Joseph A. Rugnetta

Joseph A. Rugnetta, 92, of Manchester, NJ, formerly of Tappan, NY, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Beloved husband of the late Ninfa (nee Tocco). Cherished father of Josephine Heller and husband Steven of Lords Valley, PA, Anna Ratner and husband Edward of Dumont, NJ and Rosalie Frustaci and husband Bruno of North Dartmouth, MA. Proud grandfather of Stephanie (Tom), Joseph, Joseph (Bianca), Rebecca (Darren), Nicholas (Natasha) and Christine (Evan). Loving great-grandfather of Thomas, Isabella, Gracie, Carmine, Ha’ani, Isla and Harper Rose. Dearest brother of Vita Tocco (late Joseph), Rosalie Tucker (Cyril) and the late Vincent (late Angela)

Joseph was a proud US Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was a fish wholesaler in the Fulton Fish Market in NYC and in New Bedford, MA, having started in the family business at age 14. He had also been a member of the Knights of Columbus in Manchester, NJ.

Visitation will be Friday, March 15, 2024 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 12:00 Noon at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart RC Church, Tappan, NY.


  1. You will be missed Uncle Joey. We love you.

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