• About Ruggiero

  • Domenick L. Ruggiero

Professional Experience

  • Graduate, Mercer County Community College
  • Graduate Morris County Community College
  • Owner and Manager Illiff-Ruggiero Funeral Home Newton, NJ
  • Owner and Manager Smith Taylor Ruggiero Funeral Home Dover, NJ.
  • Owner Ruggiero Monument Co. and Ruggiero Realty Associates Newton, NJ.

Relevant Experience

  • Past two Term President Tri County Funeral Assoc.
  • Delegate at Large and Executive Board member of NJSFDA standing committees.

Civic Activities

  • Member and past president Hampton Twp. Rotary Dist. 7470
  • Board Member Sussex County United Way
  • Treasurer Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice Charitable Foundation
  • Sussex County Charter School Board of Education
  • Board Member Sussex County F&HS New Jersey StateFair
  • Member Newton Chamber of Commerce


  • Lifelong resident of Sussex County
  • Have two sons Domenick A. and Matthew C.
  • Member Newton Country Club

  • Louis R. Ruggiero

Professional Experience

  • 1983 Graduate Mercer County Community College
  • Mortuary Division, Major: Mortuary Science, Minor: Criminal Justice
  • Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science.
  • Also while at Mercer County College:
  • Director of mortuary transportation, Captain of embalming lab team 1983, Passed the New Jersey State Board Exams and The National Board Exams
  • Received New Jersey Mortuary License number 3686
  • 1984 Graduated the following institutions as a certified Eye Enucleation Specialist:
  • The Eye Institute of New Jersey, The Eye Bank Foundation of New Jersey, The Eye Bank Association of America.

Professional Associations

  • Morris County Funeral Directors Association
  • Tri-County Funeral Directors Association
  • The National Funeral Directors Association
  • Past Member Passaic County Funeral Directors Association
  • Sussex County Chamber of Commerce
  • Newton Chamber of Commerce
  • Hampton Rotary Club

Civic Activities

  • Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice:
  • The Board of Governors
  • The Strategic Planning Board
  • The Nominating Board
  • Sussex County YMCA: The Strategic Planning Board