Ralph S. Ruggiero, 85, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Skyview Center, Wallingford. He was the husband of Yolanda “Yoli” Nargi Ruggiero. Ralph was born in New Haven on November 16, 1930; son of the late Joseph and Mary Rossetti Ruggiero. He served his country faithfully in the US Air Force during the Korean War, had worked as an Industrial Designer for Electric Boat and New Britain Hand Tools, later retiring from the New Haven Register as a Graphic Designer. Brother of Virginia Mancini and the late Joseph Ruggiero. Brother-in-law of Helen Ruggiero. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 10:00. Family and friends may call from 9 until time of service. Interment with full military honors will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.