Ruth Teresa Samuelson

07/22/2014 2:55 PM |

Ruth Teresa Samuelson of Laurel died at San Simeon Nursing Home July 17. She was 95.She was born in Brooklyn on April 18, 1919, to Thomas and Teresa (née MacDonald) Gannon and was a graduate of Westbury High School.

During World War II, she did office work at Eclipse Pioneer in New Jersey. Later in life, she was employed in the offices of the New York Stock Exchange.

Sketching and painting were Ruth’s loves for many years. She started painting clowns for her niece’s son and expanded her portfolio to include all subjects, her favorite being painting children. She also earned the title of San Simeon’s Resident Artist!

Surviving are her niece, Margaret “Peggy” Gannon of Laurel, her nephews Rick Gannon of Cutchogue, Rob Gannon of Florida and Mike Gannon of New Jersey. She was predeceased by her husband, Arvid Samuelson.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Homes.