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Joanne S.
Samplaski (Ruiz)

March 1, 1937 – October 22, 2018

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Obituary for Joanne S. Samplaski (Ruiz)

March 1, 1937 – October 22, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Joanne S. (Ruiz) Samplaski, of New Windsor, NY entered into eternal rest on October 22, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. She was 81 years old.

The daughter of the late Joseph Ruiz and Sylvia (Cegielski) Ruiz, Joanne was born on March 1, 1937 in Milwaukee, WI.

Joanne was an active member and leader of the local Al-Anon /Al-Ateen family support group in the Vails Gate area for many years. Whenever she saw someone in need, she tried to help them. Joanne enjoyed many activities and was interested in different technologies that were invented and improved throughout her lifetime; from CB radios and photography, to computers the internet, she enjoyed it all. Even though most of her family lives in Wisconsin, she kept up to date with her children and grandchildren, always enjoying the stories of their lives.

Joanne is survived by her loving husband, Peter H. Samplaski at home; her sons: Lee Samplaski, Scott Samplaski and Todd Samplaski; her daughters: Chris (Samplaski) Nelson and her husband Wayne and Kim Samplaski; ten grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren; her sisters: Kathy Gumbert and Jan Vargas. In addition to her parents, Joanne was predeceased by her brother: David Ruiz.

Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

No services are planned, remembering Joanne with a gift or support for the local Al-Anon & Al-Ateen Chapter at Vails Gate would be appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences, please go to

Interment Information

Cedar Hill Crematory
5468 Routre 9W
Newburgh, NY
Interment Extra Info
Cremation was private.
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