Becker Funeral Home


Sandra L. Ruggiero

August 28, 1947February 12, 2021

Sandra Lee Rutherford-Ruggiero of Township of Washington, NJ found peace from this world on February 12th, resulting from COVID-19 complications. We had the blessing of her company for 73 years.

Sandra was born in North Wildwood on August 28th, 1947, daughter of Percy and Eleanor Rutherford. Following a happy childhood with her sisters Susan and Tina in Cape May, Sandra attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and was a member of Phi Zeta Kappa, graduating with a degree in Education. She was an active part of her local community while raising her children in Paramus, NJ, dedicating much of her time to the Parent Teacher Organization and the Paramus Scholarship Show. In later years, Sandra became a major influence in the lives of her grandchildren. She was a loving and doting grandmother, dedicating her life to the needs of those around her. Those who met Sandra were blessed to experience her kind and gentle nature, and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sandra is survived by her loving daughter, Michele, sons-in-law Padraig and Michael, her grandchildren Jake, Emily and Cecelia, and her nieces and nephew Denise, Sheila and Dylan. She now watches over us with her daughter Jeanette, and her sisters Susan and Tina. Rest in peace, Mom.

The family will receive their relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Friday, February 19 from 3-7PM. Graveside Service will be held at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ on Saturday, February 20 at 1:30PM


  • Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021


Sandra L. Ruggiero

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Paul Adler/Rutherford

February 15, 2021

Sandra, rest in peace with your sisters. I remember my mother Fannie Rutherford/Adler watching over you in your younger days. I also remember baby sitting you and your sister Susan at 660 Washington Street, Cape May. God Bless and Peace be with you. Uncle Paul (Adler)

Patty Langley Nesbitt

February 15, 2021

I was a high school classmate of Sandy
She was great fun & a good friend
I have many fond memories of her
Rest In Peace Sandy

Donna Lawson

February 15, 2021

So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing...she was always so sweet & so much fun. My heart goes out to you, Michele & family. May she Rest In Peace with all the angels in heaven...Donna & Walter Lawson, Elkhart, TX.

Peggy Sheppard

February 14, 2021

Such a sweet person. So many Cape May memories. A big loss💕

partricia a Hughes Smith

February 14, 2021

will have great memories of growing up with my cousins susan and sandy and tina , in Cape May . Will be missed