Judy (Montalto) Ruggiero SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. — Judy G. (Montalto) Ruggiero, 78, of Saxtons River, Vermont, formerly of North Haven, Connecticut, passed from this life Dec. 31, 2020, to be with loved ones who passed before her. Born Judy G. Montalto on Oct. 15, 1942, in New Haven, Connecticut, Judy married Christy “Chris” Ruggiero and made a family of six quickly, bringing Joseph, Jeffrey, John and James into the world. Her “boys” were her life. Her grandkids and great-grandkids were her shining stars. Judy leaves behind Joseph and Cheryl of Saxtons River, Vermont, Jeffrey and Lisa of Westminster, Vermont, John of Bellows Falls, Vermont, James of Saxtons River, Vermont; and grandkids Joseph, Cyrena, Michaela, Criscenzo, Justin, Gabrielle, Danielle and Adalia; and will reunite with her “fifth boy,” Vincenzo. She was blessed with many great-grandchildren she enjoyed spending time with, along with nieces and nephews. Her family was her world; she dedicated herself and her love to them all. From the start of their lives together, Judy ran “behind the scenes” the multitude of family businesses with husband Chris (predeceased July 7, 2015) and “her boys” in their business endeavors until recently. She was a busy lady, but would always stop and take a minute to say hello. Known to many as “Mrs. R,” Judy’s table, screen house and office space always had extended family around for the holidays or no reason other than to visit. She was dedicated to her Catholic faith and volunteered and supported many causes. Memorial celebration will be at St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Ave., North Haven, Connecticut, Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. Immediately following will be a graveside service in Beaverdale Memorial Park, 90 Pine Rock Ave., New Haven, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Judy’s memory to the Vincenzo James Memorial Fund, River Valley Credit Union, 105 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101.
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