Margaret (Ruso) Jablanski
Margaret (Ruso) Jablanski, 64 of Hudson, NY passed away April 29, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by the love of her husband, family, and close friends. Peggi, as she is affectionately known was born April 20, 1956 in Albany, NY to George and Grace (Ryder) Ruso.
As a young girl, the family moved to Niverville, where Peggi would graduate from Ichabod Crane High School Class of 1974. In high school, she was a varsity basketball cheerleader, and was crowned the Columbia County School Girl Queen in 1974. Peggi furthered her education, graduating with a degree in Medical Secretarial Skills. In 1976, she began her career in dentistry with Dr. Langan in Kinderhook, NY. Margaret’s expertise in office management and dental assistant duties was evident as she was instrumental in carrying on the dental practice after the sudden loss of Dr. Langan. In 1985 the dental practice continued under the license of Dr. Kenneth Boynton, and the leadership of Margaret. Her care for patients was compassionate, unique, and heartfelt. In spring of 2014, Peggi retired from her career in dentistry.
On October 8, 1988, Peggi married the love of her life, and soulmate, her knight in shining armor, Daniel Jablanski. They shared a lifetime of beautiful love together for over 32 years. Peggi enjoyed the simple things in life. Her magnificent gardens, amazing dinners, and delicious baked goods were abundantly shared and enjoyed by all. Her beautiful spirit shined in everything and everyone she touched, including her beloved pets and animals. In 2014, Margaret was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her courageous battle for 6 years never discouraged her. With all Peggi endured, giving up was not an option as her beautiful spirit and persistence pulled her through the darkest of times. Her reassuring quote was always “Its all good my friend”.
To cherish the memory of Margaret is her beloved husband Daniel Jablanski and puppy Gracie. Peggi is also survived by her mother Grace Ruso, brothers in law Michael, Tom (Cindy), Jim (Jeanette), Ron (T), Peter (Lynn), and Ed (Linda) Jablanski, and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends that were loved unconditionally. In addition to her father George Ruso, Peggi was predeceased by her sister in law Ginny, and brothers in law Joe and Jack Jablanski.
A funeral service from Bates & Anderson- Redmond & Keeler will be Monday May 4th at 10:00am. Visitation hours are Sunday from 4-8pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to www.redefinecourage.com. a not for profit charity founded by Peggi’s niece Nikki, Columbia Greene Humane Society, or Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene.