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Margaret Ruggeri

POUGHKEEPSIE - Margaret Gloria (Pascale) Ruggeri, passed away on November 22, 2012 at Albany Medical Center. She was 90 years old. She was born in New York City in 1922 and had been a long-time Spackenkill resident before moving to the Capital District in recent years. She moved to the Mid-Hudson Valley from New York in 1953. She was the daughter of the late Sebastian Pascale and Rose Russo Pascale.

Margaret was married to the late Mario P. Ruggeri, deceased in 1996, who taught at Marist College and in the Highland School system for over 30 years. Margaret Ruggeri was a retired substitute mathematics teacher and statistician. She was a graduate of Hunter College (A.B.) and attended SUNY New Paltz for her Master's degree and teaching certificate. She was a parishioner of St. Martin de Porres R.C. Church and was active in the American Assoc. of University Women (AAUW); the Brandeis Univ. Natl. Women's Committee; Noi Italiani D'Oggi (NIDO); and the Center for Lifetime Studies (CLS).

She is survived by her sons, Robert Ruggeri of Niskayuna, NY and Richard Ruggeri of Warwick, NY; and four grandchildren: Edward, Katherine, Renee, and Nicholas.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 28 from 5 - 8 pm at Parmele, Auchmoody & Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Ave., Poughkeepsie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY, on Thursday, November 29 at 11 am. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, a donation in Margaret's memory be made to the .

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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27, 2012
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