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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


March 8, 1925 - April 3, 2018
Newburgh, NY

Maria LaRosa, 93 of Newburgh, NY, and an area resident for over 60 years, passed away at her daughter's home in New Paltz, NY on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of Bernardo and Marina Prussiano. Maria was born on March 8, 1925, in Galatone in the Provence of Lecce, Italy. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh. 

Family Statement says:  "Mom came to this great country to make a better life for herself. She along with our dad worked very hard to make sure we had a home which was filled with much love. Mom was a seamstress and worked for various factories in Newburgh. She was a great cook and loved to make cookies all the time. She also loved canning tomatoes and fruit so that we would have them year round. Mom was very devoted to the Blessed Mother as well as Padre Pio. Her most prized possessions were her three grandchildren. Most of all, she was proud of the fact that she lived long enough to see her fourth generation great-grandchildren, Mark and Caroline. Her family, her beloved sewing machine and her pictures meant everything to her. She was loved by all and will be greatly missed." 

Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Ignazio of 58 years on February 18, 2017. She was also predeceased by her sisters Ida and Vita of Galatone, Italy. Her survivors include daughter Rosangela Lutz and her husband, Steven of New Paltz; son, Angelo LaRosa and his wife, Donna of Newburgh; grandchildren, Jacqueline Khalil and her husband Ahmed of Rock Tavern, Angelo LaRosa Jr. and his wife, Kristin of Cornwall, and Sara Lutz of New Paltz. She has two great-grandchildren, Mark and Caroline Khalil of Rock Tavern. She is also survived by her brother Angelo Prussiano of Galatone, Italy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Italy and Germany. 

The family would like to sincerely thank Hospice of Ulster County, especially Donna, Hope, Lisa, Michelle and Sister Maria, for their great support.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6th at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7th at Sacred Heart Church of Newburgh. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Mausoleum of Newburgh. 

In lieu of flowers, a Mass can be offered in her memory.  


June 3, 1961 - April 13, 2018
Newburgh, NY 

Paul James Horaz, a Sergeant with the City of Newburgh Police Department and a long time resident of Newburgh passed away peacefully Friday, April 13, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. 

Paul worked for the City of Newburgh for 30 years; 28 of those years were spent as a police officer. He dedicated his life to the profession and considered the police force his family. 

Anyone who knew Paul knew that he was a long time season ticket holder and super fan of the Hudson Valley Renegades. He looked forward to spending his summers at “the Dutch” watching games.  Paul was also known for his yearly, extended Florida/Disney trips with his son John. He also loved his dogs, and nothing gave him more peace at the end to know that his dog Princess would be in a good home after his passing. 

Paul is survived by his son, John Paul Horaz and his mother, Jenine Horaz; father, Paul Horaz of Montgomery, NY; mother, Nancy Scott Rosenberger and her husband, William of Little River, SC; brother, Michael Horaz and his wife, SueLynn of Cornwall, NY; sister, Kristy Horaz-Wade and her husband, Chad of Newburgh, NY; brother, Randy Rosenberger of Huntington, PA; Mark Rosenberger and his wife, Cheryl of Los Alamos, NM; Eric Rosenberger and his wife, Robin of Indiana, PA; Gregory Rosenberger and his wife, Bonnie of Myrtle Beach, SC; and Alec Rosenberger and his wife, Alison of Dunkin, SC. He is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins as well as several nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his sister, Lori P. Fedor. 

The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses on the second and fourth floors of St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for their compassion and thoughtfulness in our time of need; especially the nurses who provided extra heartfelt diligent care for Paul and the family during those final days. 

Visitation will be held 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home located at 239 Quassaick Ave, New Windsor, NY 12553. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17th at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Dutchess County 10-13 Foundation at This charitable foundation aids members of law enforcement who are suffering through financial hardship due to illness, injury - whether suffered on the job or otherwise - or other unfortunate circumstances.




August 7, 1937 - April 15, 2018
Newburgh, NY 

Sheila (McDonald) Ranaldi, 80 of Newburgh, New York, formerly of Greenfield MA, passed away peacefully on Sunday April 15, 2018 at The Kaplan Family Hospice Residence Newburgh, NY. She was born August 7, 1937 in Montague, MA, She is predeceased by her parents James and Lillian (Suda) McDonald of Greenfield, MA, and her late husband of 49 years Amerigo (Rico) Ranaldi. Sheila was a second grade teacher in the Newburgh School District where she focused on the children and families of the Fostertown Elementary School. Sheila and her husband Rico enjoyed traveling and camping. She also enjoyed reading, player cards and debating Yankees/Red Sox with her siblings. Sheila leaves behind her sons, Joseph (Janet) Ranaldi of Orlando, FL, and Kevin Ranaldi of Newburgh, NY; Leslie Potente (Peter) of Flanders, NJ and 8 grandchildren Max and Allie Ranaldi, Dominic, AnneMarie, Marissa and Joseph Potente, Katie, and Nicole Ranaldi. Siblings Maureen Dudek of Greenfield, MA; Ted McDonald (Marina) of Surprise, AZ; Larry McDonald (Mary) of Jamestown, RI; Jim McDonald (Gale) of Norwalk, CT as well as nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 19, from 4 to 8 pm at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY A funeral mass will be held10am Friday, April 20, at Sacred Heart Church Newburgh. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh, NY 12553
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home 845-562-4411


January 6, 1948 - May 3, 2018
Newburgh, NY

James Ciccarello, a longtime area resident of Newburgh, entered into rest on May 3, 2018, at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 70 years old.

The son of the late Salvatore and Rosaria (Franciamore) Ciccarello, James was born on January 6, 1948 in Poughkeepsie, New York.

He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy - Class of 1966 and joined the United States Army where he attended Engineering School and successfully completed Engineer Equipment Maintenance Courses. He then went on to college and had a career in various jobs in construction, mainly painting.

James was a loving father and grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was an independent, hard-working man who loved his family and was an avid Yankee and Giants fan. He also enjoyed playing poker with his friends.

He is survived by his loving son, Damian and his wife, Damaris; loving grandchildren: Alisha, Selena and Jayden of New Windsor; his siblings, Nina LoPresti of Newburgh, Lillian Monte and her husband Joseph of New Windsor; his sister-in-law, Teresa Ciccarello of Mt. Ephraim, NJ; brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Mary Ciccarello of Edgewater, FL, along with several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by sisters and brothers-in-law: Angelina and Joseph Smolinksi, Vera and Clyde Lince, Rita and Kenneth Weatherly; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Ella Mae Ciccarello; brother, Philip Ciccarello and brother-in-law, James LoPresti.

The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses on the second floor of Emerald Peek Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Peekskill, NY for their compassion and thoughtfulness in our time of need, and a special thank you to Dr. John Hordines for his care and compassion to James and the family during his final days.

The family respectfully requests donations in lieu of flowers.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6th and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, May 7th at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 7th at Sacred Heart Church of Newburgh. The burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.



September 4, 1959 - May 31, 2018
Newburgh, NY

Paul P. Searing of Newburgh a Supervisor for Florida Distillery in Lake Alfred, Florida prior to that Paul was employed at Star Expansion in Cornwall for a number of years, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 20,18 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Newburgh, he was 58.

Paul is the son of Myrna Seneca of New Windsor and the late Paul P. Searing, he was born on September 4, 19,59 in Newburgh, NY. Paul was a graduate of NFA, he was kind and always willing to help everyone, many times the neighborhood children came to him to get their toys fixed.

Paul is survived by three daughters Wendy Oliver of PA, Jessi Searing of GA, and Nikki Gonzalez of FL; three grandchildren: Kylie, Tanner and Trevor all of PA; one grandchild Ava of PA; one brother Daniel Searing (Maria) of New Windsor, and one nephew Patrick Searing of New Windsor, NY. Private services will be held for the immediate family.

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



March 16, 1951 - June 19, 2018
Newburgh, NY

Robert E. Bamberger of New Windsor, NY a retired self-employed contractor and an area resident for 31 years passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Newburgh, he was 67. Robert is the son of the late Robert F. Bamberger and Grace L. Hartman.

Robert was born on March 16, 1951, in Suffern, NY. He loved spending time with his family, walks in the woods with his dog, creating works of art in his workshop. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Bamberger at home, his daughter Christy Bamberger and his son Michael Bamberger of Valley Cottage, NY and a stepdaughter Kia Watson of New Windsor.

Sisters Lynda Bamberger of Florida, Heidi Bamberger of Spring Valley, brother Merryl Hartman and his wife Donna of New City. 4 nieces and 1 nephew.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, June 21, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY 12553.

Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery Newburgh.


October 8, 1945 - June 23, 2018
Poughkeepsie, NY
Ernest L. Lavigne Jr, 72 of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
He began his journey on October 8, 1945, in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High school and went on to earn a Bachelors of Science at Johnson & Wales College. Much of his life was spent serving in the United States Navy. He enlisted in the Navy February 25, 1963. He served on the USS Wasp, USS Falcon, and USS Exploit. On May 29, 1966, he had the honor of being on the prime recovery ship for the Gemini 9 Spaceflight. He received countless awards, medals, ribbons, and commendations. He retired on April 1, 2001, as Chief Yeoman after serving 38 years. He continued his journey at the US postal service as a letter carrier for 11 years. 
He is survived by his wife, his loving children, grandson and his sweet bird Jasmine. He enjoyed gardening, currency, the Narragansett Brewery, the New England Patriots and all things Rhode Island.
A celebration of Life will be held on October 8, 2018, at Moonstone Beach in Rhode Island.
"The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about"
 Fair winds and following seas- We'll miss you Dad.


October 18, 1949 - July 20, 2018
Port Richey, FL
John Michael DiStefano, Jr. of Port Richey, FL, formerly of NY and former owner of Wallkill Auto Appraisers, retired from Trailways Corporation, and area resident for 20 years, passed away on July 20, 2018, in Hudson, Florida. John was 68. He was the son of the late John M. DiStefano and Margaret Schill-DiStefano.
John was born on October 18, 1949, in Brooklyn, NY, he was a member of Port Richey Moose Lodge, Member of UNICO, Plattekill Fire Department and the U.S. Marine Corps.
John’s seven children were the pride and joy of his life, the legacy John’s big heart, passion for NY Mets, love of the company of friends and family, and zest for life will live on through them.
John is survived his children: Lisa Byrum (Gene), John DiStefano III (Lisa), Cheryl DiStefano (Robert), Anthony DiStefano (Mary), Margaret Pelosa (Dean), Vincent DiStefano, and Caroline Dowdy (Jonathan); grandchildren: Steven, Zachary, Victoria, Cailey, Kaitlyn, Joseph, Gianna, Benjamin, Emma, and Lillian; great-grandchild, Cameron; his brothers and sisters, Linda Berinato, Karin Frick, Gary DiStefano, and Debra Masson; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the NY Mets Foundation, Citi Field, Flushing, NY 11368.


April 19, 1960 - July 27, 2018
Newburgh, NY

Joanne Kapuscinski McCormick of Newburgh New York passed away on Friday, July 27th2018 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Theodore and Betty Kapuscinski, born on April 19th1960 in Brooklyn, NY. Joanne married Robert McCormick on June 25, 1983, and together built a beautiful life in Cornwall NY with their children actively participating in all of their activities.   Joanne enjoyed being with friends and family, especially her beloved animals, dog Oliver and cat Olive. She enjoyed yearly beach vacations and camping with family and friends throughout her lifetime. Her greatest joys in life were her three grandchildren, Calli, Brady and Adalyn Balcombe.  She is survived by her children, Jaclyn (Evan) Balcombe, Bobby McCormick, grandchildren: Calli, Brady and Adalyn Balcombe, ex-husband Bob McCormick and partner Kevin Shaw. Visitation will be Thursday, August 2nd from 5-7pm at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY, with a service officiated by Rev. Patricia Calahan at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cornwall Backpacks For Food.



June 19, 1933 - September 3, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Carmen A. Marino, a lifelong area resident of New Windsor, NY, entered into rest on Monday, September 3, 2018.

The son of Angelo and Mary Marino, he was born on June 19, 1933, in Newburgh, NY. Carmen was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Marino of New Windsor; two sons, Angelo and Christine Marino of Wallkill, and Carmen and Carmelina Marino of Newburgh; one brother, Tony Marino and one sister, Marie Hollenbeck, both of Newburgh; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 with a funeral service at 5 p.m. at Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave. New Windsor NY 12553.


June 22, 1962 - September 11, 2018
New Windsor, NY

MSGT Alecks S. Elia of New Windsor, NY a correction officer for Orange County Sheriff’s Office passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, he was 56.

Alecks is the son of the late Soter T. Elia and Julia Spero; he was born on June 22, 1962, in Salem, MA. Alecks was a member of the VFW Maybrook, Marine Corps Assoc., Fleet Reserve, American Legion Post 1796, and the N.Y.S. Sheriff Assoc., New Windsor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.  Alecks served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and served in Afghanistan.

Alecks Elia is a selfless soul who dedicated his life to the service of his family, his country, and his fellow man. He held strong beliefs in the rights and freedoms of everyone, and he tirelessly worked to protect them. On numerous occasions, his bravery was called to task as he put his own life at risk to help others in desperate need, far away from his home. He acted on what he thought was right and his devotion to his family never went unnoticed. As a man, and a patriot, he was an example to us all.  He is loved and will be dearly missed by the family, friends, and community he leaves behind.

Alecks is survived by his wife, Emelie Turingan Elia at home; two daughters, Kristene Alecks Elia and Nicole Alexis Elia, both of New Windsor, NY one brother, Ernest S. Elia of Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 16 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., 239 Quassaick Ave., (Rt 94) New Windsor, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church New Windsor, NY; burial will follow in Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery Goshen, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 909 N Washington Street Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314.

Von I. Ross

December 15, 1960 - September 24, 2018
Newburgh, NY

Von I Ross of Newburgh, NY a self-employed mechanic passed away on September 24, 2018, in Newburgh, he was 57. Von is the son of the late Columbus and Peggy Ross, Von was born on December 15, 1960, in Passaic, NJ. Von was a loving brother, father, and uncle who loved to work on cars and was willing to help anyone in need, you will be sorely missed.

Von is survived by his daughter Melanie Hargrove, two grandchildren Jacob Lyons and Jordan Hargrove, his brothers and sisters Mona Sadiq, Tawana Ross, Karen Ross, Charlotte Lee, Lamar Ross, Keith Ross, Shaun Ross Daryl Butler, and several nieces and nephews. Von was predeceased by two sisters Monica Ross and Joanna Butler.

Funeral services will private and the convenience of the family.

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


September 7, 1931 - September 26, 2018
Myrtle Beach, SC - Formerly of Newburgh, NY

Eleanor Leoce 87, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at her home in Myrtle Beach, SC. She was born on September 7, 1931, in Potsdam New York to the late Burton and Frances Lincoln. Along with her parents, Eleanor is reunited with her beloved husband of 42 years, Mr. Albert Joseph Leoce, Sr.

Eleanor was a spirited woman with a heart of gold. She was a member of the Elks in Myrtle Beach and was proud to be the first woman to ever hold the distinction of Exalted Ruler of the Elks in Florida. Even though gambling and bingo were two of her favorite past times, her true love in life was her family.

Left to cherish Eleanor’s memory are her children: Valarie Robinson of New Windsor, Stephanie Yonnone and husband, Cossie Yonnone of New Windsor, and Al Leoce of South Carolina; her grandchildren: Merilee, Christopher, Lisa, and Hannah; her great-grandchildren: Hailey, Braeden, Nicholas, and Dylan; her sister, Jo Ann Sieja of Pennsylvania; as well as several nieces and nephews, and many supportive friends and neighbors.

A celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 14th at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc., located at 239 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor, NY.



July 9, 1928 - November 20, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Richard Z. Anniballi of New Windsor, NY a retired Relay Tech for Central Hudson passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 20,18 at home. He was 90. Richard is the son of the late Sylvio and Jean Orechowski Anniballi. He was born on July 9, 19,28 in Newark, NJ

Richard served in the US Army on active duty in Korea during that conflict from 1950 to 1952. And was a parishioner of St. Francis Church, and a member of the Central Hudson Quarter Century Club and Black Rock Fish and Game Club.

Richard is survived by his wife Wilma of 67 years, 3 sons David Anniballi and his wife Frances of Chelmsford, MA, Mark Anniballi and his wife Cindy Lee of Dandridge, TN, Dean Anniballi and his wife Betty of Endicott, NY.5 grandchildren Lisa Megill and her husband Ray of New Milford, PA, Stephen Anniballi and his wife Amanda of Cedar City, UT, Rick Anniballi and his wife Stephy of Hudson, NH, Nick Anniballi of Chelmsford, MA, Matthew Anniballi of New Windsor, NY. 6 great grandchildren Jocelyn and Damian Megill, Xavier Zimmer and Zoey Anniballi, Jazmine and RJ Anniballi. 1 Nephew Scott McQuiston of Thompson Station, TN. He is also survived by several cousins.

Richard was predeceased by one son Bruce Anniballi and daughter-in-law Debbie Anniballi.

Visitation will take place from 11 am to 1 pm on Thursday, November 29, 20,18 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Ave. (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 pm in the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory can be made to St. Francis Church Newburgh, or to an organization of one’s choice.



October 23, 1927 - November 20, 2018
New Windsor, NY

It is with great sadness to announce the passing on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, of Mrs. Teresa Baruffaldi of New Windsor NY, affectionately known as “Nonni”. Teresa is the daughter of Giulio and Maddelina Bariletti.  She was 91 years old.

Born in Italy on October 23, 1927, her life journey brought her to the United States where she lovingly raised her family and became a U.S. citizen.

She will always be remembered as a kind person who always had time chat and help others. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and especially her children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, "Danny" Baruffaldi and brothers, Eligio and Tony Bariletti.

Survivors include daughter, Marilyn Oates and husband, Jack; son, Peter Baruffaldi and wife, Doreen; brother, Firmo Bariletti and wife, Sally; five grandchildren: Daniel Baruffaldi and wife, Kelly, Christine Lopes and husband, Nicholas, Jacqueline Baruffaldi and fiancé, Stephen Hayenhjelm, Michael Oates and fiancé, Debra DePalma, and Kevin Oates; three great-grandchildren: Vincent and Bridget Baruffaldi and Peyton Lopes.

The family would like to thank Middletown Park Manor Rehab and Health Care Center for their kindness, care, and comfort.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor NY 12553. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home followed by entombment at Cedar Hill Cemetery Mausoleum Newburgh.

“Grace and Peace to you, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1: 2-3


February 26, 1915 - November 14, 2018
Newburgh, NY

Angeline Gruber, a very special Mon and Nonna, passed away, at the age of 103, at home, on November 14, 2018. A homemaker, she was a Newburgh resident for 96 years.

Angeline was born in Pietramelara, Italy on February 26, 1915, the daughter of Catherine Mancini and Samuel Leonardo. She came to the U.S. at age of seven and attended Newburgh Schools. She is a graduate of N.F.A. She was a devout parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Altar Society and member of the PTO for the school.

Angeline was an avid knitter and could make any plant grow and thrive. She showered her love and nurturing care on her children, grand and great-grandchildren and they all loved her dearly. Being the matriarch of her large family, she loved her brothers and sisters unconditionally.

The widow of John Gruber, she is predeceased by daughter, Linda Gruber, and her brothers: Constantine, Samuel and Anthony Leonardo and her sister, Ellen Sculley.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Nancy Barker and son-in-law, Joel, who treated her as his own mother with love and care; granddaughters, Dr. Lisa Stuerken (Marc) of New Milford, CT and Lauren Barker (Michael Ferguson) of Newburgh; also great-grandchildren: Annika and Luke Stuerken and Delana, Michael and James Barker Ferguson; sisters: Amy Antinori and Jean Mendoza; sister-in-law, Joan Leonardo and brother, Paul Leonardo and many nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to thank Mid-Hudson Home Health care for providing us with caregivers: Monica Obeng, Melva and especially Ester Odeleye and 5th-floor caregivers at St. Lukes.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 18 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave., (Rte 94) New Windsor, NY. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:45 a.m. Monday, November 19 at Sacred Heart Church Newburgh, burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.


May 5, 1923 - October 4, 2018
New Windsor, NY 
Edward "Ed" Joseph Brodow of New Windsor, New York died Thursday, October 4, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old. He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Brodow. Ed was born May 5, 1923, in Nassau County, NY.
He is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Catherine Mitchell Brodow; his five daughters: Nancy B. Bumpass (Merritt), Marilyn C. Quinlan (Arthur), Catherine M. Pfitzner (Ronald), Maryann Brodow Centra (Mark), and Barbara B. Baldwin (John); nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ed worked for Central Hudson Gas and Electric Company and retired after 35 years of faithful service. He was a Merchant Marines veteran from World War II. He was a member of the Y.M.C.A. for 50 years and loved playing floor hockey well into his 70s.  He was a parishioner of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Newburgh, NY, formerly a trustee for the parish, and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Ed was a devoted husband to Catherine, always putting her first. He also was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a humble, generous and kind person who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The wake will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2018, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor, NY. The funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh, NY. Burial will be in Saint Francis Cemetery, Union Ave., New Windsor, NY.