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Jose Melendez, 77 of Highland, died Friday Aug 16, 2019 at Hudson Valley Rehabilitation Center Highland, NY. VISTING: 4-8pm Tuesday August 20, 2019 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Ave. New Windsor, NY. FUNERAL SERVICES: 9am Wednesday August 21, at the funeral home. Burial in Calvary Cemetery New Windsor, NY

Antonia Rivera "Toña"

Antonia Rivera "Toña" 88, a longtime resident of New Windsor, NY, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her siblings and family on August 3, 2019 in her birth town of San Sebastian Puerto Rico. Antonia was an avid member of the St. Patrick's Church congregation for all her years in the Newburgh area. She was the foundation to her family and will be greatly missed. 


Antonia is predeceased by her loving husband Efigenio Rivera, her three sons, Efigenio Rivera Jr., Baltazar Rivera (Bass) and Daniel Rivera (Danny).  

She is survived by her two amazing daughters Milagros Acosta (Junior) and Margarita Ramos (Modesto) her grandchildren, Johnnie Cintron (Linda), Wily Cintron (Jackie), Evelyn Amy Rivard (James), Baltazar Rivera Jr. (Nilca), Lisette Volz (Kenneth), David Rivera (Lisa), Diana Rivera, Daniel Acosta (Thalia), Joseph Rivera, Isamal Rivera (Omar), Daniela Rivera and 18 beautiful great grandchildren that she loved dearly. 


Her daughters along with the grandchildren would like to thank everyone for the support and prayers during this difficult time. Antonia lived a long beautiful life! We were blessed to have her as such a monarch to our family for so many wonderful years. 


Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday August 9, 2019 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday August 10, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church Newburgh. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery New Windsor, NY

Daris C. Gonzalez

April 1,1945 – July 28, 2019

 Daris C. Gonzalez, 74 of New Windsor, NY passed away on Sunday July 28, 2019 at the New Paltz Center. Daris was born on April 1, 1945 to Victor and Elida Echevarria. She married Harold Gonzalez at Immaculate Conception Church in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico in 1978.

Daris led a joyous life she was a beautiful soul everyone enjoyed her company, she enjoyed mostly playing with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, painting, baking and writing children’s books.

Daris was a teacher for the Newburgh School District and worked at Gidney Avenue School for 10 years. She is survived by her husband Harold, her two brothers Fernando Echevarria and Victor Echevarria, her two daughters Joyce Alesi and Erika Stevens; and seven grandchildren Madelynne, Brooke, Logan, Faith, Brooklyn, Noah and Nikola, as well as two nieces Nannette and Elida; and one nephew Dane. She was predeceased in death by both of her parents.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. on Friday August 2, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rt94) New Windsor, NY.

Cremation at Cedar Hill Cemetery will be private. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 845-562-4411

Francisco Olmeda

May 11, 1932 – July 18, 2019

 Francisco Olmeda passed away at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Newburgh, NY on Thursday July 18, 2019. He was born in Islote Arecibo, Puerto Rico on May 11, 1932. He was 87 years old. Francisco worked as a custodian for Demolition Company in Brooklyn, NY for many years. Francisco the father of Maria Natal, Francisco Olmeda, Ivan Olmeda, Adelina Olmeda, Henry Olmeda and uncle to Keila Olmeda. He is survived by his brother Fernando Olmeda Fernandez and predeceased by his sister Blanca Nieves Olmeda Fernandez.

 Francisco was an amazing loving dad and grandfather. He never complained and loved to be with his family. He loved animals and especially his Shih-Tzu Casanova. He loved to watch his favorite baseball team The Mets.

 He loved his grandchildren: Frankie, Preston, Rebecca, Matt, Amanda, Sarah, Melissa, Katherine, Dylan, Jayren, Ethan. Our Dad was known as the Cookie Monster at Wingate Beacon.

 Special Thanks To: Yenny for always loving him and being so attentive to him. His eyes shined when she walked into the room. Carolina: aka: La Chiquita. Thank you for helping us with him and never saying no. Marcia one of his nurses at Wingate: Thank you for going out of your way to help us and keep us informed. Alejandra y Dana Gracias por querer a Don fran y quererlo como su abeles. Dr. Jairaj Chaudhry, MD Cardiologist for giving us three more years with him.

 Visitation will be held on Sunday July 21, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Hudson Valley funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY 12553.

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Irene P. King

Irene P. King, 94 of New Windsor, NY died on Wednesday. July 10, 2019 at Northern Riverview Health Center. Haverstraw, NY. Visitation: 2-4pm Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Ave. New Windsor, NY. 845-562-4411

Frances Maguire DeWeever

Frances Maguire DeWeever passed away peacefully at Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

The daughter of Nellie Donato Maguire and John Francis Maguire, she was born on March 9, 1927 in Newburgh.

.Frances was an incredible woman who never complained and was an inspiration to all. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and sparkling blue eyes.

Frances was an advocate for the protection of animals, especially cats and was responsible for placing many in good homes. She also spent several years as a volunteer on the Geriatric floor, 4 Main in the former St. Luke’s Hospital and was named Volunteer of the Year during that time.

Although she was wheelchair bound most of her life, she will be remembered for her extraordinary fortitude, positive demeanor and generosity of spirit to all who knew her.

She was predeceased by her brother, John Maguire and by her niece, Janice Maguire.

She is survived by her daughter Francine DeWeever, nieces Deborah Sager of Newburgh and Vanessa Adams of Beacon, cousins Helene Barre, Mary Cappelli and Margaret Bauman, as well as many great nieces and great nephews and her beloved cockatiel, Coco.

Many thanks to the staff of Wingate at Beacon, especially Dr. St. Louis, to Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital ICU, to the 4th Floor and to Sue Martino, Pallative Care for their kindness and loving care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Monday, July 1st at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Newburgh with Father William Damroth officiating. Burial services will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Windsor.  

In Frances’ memory, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital. Stjude.org

John E. Brady Jr.

John Edward Brady Jr. of Newburgh, NY, a retired Police Lieutenant for the City of Newburgh Police Department and an area resident for 60 years, passed away on June 17, 2019 at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. He was 73.

John was the son of the late John Edward Brady Sr. and Margaret Gertrude Brady. He was born on April 25, 1946 in Ashland, PA. He was a member of the City of Newburgh Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (Past President), the Police Superior Officer’s Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Retired Police Officer’s Association of New York, Inc., and a member of the Franciscan Order.

John was a loving husband, father and grandfather who treasured spending time with his family. He loved animals, especially his Golden Retrievers, Emily and Sadie. He was a true American Patriot who traveled the country to savor its natural beauty. He and his wife visited nearly every U.S National Park. He loved America’s pastime and was a lifelong dedicated Boston Red Sox fan who attended Fenway Park regularly. He was an active member of the Hudson Valley Community. He graduated from Washingtonville High School and then served 23 years with the City of Newburgh Police Department. He was an active participant of the Catholic Church and a member of the Franciscan Order. He continued to serve his community as a Security Officer for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District where he sadly died in the line of duty of natural causes at Gardnertown Elementary School early this week.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Mary Brady, 2 sons; Michael K. Brady and Ryan John Brady, 2 grandchildren; Hailey Brady and Connor Brady, 3 sisters; Margaret Guido, Iris Rountree, and Eileen Litts,. 4 nieces and 3 nephews

Visitation will be held on Friday June 21, 2019 from 2-4p.m. and 6-8p.m. at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Ave (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 10a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church Newburgh with Father William Damroth and Father William Scafidi officiating. Burial will follow in a local cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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CAMERON J. WINDLE

April 19, 2019 - March 27, 2019

Cameron Jacob Windle of Highland Falls, New York since early 2018 passed away on March 27, 2019 sometime in the early morning. Cameron was a gentle soul who always strived to bring happiness to those around him. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

Son of Lana Gomes Smith and Ronald Ross Windle, Cameron was born on April 19, 1991 in Dallas, Texas. Cameron is survived by his mother; father; sister, Brittany Elaine Windle; brother, Jonathon Matthew Smith; nephew, James Aryeh Hall; stepfather, Jason Smith; and stepmother, Regina Windle.

Cameron’s memorial service will be on April 9, 2019 at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor, New York from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Sidney R. Baer Jr. foundation at baerfoundation.com.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home 845-562-4411

ROBERT S. DETZ

August 20, 1996 - March 21, 2019
Town of Newburgh, NY
 
Robert S. Detz, a lifelong resident of the Town of Newburgh, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at home.  Robert, 22, was the son of Cathy and Mike Detz.  He was born on August 20, 1996, in Newburgh, NY. 
 
Robert insisted at 18 months old on wearing his Rainbow Boots rain or shine, summer, fall, winter or spring. Robert was a bright star who knew what he wanted and was willing to do the hard work necessary to achieve his goals. Among his many achievements: 2015 NYS Shot Put Champion, 4th in his graduating class at Chapel Field, and Liberty College Athletic Scholarship winner.  He was a gentleman, his brother Bill’s best friend and a loving son.  All who met Robert were blessed by his generosity of spirit and love of life. 
 
Survivors include his parents Cathy and Mike Detz, brother Bill Detz, and his aunts and uncles Des and Tom Abbruscato, Mary and Mike Magee, and Frank and Lucille Detz. 
 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave. (Rte 94), New Windsor, NY.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at Leptondale Bible Church, 1771 Rte 300, Newburgh, NY with Pastor Mike O’Dowd officiating.
Flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Leptondale Bible Church.
 
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home 845-562-4411.

JOSEPH MONTE JR.

October 29, 1931 - March 10, 2019

Joseph “Joe” Monte Jr., 87 a longtime resident of New Windsor, NY entered into rest on March 10, 2019, at home with his loving wife by his side. The son of the late Joseph and Jennie (Timpone) Monte Sr. He was born on October 29, 1931, in Newark, NJ. In 1949 he joined the United States Army and proudly and faithfully served with the 92nd Armored Artillery Battalion in operations in the Korean War. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, brother in law and friend to many. He loved company and conversations with his family and friends at his house especially talking about sports, playing poker and asking when are we going to the casino. On July 26, 1953, he married the love of his life Lillian (Ciccarello) at Sacred Heart Church in Newark, NJ. They were married for 65 years. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughters and spouses Teresa Monte-Caruso (Michael) of Poughkeepsie, NY, Joanne Tomlins (Kenneth) of Northfield, NH. His grandchildren Nicolle Casale (Larry) of Manchester, NH, and Kenny Tomlins of Northfield, NH. His Great grandchildren Khloe Grace and McKenzie Mae Casale of Manchester, NH. His sister Micki Monda (Frank) of New Jersey, sister in law Antonina LoPresti of Newburgh, NY, brother in law Albert Ciccarello (Mary) of Edgewater, FL, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his siblings and their spouses Rachael Beniquista (Frank), Anthony Monte (Annette), Angie Nigro (Sal), Ralph Monte (Rocky), Jeanne Monte, Michael Monte, Francis Spoto Yolanda Palma (Anthony) Lucy Montanelli (Benjamin), Theresa Marchegiano (Angelo). He was also predeceased by his sister in laws and brother in laws Joseph and Angelina Smolinsky, Andrew and Ella Mae Ciccarello, Clyde and Vera Lince, Philip Ciccarello, James LoPresti, Kenneth and Rita Weatherly and James Ciccarello.

The family would like to thank Dr. James Dilorenzo, Dr. B. Hadid, Dr. Richard Diamond and Dr, Profeta for taking care of Joe. We also like to thank Willcare and Hospice for their compassion and support for Joe in his final days. We also like to thank Castle Point.


Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, March 14, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. Funeral services will be 10:30 am on Friday, March 15, at the funeral home burial will follow with military honors in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Legion 29 Walnut St. New Windsor, NY 12553

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DANIEL JAMES BAXTER

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel James Baxter, 65, of New Windsor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Newburgh on Nov. 5, 1953, to William and Edythe Baxter. He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy. On July 21, 1973, he married the love of his life, Mary Stanford, a marriage that would last 45 years. Early on he worked for Theater Techniques of Cornwall building Broadway shows such as Cats, Evita, and 42nd St. just to name a few. Later on, he began his career in the welding industry, working for Mid-Hudson Oxygen/Air Products/Airgas for 32 years before retiring in Nov. 2018. He was a past member of the New Windsor Fire Dept. He loved spending time with his family, vacations in Lake George and Eastern States Weekend at Orange County Fair Speedway.

The family would also like to thank the doctors and nurses of St. Luke’s Hospital ER and ICU, New Windsor Ambulance and New Windsor Police Dept.

Daniel is survived by his wife Mary at home; sons Chris, Scott, and Sean all of New Windsor; Brother David and his wife Jari of Crestview, Florida, and Sister in law Linda of Montgomery along with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Edythe and father William, brothers William and Stephen and sister RoseAnn.

Visitation will be held from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Ave. (Rte94) New Windsor, NY.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home.

JOSEPH M. CHERNICK

September 13, 1950 - February 1, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Joseph M. Chernek, age 68 of New Windsor, NY passed away peacefully at home on February 1, 2019, with his wife Lynda and family by his side.

Joe was born on September 13, 1950, to Ann McLaughlin and Joseph Chernek in West Point, NY. His early years were spent in Vermont, then back to the Hudson Valley. Joe was drafted into the United States Army and upon his return home from the Vietnam War married his love, Lynda Terwilliger on June 4, 1972; they would have celebrated 47 years of marriage this year. Together Joe and Lynda built a life in the area and raised their daughter, Rebekah.

Joe was a master craftsman, collector of gadgets and could solve any problem. No one could keep him off the golf course on Saturday mornings and he loved spending time with his family at his condominium in Myrtle Beach, SC. He was always there to help anyone who needed him. Joe had a long and successful career at Staples Inc. in Framingham, MA. He was decent and honest, his clever sense of humor and laugh were his trademarks. He loved music and his dogs, Pippa and Louie. Joe’s happiest times were with his family, especially his grandchildren. He instilled in his family a zest for life, a commitment to family and friends and an enduring goodness that touched everyone who knew him. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to many. His presence will be missed but his spirit and legacy will live on through those who were blessed to be a part of his life.

Joe is survived by his wife Lynda Chernek, daughter Rebekah Chernek Raimo, grandchildren Jake and Skylar Raimo, son-in-law Joseph Raimo, father-in-law, Samuel Terwilliger and brother-in-law Keith Terwilliger, and his father Joseph Chernek and siblings: Paul Chernek, Wayne Chernek and Nancy Killen Chernek; several cousins, nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Joe was predeceased by his mother Ann McLaughlin, his mother-in-law June Terwilliger and brother-in-law Bruce Terwilliger.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, February 9th at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh, NY at 11:00 AM. To honor Joe, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society or ASPCA.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Avenue New Windsor, NY 12553 845-562-4411

FLORENCE C. MAROTTA

April 8, 1927 - January 1, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Florence C. Marotta of New Windsor, NY a retired teacher at St. Francis of Assisi School passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at St. Luke’s Cornwall hospital Newburgh. She was 91.

Florence is the daughter of the late Frank and Angelina D’Ambrosio. She was born on April 8, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY. She was a painter at Bethlehem Art Gallery, she enjoyed sewing, Opera, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Florence was predeceased by her husband Michael Marotta and her daughter Susan Warner.

She is survived by one daughter Michelle Marotta with Dominic D’Agosta of New Windsor, NY, one grandson Andrew Warner of Alexandria, VA

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Monday, January 7, 2019, at St. John’s Cemetery Middle Village Queens, NY

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Ave, New Windsor, NY

FRANCIS KNIGHT

 
January 29, 1931 - January 16, 2019
Newburgh, NY
 
Frances Knight of the Town of Newburgh, a retired cafeteria worker for the Newburgh City School District, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. She was 87.
 
The daughter of the late William and Frances Florie, she was born on January 29, 1931, in Lodi, NJ. She was the widow of Joseph M. Knight. She is survived by her son Joseph Knight and his wife, Lisa of New Windsor and daughter Frances Becker and her husband, Robert of Wallkill, her brother Andrew Florie of Florida, her grandchildren Robert John and Eric Becker, Kristie Mazzaccari, Maggie Macri and Kate Knight and her great-grandchildren Madilyn and Alexandra Becker and several nieces and nephews. Frances was predeceased by her daughter Regina Ann Redner and her brother William Florie.
 
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, January 21, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at St. Francis Church in Newburgh. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.
 
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 845-562-4411.

FRANK CANTOLI

1929-2018

Frank Cantoli of New Windsor, New York, died peacefully at home on Monday, December 17th. He was 89 years old.
The son of Amalia Barone and Antonino Cantoli, he was born in Abruzzi, Italy. He immigrated to the United States in 1955 and married his hometown sweetheart Filomena D’Alessandro in 1958.

Frank worked as a presser with Vicky Clothing Company and later with Loring Coat Company until his retirement at age 65. He enjoyed many hours helping family and friends as an all-around handyman after his retirement; fixing leaky sinks, hanging lighting fixtures, tinkering with lawn mowers as well as babysitting for his grandchildren. He loved making homemade wine using the same recipe he brought from his home in Abruzzi as well as tending to his vegetable garden in the summer.

The family would like to thank the staff of 5N at St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Advanced Kidney Care and Willcare for the extraordinary care and compassion extended to them during this difficult time. Dr. Wen, Dr. Feldman, Karene, Julee, Esther, LuAnn, Angela, Bob and the many others on the hospital staff for their kindness and support.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Filomena, one daughter Diana Fitzpatrick and her husband Frank of Cornwall, New York, and his grandchildren Kristine, Matthew and Ryan. He is also survived by his sisters Nicoletta Settimio and her husband Gusperino of Canton, Ohio, Ada Demasi and her husband Nick of New Paltz, NY, sisters- in -law Anna Cantoli of Middletown, New York, and Maria Cantoli of Abruzzi, Italy as well as 15 nieces and nephews in the US and in Italy.

He is pre-deceased by his parents Amalia Barone and Antonino Cantoli, sister Elisabetta Valentino, her husband Domenico, and two brothers, Joseph and Umberto Cantoli.

Visitation will take place from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, December 21st at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor, New York.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, December 22nd, 1:45 P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 301 Ann Street, Newburgh, New York. Entombment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Route 9W North, Newburgh, New York

EDWARD P. RIGHTMEYER

December 16, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Edward P. Rightmeyer of New Windsor, NY passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 60 years old.  

He was the son of the late Edward F. Rightmeyer and Genevieve Waltz. 

He married the love of his life, Heidi in 1990. Together they had two children, Alexandra, now 27 and Shane, now 23. His beloved dog Koa, never left his side. Ed was a devoted husband and father and nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his wife and children. 

Ed graduated from NFA where he played on the football, baseball, and basketball teams. He worked as a sales representative for marketing firm Johnson O’Hare. He spent his free time doing his favorite things: riding his bike, yoga, coaching his son's sports teams, and watching his daughter's theater shows. He loved music, a lifelong fan of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes whom he saw over 100 times. Ed and his childhood friend Dennis Scarry never missed a New York Yankees Opening Day. He loved spending time with his brother Fran, who admired his whole life. He will be remembered for his radiant smile that lit up every room he entered. 

A private Mass honoring Ed’s life was held on Saturday at St. Francis Church in Newburgh officiated by Father John Vandrass. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. 

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Anthony V. Cracolici of Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc.