Obituary, Julie Mae Britton

Julie Mae Britton, (83), loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter and friend passed away peacefully in her home to heaven on February Fourth.  Julie resided at Sylvan Lake in Hopewell Junction and was previously a long term resident of Pawling, NY. Julie spent many winters in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  Julie was predeceased by her husband, Howard Britton, past chief of the Pawling Fire Department, and her parents Ida and Wilfrid Coiteux.

She was a loving Mother to her children, Kathleen Mae Masterson (husband Joseph) and Howard W. Britton (wife Catherine).  She was “MeMe” to her six grandchildren, Brett Masterson (wife, Lindsay), Alise Curran (husband, Brian), Laken Masterson (wife Kaitlin), Colin Britton (wife Marina), Dylan Britton (wife Alison) and Casey Britton and to her beloved six great Grandchildren, Kiera, Hazel, Wyatt, Aiden, Maeve and Eloise.  She was a sister to Paul F. Coiteux of Hopewell Jct. (wife, Mary).  She was Aunt to Paul W. Coiteux (wife, Janet) and Elise Dunbabin (husband Rick) and Great Aunt Julie to their children. Julie also was Aunt Julie to numerous members of the Britton family whom she loved dearly.  She is also predeceased by her partner Nelson Brubaker.

Julie was an active member of the Hudson Valley Food and Wine Club, was a member of The Red Hats Club and a member of her neighborhood swim group where they would swim to the middle of Sylvan Lake (a habit she inherited from her Mother).  Her Parkinson’s Disease ultimately ended her swims with her friends.  She loved traveling, studying French, NASCAR, reading and most of all her family.

Julie was employed by the Pawling School District and then was a long term stenographer with Harlem Valley Hospital.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Hudson Valley Hospice at 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. 12601.  The people of hospice were warm and caring in the end of Julie’s long battle with Parkinson’s.  Donations may also be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation For Research, Grand Central Station, PO box 4777, NY, NY 10163-4777.

Julie was a loving, kind person who will be missed by many.

Visiting hours at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY. 12564 (845-855-3550) Sunday, February 6, 2022. 3 PM to 7 PM.

A funeral will be conducted at Horn & Thomes Monday February 7, 2022. 11:30 AM – 1 PM.

Masks are required by request of the family.

Author: Harlem Valley News