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September 17, 1918 - February 1, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Catherine "Kay" Cook 99 of New Windsor, NY passed away February 1st, 2018 after a short illness. 
Born in Kingston, NY on September 17th, 1918, she graduated from Wallkill High School in 1937, she attended business school and then worked at the Newburgh Savings and Loan Association for 34 years retiring as branch manager.
Catherine lived for many years at Kingswood Gardens Condominiums where she was very involved in the condo association, serving for many years as the association treasurer. Many hours were spent on boating on the Hudson River with her husband, Joe, and friends.
After retirement, she devoted her life as a loving caregiver to her family members. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Joseph Cook; brother, Bernard McCabe; sisters: Margaret Hughes, Mary McMickle, Frances Dobson, and Dorothy Blonde.  In her quiet, reserved way she shared her strength, humor and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Catherine is survived by her many nieces and nephews, and her longtime friends Robert and Mary Ann Bamberger.
A special thanks goes out to the owners and staff at the New Windsor Country Inn, she enjoyed her stay there.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, February 7 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave., (Rte 94) New Windsor, NY. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Mausoleum Newburgh.


August 10, 1958 - February 2, 2018
New Windsor, NY
Enoch E. Whitfield of New Windsor, NY a retired Police Sergeant for the MTA and area resident for 28 years, passed away on February 2, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital; he was 59. Enoch is the son of Lauran Ann Bailey of Bronxville, NY.  He was born on August 10, 1958, in Manhattan, NY. He was a member of the Air National Guard.
Affectionately known as “Pizzaman” Enoch was the pillar of his of his family. Enoch loved watching his daughters dance and compete in Crossfit. He enjoyed trips in his RV, meeting new people, the shooting range, and visiting Charlotte, NC’s local craft breweries, and Vegan restaurants. He also enjoyed family gatherings and would walk to the end of the earth if you needed him to. Loyal and loving to everyone he encountered, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Enoch is survived by his wife, Aida Cruz-Whitfield at home, Ziomara Lee and husband, Alphonsa of Cape Coral, FL; Yessena Whitfield of Charlotte, NC; stepson, Phillip Pizarro and Heather of Cornwall; grandchildren: Shamel, Kiara and Arielle Pizarro; sisters: Laurice Whitfield, Tanya Whitfield, Jarita Lopez, his namesake nephew, Enoch Whitfield, plus a host of nieces and nephews.
Enoch was preceded in death by his son, Javier Whitfield and his sister, Rhonda Lee “Nonnie” Whitfield.
Visitation will be on from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 7 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave. (Rte 94) New Windsor, and from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, prior to funeral services on Thursday, February 8 at Solid Rock Church, 20 Holloran Rd., New Windsor, NY, from where funeral services will commence at 12 noon, followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery New Windsor, NY. 
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home 845-562-4411.


August 11, 1944 - January 27, 2018
New Windsor, NY
Johanna (Vierboom) Williams of New Windsor, NY passed away Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at the age of 73.  She entered peacefully into rest at home, surrounded by the comfort and love of her husband of 48 years.
Born to Dorothy (Hortense) and John Vierboom on August 11th, 1944, Johanna grew up in Newburgh, graduating from Newburgh Free Academy in 1962 before going on to Buffalo State University, to pursue her dream of being a teacher.
Upon receiving her degree, she returned home to New Windsor and taught at Gidney Avenue Elementary (Newburgh) before taking a hiatus, where, as a loving mother and wife, she focused on her family, and served as the Vice-President of Pleasant Acres Nursery.  Teaching eventually beckoned her return and she enjoyed the remainder of her career as a first-grade teacher at Vails Gate Magnet School (New Windsor.)
While passionate about education and the many young minds she had the privilege of teaching, what Johanna always wanted most was to be a wife and mother. She got that chance when, on June 22nd, 1969 she married Bruce I. Williams at Grace United Methodist Church.  The birth of her daughter followed a few years later.
Throughout her life, Johanna loved to read.  As a child, she much preferred getting lost in books to getting lost in the woods.  As an adult, she wished to instill that love of reading in children through her teaching and was always generous in sharing books with young friends and family members.
In retirement, Johanna was afforded the time to enjoy her reading, as well as doing word-games, watching the birds feed and wildlife strolling through her yard and splitting time between HGTV and one of the news channels. 
Johanna is survived by her husband, Bruce; daughter, Kristin; sister, Jacqueline Vierboom; niece, Marissa (Vierboom) Grove and her husband, Michael, along with their two children, Brian and Clara (Grove); sister-in-law, Diane (Williams), her husband Hal, niece, Kimberley and nephew, Brett; and life-long friends Nancy and Joel Barker. She will be greatly missed by her extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239, Quassaick Ave.,(Rte. 94) New Windsor.  Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 2nd, 2018, also at the funeral home, with burial to follow immediately at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in memory of Johanna to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105-9959 / or any organization of your choice.

Mary T. Contarino

December 12, 1919 - January 15, 2018
New Windsor, NY
Mary T. Contarino of New Windsor, NY a retired machine operator for Dubettte Handbags passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018, at home. Mary was 98. She is the daughter of the late Santo and Annie Sara Trifilo.
Mary was born on December 12, 1919, in Vails Gate, NY. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Mary was the matriarch of our family. She loved cooking for her family and you could always find her in the kitchen. Her meatballs were the best in the world but her eggplant was requested at every family affair. She loved her grandkids and was always willing to help, play and teach them. Mary was strong, independent and loved by all. She will truly be missed. We love you. The family would like to thank, Dr. B. Hadid and his associates for taking such good care of her over the years, Hospice for being so caring in every way - a special thanks to nurse Diedra for always being there when we needed her. A very special thank you to her aid Inelta for taking such good care of her.
Mary is the widow of Paul Contarino. She is survived her son, Alfred Contarino and her daughter, Regina DiGovanni; her grandchildren, Candy Gano, Shellie Byrd, Alfred Contarino Jr. all of Covina, CA., Bryan DiGovanni, Kim Masciola of New Windsor, NY.; great-grandchildren, Brianna, Bryan, Christopher, Ava, Paul, Andy, Allison, Rochelle, Alfred III, Courtney, Ryan, Domnick, Anthony; great-great-grandchildren, Andre and Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by two great-grandchildren, Hollie, Marrissa and three brothers and eight sisters.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Susan Gaetano

July 30, 1951 - January 4, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Susan E. Gaetano of New Windsor, NY, a retired teacher for the Wallkill School district and area resident for 66 years, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. Susan was 66; the daughter of the late James V. and Jane McEnery of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. Susan was born on July 30, 1951, in Philadelphia, PA.

Susan dedicated her life to educating children for 41 years. Upon retiring Susan became the coordinator of the Wallkill Central School district mentoring program for new teachers. Susan was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed and forever remembered.
She is survived by her husband, Gary J. Gaetano; two sisters, Mary Anne McEnery of Cornwall-on-Hudson, Regina Kelder of Boston, MA; and one brother, James VT. McEnery of Washington State.

Visitation will be held 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94), New Windsor, NY.
Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will private at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Thomas Mulligan Jr.

August 7, 1938 - December 25, 2017

Thomas Mulligan Jr. of New Windsor, NY a retired trackman for NYC Transit Authority passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017, at Sapphire Nursing Home at Meadow Hill Newburgh. He was 79.

Thomas is the son of the late Thomas Mulligan Sr. and Catherine Gabelman, he was born on August 7, 1938, in Manhattan, NY. Thomas is a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Henry O’Carroll Council 444, Marine Corp League and Catholic War Veterans Newburgh. Thomas is survived by one daughter Catherine Detz and her husband Michael of Newburgh, two grandsons Robert and William Detz of Newburgh, one brother Dennis Mulligan of Flushing, NY, one sister Patricia Stolfi of Chatham, NJ and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2-5pm on Friday, December 29, 2017, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, December 30, at St. Francis Church Newburgh.

Cremation will be private at Cedar Hill Crematory Newburgh.


August 15, 1924 - August 27, 2017
New Windsor, NY
Memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 4 P.M. on Saturday, September 2, 2017
Armond R. Carbone of New Windsor, NY a mechanical engineer for IBM Fishkill, NY began his career in 1950 and retired in 1985. Adam made several suggestions through his 35-year career which he was rewarded for. He enjoyed traveling for the company, setting up several lines throughout the country, and was highly rewarded by his peers and the company. Moved with his family to Newburgh in 1939.
He is the son of the late Cesidio and Catherine Rotondo Carbone, he was born on August 15, 1924, in Henry, West Virginia. Adam was very proud to have served his country in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a Coxswain. Adam enjoyed gardening, watching softball games at the “Rec” and spending time with his family.
Adam is survived by his children Catherine Fiore and her husband James, Robert J. Carbone and Alan R. Carbone, his grandchildren Heather Tancredi and her husband Carlo. Melanie Raab, Cullen Carbone, and Linsey Itak. Great grandchildren Bryan Cash Jr. and Shayla Marie Taylor, his sister Elizabeth Crisci, and several nieces and nephews whom he was very fond of. 
Adam was predeceased by his wife Lucille DeGroff Carbone, four brothers Frank, Michael, Paul, and Quiedo Carbone and his sister Dorothy Cerone.
Special thank you to our family friend, Kelly Kennedy and the staff at Elant in Goshen and Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties for all their help. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan counties 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh NY 12553.


Death Notices

ST. JOHN Lloyd, 91 of New Windsor, NY died January 12, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. 
Services and cremation are private. 

KNAPP Gary B., 63 of Newburgh, NY died Monday, July 17, 2017.
6-8pm, Mon, Aug 7 with FUNERAL SERVICE: at 7:30pm

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