Since there were several Frank Ruggiero in NYC born about 1918 and a middle initial is often not contained in the records, could you give us the name of Frank's parents and grandparents and their approximate birth year.
His father was Anthony Ruggiero and mother was Justina Trapani Ruggiero who died when Frank was quite young. They were probably born about 30 years before him. I am not sure of info on grandparents who I believe were born in Italy.
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Frank Joseph RUGGIERO, son of Anthony RUGGIERO and Justina PRAPANI, born 20 Aug 1918 New York City died 22 August 2003.
I suspect that PRAPANi should be TRAPANI as per the 1930 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRCS-QRD
1918 marriage for Frank's parents: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24QJ-4WM
1882 birth for Frank's father Anthony: parents are from Naples: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:271Y-GM2
Anthony and his parents in the 1900 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DY79-7DR?i=35
Francesco RUGGIERO's soundex entry reg 1885 naturalisation: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G937-K9ZP-5?i=1711 ... Ancestry has a 1907 passport application for this person that mentions that he was born in Vico Equense abt 18 Dec 1853, that he arrived on the "Asunder" in December 1877 and that he is an undertaker.
Francesco dies in 1927 and his wife (Anthony's mother) dies in 1917: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WCZ-BTZ
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census, the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census, and the Population Schedules for the 1940 Census in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) that may contain information about Anthony Ruggiero and his family in New York. The 1940 Census schedules are digitized and available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized schedules, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at email@example.com.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 6/16/1897 - 7/3/1957 (T715) in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) that may include the lists of Roma for 1903. Some of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For information about the non-digitized records, please also email the RDT1 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You also may wish to search the Antenati: Italian Digital State Archives and FamilySearch Italy Online Genealogy Records websites for additional information and/or resources about his father Anthony Ruggiero’s life in Italy before he emigrated to the United States.
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