Margaret Mary Ruggiero, 68, Brookings, died July 9, 2000.

She was born June 9, 1932.

She married Anthony V. Ruggiero June 24, 1950. She moved to Brookings in 1987 from Los Angeles.

She was a member of the Brookings Church of the Nazarene. She worked for the Nickel newspaper selling ads. She was a member of the Curry County Extension Club and was active in the Chetco Senior Citizens Center. She was also a volunteer for meals on wheels.

She was a great friend to many people and the mother of six children, her family said.

Survivors are husband Anthony Ruggiero, Brookings; sons Anthony Ruggiero, Paso Robles, Calif.; Lorenzo Ruggiero, Tujunga, Calif.; sister Theresa Clemente, Anaheim, Calif.; grandson Christian Halvorsen, Eagle Rock, Calif.

A memorial service was held July 11 at the Brookings Church of the Nazarene.

Arrangements were under the direction of Litty Funeral Directors, Brookings.