November Obituaries

October 16, 1947 – October 13, 2021
Hereford, AZ – Formerly of Newburgh, NY

Georgette C. (Weygant) Fraley, 73, of Hereford passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, October 13, 2021 at Peppi’s House, Tucson.

Georgette, daughter of the late George and Caroline (Babcock) Weygant was born in Newburgh, New York on October 16, 1947. She was raised and attended local schools in Newburgh.

Georgette worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Luke’s Hospital. She resided in Newburgh most of her life, in Wallkill, New York for 24 years, and in Hereford, Arizona for the past 6 years.

Georgette enjoyed doing arts and crafts and visiting with family and friends. She will be sadly missed by her husband, her family and many friends who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Georgette was predeceased by two brothers, George and William, and a sister Carol.

Georgette is survived by her husband Robert J. Fraley; a daughter, Barbara Sisco and her husband Kurt; a brother, Ellsworth; and two grandchildren, Austin and Mark.

Funeral services and burial in Cochise Memory Gardens will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Ethel M. Burke-Partrick

January 31, 1931 – September 24, 2021

Newburgh, NY

Ethel M. Burke-Partrick of Newburgh, NY entered into eternal rest on September 24, 2021 at Sapphire at Meadow Hill, Newburgh, NY. She was 90 years old.

The daughter of the late John Burke and Jessie (Shambach) Burke, Ethel was born on January 31, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY.

Ethel worked as a Seamstress in many garment factories in Newburgh, NY before becoming a Homemaker. She married Frank E. Partrick on November 22, 1947. They had one daughter: Linda M. (Partrick) Weyant who passed away in 2020. Ethel and Frank were married for 61 years until he predeceased her in 2008. Ethel was a longtime member of the Vails Gate United Methodist Church.

Ethel is survived by her granddaughters: Lisa (Weyant) Macias of Austin, TX and Mandy (Weyant) Barrera of Pflugerville, TX; great grandchildren: Macy Macias, Charles Barrera and Roxanne Barrera; and her sister: Barbara (Burke) Anderson. In addition to her parents and husband, Ethel was predeceased by her siblings: Margaret (Burke) Dellamarco, Donald Burke, and Patricia (Burke) Snow.

A Graveside Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 28 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mountainville, NY.

Barbara Boullain

October 19, 2021 – July 3, 1958

Greensboro, GA

Barbara Boullain, 63 of Greensboro, GA, passed away October 19, 2021, peacefully at her home. Barbara previously resided in Newburgh, NY and Mahopac, NY. She was born July 3, 1958 in Montvale, NJ to Eugene and June Boullain.

Barbara graduated from Pascack Hills High School, Montvale, NJ in 1976 and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA in 1980. Physical fitness and nutrition as her passion, she was a general manager for Sportsplex (Newburgh, NY) and co-owner of World Gym (Pleasantville, NY). When she wasn’t spending hours at the gym, she could be found fulfilling her other passion, landscaping. Having been featured numerous times for best of the best garden tours in New York, she created a business, Bar Bou Co. Landscape Designs, offering her knowledge and love for beautiful landscaping to others who fell fondly with her eye on design and visions.

Barbara met and fell in love with her beloved Mike and they married on July 19. Blending two families into one, and the best days of her life were spent surrounded by an ever growing clan that expanded to 7 grandkids in 5 years.

Barbara moved to Georgia full time in 2019, where she quickly joined the Harbor Club Women’s Golf League, attending mahjong tournaments, trivia, as well as pickle ball. The last few years of her life were spent enjoying the quiet, relaxed life that Harbor Club had to offer.

Barbara is survived by her three adoring daughters, Kimberly Keil and her husband Jared from Easton, CT, Lindsay Ralph and her husband Harry from Danby, Vermont and Jaimie Picard and her husband Phil from Hoschton, Georgia. She was always so proud of her daughters’ accomplishments, but mostly the grandkids that made her Mimi. She will be greatly missed by her grandkids Allison Keil, Dylan Keil, Tyler Ralph, Alex Keil and Jeremy Ralph. She is also survived by a stepson Matt (Emily) and his 2 children, Justin and Valerie. Barbara leaves behind her 2 brothers, Gene Boullain (Carol) and Richard Boullain (Karen), many nieces and nephews, as well as cherished and dear friends who became family.

Barbara was predeceased by the love of her life and devoted husband Michael J. Costa on November 23, 2018, her mother June and father Eugene. Also predeceasing her were her beloved English bulldogs, Luca I and Luca II.

There will be no calling hours. A private ceremony will be held in Newburgh, NY at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, her daughters ask that any donations be made to the Scotty Fund (a pediatric cancer foundation in honor of her grandson, Dylan Keil), P.O. Box 1080, Bethel, CT 06801.

Vito Cracchiolo, Jr.

January 5, 1945 – October 20, 2021

New Windsor, NY

Vito Cracchiolo, Jr. was surrounded by family when he passed into eternal rest Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at his longtime home in New Windsor, NY.

Vito (“Uncle Junior”) was born January 5, 1945, in Newburgh, NY, to the late Vito and Mary Cracchiolo. After high school Vito worked at DuPont and was drafted into the Army, from which he would receive an Honorable Discharge. It was at his earlier job at the Grand Union supermarket, however, where Vito met his future wife, Stephanie. Earning degrees at OCCC and Pace University, he started a long and fulfilling career at Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., forging many friendships in his office and among industry colleagues. Through Central Hudson, he participated actively in United Way campaigns.

An outgoing, dedicated family man, he devoted himself to his sons, in part, by managing their baseball teams, eventually serving as President of the New Windsor Little League. As the years passed, he relished tee-time with coworkers and with his lifelong best friend/brother-in-law, Bob, in addition to watching baseball and football games, at home or at the stadium. He was deeply committed to family traditions of togetherness, enjoyed Broadway shows, and jumped at the chance to travel when the occasion presented itself, with Cape May, NJ, being a favorite destination. He adored his cocker spaniel Lady / “Weezy” with whom he enjoyed walks around the neighborhood, along the Hudson, at local parks, and in visiting family members.

Vito is survived by his sons: Darren Cracchiolo (Jessica) of New Windsor, NY, and Bryan Cracchiolo (Eugenio) of New Windsor, NY; sisters: Isabella Gizzarelli Mackey of Newburgh, NY, Dorothy Lanspery (Robert) of Montgomery, NY; sisters-in-law: Gloria Cracchiolo of Newburgh, NY, Jan-Marie McHale of Marlboro, NY, Deborah Horos (John) of Newburgh, NY; nieces and nephews: Joseph Gizzarelli (Nadeen) of Newburgh, NY, Louis Gizzarelli (Lori Beth) of Newburgh, NY, Michael Gizzarelli (Kim) of Highland, NY, Deborah Westfall (Michael) of Newburgh, NY, Stacy Talarico of Montgomery, NY, Rob Lanspery (Marcy) of Montgomery, NY, Kara Ostrander (Michael) of Ballston Spa, NY, Alex McHale of Austin, TX, Daniel McHale of Savannah, GA, Jeanne Marie Denizard (Gregg) of North Weymouth, MA, cousins: Linda Casucci DeBenedectis (Alex) of Tarrytown, NY, Dianne Casucci of Newburgh, NY, and Susan Lang (Lance) of Newburgh, NY, along with many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Vito was predeceased by his wife Stephanie, his brother Salvatore Cracchiolo, Sr., his sister Mary Fisher (Cracchiolo), his brothers-in-law Louis Gizzarelli, Robert Mackey, Robert Fisher, his nephew Salvatore Cracchiolo, Jr., and by many other beloved family members.

Visitation was held Tuesday, October 26, from 4-7 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center: The family wishes to thank Vito’s excellent medical team, especially Tara, Julia, Madeline, and Drs. Frucht, Motiwala, and Lee for their expertise and compassion.

Abram “Marty” Martin Williams, Jr.

September 13, 1936 – October 20, 2021

Newport, NC – Formerly of Newburgh, NY

Abram Martin Williams, Jr., 85, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC. He was born September 13, 1936 in Newburgh, NY, a son to the late Abram Martin Williams, Sr. and Theresa Werner Williams.

Marty served his country in the US Army National Guard and was a computer programmer for IBM. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Williams and her fiancé, James Hume of Stella, and grandchildren, Courtney Pant of Newport and Christopher Pant of Sterling, VA. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Martin Williams.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 12–1:30 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, with a service at 1:30 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the SECU Hospice House at, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570: or to St. Jude Hospital for Children at, 508 Person St., Fayetteville, NC 28301.

Thomas Allen Arthur Hayes

October 16, 2021

Newburgh, NY

NEWBURGH – Thomas was a long time Newburgh resident and former proprietor of Quality Paving.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Hayes, sons Thomas (Evelyn), and Scott (Jennifer), daughter Janette Hayes, stepchildren Christopher and Timothy Brown (Christina), and Jennifer DiSisto (Vincent) and his sister Francis Price (David). Thomas is also survived by his seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brother Douglas.

In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Family will receive friends for visitation and memorial service from 2 to 6pm on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at Yorktown Funeral Home, 945 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588.

William E. Dixon

June 16, 1950 – October 20, 2021

Monroe, NY

William E. Dixon of Monroe, NY passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Garnet Health Medical Center in Wallkill, NY. He was 71 years old. Son of the late Florence (Tanner) and Robert W. Dixon, he was born on June 16, 1950, in Tuxedo, NY.

Prior to his retirement, William worked in Human Resources for Wakefern, Inc. in Edison, NJ. He was also an active member and a former Recording Secretary for the Italian American Club in Edison, NJ.

William is survived by his children: daughter Victoria Dixon Dahms and her husband Timothy of Closter, NJ; son Michael Dixon and his husband Christopher Wright of Madison, CT; and son David Dixon of Goshen, NY; in addition to four grandchildren: Cassandra, Amelia, Archer, and Corinne. He is also survived by his brother Robert Dixon and his wife JoyAnn of Goshen, NY. In addition to his parents, William was predeceased by his wife Sunday Dixon, and his sister Barbara Fowler.

Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 4-8 p.m. at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Funeral Service will took place at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021, followed by burial of cremains at Monroe Cemetery in Monroe, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in William’s memory to the American Cancer Society,

Marion J. Morelli

April 5, 1934 – October 12, 2021

CornwalL, NY

Marion J. Morelli of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on October 12, 2021 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY following a brief illness. She was 87 years old.

The daughter of the late Fred Boothe and Alice (Maley) Boothe, Marion was born on April 5, 1934 in Ogdensburg, NY.

Marion was employed for 28 years at The Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall, NY as a Dietary Aide before retiring in 1999. She was the first Receiver of The Cornwall Hospital Pillar of Excellence award. Marion enjoyed pets, feeding the birds (not so much the squirrels), crossword puzzles, solitaire and keeping up with family, friends and Ogdensburg happenings on Facebook.

In addition to her parents, Marion was predeceased by her loving husband: Frank R. Morelli, Sr. in 1989. She is survived by her devoted son: Frank R. Morelli of Marlboro, NY; her sister: Catherine Denny of Ogdensburg, NY; and many nieces and nephews. Marion was also predeceased by her sisters: Elsie Devine, Hazel Monaco and Mary Kessler.

As per Marion’s wishes, there is no service. She will be entombed at Cedar Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Marion’s name may be made to the American Heart Association. Online Donation 

Eleanor Bellotto

May 28, 1931 – October 16, 2021

New Hampton, NY

Eleanor Bellotto of New Hampton, NY, a retired secretary for West Point Military Academy, entered into rest on Saturday, October 16, 2021. She was 90.

The daughter of the late Christian Gross and Josephine Meduski Gross, she was born on May 28, 1931 in Middletown, NY.

She is survived by her nephew, Guy Gross and his wife Cherie; great nephew, Guy Paul Gross; along with several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Frank Bellotto; brother, Robert “Snooky” Gross and her sister, Florence Frederick.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 28th from 10-11AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 391 Mount Hope Road, Middletown, NY 10940. Funeral service will be held 11AM Thursday, October 28th at the church. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Middletown, NY.

Due to COVID 19, the church is currently following the CDC guidelines regarding the use of masks.

In lieu of flowers (please no flowers) memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, 391 Mount Hope Road, Middletown, NY 10940; or to a Humane Society of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home; to send a condolence online, or for directions please go to

Marilyn M. Rehberg

October 14, 2021

Washingtonville, New York

It is with great sadness the Rehberg family announces the unexpected passing of our beloved matriarch, Marilyn M. Rehberg, on October 14, 2021. She was 76. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents William and Annette Rapp of Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Harry; her sons, Michael, Kriston, and Corey, and their wives, Donna, Molan, and Bella. She has 5 grandchildren, Krissa, Katie, Noah, Nathan, and Issac. She is also survived by her sister, Ann Durkin, of Eastham, Massachusetts, and many others in our extended family.

She and Harry settled in Wyckoff, New Jersey, where they raised their children among a large and loving extended family and where she was an active part of the community. She was a teacher in public school and the First Presbyterian School in Ridgewood, and since moving to Blooming Grove 35 years ago, she taught Kindergarten at the Sacred Heart Saint Francis School in Newburgh, New York for many years.

Marilyn enjoyed gardening their beautiful home, loved being among her friends and family, and playing board games with her grandchildren. Our family already misses her spirit and smile and will be remembering her with services this weekend.

A visitation for Marilyn was held Friday, October 22, 2021 at David T Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North St., Washingtonville, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, October 23, 2021  at Sacred Heart Church, 301 Ann St., Newburgh, NY. A burial took place Saturday, October 23, 2021 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 2 Fr. Tierney Circle, Washingtonville, NY .

Flowers are welcome, and donations are welcome to these organizations that were meaningful to Marilyn: the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley; The Walden Humane Society,

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Maria Scotto

November 6, 1923 – October 18, 2021

Palm Bay, FL formerly of Goshen, NY

Maria Scotto of Palm Bay, FL formerly of Goshen, NY was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She entered into rest Monday, October 18, 2021 at age 97.

Maria was born November 6, 1923 in Italy. She was predeceased by her parents Francesco and Teresa, and her brothers Antonio and Gennaro.

Her unwavering love for her family was her strongest testimony to a life lived nurturing others. Maria will remain the heart of her family and inspire them to be kind, strong, and giving to the end of their days. She left them but did not leave them alone; she left them together as a loving family and will be remembered always.

She leaves behind Michele, her beloved husband of 67 years; children and their spouses, Elvira Scotto-Padavano and Ronald Padavano, Theresa Scotto McAteer and Todd McAteer, Anthony Scotto and Kelly Scotto; and her grandchildren.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 healthcare crisis the family is requesting that everyone attending the services please wear masks.

Visitation was Monday, October 25 at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. A Mass of Christian burial to Celebrate her life was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at St John The Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen, NY. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.


Paul Joseph DeGeorge

September 15, 1936 – October 17, 2021

New Windsor, NY

Paul Joseph DeGeorge of New Windsor, NY died Sunday, October 17, 2021 with this family by his side. He was 85 years old.

He was born September 15, 1936 in Catskill, NY to Lawrence and Mary DeGeorge. He is predeceased by his wife Patricia DeGeorge. He worked as a Banker for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, NY. He was a member of UNICO and served in the Army Reserves.

He leaves behind his loving children, Lorraine Triola and her husband Tony, Paul DeGeorge and his wife Nuala, and Joseph DeGeorge and his wife Amanda. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Anthony Triola and his partner Allison and Victoria Triola and her partner William; sister, Jo Anne Arena; brother-in-law, Raymond Neary, several nieces and nephews. In addition to being predeceased by his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Geraldine Sciolto, daughter-in-law Patricia DeGeorge, brothers-in-law, Jack Arena, Robert Neary, and Joseph Neary.

Visitation was held Tuesday, October 19 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, 239 Quassaick Avenue, New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, at Sacred Heart Church Newburgh. Cremation will be private at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. 14 Pennsylvania Plaza Suite 2110, NY, NY 10122.

Chase C. Singer

March 14, 2006 – October 17, 2021

Campbell Hall, NY

Chase C. Singer, 15 of Campbell Hall, NY, died Sunday, October 17, 2021 at home in Campbell Hall.

Chase was born March 14, 2006 in Goshen, NY; the son of Keith C. Singer and Dawn M. (Esposito) Singer. He was a 10th grade Goshen High School Student.

He is survived by his parents, Keith and Dawn Singer at home; brothers, Christopher and Colin Singer; grandparents, Faye and Carmine Iafe, Diane and Michael Flaherty and Neal and Carol Esposito. Chase is also the beloved nephew of Kimberly and Joseph McLaughlin, Thomas and Jill Singer, Judy Esposito, Melissa and Peter Armetta, Neal and Betsy Esposito, Mark and Theresa Esposito, and Michael and Christine Singer.

Chase was the funniest, kindest, and loved son, brother, cousin, and friend. His smile and laugh lit up every room he entered. He will be missed beyond words.

Visitation was Thursday, October 21 at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Chase’s life will be held 10 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. John The Evangelist R.C. Church, 71 Murray Ave, Goshen, NY. Burial will be private.

Richard S. Milton

August 20, 1949 – October 8, 2021

Newburgh, NY

Richard (Rick) Milton, loving husband and father passed away suddenly at age 72, in Newburgh, NY. His family is devastated.

Rick was born in Arcadia, California. He was a longtime resident of Newburgh, NY and served as Vice President of Mesh Realty Group.

If you knew Rick you knew of a man who meant so much to so many people. He would often be spotted grocery shopping or enjoying a meal at the Alexis Diner. As a volunteer for many local organizations, he gave it his all.

Rick was the devoted husband of Stacey, and amazing father to his son, Jeremy. The simplest things in life brought him enormous pleasure. His smile lit up a room. No matter what was on Rick’s plate, he would always take the time to brighten someone else’s life. He will be remembered because of all the lives he touched and live on through the work that he did for his community.

Rick loved the ocean, boating, gardening, traveling and his two beautiful Yorkies, Sophie and Penny.

There will be no services at this time. We will plan to celebrate Rick’s life at a later date. Cremation will be held privately. In lieu of flowers a donation may be sent to Amy’s Doggie Docs, 154 Rt. 17K, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Genevieve DeVito Glynn

December 22, 1925 – October 4, 2021

Newburgh, NY

“Remember, by the time I sat at the kitchen table there were already seven other people enjoying a meal!”

Mom or Nanny or “Old Nanny” or Aunt Gen or Genevieve – no matter what you called her, would respond with that phrase when asked about what most influenced her long and optimistic life.

Who were those seven people in a crowded house on 17th Street in Brooklyn In 1925? It was her parents, Elvira Mazzatenda and Charles Frank DeVito and older siblings, brothers Francie and Albert, sisters Eleanor, Mildred and Gloria. Two more siblings -Evelyn and Charlie – would join the family over the next five years. Firstborn infant Modestino passed away before anyone else was even born.

With the Crash of 1929, the family moved full time to their “summer house in the country” – an 11 acre farm in Middle Hope, part of which later became MAMA DeVITO’s ITALIAN KITCHEN.

This influx of eight children made the local school districts amend their borders so Balmville School is where she started her education, followed by Newburgh Free Academy, where she met the love of her life J. Leo Glynn when he was her fellow student and math tutor.

While Leo served in the Navy during the second World War, she studied to become an X-ray technician at New York Hospital, a profession she continued into her early 70s. She loved to recall her adventures in New York City, especially the time she “lost” a full set of Frank Sinatra’s teeth!

Genevieve exemplified a life filled with love and concern for all around her. With boundless energy she dedicated herself to caring for others, and was truly devoted to her family, both immediate and extended. In retirement, she devoted more time to bridge, gardening, fiber arts and volunteering as Orange County American Legion Auxiliary Girls State coordinator and Board Trustee for Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, even delivering meals herself well into her 80s!

She is survived by 2 older sisters, Eleanor Owen (100) and Mildred Starin (98) with whom she chatted daily! Left to miss the twinkle in her eyes, her heart of gold and endless words of wisdom are Jimmy and Jeri Glynn and their daughters and their families – Peggy, J and JB Hosking, Laura, Brad, Grant and Drew Smith and Rachel, Jason, Avery and Clara Arnott together with Kathy and Alan Guarino and their family Allegra, Molly and Josephine Guarino and Christofer Guarino.

As well as dozens of nieces and nephews and dear friends and neighbors, her “dream team”, Carla, Catherine, Louise and Rose, enriched mom’s life in so many ways when severe macular degeneration robbed her of her eyesight. Mom celebrated each day with her beloved 4 legged companion Sheba at her side.

A quiet service was held this week at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marlboro under the gentle guidance of Deacon Vincent Porcelli. In the summer of 2022 friends and family will gather in the sunshine to honor her life, sharing laughter and memories, recipes and favorite foods, and to plant flowers and trees in her enduring memory.

Special thanks are extended to all who shared her life, cared for her, and delighted in life in her beloved Hudson River Valley.

In lieu of flowers, her friends are encouraged to donate in her memory to the MEALS ON WHEELS OF GREATER NEWBURGH, 35 Cerone Pl., Newburgh, NY 12550.

William H. McClennan

October 31, 1929 – October 7, 2021

Highland Mills, NY

William “Bill” H. McClennan of Highland Mills, NY entered into eternal rest on October 7, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 91 years old.

The son of the late Winfield McClennan and Dorothy (Hamilton) McClennan, Bill was born on October 31, 1929 in Newburgh, NY.

Bill was a retired Plant Supervisor for Central Hudson Electric & Gas Company in Newburgh, NY. He honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Bill was a former member of the Woodbury Community Ambulance and the Woodbury Fire Dept. “Pop” enjoyed building wooden toys and gifts for his children and grandchildren. He loved traveling the country with Norma, playing golf and Casey Key, Florida. He will be missed greatly but is now with the ones he loved in Heaven.

Bill was predeceased by his loving wife: Norma J. (Dutt) McClennan in 2000. He is survived by his daughters: Debra J. (McClennan) Wagner and her husband Robert of Nokomis, FL and Barbara D. (McClennan) Gutierrez and her husband Leonel of Highland Mills, NY; his grandchildren: Teddy (Courtney), Richard (Amy) and Daniel (Susan) Ottman; Ryan, Michael and Taylor Wagner; Jessica, Stefani and William (Lindsey) McClennan; Alex Gutierrez; his great-grandchildren: Finlay, Colton, Eelin, Hudson, Luna Mae, Cash and William; and his daughter-in-law: Melani McClennan. In addition to his wife, Bill was predeceased by his children: Sandy (McClennan) Ottman and her husband Theodore and William S. McClennan; his grandson: Joey McClennan; and his brother: Scott McClennan.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors was held 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20 at the Cemetery of the Highlands, Highland Mills, NY.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Woodbury Community Ambulance, PO Box 561, Central Valley, NY 10917 or Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Dr. John C. Hordines Jr.

October 8, 1967 – October 10, 2021

New Windsor, NY

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, John Chambers Hordines, Jr., loving husband and father of two sons, entered into rest at the age of 54.

John was born on October 8, 1967 in Bronx, New York to John Sr, and Mary-Jane Hordines. An Eagle Scout, John graduated from SUNY Binghamton in 1989 and New York Medical College in 1993 before completing his Surgical Residency at SUNY Buffalo and a Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Albany Medical Center. For almost 30 years, John served the community as a vascular surgeon treating thousands of patients and saving countless lives. Patient care was John’s greatest priority whether in the hospital, at the office or while making house calls. In addition to serving his patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Hordines volunteered to care for ICU patients and was nominated for an Essential Worker Award.

John was an avid outdoorsman, classic car enthusiast and tinkerer of all sorts. He loved spending time with family and friends, riding bikes and listening to classic rock music. His greatest joys included travel with his family and hunting trips with his friends.

Married on December 26, 1992 in Huntington, New York, John is survived by his wife Beth Hordines; his children, John Chambers Hordines III and Matthew Aaron Hordines; siblings Paul and Helene; nine first cousins; his childhood best friends Richard Handibode, Michael Handibode and Vincent Torricelli; and his loyal companions Roxey, a Black Lab, and Zoe, a Chocolate Lab.

Visitation was held Thursday, October 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A service was held Friday, October 15 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Black Rock Forest Consortium at Please note that your donations are made in John’s memory.

Gary V. Stoehr

April 10, 1960 – October 11, 2021

New Windsor, NY

Gary V. Stoehr of New Windsor, NY passed away on Monday October 11, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was 61.

Gary was born on April 10, 1960 in Beacon, NY. Gary is the son of the late Ronald G. Stoehr. He is survived by his mother Ann Stoehr, his sister Linda Stoehr and significant other Barry McQuiston, brother RJ Stoehr and his wife Kelly Stoehr, and his 4 nephews; Kyle Rivera, Brian Kurz, Joseph Dunham Jr., Colby Stoehr. Gary was an avid bowler and known for his many 300 games bowled at Tarsio Lanes in Newburgh.

At the family’s request, services will be private.

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

Dorothea Warner “Dottie”

December 15, 1935 – October 6, 2021

Newburgh, NY

Dorothea Warner “Dottie”, predeceased by retired U.S. Air Force veteran Charles Cortez Warner Jr., a mother, and dearest grandmother of Newburgh, NY, took her last breath on October 6th, 2021 at the age of 85. Dorothea was born in Opelika, Alabama on December 15, 1935. The family moved to Bronx New York where she graduated high school, married the love of her life, and eventually started a family.

She took jobs as a nursing assistant at Falkirk Psychiatric Hospital and went on to St. Luke’s Hospital until she retired. Besides raising her children, her hobbies included: Tae Kwon Do, baking, bowling and dancing.

She was also an active member of the A.M.E. Zion Church of Newburgh where she held various positions over the years. At A.M.E. Zion she was a Stewardess, choir member and former president of the Home Mission Society.

She is survived by her son, Charles Cortez Warner, III, wife, Hope Warner and children, Aaron and Jayden; daughter, Yvonne Parson, children Edgar III and Brandii, great-grandchildren, Khalilah Muhammad, Amira Muhammad, Markel Myles Jr; daughter, Carrietta Spraggins, children Taahira and Khamari, and daughter, Tina Harris, child Tanishia; sisters, Dovetta Beamon, husband Elijah Beamon and Ivera Chavez, husband Juan Chavez, and brother, Harvey Walker. Dottie has a host of many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

I’ve had some good days, I’ve had some hills to climb, I’ve had some weary days, and some sleepless nights…. But when I, when I look around and I think things over, all of my good days outweigh my bad days, I won’t complain. Rev. Paul Jones

Mrs. Warner had a Private Service on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Newburgh A.M.E. Zion Church, 111 Washington St., Newburgh, NY. Rev. Milton Stubbs officiated.

Doris J. Cooper

January 30, 1927 – October 14, 2021

Monroe, NY

Doris passed away on October 14, 2021 at home in Monroe, NY, listening to Mozart with family by her side. Doris was born one of five children in Pennsylvania to Ernest and Mabel Johnson. 

She lived in Pennsylvania for many years where she worked and cared for her father and younger siblings after her mother’s un-timely death. Eventually she moved to Airmont, NY in the 1960’s to raise her own family with her husband Jim and two daughters. While raising her daughters she attended school and ultimately received Master’s degrees in both English Education and Philosophy. During her professional career she taught in several institutions throughout NY and Pennsylvania at the High School and Collegiate level.  After retiring from Ramapo Central (Suffern) School District – as arguably the most difficult English teacher to walk the halls of Suffern High School – she continued torturing, eh hem, tutoring students in English, Latin and Test prep until she was 90 years old. 

In retirement she enjoyed cooking, knitting, reading, gardening and a good cross word puzzle. She is survived by her daughters: Wynn White (David) of Johnson, NY; Amy Williams (Brian) of Airmont, NY; her oldest grandson and caregiver Justin Conklin (Giovanna) of Monroe, NY.  Five granddaughters Rebecca, Gretchen and Emily Schnittker and Sarah and Krista White and grandson Gregory Schnittker. She is also survived by her four great-grandchildren Angelina, Tristan and Myles Conklin and Luca Taylor, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was pre deceased by her husband of 60 years, James R. Cooper in 2010.  

Funeral services will be private. 

Thomas M. Smith, Sr.

July 2, 1953 – September 27, 2021

New Hampton, NY

Goshen, NY

Dr. Mary Altura, 72, of Gosh

Mary was born May 3, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hannafin) Horan. After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College, she obtained her master’s in microbiology from Michigan State and her medical degree from SUNY Downstate. Mary went on to become a pediatrician working in the New York City area. She loved treating her patients and especially enjoyed working with new mothers and their babies. Mary was happy to be a wife, mother, and grandmother herself. She was devoted to the many friends she made throughout her life and the family she raised in the Goshen area. She was always ready to lend a hand in her children’s schools and extracurricular activities, including leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Barry Altura; her mother, Mary Horan; her son, Joseph Altura; her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Melissa Altura and Dr. Erik Petersen; and her grandchildren, Soren and Kieran Altura-Petersen. She was predeceased by her father Joseph Horan and her daughter Michelle Altura.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist RC Church, 71 Murray Avenue, Goshen. Please do not attend Mass if you have not received a full COVID series or have flu like symptoms.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cure Breast Cancer Foundation or

Victor Fleming

January 12, 1949 – September 29,2021

Goshen, New York

Victor Fleming, 72 of Goshen, New York, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 with is loving family by his side after a battle with pneumonia. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Charles and Edythe Fleming and brother Michael Fleming.

Victor was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina and moved to Goshen, New York shortly after.

He was a great athlete and involved in many sports and graduated from Goshen High School in 1967. Victor’s family was a large part of the harness racing community in which he followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather in training horses at the Goshen Historic Track. Victor worked for the Orange County Dept. of Public Works and Town of Goshen Public Parks before his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Laura Bull Fleming, his children that brought him so much pride and loved so much, son Erik Fleming and wife Renae Fleming; daughter Victoria Voloshin and her husband Greg Voloshin; his grandchildren which were the love of his life: Dylan, Drew, Peyton and Brady; his sisters Carol Messenger and husband Jim Messenger, RaeAnn DeLuccia and husband Ralph DeLuccia; his brothers John Fleming and Harry Fleming; his nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank St. Anthony’s ICU department and Goshen Medical Group for all their care and compassion.

A memorial service for Victor wase held  on Saturday October 2 at Donovan Funeral Home in Goshen, NY.

Hattie-Belle Ruth (Caffery) Truex

April 27, 1922 – September 24, 2021

New Hampton, NY

Hattie-Belle R. Truex, a lifetime resident of the area and retired Registered Nurse, went home to be with her Lord on September 24, 2021 after a brief illness at Garnet Health Medical Center. She was 99 years young.

The family matriarch, she was born on April 27, 1922 in Middletown, NY to the late Harland and Ida Babcock Caffery. She graduated from Middletown High School and St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Newburgh, NY. She worked on maternity at the Horton Memorial Hospital; did private duty at the Middletown Sanitarium; and retired as Head Nurse from the Middletown Psychiatric Center. She was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the State of New York Civil Service Commission for her idea for the improvement of patient charts.

She married the love of her life, Robert S. Truex (with whom she had been with since she was 15) on September 3, 1944. They were blessed to have over 71 years of marriage until his death on November 4, 2015. They spent over 16 years wintering in Pinellas Park, FL, and she became the “Go To” person decorating their community hall. She was honored to receive the plaque of recognition from the park for all of her contributions.

She was a devout Christian and a member of Mt. Carmel Church. She belonged to the Independent Order of Reindeer, Confraternity of Our Lady of the Brown Scapular, St. Luke’s Hospital Alumni, R.N. Club, AARP, PEF and lifetime member of RPEA. She enjoyed cooking, Arts and Crafts, and NASCAR. Her family was the most important part of her life. At Christmas time she would bake hundreds of cookies to give to her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Robert “Skip” Truex and his wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Scott Truex and Janet Deverso and her husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Colin, Brendon, and Jocelyn Truex, and Savannah, Devin, and Sophia Deverso, and sister-in-law, H. Jean Truex, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her sister, Elizabeth Skinner; and her brother, Wesley Caffery.

A Service of Remembrance took place Friday, October 1 at the Funeral Home, with Burial following at Wallkill Cemetery, in Middletown, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Processing Center, P.O. Box 863785, Orlando FL, 32886, in Hattie-Belle’s name.

Barbara Ann Morin

June 10, 1950 – September 27, 2021

Newburgh, NY

Barbara Ann Morin, 71, a longtime resident of Newburgh, passed away on September 27, 2021 after a brief illness. Born in Union, NJ on June 10, 1950, she was the beloved daughter of the late Clyde Arnold and Elizabeth Shake. On November 8, 1975 Barbara married the love of her life, Roger Morin. Together they settled in Middletown, NY and later moved to Newburgh where they raised 3 sons, Christopher, Joshua and Ryan.

Barb’s passion for learning and expertise on a variety of topics led to a career in education as a teaching assistant for special education classes for over 34 years. Her caring nature, incredible background knowledge and sense of humor inspired countless students during her tenure with the Pine Bush School District.

Barb treasured her time spent with both family and friends. She strongly believed that “Life was all about relationships.” She enthusiastically looked forward to those quick getaway visits with those she loved, whether it was to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Mexico or Newport, RI, and sitting at Cena 2000 at the Newburgh waterfront with friends. Barbara will be dearly missed.

In addition to her beloved husband Roger, she is survived by her children: Christopher Bavosa of Newburgh, Joshua Bavosa of Hunterdon, NJ and Ryan Morin of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; and her precious granddaughter, Sofia Bavosa. In addition to her parents, Barb is predeceased by her sister Jeanne Arnold as well as her two brothers Jeffrey and Jamie Arnold.

Visitation was held Thursday, September 30 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, with a service at the funeral home on Friday, October 1 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Barbara’s name to Food Bank of Hudson Valley or a charity of your choice.

Fermina F. Orsini

June 8, 1926 – September 24, 2021

Cornwall, NY

Fermina F. Orsini passed away on September 24, 2021 at the age of 95. Born in Newburgh, NY on June 8, 1926, Fermina was the beloved daughter of the late Antonio and Celesta (Scotto) Colandrea, widowed by her first husband John Horos and then wife of the late Rocco Orsini. She is preceded in death by her sister Mary (Colandrea) Fichera and two brothers Louis and Patsy. She is survived by her sister Eva (Colandrea) Costa of Wallkill, her son John Horos and his wife Debbie (Compoly) Horos of Newburgh, Mary (Horos) Williamson and her husband John, and grandchildren Stephen Williamson and Jeanne Marie (Horos) Denizard, her husband Gregg, and many nieces and nephews.

A graduate from Newburgh Free Academy, Fermina was an avid photographer and writer who composed many letters to family and friends.

Fermina was a kind and generous woman who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved movies and music especially Nat King Cole and Elvis, catching up with Judge Judy, and growing up on a farm, was always up before the dawn.

Sweet and funny and sometimes blunt, she was a beloved confidant who would always warmly greet visitors with a cup of coffee and whatever irresistible treat she cooked up that day. Her thanksgiving and Christmas dinners were extraordinary, taking two days to make in separate ovens and though she didn’t eat much, was always happy to see others enjoy it. She was a discerning, strong woman, and hard worker who had a bigger heart and spirit than her svelte body could hold.

Visitation was held Thursday, September 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A service was held Friday, October 1 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.


Monroe, NY

Gerald Jay “Papa” Wincott of Monroe passed away on September 8, 2021 at Garnet Medical Center in Middletown, New York with his family at his side. He was 86 years old.

The son of the late Henry and Betty Wincott, he was born on March 8, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Rita; his sons, Ira (Adrienne) and Marc (Sonia), his daughter, Fran (Marc); his grandchildren, Michelle (Rob), Jessica (Glenn), Jonathan, Ethan and Colin and his great-grandchild, Lucas who all affectionately called him “Papa”.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Gerry moved his family to Monroe in 1971 and had been a resident ever since. He was an accountant working both in New York City and Monroe. Gerry and his wife Rita were founding members of the Eitz Chaim Congregation in Monroe and Gerry served in various capacities with the Congregation including President. He was an avid bicycle rider, photographer and car enthusiast but his true love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and nothing made him happier than spending time with his family and when he could not, speaking to them on the phone and catching up with what was going on in their lives.

The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to all the health care providers and workers who treated and cared for Gerry throughout the years. Special thanks go to Dr. Manuel Perry and the Infusion Department and the ICU Step Down Unit at Garnet Medical Center.

A graveside funeral was held at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont on September 10, 2021. The family will be sitting Shiva at the home of Rita Wincott through Wednesday September 15. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The MDS Foundation, 4573 Broad Street, Suite 150, Yardville, New Jersey 08620.

Vaughn Anthony Moore

March 26, 1949 – September 11, 2021

Goshen, NY

Vaughn Anthony Moore passed away peacefully on September 11 at Garnet Medical Center after a loving and fulfilling life. He was 72.

Medical Center.

Patricia B. Riley Kissel

May 10, 1934 – February 22, 2020

Newburgh, NY

Patricia B. Riley Kissel entered peacefully into rest on February 22, 2020.






Chuck is survived by his wife, Anne, and four children, John (Diane) Wilson of Maybrook, NY, Joanne (Manuel) Ortiz of Whiting, NJ, Scott (Michelle) Wilson of Titusville, Florida, and Neil (Patricia) Wilson of Middle Hope, NY. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Heather (Dominic) Bonasio, Anthony (Carmie) Ortiz, Stephanie Wilson (Adam Schwaber), and Sean Wilson, as well as seven great-grandchildren, Dominic Bonasio, Nicolas Bonasio, Isabella Bonasio, Gianna Bonasio, Alex Ortiz, Julia Schwaber, and Evan Schwaber.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Vails Gate United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Vails Gate, NY 12584.

Chuck’s family would like to especially thank Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties for their support during his time of need.

Memorial Visitation will be held 11am. – 12 p.m. on Monday, September 20 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave. Newburgh, NY. A service will take place at 12 pm with inurnment and military honors following in Orange County Veterans Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

Sylvia Decker

July 15, 1921 – September 9, 2021

Town of Newburgh, NY

Sylvia Decker of the Town of Newburgh entered into rest on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was 100 years old.

Daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Ortale) Frangello, she was born at home on July 15, 1921 in Newburgh, NY. She married Clayton V. Decker at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh on July 4, 1941.

“Sis” or “Aunt Sis” as she was known to friends and family was a retired seamstress for Vince DiGatti, Newburgh. A lifelong area resident, in her younger years she was the co-owner/operator of Deck’s Luncheonette in Newburgh. She was also a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She loved to read, work on crossword puzzles and was also an avid bingo player. Sylvia and her late husband retired to Boca Raton, FL where she worked as a toll collector for the Florida Turnpike Authority. While in Florida she was a member of the Italian American Club.

Her true joy was with her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, and aunt who loved helping her family, and was a part of so many wonderful celebrations over her many years. She also enjoyed sharing her fond memories of growing up in Newburgh with family and friends. This past July her family was blessed with being able to spend her 100th birthday with her where she had fun playing with her great-great-grandchildren.

The family is especially thankful for the kind and gentle attention she received from the caregivers of Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill, NY.

In addition to her beloved husband Clayton, she is predeceased by her brothers: Arthur, Thomas, Eugene, Albert, and Louis Frangello and two sisters, Julia Frangello and Laura Delmarco.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon A. (Jon) Telesmanick of the Town of Newburgh; two grandchildren, Kathy (Jeffrey Wurster) Kimball-Wurster of the Town of Newburgh and Rachel (Charles Moss) Telesmanick of Portland, Oregon; three great-grandchildren, Daniel Versace, Devin (Raysten) Klaber, and Laura Wurster; two great-great-grandchildren, Vivianna and Natalie Klaber; and many loving nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh. Burial followed in the family plot at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sylvia’s name can be made to the Deacon Jack Seymour Food Pantry, 319 Broadway, Newburgh.

James A. Lewis

February 20, 1947 – September 8, 2021

Goshen, NY

James Alan “Jim” Lewis passed away unexpectedly at his home in Goshen on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was 74.

The son of the late Richard Lewis and Jane Hamblin Lewis, he was born February 20, 1947 in Albany.

Jim graduated from Albany Academy and went on to Paul Smith’s College where he earned his Associates degree in Hotel Administration. From there he went to Western New England College where he studied Business Administration, earning a bachelor’s degree. Jim lived in Goshen for nearly 50 years starting his career as a manager of Rite Aid drug stores. Later on, he started a business with his friend Howard selling janitorial products (Tri County Distributors). For the past 16 years he has worked at his favorite job, Lowes in Chester. Jim enjoyed bowling and golfing in his youth, and later, enjoyed going to the casinos.

He is survived by his two brothers and their families: David Lewis (Carol) of Virginia, and Edward Lewis (Luisa) of Massachusetts; and nieces and nephews: Kevin Lewis, Bryan Lewis, Cori Lewis-Ring, Brendan Lewis and Liliana Lewis. Jim had many loves in his lifetime. He also leaves behind his loving daughter: Rose Woods (John); and five beautiful grandchildren: James, John Michael Jr., Sean, Celia and Benjamin. He had too many friends to mention them all, but each of you impacted his life in a tremendous way. He had the best neighbors anyone could ask for, especially the Lydon family. We want to thank Kelli Clarke and James Calo. We acknowledge your kindness.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 15 at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. Due to the current health crisis, social distancing guidelines must be met – a limited number of people at one time will be allowed in the funeral home, and facemasks are required.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Assoc. or to the American Diabetes Assoc.

Laurance “Sonny” Coppa Sr.

September 18, 1946 – September 8, 2021

Ormond Beach, FL – Formerly of Newburgh, NY

“Sonny” Coppa passed away on September 8 at 7 p.m. peacefully in his home in Ormond Beach Florida after a long illness. Sonny was born on September 18, 1946, in the Bronx. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan A. Coppa and their children: Laurance “Larry” Coppa Jr., Christine Neiss and her fiancé Vinnie, Philip Coppa and his wife Tanya, and Michelle Coppa and her partner Jason. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kimberly “Kimi” Neiss and her fiancé Bryan, Nicholas “Nico” Coppa and Victoria “Tori” Coppa and his great-granddaughter, Hayden Coppa as well as his sister, Betty Ann Santini and her husband Armand “Sonny” Santini and their children, Christopher, Janine and Gregory. He is also survived by his brother-in law John Stellaccio and his wife Margaret and their children John, Nicole and Michael. He is predeceased by his parents Lazzaro Coppa and Josephine DiPalo and by his grandson Matthew L. Coppa.

For Sonny, family came first — no exceptions. He devoted his life to his family. He moved from his early life in NYC to the suburbs of Newburgh back in 1973 in hopes that his children could have a better life — all the while commuting great distances working for such companies as Imperial Milk in New York City and Elmhurst in Queens. Sonny lived most of his life in Newburgh with his family until he and his wife retired and moved to Florida in 2005.

For many years while his children swam competitively, he regularly volunteered his time and eventually became President of the Empire State Swim League. When he retired from the milk industry because he loved being around people, he drove for and consequently became a manager for Visconti Ground Transport at Stewart Airport.

As the backbone of his family, he was as gregarious as he was loving. Everyone who knew him loved and respected him. Sonny just loved life and in so doing he enjoyed traveling with his beloved wife, who was his world, by his side. He enjoyed good food, good company and he had a great sense of humor. He so enjoyed laughing with those he loved and getting excited “win or lose” over his NY Yankees! Sports were a thing! He was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan as well as a NY Giants fan.

It’s hard to sum Sonny up when there were so many things we all loved about him. He had a personality larger than life and a piece of him lives on in every one of us — family and friends. His presence will be greatly missed.

At the discretion of the family, services will be in private.

August 20 Obits

Daniel Louis Brennan
January 19, 2000 – August 12, 2021

Daniel Louis Brennan, of Menands, NY, formerly of Newburgh, entered into rest on Thursday, August 12, 2021. He was 21.

Son of John (Jack) Brennan, he was born on January 19, 2000 in Glen Cove, NY.

“Danny” as he was known to family and friends was employed by the City of Albany, in the Department of General Services.

In addition to his father, Danny is survived by his daughter, Ni’Lani Wideman, born April 11, 2020; many, many siblings, nieces, nephew and friends.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Chaple, 433 South Plank Road (Rt. 52), Newburgh, NY, 12550.

Burial followed at St, Mary’s Cemetery, 19 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Danny’s name may be made to Family Focus Adoption Services at

Arrangements are under the care of White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral and Cremation Services, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY, 12550.

Gwendolyn Rae Morgan
December 16, 1938 – August 2, 2021
New Hampton, NY
Gwendolyn Morgan (nee Hill) of New Hampton, NY passed away at Garnet Health Center on August 2, 2021.
Gwen was born to the late Joseph Hill and Dorena Riley on December 16, 1938, in Statesville, North Carolina and was raised by her late Uncle Charlie and Aunt Georgia Harper.
She attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1959. After working for a few years as a Teacher in the South, she moved to the Bronx, NY to live with her mother and began her career in Social Work for the New York City Department of Social Services. She retired after approximately 33 years of service in 1994.
Gwendolyn Hill and Hasan Abdul Mateen (FKA Harry Morgan) entered into a union until 1985 and together they had one child, Tasha Patrice Morgan.
In 2000, Gwen left the Bronx and moved to New Hampton to live with Tasha and Mark to help raise her first grandchild Braxton, and later Madison and Tyson. She was a loving grandmother and her grandchildren were the joys of her life.
Gwen was an independent and private person who enjoyed life. She was easy to talk to, had strong opinions, and with a sharp wit and free laugh, people liked to be around her. She started each day with a cup of hot tea and lemon and reading her daily scripture and other religious passages. In addition to reading the daily news her hobbies also included reading fiction, solving word puzzles, and watching her favorite shows. Loving to drive, she also enjoyed excursions, visiting various places to shop for household items and gadgets. In May of this year, Gwendolyn suffered a stroke. Subsequent complications led to her unexpected passing on August 2, 2021. Gwen was at peace with her life and enjoyed the love and support of her family and friends. Being a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, she will be missed by all.
Gwendolyn is survived by her dedicated daughter, Tasha Clark and her son-in-law, Mark Clark; her grandchildren: Braxton, Madison, and Tyson Clark. She is also survived by cousins, her closest being Wanda Joyce Ferree of Bronx, NY and Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Jr. of Annapolis, MD, and a host of other family members and friends.
Mrs. Morgan had an 11 a.m. Graveside service on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Wallkill Cemetery, Town of Wallkill, NY.

John Raymond Hopkins
June 16, 1940 – July 28, 2021
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Home builder and 5th generation master carpenter John Raymond Hopkins “Big John” of Fredericksburg, VA (formerly of Goshen, NY), passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. He was 81.
He is survived by the love of his life, Elaine Hopkins, his children: Susanne Hopkins of Fredericksburg, VA, Cindy White of Allendale, NJ, Brian Hopkins and his wife Wendy of New Rochelle, NY, and Jennifer Hopkins and her fiancé John of Huntingdon Valley, PA, as well as eleven grandchildren: Ryan, Deirdre, Ian, Lindsay, Kristen, Jonathan, Kaitlyn, Melissa, Christopher, Julia, and Jacqueline. He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna Hopkins, and his siblings: William (Bill) Hopkins, Margaret (Peg) McGrath, Edward (Eddie) Hopkins, and Kenneth (Kenny) Hopkins.
John was born in New York City on June 16, 1940, and grew up in Waldwick, NJ. He married Elaine on June 13, 1959.
Raised in a hardworking family, John learned carpentry at a young age by working with his father and brothers. In the mid-1960s, he and his brother Kenny formed J&K Hopkins Brothers, Inc., a residential framing and trimming business. After the recession of the early 1970s, he and Elaine formed John Hopkins Construction, Inc., a custom home building business where they designed, built, and renovated homes in the lower Hudson Valley, NY. Upon his retirement in the mid-2000s, John continued to do carpentry projects for friends and family, especially his children.
While John and his family lived in a number of homes and communities over the years, he lived the majority of his life in Goshen, NY. Except for the recent move to Virginia, for the last 40 years, John lived in Goshen in a home on Sarah Wells Trail that he and Elaine designed and built together.
John was an avid golfer and in the 1990s and early 2000s, he could be found many Saturday mornings (and often Sundays as well) on the golf course. He also enjoyed tending to his yard with Elaine where you could find him driving his lawn tractor “assisting” her.
John will be remembered for his love of family, especially his grandchildren, his sense of humor, and love of life. A memorial service was held on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 10:30 am at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave, Fredericksburg, VA. An additional memorial service will be held in Goshen, NY, on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11 am, at the Church of St. John’s the Evangelist, 71 Murray Avenue (a reception to follow).
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

Dominick J. Palermo 

May 2, 1923 – August 11, 2021 

Bradenton, FL, formerly of Newburgh, NY 

Dominick J. Palermo, from Newburgh, NY but residing in Bradenton, FL, passed away on August 11, 2021. He was born May 2, 1923 in Newburgh NY to Joseph Palermo and Antoinette Napolitano-Palermo. Dominick graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1941 and from Orange County Community College. He joined the US Navy Seabees in the summer of 1942 and served 28 months in the Pacific Theater, earning the World War II Pacific Victory and Asiatic–Pacific Campaign medals. Upon discharge he returned to Newburgh where he met the love of his life, Louise Bello. They married in May, 1949.

Dominick retired from the City of Newburgh after serving 25 years as the Assistant City Engineer. He moved to Florida in 1985.

Dominick is survived by his loving son Joseph Palermo of Bradenton, FL, his brother Thomas Palermo (Linda), sister and brother-in-law Amelia (Bello) and Marvin Hollub and sister-in-law Jeane (Ostrander) Palermo, as well as many loving and caring nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Louise (Bello) Palermo, his parents Joseph and Antoinette Palermo, brother Anthony Palermo, sisters Janet (Palermo) DeAngelo and Mary (Palermo) Carbone, sisters-in-law Marianna (Bello) Foti and Julie (Nono) Bello, brothers-in-law Ernie Bello, Dominick Bello, Michael DeAngelo Sr. and Michael Carbone Sr.

Visitation will take place on Friday, August 20 from 4-7p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, August 21 at 10a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Marlboro, with entombment following at Cedar Hill Mausoleum in Newburgh.

Raymond Edward (Ray) Chin

March 9, 1958 ~ August 9, 2021

Newburgh, NY

Raymond Edward (Ray) Chin was born on March 9, 1958 in Columbia Hospital, New York, NY. He passed away on August 9, 2021 in New York City.

He leaves his daughter, Mackenzie A. Chin and his son Reilly E. Chin, his mother Gladys Eng Chin, his father Gilbert P. Chin, his brother Richard M. Chin and sister-in-law Judy Chin, who were very supportive in Ray’s life,  his niece Rachel J. Chin and nephew Jason R. Chin, his uncles Eugene Chin (Dorothy Yick), Perry Chin (Joyce Gwon), Irving Chin (Mary Wong), aunts Barbara Leong Chin, Lilly Mah Chin, Helen (Chin) Eng, and many cousins from both the Chin and Eng clans, and Dennis Coffey his “stepdad/friend/mentor”.

Rich was there to help Ray through some rough patches in his life, but Ray was always available for his kids during their sports activities.

Dennis was there to “fix up” his “screw ups” since Ray was all thumbs.

Ray graduated from Queens College with a BA in Accounting and St. John’s University with an MBA in Finance. He also spent almost 2 years in Europe working and enjoying it. He learned to drive a “stick shift” and on the right-hand side of the road while stationed on the Isle of Man.

His career started in banking, but he later wanted to try his hand at owning a sushi restaurant which evolved into his online nickname, “Sushi Ray.” Although he didn’t have any experience in the restaurant business, let alone making sushi, he learned the trade and enjoyed the business.

His passion turned to food, eating it and cooking it. He certainly developed an educated palate, but don’t know about his cooking!!!

His main and real passion was his children and their sports involvement. Through the soccer games he met many other soccer parents and they all became good friends through their camaraderie. His family formed a very close familial bond with his best friends the Hunts, Nubia and Lane and the Bulusans, Brenda and Jeff. They became known as the HUBUCHI’s an acronym of their last names. The kids all went to school together and the three oldest of each family graduated together Sydney Hunt, Isabella Bulusan and Mackenzie Chin.

In the early days Ray enjoyed bowling, tennis, skiing and volleyball and was pretty good at it. He seemed to be a natural born athlete.

There was a small family service held due to time constraints. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at the end of the year, with more information to come later. All who wish to attend are welcome. 

Jacob A. Pennington

November 4, 1987 – August 9, 2021

Newburgh, New York

It is with paralyzing sadness; our adored Jacob has passed on from this world. He died Monday, August 9th, 2021, surrounded by the love of family. He was 33. Jacob was a conduit of joy in the presence of anyone he cared about, which seemed like everyone you watched him interact with. He was infectious and hilarious and worked a room with effortless grace. Like a beloved puppy, he loved you, and you knew it. Now manifesting in a different form of existence, we will miss his physical presence, but forever be surrounded by his love and memory. He will always be within us, smiling that enchanting smile. Jacob is preceded in death by his beloved grandfather Alphonse J DePippo and brother-in-law Michael DeCapua. He is survived by his loving grandmother Nancy Alfredo DePippo, his devoted parents David and Mary Pennington, brother of Catherine Liljequist and Robin Kukla, Kjerstin DeCapua, Dana and Angie Liljequist, Christian and Erin Liljequist, Michael and Samantha Pennington, Tom and Kelli Pennington, and Brian and Meghan Pennington. Jacob cherished his nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles, and many cousins. He was an amazing soul, beaming with kindness… and will be missed immensely.

Sarah “Sally” Mongan, died August 7, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was 85 years of age.

Sally was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Peter C. Mongan.

Sally was predeceased by her parents, Patrick and Sarah Brennan of Kildaire, Ireland, and her two siblings James Brennan and Mary Quinn
She is survived by her children Maureen and Paul Gilardo of Cornwall, Peter and Kelly Mongan of Monroe, Theresa Parkers of Highland Mills, James Mongan of Highland Mills, and her sister Patsy Brennan of Cornwall.

She is further survived by her grandchildren Joelle, James, Peter, Paul, Tara and Amanda Gilardo, Sarah and Rachel Parker, Peter (PJ), Kyle and Kasey Mongan, by 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY.A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday August 12, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Church, 26 Hunter St, Highland Mills, NY.

Donna Marie Fetky, a retired beautician of Xanado and Sister Act beauty salons of Harriman, NY passed away on August 5, 2021, peacefully at home.
Donna was born on February 18, 1954 in Yonkers, NY to Genevieve Gianzero and the late Patsy V. Gianzero. Donna grew up in Yonkers where she graduated from Commerce High School in 1972 with a beautician certificate and started her career.

Donna was a caring and loving person that would do anything for her family and friends. Donna was a loving daughter, mother, sister, wife, and friend. Donna married the love of her life, Andrew M. Fetky, Jr. on May 25, 1975 and was happily married for 35 years. Donna loved being a mother to her two sons, Andrew and Mark. Donna was a loving sister to Patricia, Patsy, Genevieve, and Lisa. She was a loving aunt to many nieces and nephews, and she also loved her great nieces and nephews.

Donna was predeceased by husband Andrew M. Fetky, Jr., father Patsy V. Gianzero, niece and nephew Danielle and Robert (Bobby) Schweizer, Jr., and mother-in-law Helen Fetky.

Donna will be loved and missed by everyone that has ever crossed her path. She will be remembered for her loving nature and how much she cared for her family.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, August 10, 2021at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, NY.Burial followed on Wednesday August 11, 2021 at St. Anastasia Cemetery, 21 N Main St, Harriman, NY.In lieu of flowers the family please ask that donations be made in Donna’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Russell P. Chasin, M.D. July 14, 1945 – August 12, 2021 Monroe, NY Russell P. Chasin, M.D., passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY. He was 76 years old. Son of the late Melvin and Angela Delmau Chasin, he was born on July 14, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY. Russell was a Physician at First Care Physicians in Monroe, NY. He graduated Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry in 1967. Immediately went into the manufacturing business with his father-in-law but his love for the health sciences kept drawing him back to healthcare. He continued his dedication to the health sciences working in cancer research at the prestigious institutions Sloan Kettering, The Rockefeller Institute as well as the Hoffman-LaRoche Institute of Molecular Biology. In 1984 after much thought, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of treating patients and becoming a medical doctor. Since 1990 he has devoted his life to his true love of treating patients in his community. Those that knew him would say that he is kind and compassionate and always made time to learn about his patients and their families. He was loved by his family and patients. Survivors include his loving wife Dolores “Dee” Chasin of Monroe, NY; his children: Marc Chasin, M.D., of Haverstraw, NY; Brian Chasin, M.D., of Tucson, AZ; and Stacie Chasin, M.D., and her husband Jeffrey Johnson, of Goshen, NY; and his beloved grandchildren: Sarah, Rachel, Leah, Zachary, Andrew, Robert, Elizabeth, and Adam. Shiva was observed on Monday, August 16, Tuesday, August 17, and Wednesday, August 18at the Monroe Temple Beth-El, 314 N. Main St., Monroe, NY. All other services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Entombment will follow at Sanctuary of Abraham & Sarah Mausoleum in Paramus, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box # 3049 Syracuse, NY, 13220 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA, 22116.

Obituary of James R. Tucker

James R. Tucker March 1, 1938 – August 11, 2021 Chester, New York James R. Tucker of Chester, NY, passed away on August 11, 2021. He was 83 years old. Born in New York, NY on March 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Pauline (nee Banke) and Morris Tucker. James was the President and CEO of Vac Service Corp. in Middletown, NY. He was very philanthropic and was instrumental in the creation and development of the Tucker Cancer Center at the former Horton Hospital in Middletown. James is survived by his daughters, Meryl Eubanks and her husband Buddy of Rock Hill, SC; and Marlyn Tucker of Chester, NY; in addition to his grandchildren: Brian Lassig and his wife Samantha; and Michael Lassig; and two greatgrandchildren: Shaw, and Beckham Lassig. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his wife Joan (nee Samowitz); two brothers: Harold Tucker and Bernard Tucker; as well as two sisters: Shirley Reuling, and Irene Tucker. A Funeral Service was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave., Monroe, NY. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY. Shiva will be observed Tuesday through Thursday at the Tucker residence. In lieu of flowers, donations in James’ memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Silvana L. Rogan

December 28, 1972 – August 12, 2021

New Windsor, NY

Silvana L. Rogan, of New Windsor, NY entered into eternal rest on August 12, 2021 after a short illness at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY.  She was 48 years old.

The daughter of the late Luis Roca and Gladys (Pacheco) Roca, Silvana was born on December 28, 1972 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  

Silvana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Ecuador and was an Assistant Teacher at Sportsplex in New Windsor, NY.  She also spent many years working at Chase Bank in Cornwall, NY.

Silvana was an active member in the Community and a blessed individual. We share her favorite bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Silvana was loved by her family and friends worldwide and will be missed by many. She was one of six brothers and sisters; leaving behind Angelina, Olga, Miriam, Ernesto, and now joining her brother Luis in heaven.

Silvana is survived by her loving and devoted husband: Thomas P. Rogan and her beloved daughter: Cynthia C. Rogan at home.

Based on new CDC guidelines adopted by NYS, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks or be socially distanced, but unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and be socially distanced in the funeral home.

Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 18 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  Interment will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Silvana’s name may be made to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Taylor Pavilion, Suite C3, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to