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Ruth A. Riggio

October 22, 2020


WOODSTOCK…….. Ruth A. Riggio, 80, of Raycliffe Drive, peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020, of non-COVID related, natural causes, at the Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home in Lake Katrine, NY.   She was born on November 26, 1939 in Highwoods, NY to the late Gladys Whitaker.


A native resident and a descendant of the Wolven and the Whitaker families, she is survived by her husband, Edward B. Riggio, of 60 years; three daughters: Teresa L. (Doug) Lockwood, Karen M. Matoke, Diane L. Guidry (predeceased), and a son, Edward J. Riggio; five grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.  She was the adoptive daughter of the late John C. Groves, and is also survived by four sisters: Vivienne Hewitt, Georgiene Groves, Bettylou Gakenheimer and Bonnie McCormick.


She enjoyed baking, golfing, photography, and most of all, being a good role-model to her children.


Her Funeral Procession will form on Monday at 9:15 AM at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts. Saugerties thence to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church (Centerville) where at 10:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered.  Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kingston. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home.  Further obituary information and expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Ruth’s Tribute Wall at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com

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October 25, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc.
45 John Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

Funeral Mass
October 26, 2020

10:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist RC Church

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