Ruth (Maugeri) Abbagliato

Ruth Abbagliato, known to all as Mema, 96, of Beacon passed away peacefully at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

Her journey began in New York City on November, 1923 when she was born to her parents Louise and Frank Maugeri.

She married the love of her life Louis Abbagliato on February 10, 1946.

She retired as an accounts payable clerk from Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville. But her real passion was to be around her family and playing with her great grandkids.
She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and joyful spirit.

Ruth was a devoted and loving mother to her four sons, Louis and Nettie Abbagliato, Ronald and companion Doris, Dennis Abbagliato, Judy Abbagliato and her late son Richard’s wife Lori Shields. She was the most amazing grandmother to her seven grandchildren, Dawn Anemlelos, Laura and Crissy Abbagliato and Robert, Ronald Richard and Jacob Shields. She is also survived by her 7 great grandchildren.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at the Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill, NY; ‘In light of the recent worldwide occurrences dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19, FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY. Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 845-831-0179. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit:

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  1. Katie Bashant says:

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending so much love and hugs.
    Love, Katie (aka ‘Kathy’ as Mema had called me for 36 years).

  2. Robert Shields says:

    I will miss you, and hope you will see Pepa and dad, and will watch over all of us. Love Robbie and Andrea.

  3. Kristi Mitchell says:

    Heaven has a beautiful Angel. Sending you all my love and prayers. Kristi, Gene and Rylie

  4. Christina Costa says:

    Dear cousins, I was sad to hear from my sister Anne Tufts that Ruthie passed away but grateful that she died peacefully. I have so many fond memories of her visiting us in Brewster and all of the fun times we had there. She was always so happy & had a beautiful smile which she shared with all of us for an amazing 96 years. She will be reunited with her beloved Louie again as well as Richard, other cousins like my parents, Ed & Mary Nelpi, Alice Ruchinskas, & so many others. She will surely have a special place in heaven.
    May your happy memories of her wonderful life help to comfort you. You are in my prayers during this sad & difficult time. God bless you.
    My love & sincere sympathy,
    Christina Nelpi Costa

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