Obituary, Michael Joseph Yale

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Michael Joseph Yale, 70, a longtime resident of Wassaic, NY, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021 at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT. Mr. Yale owned and operated Yale Farm in Wassaic, NY.

Born on February 20, 1951 in Meriden, CT, he was the son of the late Ralph and Rita F. (Daly) Yale. Mr. Yale attended Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford CT and later graduated from Webutuck High School class of 1969. He also attended Cornell University. On August 1, 2017 in Gloucester, MA he married Patricia Galluzzo who survives at home.

In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Yale is survived by a son, Trevor Yale and his partner, Paula Pelfrey of Rainelle, WV and two daughters, Jessica Magne of Avon, MA and Erica Dinsmore of Kinderhook, NY. He is also survived by a sister, Elizabeth Yale-Jackson and her husband, Gregory, of Chesapeake, VA; four grandchildren, Ayla Rose and Myles Magne, Jonathan Dinsmore and William Yale and a nephew, Benjamin Yale-Jackson.

Besides his parents, Mr. Yale was predeceased by a nephew, Thomas Jackson.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Kent, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wassaic Fire Company, 27 Firehouse Road
Wassaic, NY 12592. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit

Author: Harlem Valley News