Obituary of Mary Ruth Foglino
Our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Mary Ruth Foglino of Hunter, New York (formerly of Smithtown) passed away peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2022 in New York City. Mary Ruth was 88 years old, born November 8, 1934 in Brooklyn, daughter of the late Angela (McCabe) and Edward G. Willmann. Her husband, Hank Foglino died in 2014. Her brother, James Willmann, died in 1992.
Mary Ruth grew up in Brooklyn and spent summers in Haines Falls at her family’s cottage. She graduated from Bishop O’Donnell High School and from the College of New Rochelle, and received her Master’s Degree from Hunter College. She spent most of her career as an Itinerant Teacher of the Blind with BOCES in Suffolk County, New York. After her retirement, she focused on her grandchildren, her volunteer work with St. Vincent DePaul food pantry at St. Joseph’s Parish in Kings Park, and more recently, with Mountaintop Historical Society in Haines Falls. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading everything, decorating her lovely home, traveling, and the New York Times crossword puzzle. Over the years, she amassed a truly amazing collection of seashells from all over the world. Relaxing wasn’t Mary Ruth’s style - she was happiest when she was busy helping others.
Left to miss her earthly presence are her children: Jeanne Young of Glenford, Gregory (MaryKate) Kroyer of Jewett, Mark Kroyer of Saugerties, Paul (Tammy) Kroyer of Lebanon, Tennessee; stepchildren: Annette Foglino of NYC and Paul (Libby) Foglino of Brooklyn; grandchildren: Awa Kroyer (Andy Sold), Mato Kroyer (Naomi Iguchi), Cody Kroyer, Kaylee (Patrick) Davis, Mondo Young, Francesca Foglino, Sundee Kroyer, Lucia Foglino, and Kelsee Kroyer; and her first great-grandchild, Arlo Sold. First cousins Mary Beth (the late Jack) Ward of Forest Hills and Nancy (Ed) Bodmer of Braddock Heights, Maryland. And countless friends, old and new.
Mary Ruth will be remembered with a Requiem Mass at 11:00am on January 28, 2023 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haines Falls with a gathering for family and friends to follow.
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