Betty C. Ruggieri

August 16, 1936 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 85)


Betty Carol Ruggieri, 85, of Steubenville died Monday, January 3, 2022. She was born August 16, 1936 in Steubenville, OH, daughter of the late John and Ruth Lodge Burns.

After raising her family, Betty continued her education to obtain a bachelor’s degree from the College of Steubenville and graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude).  Shortly thereafter, she furthered her education by obtaining a master’s degree in education from the University of Dayton.

Betty enjoyed a 28-year secondary high school teaching career. She taught at variety of classes in English and History at Wintersville High School and in the Edison Local School District.  Betty was an avid health and fitness enthusiast. She was a graduate of Steubenville High School Class of 1954 and was active in the high school reunion planning committee.

Surviving are her husband, Peter Ruggieri, whom she married July 5, 1954; one daughter, Michelle Ruggieri of Tampa, FL; one son, Stephen (Roberta) of Pittsburgh; one brother, Edward (Carol) Burns of Zanesville, OH; two cherished grandsons Vincent and Anthony Ruggieri of Columbus, OH.

Private family services and burial took place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Monday, January 10th.

In light of Betty’s commitment to education, monetary donations can in her memory to the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County Betty Ruggieri Memorial Fund attention Assistant Director 407 S. 4th Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 or you may make a donation to the Triumph of the Cross Church, PO Box 908, Steubenville, OH 43952

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