Obituaries

Obituary, Arlene Hall Iuliano

Amenia – Arlene Hall Iuliano,91, of Route 22, died October 13, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late John Iuliano who died in 1961. Arlene was born April 13, 1926 in Michigan, the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy Hall. She moved to Amenia as a child, graduated…

Obituary, Rita Marie Molella

Rita Marie Molella, 89, of New Milford, CT formerly a longtime resident of Millbrook, NY, died on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation in New Milford, CT. Mrs. Molella was a former sales clerk at Reardon Briggs Hardware in Millbrook, NY for 26 years. Born on July 26, 1928 in Mount…

Obituary, Eloise Simpkin

    Eloise Simpkin Cole passed away on Sept. 14, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic and unnecessary incident in front of her home of almost 50 years in Davis Shores, St. Augustine. A vibrant, independent, and capable woman to the end, Eloise had celebrated her 98th birthday just two weeks…

Obituary, Rosemarie “Rosie” Emma Williamson

  Speedway, WV – Rosemarie “Rosie” Emma Williamson, 65, of Brush Creek Falls Road, Speedway, West Virginia, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born April 22, 1952 in Poughkeesie, NY she was the daughter of the late Rita Wasner Winne and Robert Herbster. Rosie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister….

Obituary, Ralph M. Cummings

  CUMMINGS LCDR (Ret.) Ralph M. Cummings, 61, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2017. He was born on November 22, 1955 in Oneonta, New York and was raised in Amenia, New York. He graduated from Webutuck Central School in 1973, going on to further his education by earning a Bachelor’s Degree from State University…

Obituary, John P. Cunningham

  Poughquag – John P. Cunningham, 75, an area resident since 1970, died on October 8, 2017 at home. He previously lived in Jamaica, Queens. Born in New York City on October 15, 1941, he was the son of the late Leo J. and Helen (Weber) Cunningham. John retired as a Detective from the Ballistics…

Obituary, Frank G. Marcou

  Amenia Union – Frank G. Marcou, 84, died October 5, 2017 at Pine Haven Nursing Home. He was the husband of Linda Olsen Marcou. He was born in Cornwall, CT on April 28, 1933, the son of the late Perley and Florence (Damon) Marcou. For 3 years he served in the United States Marine…

Obituary, Robert John Russin

  Millerton, NY – Robert John Russin, 89, died at his home in Millerton, NY on October 8, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with lung cancer. Born April 2, 1928 in Watertown, Connecticut, he was the husband of Patricia Prescott Russin who predeceased him earlier this year. They were married for 67 years. Bob…

Obituary, Shirley Schoonmaker

Poughkeepsie – Shirley Schoonmaker, 87, of Millbrook, NY passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Ferncliff Nursing Home. A lifelong resident, Shirley was born in Poughkeepsie on September 13, 1930 to the late Charles E. and Rose Marie Daniel Blydenburgh. She was a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School. In 1954, Shirley married Robert P….

Obituary, Joan M. Post

  Poughkeepsie – Joan M. Post of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at The Pines of Poughkeepsie. A lifelong resident, Joan was born on October 25, 1929 to the late Wallace and Catherine Layman Schaffer. In September 1951 she married Robert John Post, Sr., at Holy Trinity Church and he predeceased her…

Obituary, Hope April Barto

  Hope April Barto, 67, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, died on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Mrs. Barto was a secretary at Wassaic Developmental Center in Wassaic, NY for 42 years retiring in 2010. Born on August 18, 1950 in Norwalk, CT, she was the daughter of…

Obituary, Richard Thomas Murphy Jr.

Bryant AL – Richard Thomas Murphy Jr. 64, Born May 28,1953, Sharon Ct. passed away on September 20, 2017. Son of late Richard Thomas Murphy Sr. Amenia, NY. Survived by wife Alison (Craig) Murphy, 3 daughters from previous marriage, Amy (Jeffery) Holsopple, Kara Murphy, Laura (Carlos) Maisonet. Mother Lorraine O’Hara of Millbrook, NY, Brothers, Geroge…

Obituary, Lester Funk Jr.

  Pine Plains, NY – Lester Funk Jr. 93, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Renaissance Nursing Care Center in Hyde Park, NY. He was born on May 10, 1924 in Gallatin, NY the son of the late Lester and Mary (Coons) Funk Sr. He was owner, trainer and driver of Lester Funk…

Obituary, Helena B. Darragh

  Millbrook – Helena B. Darragh , 97, a resident of Millbrook, NY passed away on Thursday October 5, 2017 at The Pines at Poughkeepsie. She was born on September 15, 1920 in Bridgeport, Conn. To Frank Donnelly and Helen Barnes Donnelly. Helen, affectionately known to her family and friends as “Helena B”, was a…

Obituary, Carol R. Moran

  Carol R. Moran, 84, died on September 5, 2017 after a short illness.  The daughter of Gilbert I Ross and Leslie Harrington Ross, she grew up in Rye, New York, and received a BA degree from Vassar College in 1955.  She lived and worked as a social worker in Colorado where she met and…

Obituary, Veronica Foley

  Veronica Foley, 90, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Born in the Bronx on June 4, 1927, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Weber) Foley, and wife of James Foley, who predeceased her on June 12, 1992. A former resident of New Milford, CT…

Obituary, Edith Mae Chase

  Edith Mae Chase Wife, mother, grandmother, devoted homemaker Edith Mae (Fortier) Chase, of Plainfield, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 at JFK Medical Center. She was the wife of Raymond Francis Chase, who was her devoted husband of 62 years. She was born on March 12, 1934, in Pawling, N.Y., the…

Obituary, Gabriel Bruce Roy

Roswell, GA – On Tuesday, September 27, 2017, Gabriel Bruce Roy was called home to the Lord after courageously battling a sickness for the last year. Gabe, a longtime resident of Dutchess County, New York, was born in Sharon, Connecticut on December 27, 1947. After graduating from Pine Plains High School, he went on to…

Obituary, Ann Linden

  Ann Linden, 76, a longtime resident, Amenia businesswoman and community leader in Amenia, NY, died on Friday, September 29, 2017 at her home. Born on August 11, 1941 in Bensonville, IL, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Barbara (Cowles) Linden. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont and received a Bachelor’s of…

Obituary, Elizabeth Edith Stossel

    Elizabeth Edith Stossel, 84, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, NY, died on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at her son’s home in Amenia. Mrs. Stossel was the head of security at Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY for many years. Born on August 30, 1933 in Farmingdale, NY, she was the daughter…

Obituary, Barbara D. (Price) Murphy

  Stanfordville, NY – Barbara D. (Price) Murphy, 62, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. She was born on January 10, 1955 in Waynesburg, PA the daughter of the late Burl and Clara (McNeely) Price. Barbara was a therapy aid at Taconic DDSO in Wassaic, NY for over…

Obituary, Mary Prendys

  Mary Prendys, of Holmes, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday September 27, 2017. She was 93 years old. Mary was born on April 24, 1924 in Galicia, Poland, daughter of the late Julia Krawczyk. Mary was married to Joseph Prendys who predeceased her in 1986. Mary was a loving and devoted mother…