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Eleanor T. Ruchalski

1930 - 2023


Eleanor T. Ruchalski, a Mineola resident for almost 60 years, passed away on January 3, 2023 at the grand old age of 92. She was the only child born to the late Frank and Stella Ostapiec, on May 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, where she was raised. Eleanor was widowed at the age of 41 and raised her 4 young children by herself. She was a strong, independent woman with a very deep faith. There was nothing she loved more than her children and grandchildren. Eleanor was very creative and artistic who loved sewing, making ceramic sculptures and other arts and crafts. Eleanor worked and enjoyed her 20 year career at Chemical Bank where she made lifelong friends. She was a member of the St. Hedwig Rosary Altar Society, past President of the Chaminade Alumni Parent Association (CAPA), loved attending Monday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Chaminade High School and was a past Director of the Polish Falcons. She is predeceased by her husband John Ruchalski. She is the loving mother of John J. Ruchalski (deceased), Susan Ruchalski Wesoly (Paul) of New Hyde Park, NY., Francis Ruchalski (Carol) of Rockville Centre, NY., and Joseph Ruchalski (Linda) of Trumbull, CT. She is also the cherished grandmother of Paul, Craig, Taryn, and Mariel Wesoly; Ashley, Lyndsey, John, and Mary Ruchalski; and Emily, Daniel and Amanda Ruchalski. She is also predeceased by her brother-in-law Stanley Ruchalski. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 8, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home, 506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11040. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 9, 2023 at St. Hedwig Church, 1 Depan Ave., Floral Park, NY. Interment will be held at St. John Cemetery, 80-01 Metropolitan Ave, Queens, NY 11379. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eleanor's name to The Mary Ruchalski Foundation, at


Sunday, January 8

4:00 - 8:00 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Monday, January 9

11:00 AM

St. Hedwig R.C. Church

1 Depan Avenue, Floral Park, NY


St. John Cemetery

80-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village, NY

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