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GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- Joyce Ann Ruggles, 64, a resident of Route 22 in Granville, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 at the Glens Falls Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born in Rutland, Vt., and was the daughter of the late Wilmot and Olive (Allen) Lawrence. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Leamie and Christine Lawrence, following the premature deaths of her parents. She received her education in local schools.

Joyce married Samuel Ruggles in Cambridge, on Oct. 20, 1964. Mr. Ruggles survives.

She was employed at Morcon Inc. in Cambridge as a machine operator. Joyce was an avid bowler and loved camping. She especially loved her children and grandchildren.

Survivors besides her husband include two sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel and Amy Ruggles Jr. of Salem, and David and Jennifer Ruggles of Greenwich. She has two daughters and sons-in-law, Willodene and Robert Shaw Sr. of Hebron, and Crystal and Thad of Westport.

She leaves 10 grandchildren: Robert Jr., Jason, David, Amanda, Samuel III, Zachary, Daniel, Tyrel, Messina, Dakota, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours scheduled.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, Salem Rescue Squad or the Granville Rescue Squad through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 26, 2008
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