NAUGATUCK — Mark Edward Ruccio, 62, husband of Pamela (Goodson) Ruccio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. Mark was born in Waterbury on July 10, 1953, son of Tina Ruccio and the late Robert Ruccio.
Mark was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and graduated from Naugatuck High School Class of 1971. He then attended Johnson & Wales University and Post University.
Mark was employed as a materials manager at Sikorsky Aircraft for the last 27 years. During that time, he developed numerous friendships. Prior to that, he was employed at Peter Paul Cadbury and Uniroyal in Naugatuck. Mark also served on the Naugatuck Street Commission for many years. He enjoyed motorcycling, trips to the casino, hanging out in the shed with the guys, sitting around the fire pit and especially going out to eat with his loved ones at Teddy B’s.
Mark’s unique sense of humor will be missed by everyone that had the good fortune of knowing him. His family and friends would describe him as having a “heart of gold.” Besides his loving wife, Pam, of 32 years, Mark left behind his mother, Tina Ruccio of Naugatuck; his beloved two daughters, Erin and Ashley Ruccio of Naugatuck; his twin brother, Paul Ruccio of Waterbury; his sister, Roberta Buckmiller and her husband, Terry, of Naugatuck; his mother-in-law, Lydia Goodson of Naugatuck; his brother-in-law, Keith Goodson and his wife, Rita, of Naugatuck; his devoted cat, Whispurr, and several aunts, cousins and close friends. Mark was predeceased by his son, Josh Ruccio; and his father, Robert Ruccio.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., Naugatuck. Burial will be private. Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, prior to Mass, at Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck.
In lieu of flowers, to honor Mark’s memory, donations in his name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or to MEOW, Inc., PO Box 946, Eatontown, NJ 07724.
To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.buckmillerthurstonmengacci.com.