Linda A. Ruggiero

Linda A. (Voner) Ruggiero, 51, of Mason, New Hampshire, formerly of Brookline, New Hampshire and Concord, Massachusetts died Wednesday September 29, 2010 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. She was the beloved wife of 26 years of Martin D. Ruggiero.

Born in Concord, Mass., on March 6, 1959, she was the daughter of Paul and Marge Voner of Lady Lake, Florida. She attended Concord schools and was a 1977 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School.

In 1992 she co-founded along with her husband Marty, The Driving Range in Mason, NH, which she owned and managed until her diagnosis of cancer one and one-half months ago.

Her interests included travel, walking on the beach, cooking, and snowshoeing with the family dog Tyson.

She loved her family and friends unconditionally and gave of herself to help anyone in their time of need. She always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. She lived life to the fullest and had great passion for everything she did. She loved to plant the beautiful flowers that surrounded her home and family business. Linda had a great ability to make everyone feel welcome and loved. Linda built a successful business by hard work and kindness towards others. Her generosity and loving heart will always be remembered. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, friends and all that knew her.

In addition to her loving husband Martin, she was the loving mother of Nicole A. Ruggiero of Mason, New Hampshire, stepmother of Marty Ruggiero Jr., host mother of Usman and Bella, sister of Paul Voner Jr., William Voner, Vicki Tetreault, Fran Callahan, John, James and Thomas Voner and is survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral was held Monday October 4th from the Dee Funeral Home, Concord, followed by a funeral Mass in Holy Family Parish, Concord.

Contributions in her memory may be made to American Lung Association, 5 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 265, Burlington, MA 01803.

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