered at the NRT Memorial Service at the Naugatuck Congregational Church on Wed., Sept. 18, 2019. The service will start at 10:30 a.m. Please join us if you can. Sincerely, Debbie DeRienz, NRT President

Denise Winslow

Posted at 10:17am
Dear Paul and Roberta, my deepest heart felt condolences for the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful loving kind woman to all. You both were trully blessed to have such a loving mom as she was blessed by both of you and her family. She will be sadly missed, the best neighbor one could ever have. Heaven gained an angel. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

Maria S. DaSilva

Posted at 08:45pm
Roberta and family,
Julio & I send our heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your beloved mother .
Our prayers & thoughts are with you.
Keep the good memories close.
Maria & Julio daSilva

Rich & Rick

Posted at 06:14pm
Dear Roberta & Paul,

We are truly saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother. She was a exceptional woman and will be truly be missed by all that had the pleasure to know her. Please except our deepest condolences and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayer. May she rest in peace!

Rich & Rick


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