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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.

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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.

 

JOHANNA (VIERBOOM) WILLIAMS

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 / www.stjude.org) 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.
 

ENOCH E. WHITFIELD

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.
 

CATHERINE "KAY" COOK

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.
 

PAUL JAMES HORAZ

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 athttp://follr.com/Communities/DutchessCounty1013Foundation/Index. 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.

  

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SHEILA (McDONALD) RANALDI

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

JAMES CICCARELLO

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.

 

PAUL P. SEARING

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.

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ROBERT E. BAMBERGER

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.

ERNEST L. LAVIGNE JR

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.
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JOHN MICHAEL DISTEFANO, JR.

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.

JOANNE KAPUSCINSKI McCORMICK

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.

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CARMEN A. MARINO

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.

MSGT ALECKS S. ELIA

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

ELEANOR LEOCE

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.

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RICHARD Z. ANNIBALLI

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.

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TERESA BARUFFALDI "NONNI"

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

ANGELINE GRUBER

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.

EDWARD JOSEPH BRODOW

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.
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Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson of Vails Gate, NY a therapist for Occupations Inc. for thirty five years passed away on Friday December 6, 2019 at St. Luke’s Cornwall hospital Newburgh. She was 62.

Brenda is the daughter of Catherine Casholle McMillian and the late Russell McMillian, she was born on December 26, 1956 in Newburgh, NY.

Brenda is survived by one daughter Tina Newell, 4 grandchildren Elana and Eric Newell, Kayla and Kara Copertino, in addition to her father Brenda is predeceased by one daughter Christie Copertino.

Memorial visitation will be from 3-5pm on Thursday December 12, 2019 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue New Windsor, NY 12553

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital 501 St. Place Memphis, TN 38105

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Marcia Kissel

Marcia Kissel of New Windsor, NY passed away on Thursday December 5, 2019 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital Newburgh, she was 78. The daughter of the late Charles Milliken and Adeline Lahey Milliken. Marcia was born on February 24, 1941 in Newburgh, NY

Marcia has years of dedicated service to Temple Hill PTO and girl scouts. Marcia is the widow of Stanley Kissel, she is survived by James Kissel, Valerie Kissel Bell, and Zoe Kissel-Naeem, grandchildren Yazmine Naeem and Douglas Bell her siblings James Milliken, Cindy Terracina, Charles Milliken Jr., William Milliken, and Diane Rude.

Graveside services at St. Francis Cemetery were private. Funeral arrangements under the care of Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 845-562-4411

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Rosalie Parker

Rosalie Parker, age 81, of New Windsor, passed away on November 24.  The daughter of Russell and Olive Pellicciotti, she was born April 7, 1938, in Newburgh. 

 Rosalie is survived by her husband Kenneth F. Parker; her sons Kenneth F. Parker, Jr., and his wife Andrea, and Jeffrey R. Parker, both of Newburgh; her sisters Amelia Kowalczyk of North Fort Myers, Florida, and Olive Pellicciotti of Cape Coral, Florida; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 29, at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor, NY. A brief Catholic service will be held on Saturday, November 30, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home.  Interment will be at St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor.

Anna M. Yonnone

Anna Yonnone New Windsor, NY September 24,1927 - November 15, 2019 Anna Yonnone, 92, of New Windsor passed away at home on November 15, 2019. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Born in Newburgh, NY on September 24, 1927, Anna was the daughter of Paulene Luchini and Leo Mazzola. Anna was married to the late Gus Yonnone on May 13, 1951. Those who knew Anna knew she was a tough but very affectionate woman. Her family was her number one priority. Anna was a devoted hairdresser in her early years. Later in her life she cherished spending time at work with her son. Anna was the face of Yonnone’s Auto Repair, where she was known to have the coffee ready for all her customers. Many people would stop by just to check on her. Anna was loved by so many people. One of those things people loved about Anna was her cooking. She was an exceptional cook. In her prime everyday around noon you could find her in the kitchen making lunch. She would feed all the guys at work and any customers/friends that may have stopped by that day. Anna was predeceased by her husband Gus Yonnone, her mother Paulene, and father Leo. She is survived by her three sons, Cosmo and wife Stephanie owners of Yonnone Trucking, David and wife Lori owners of Yonnone’s Signs and Design, Vincent and wife Eileen owners of Yonnone’s Auto Repair. Also her seven grandchildren, Christopher wife Marie, Lisa, Lucille, Carmella, Anna, Vinnie Jr, Stacy. Two great grandchildren Nicholas, Dylan and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm at Hudson Valley Funeral Home - 239 Quassaick Ave. New Windsor, NY 12553. Mass will take place at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church. Burial services will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association

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Patrick C. Finley Sr.

 Patrick C. Finley Sr. of New Windsor, NY passed away on September 28, 2019 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. He is survived by his wife Mabeljean and his children and their spouses Patrick and Kerri Finley Jr., Barry and Stasia Finley, Dellyn and Kenny Deyo and Casey and Heather Finley. He had 5 grandchildren Patrick, James, Kayleigh, Devin and Aiden.

He is also survived by his brother Maurice (Mickey) Finley, several brother and sister-in-laws, several step brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

He was a Receiving Manager for Inserra Supermarkets for over 40 years.

He was a big fan of NASCAR and enjoyed his Busch. He and his wife volunteered and fostered dogs and puppies for Bleu’s K9 Rescue.

Visitation is Friday, October 4th from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm and

Saturday, October 5th from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm, with services from 7:30 to 8 pm. at the Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc., 239 Quassaick Avenue. New Windsor, NY 12553

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF.org), organizations that had a heavy impact on his life. Memorial Contributions may also be made to Bleu’s K9 Rescue, 910 Tower Avenue, Maybrook, NY 12543.

 

 

Michael C. D'Elia

Michael Charles D’Elia, age 65 of Newburgh, NY, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, September 15, 2019 surrounded by loved ones, following a short yet courageous battle with cancer.

The son of Anna (Paciollo) D’Elia and the late Charles D’Elia. He was born on August 26, 1954 at the Bronx Union Hospital. After graduating from high school in Rockland County he worked as a dedicated New York State DOT employee for 39 years.

He was a strong willed, hardworking, loving and caring husband, father, brother and son. He was always willing to drop everything he was doing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved his years riding his Harley as a member of True Colors Motorcycle Club as well as the Outriders Motorcycle Club. In recent years he has come to love the sport of fishing and became an executive board member with the Orange Lake Fish & Game Club.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Beth) (Ringlehan) D’Elia, daughter Casey (D’Elia) Cracolici and her husband Vincent J. Cracolici, son, Michael J. D’Elia, mother, Anna (Paciollo) D’Elia, sister Barbara (D’Elia) Hardman and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Sunday, September 22 from 1-3PM and 6-8PM and a service will be held on Monday, September 23 at 11:00AM at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor, NY 12553.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the incredible caregivers of the White Plains Cancer Center for their compassion, patience and assistance during this difficult time.

Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson of Vails Gate, NY a therapist for Occupations Inc. for thirty five years passed away on Friday December 6, 2019 at St. Luke’s Cornwall hospital Newburgh. She was 62.

Brenda is the daughter of Catherine Casholle McMillian and the late Russell McMillian, she was born on December 26, 1956 in Newburgh, NY.

Brenda is survived by one daughter Tina Newell, 4 grandchildren Elana and Eric Newell, Kayla and Kara Copertino, in addition to her father Brenda is predeceased by one daughter Christie Copertino.

Memorial visitation will be from 3-5pm on Thursday December 12, 2019 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue New Windsor, NY 12553

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital 501 St. Place Memphis, TN 38105

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Jose Melendez

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
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Robert Francis

Robert G. Francis of New Windsor, NY passed away on Sunday August 25, 2019 at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, he was 80. The son of the late Alfred and Catherine Francis, he was born on May 7, 1939. Robert was a member of New Windsor Seniors.

He is survived by his wife Lily Ann Francis, his step children John Arendes and Nicole Arendes, granddaughter Gabriella Arendes, sisters Maureen Pellack, Lillie Francis, brother Michael Francis, and several nieces and nephews

Robert was predeceased by his son Robert Francis Jr., his brothers Jack, Billy, Jimmy and Alfred Francis.

Visitation will be form 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service at 7 p.m. on Thursday August 29, 2019 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties 800 Stony Brook Court Newburgh, NY 12550

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

Catherine Anne Brodow

April 20, 1925-August 16, 2019

New Windsor, NY

  “I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realizes an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”

-Virginia Woolf

 Catherine Anne Brodow, 94, entered into rest on Friday August 16, 2019 as she lived, with poise and grace surrounded by the ones who loved her most. A longtime resident of New Windsor, NY she was born April 20, 1925 to John and Catherine Mitchell of Newburgh, NY. Catherine was the youngest of eight children and as a child and young adult endured the tragic loss of two siblings, which reinforced an unwavering commitment to her own family.

Catherine married her husband Edward Brodow (d. October 4, 2018) on November 14, 1943; they were lovingly married for 74 years. Catherine is survived by her five daughters and their husbands: Nancy and Merritt Bumpass, Cathy and Ron Pfitzner, Marilyn and Art Quinlan, Maryann and Mark Centra and Barbara and John Baldwin. Catherine is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. While her family will miss her dearly, they take great solace in knowing that she has been reunited with her husband and loved ones who have previously passed.

Catherine touched the lives of all who knew her and her humor, wit, and compassion never wavered, even as her earthly journey was coming to an end. Catherine will be remembered for a host of talents; her sewing in particular always set her apart as the best-dressed woman in the room, with a real eye for fashion and impeccable attention to detail. She was also voracious reader, keeping up with current events and finishing chapter books every few days.  

As they prepare to say goodbye to their matriarch, the family would like to especially thank Dr. Anne Mullin, who took wonderful care of Catherine over the years, Gemma, Catherine’s favorite volunteer who would come and read to her, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County, Suzanna, Catherine’s Eucharistic Minister and all of the nurses and aids who helped make Catherine’s final days at home comfortable and filled with love and compassion.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home 239 Quassaick Ave New Windsor. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi in Newburgh on Friday, August 23. Burial will immediately follow at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan (https://hospiceoforange.com/).

Antonia Rivera

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

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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

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.

John Edward 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.

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

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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