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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Virginia Ruggiero

Virginia Sammon Ruggiero (Sammon)

July 25, 1940 - May 12, 2021
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FISHKILL – Virginia “GiGi” Ruggiero, a Fishkill resident since 1985, passed away at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. She was 80.
Daughter of the late William and Genevieve (Clune) Sammon, she was born in Peekskill on July 25, 1940. Virginia worked for the Carmel Central School District at Matthew Patterson Elementary School, where she taught third grade. She retired in 1998.
Virginia was a parishioner of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill and former trustee at the Blodgett Memorial Library. She enjoyed playing Mahjong, practiced Tai Chi, and loved books & reading. An avid traveler, she explored the world with her friends. More than anything else, Virginia cherished spending time with her granddaughters.
She is survived by her daughter, Jeanmarie Richards of Pine Plains; her son, Anthony “T.J.” Ruggiero & his wife Christina Spano-Ruggiero of Fishkill; her granddaughters, Amelia and Ava Ruggiero of Fishkill; and many other loving relatives & friends.
Virginia was predeceased by her mother, Genevieve Sammon, on June 17, 1965, and her father, William Sammon, on April 15, 1970.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 17 at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery in Cortlandt.
PLEASE NOTE: In compliance with NYS guidelines, social distancing and face masks will be required and capacity may be limited. All attendees should be prepared for potential extended waiting periods. For those who cannot attend, the Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the funeral home’s website BY CLICKING HERE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Blodgett Memorial Library, 37 Broad Street, Fishkill, NY 12524.
For online tributes and livestream access, you can visit Virginia’s Book of Memories at
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  • Visitation

    Monday, May 17, 2021 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, May 17, 2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc.
    1089 Main Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:00am
    St. Mary, Mother of the Church
    106 Jackson Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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    Rev. Adolf Occeno
  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 11:30am
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:30am
    Assumption Cemetery
    1055 Oregon Road
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Marie Dwyer

Posted at 08:52am
Over 40 years of friendship and 20 years of traveling together we shared a lot of memories. Not a day goes by that I don’t read or hear some thing that I wish to share with you. Books concerts art museums were many of the things we did together but our Special conversations about our granddaughters hold a special place in my heart. We shared a sense of humor that often only a look could convey. Our duel birthday cards... One silly and one expressing heartfelt thoughts are safely tucked away. You were a lady of kindness intelligence wit and most of all class. Rest in peace my friend. My heart is broken but memories of you and of our antics will stay with me forever.

Lucy DeGloria

Posted at 12:30pm
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of GiGi. I worked with her for many years being a secretary at MPES. Also she was my sons 3rd grade teacher. I will remember her always with her great smile, yogurt for lunch everyday and her great walk. You all have my deepest sympathy. Lucy DeGloria

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