Marc David Ruggio, 47, of Bellingham, executive chef
Jan 20, 2013 (Boston Herald - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Marc David Ruggio of Bellingham, a veteran and executive chef, died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was 47.
Mr. Ruggio was born in Tarrytown, N.Y., and graduated from Orchard Park High School in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Mr. Ruggio served in the Navy until 1988. He achieved the rank of petty officer third class and won the Ney Award for outstanding food service in the large vessel category of the Navy.
He went on to graduate from Johnson & Wales University's culinary program.
Mr. Ruggio worked for several restaurants including Pranzo's in Buffalo, N.Y., and Taylor's Restaurant in North Attleboro. He worked as executive chef at Elmhurst Extended Care in Providence, R.I., for nine years and as director of food services at the Village at Waterman Lake in Smithfield, R.I., for seven years. He had been food service director at Cortland Place in Greenville, R.I., since 2006.
Mr. Ruggio was a board member of the Rhode Island Health Care Association and was the president of the Dietary Division. He was a frequent guest chef on the TV program "Rhode Show."
Along with a colleague, Mr. Ruggio won the 2002 Newport Chowder Festival with his seafood chowder.
Mr. Ruggio is survived by his wife, Dawn M. (Strenck); his parents, Joseph P. and Lila G. (LaPlante) of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a son, Jared Daley of Warwick, R.I.; two daughters, Gabrielle and Chloe, both of Blackstone; a brother, Christopher of Surrey, England; his paternal grandmother, Antonette I. (Grimaldi) of North Attleboro; several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
Arrangements by Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, North Attleboro.
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