Ruggiero, Louis J., 78, passed away Friday December 29, 2017. Born in Newark, N.J. to the late Louis V. and Anne (Botticelli) Ruggiero, he lived in Lyndhurst and North Arlington before moving to West Milford full time fourteen years ago. He was a self-employed building contractor for R & S Building, North Arlington. Louis is survived by his beloved wife Shirley (Russo) Ruggiero, four loving sons Ronald Ruggiero, Michael Ruggiero (Vilma), Kevin Ruggiero (Laila), and Jeffrey Ruggiero (Christine). His brother Richard Ruggiero, grandchildren, Ryan, Jordan, Jenna, Jonathan, Andrew, Matthew, Katherine and Khristina, great-grandchild Mason Johnston. Visiting hours Monday January 1, 2018 from 2-6 P.M. at Richards Funeral Home 1440 Union Valley Road West Milford N.J. Interment 12 Noon on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at Warwick Cemetery, Route 94, Warwick N.Y. Funeral to depart funeral home at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to Upper Greenwood Lake First Aid Squad, PO Box 187, Hewitt, NJ 07421 or Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959 would be appreciated.