Obituaries

Obituary, Joesph Duffy

  , a long-time resident of Pawling and Amenia, NY, most recently of Williamstown, MA, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT at the age of 89. Born in Sharon, CT on March 1, 1928, he was one of six children born to Henry and Margaret (Lynch) Duffy.  Joe…

Obituary, Barbara A. Tagliamonte

Boonville – Barbara A. Tagliamonte, 67, wife of Silvio A., a former resident of Verbank, NY, (Dutchess County), passed away at her residence on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Barbara was born in Poughkeepsie, on March 2, 1950, a daughter of George G. and Virginia White Palmer. She grew up in Pleasant Valley and graduated from…

Obituary, Ruth J. Wisseman

  Lagrangeville – Ruth J. Wisseman, age 91, of Unionvale, New York died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Lutheran Care Center of Poughkeepsie, NY. Ruth was born October 7, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, NY. She is the daughter of the late Chester and the late Ruth (Warren) Wright. She married Donald E. Wisseman on May 18,…

Obituary, Theodore “Ted” Wagner

  Poughkeepsie, NY – Theodore “Ted” Wagner, 81 of Poughkeepsie, NY, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at home. Ted was born on September 5, 1935 in Teplitz-Schoenau, Germany to the late Richard and Leopoldine Beck Wagner. He married his first wife Helga nee Meschke in 1958 and…

Obituary, Vincent Panigrosso

  Vincent A. “Vinney” Panigrosso, Jr., age 65, passed away on August 8, 2017, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family at Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT. Vinney was born in the Bronx, on March 6, 1952, to Vincent and Rosemarie (Naccarato) Panigrosso. He grew up there and attended High School and also took…

Obituary, Annette Strang

  Annette Strang, 77 of Stanfordville NY passed away in her home on August 5th, 2017. She was a loving wife to William Warren Strang who predeceased her in 2010. She is survived by her 3 sons, James, Glen and William and a daughter Debra as well as 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mrs….

Obituary, Reverend Roger G. Rosenkranse

  TOWN OF ULSTER– Reverend Roger G. Rosenkranse, 71, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Born in Kingston on July 18, 1946 he was the son of the late Peter and Hyla (Countryman) Rosenkranse. Roger was raised in Clintondale, N.Y. After graduating high school, he earned his Bachelors Degree…

Obituary, Helene S. Brinker

  Canaan – Helene S. Brinker, 97, formerly of Millerton, NY, Great Barrington, MA and West Hartford, CT, died Friday August 4 at Geer Village where she had been a resident for three years. Helene was a homemaker, hairdresser and restaurateur during her varied career, serving Millerton as Village Trustee, Deputy Mayor and Mayor. She…

Obituary, Michael Patrick Leigh

BEEKMAN – Michael Patrick Leigh, 54, an area resident for 18 years and formerly of Cold Spring, died peacefully at his home on August 6, 2017 surrounded by his family. Michael was employed as a Journeyman Carpenter for Local #279. Following his retirement, he worked for Williams Lumber as a Yard Associate. An avid hunter…

Obituary, Richard Ellison Olsen

  Richard Ellison Olsen, 76, retired philosophy professor, died Friday at his home in Millerton, NY. The cause of death was heart failure. Born and raised on Staten Island, Richard taught philosophy and was chair of the philosophy department at Adelphi University. He received a B.S. in mathematics from Union College in 1962, and a…

Obituary, Dr. Paul David Stolley

    Maryland – Dr. Paul David Stolley, an epidemiologist who fought for more rigorous drug safety testing, died Friday of bone cancer in his Columbia home. He was 80. His friends and family said Dr. Stolley devoted his life to advancing public health through his research and by mentoring others. “He thought it was…

Obituary, Mary Nanette Guthrie Hunt

Pawling – Mary Nanette Guthrie Hunt, a longtime resident of Pawling, New York, died early Saturday morning, August 5, 2017 at home under hospice care. She was 90 years old. Nanette was born in Brookneal, Virginia on July 24, 1927, daughter of the late Elsie Mary Payne Guthrie and John Conway Guthrie. After completing her nursing degree…

Obituary, Ella Lucy Murnane

  Millerton – Ella Lucy Murnane, 79, a fifty two year resident of Millerton, NY died peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2017 at her home in Millerton with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Murnane worked for Dr. Zinny in Millerton and for Bonnie Hundt Salon in Millerton for many years. Born December 22,…

Obituary, Frank LaPietra

  Beekman – Frank LaPietra, 60, an area resident since 1978 and formerly of Queens, passed away on August 3, 2017 at the Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Danbury. Born in San Gennarello, Italy on September 9, 1956, he was the son of the late Felice LaPietra and Giuseppina Catapano LaPietra of Franklin…

Obituary, Richard “Dickie” Cleaveland

  Richard “Dickie” Cleaveland, 72, of Dickson, TN formerly of Scottshill, TN, Millerton and Dover Plains, NY died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN following a brief illness. Richard worked for Wassaic Developmental Center, Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center and Hudson River Psychiatric Center prior to his retirement in 1999. Following his…

Obituary, John P. Culich

  Milan – John P. Culich, 86, of Milan and a lifelong area resident, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his son’s home. Born on August 28th, 1930, in Rhinebeck, NY, he was the son of the late Louis and Matilda (Covic) Culich. John married Faith E Decker in 1961 in Pleasant Plains,…

Obituary, Benjamin Horton Jr.

  Obituary for Benjamin Horton Jr. Benjamin D. Horton, Jr., 61, a longtime resident of Dover Plains, NY, died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. Mr. Horton worked in the Grounds Department at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, NY retiring in 1990. Born on July 17, 1956 in…

Obituary, Dennis H.”Butch” Hollingsworth

  Clinton Corners – Dennis H.”Butch” Hollingsworth, age 74, passed into the hands of God on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Clinton Corners with his loving family by his side. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 30,1943, he is the son of Howard W. and Kathryn Mae (Collins) Hollingsworth, who welcome…

Obituary, Michael (Mike) Purcell

  Michael (Mike) Purcell, a master carpenter and resident of Pawling, NY, died unexpectedly at home on July 29, 2017 at the age of 63. Mike is survived by his life partner Shari E. Chertok of Pawling, NY, and his siblings Bill, and his wife Judy, of Hastings NY; Jim, and his wife Jo, of St….

Obituary, Stephen Christopher Queenan

    Murrells Inlet – Stephen Christopher Queenan, 63, passed away on Saturday July 29, 2017 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet. He was born December 19, 1953 in the Bronx, NY, to the late Patrick and May Quinn Queenan. Along with his parents, Stephen is preceded in passing by his uncles, Charles…

Obituary, Henry Dykeman Jr.

  Henry Dykeman Jr. was called to rest on Sunday, July 30, 2017.   A lifelong area resident, he was born March 9, 1928 to the late Henry Dykeman Sr. & Velma Ellis Dykeman. He and his wife Jean Wright Dykeman celebrated 70 years of marriage this past April 13th.  They have three children:  Ginger Sheldon (Scott),…

Obituary, Suzanne Shillington Fell

  Suzanne Shillington Fell died peacefully at home on Wednesday July 19, 2017. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Beloved wife of the late John Fell. Proud mother of Justine Fell, the late John Shillington Fell, and Eliza Durkin {Dan Durkin}. Loving grandmother to Jacob Askin, Julia Durkin, and Jonathan Durkin. Special friend…

Obituary, Paul Harris Berna

  Pine Plains – Paul Harris Berna, 80, a nine year resident of Pine Plains, NY formerly of Copake and New York City died peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his home in Pine Plains. Mr. Berna was a professional dancer and hairstylist in New York City for many years prior to his retirement….