Martha Theresa Ruggiero

August 31, 1915 - August 21, 2009

08/31/1915 - 08/21/2009

Past Services

Sunday August 23, 2009
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Monday August 24, 2009
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 Be | Directions
Monday August 24, 2009
11:00 am
Our Lady of Lebanon
2216 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Ruggiero, Martha T., 93, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Friday, August 21, 2009, at OVMC surrounded by her family and friends that loved her.
She was born August 31, 1915 in Bridgeport, OH to the late Joseph B. and Anna Johns Namey. She was a member of St. John’s Women’s Club and a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church in Wheeling.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband John Ruggiero, two brothers, Thomas Namey and Joseph Namey, two sisters, Ida Namey and Sadie Palmer, son John Ruggiero, and granddaughter Jamie Ruggiero.
She is survived by her son Phillip J. Cindy Ruggiero of Shadyside, OH; two daughters, Jo Anne Totterdale of St. Clairsville, OH, and Rose Marie Jim Carroll of Wheeling, WV; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Sr. Mary Palmer; and many friends, especially her dear friend Lucille Gibbons.
Friends will be received 3-8 pm Sunday, August 23, 2009 at The Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling Chapel, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Monday, August 24, 2009 at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 2216 Eoff Street, Wheeling, with Rev. Bakhos Chidiac as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary cemetery in Bellaire, OH.
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Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko
8 years ago

Dear Rose Marie, Jo Anne and Phillip and all of Marty’s loved ones:

You can never know as a young girl what it meant to me to be loved by your Mom. I spent so much time at your home during the summers I stayed with Grandma and Grandpa and they were really some of the best times of my life. You all made me laugh so much and it was such a crazy, loving atmosphere at your place that I never wanted to leave. Marty was truly a role model for me and she will remain one of the classiest, smartest ladies I have every met. She had a smile for everyone and you can be so glad for the time you had with her. I will never forget how good she was to Grandma and how much she loved Marty. We all loved her and will cherish her memory. Take comfort in knowing how proud she was of her family.

God bless.

Steve and MaryJo Zacchini Kurko

Helen Jorden Naughton
8 years ago

Dear Rose Marie, Phillip and JoAnne,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your families in my prayers.

Eva M. Coury Moffat
8 years ago

I’ve got to renew my friendship w/Marty – back in the ’90’s. I’ve spent a lot of time w/her playing cards on Eoff St. She’s now w/her family n friends. GOD REST HER SOUL

…she was a very sweet person will always remember her w/ea. bowl of tomato soup..also a lot of other great memories

Lucille Gibbons
8 years ago

My dear Philip, Rosemarie and Joanne: I will truly miss her – we were friends sisters for over 30 years, thanks to my daughter and her son marrying. Our families were just like one big family and I will treasure every moment we had shared together.

Father Bakhos was truly in awe of her and loved her as we all do. His Eulogy was so lovely.

We will remember her with much love and admiration and keep her in our prayers always.

God Bless you all always.

I love you all and I mean all grandkids and gr. grandkids etc.

Always with love,


Susan Schneid Turner
8 years ago

Phil and Family,

I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mom. My prayers are with you and your family that you find peace in the days ahead.


Suzie Schneid Turner

Dan and Liz Lipperman
8 years ago

Phil, Dan and I are sending thoughts your way on this sad day. We will keep your mom and your entire family in our prayers.

Kay Sargus Christner
8 years ago

Phillip and family,

Martha was a dear friend of my mother and aunt. Now they are all reunited in heaven. She was such a lovely, gracious lady whom we all enjoyed immensely. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish that I could attend her funeral mass, but my husband just had heart bypass surgery on Mon. You are all in my prayers.

Barbara Littleton
8 years ago

Phillip, Cindy, Lucille

So very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you all.

Barb Moses Littleton

judy carter
8 years ago

please accept my sorrow at your loss. i have been a friend to cindy, phillip and rea for many years

Brian Morgan
8 years ago

Rose Marie,

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was aleays so nice to me and I liked her a lot.

Sandy and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Brian Morgan