Laura Ann Roller-Aulogia
Laura Ann Roller-Aulogia, 57, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her home in New Windsor. She died surrounded by her loving daughters after a long battle with cancer.
A dedicated mother, Laura was also a counter manager for Lancôme Cosmetics, a bank teller at M&T Bank and she worked for Plum Point Caterers, Lawrence Farms and Mister B’s.
The daughter of Irvin J. Roller and the late Stephanie (Cuccia) Roller, Laura was born on February 19, 1956 in Newburgh. She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and also volunteered at St. Francis’ Soup Kitchen in Newburgh.
A family statement: “Laura was a beautiful, dedicated mother who continued to shine even in the darkest of times. Her strength will forever live in our hearts and be passed onto her three remarkable children.”
Laura is survived by her loving daughters, Tara Ann Sauber & her partner, Bryan Kubin, Erica Stephanie Aulogia and Dana Rose Aulogia, all of New Windsor; her sisters, Lisa and her husband, Steve Fisch of Poughkeepsie, Linda and her husband, Bruce Partington, of Clintondale and Lizabeth & her husband, Alexander Averin of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren, Paige Jordyn Kubin, Jaycie Raine Kubin and Weston Robert Kubin, all of New Windsor; brother-in-law, Dean and his wife, Susan Walsh Aulogia of New Windsor; sister-in-law, Marylou & Joey Vecchione of Pinehurst, NC; nieces and nephews, Joseph Vecchione, Angela Vecchione, Katie Aulogia, Christine Pagliaro, Robert Pagliaro, Cody Maher, Madeline Maher, Nikolai Averin and Michael Averin. She was predeceased by her mom, Stephanie Roller.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Funeral services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Laura’s name may be made to Erica & Dana Aulogia, PO Box 628, Vails Gate, NY 12584.
Mary Maloney Bannan
Mary Maloney Bannan, a lifelong Newburgh resident, entered into rest on February 8, 2014, peacefully at her home at age 97.
Mary was the daughter of Joseph F. Maloney, Sr. and Maria Kissam Maloney. She was born in Newburgh, New York and was married to J. Malone Bannan, who was the Town of Newburgh Supervisor from 1967 to 1978 and predeceased her.
Mary graduated valedictorian from Newburgh Free Academy. She was a local business woman who owned and operated Malone Bannan Flowers with her late husband for over 40 years and was a valued member of the Newburgh community. Mary was dedicated to St. Mary’s Church and served as secretary for many years. They were also members of the Powelton Club.
Mary is survived by several loving nieces and nephews and their families who will miss her laughter and love of family. She is also survived by her brother-in-law John Olsen. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her devoted son John Malone Bannan, her sister, Vera Olsen and brothers Adrian Maloney and Joseph F. Maloney, Jr.
The family would like to thank her nurse, Sandy Nelson and her caregivers: Salisha, Karolyn, Karen, Alisha and Lisa for their loving care.
A crypt service was held at Cedar Hill Mausoleum on Friday, February 14,. officiated by Fr. Peter Bannan and Fr. William Scafidi. On June 21, 2014, there will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Newburgh.
Arrangements under the care of Brooks Funeral Home.
Vincenza (Nancy) Botanzos
Vincenza (Nancy) Botanzos, of Plattekill entered into rest Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at her home. She was 93.
The daughter of the late Salvatore and Vincenza Carpenteieri Gigante, Nancy was born January 1, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY.
Survivors include her grandchildren: John Betanzos and his wife, Meghan of Modena, Joseph Betanzos of Plattekill, and Rose Wohlrab and her children, Emily and Sarah Wohlrab of Plattekill and their father, Timothy Wohlrab of Marlboro, her brother, Leo Gigante and his wife, Annie of New Jersey, her sister-in-law, Vilma Gigante, as well as nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and cousins.
Nancy was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Botanzos (originally Betanzos), December 24, 2013, after 71 years of marriage, her son, James Betanzos and his wife Helen, brothers, Frank, John, and sisters, Rose, Christine and Nancy.
A Funeral Mass was offered Wednesday, February 12, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, (Route 32), Plattekill, with Father John Vondras officiating. Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Gardiner.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Nancy’s memory to Hospice Foundation, Inc., Memorial Gift Program, 34 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.
Joseph Hughes of Walden, a retired supervisor for Department of Labor specializing in unemployment in Newburgh, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Newburgh. He was 70.
The son of the late James and Kathryn Schaeffler Hughes, he was born on April 21, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Marjorie Davison Hughes.
Joseph was an active member and 3rd Degree Officer of the Knights of Columbus. He was a NY Mets and Giants fan. Joseph was a strong, loving and compassionate man who was loved by his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie at home in Walden; two sons, William Hughes of Walden, James Hughes and wife Diana of Farmingdale, NY; two daughters Julie-Ann Montanaro and husband Robert of Walden, Marjorie “Pargie” Cragan and husband Michael of Walden; brother James Hughes and wife MaryAnn of Staten Island; five grandchildren, Erin and Casey Cragan, Sara, Joseph and Emily Hughes; one dog Ruby and one cat Patches.
He was predeceased by his son Joseph Hughes and Aunt Helen Schaeffler.
A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, January 28, at the Church of Most Precious Blood, Walden. Cremation was at Cedar Hill Crematory. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.
Contributions may be made to St. Christopher’s Inn/Graymoor 21 Franciscan Way Garrison, NY 10524. firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.
Diane C. Lennon
Diane C. Lennon, born November 4, 1950, passed away on February 4, 2014 in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her husband, William Lennon, and her three children; Matthew, Sarah and Rachael.
She devoted her life to the education of others, first as a teacher and then as an information specialist for the City of Newburgh. She was a tremendous presence in the lives of all who knew and loved her and had an innate ability to bring everyone together. She will be missed.
A Memorial Gathering will be held in Diane’s honor on March 29, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at White & Venuto Funeral Home located at 188 North Plank Road (Rt. 32) Newburgh, NY 12550.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Diane’s name to NECSD Attn: MH Finance, 124 Grand Street Newburgh, NY 12550. Donations will go toward the West Point Mentoring Program at South Junior High School. Diane helped to found and lead this program over fifteen years ago with the goal of improving the lives of her many students and those who came after.
Franklin Parant Reggero
Franklin Parant Reggero of New Windsor, died February 12, 2014.
He was the son of Nicholas Ruggiero and Edith Parant Ruggiero and was predeceased by all five of his siblings: Mary Swaida, Edith Bell, John Reggero, William Reggero and Alice Gowdey.
Franklin was born and raised in his beloved City of Newburgh (on Colden Street) back in the day where his father was one of the few on the block who owned a radio and often placed it in the window for the neighbors to hear. As a young boy, Franklin was very active in all kinds of sports and received numerous awards and trophies for his involvement in the YMCA in swimming, tennis and pole vaulting. He was also involved in the Newburgh fast-pitch softball league, the Newburgh Bowling Association and the New York State Amateur Boxing Program. He trained with some of the all-time great boxers like Tony Zale and Sugar Ray Robinson during the 1940s. When he boxed in the Golden Gloves in Madison Square Garden in New York City, Tony Zale’s manager took him under his wing and coached Frank during his match and he won the fight.
When the bombs landed on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and the President declared War, Franklin enlisted in the Navy to defend his homeland. Because of his experience in the medical field, he was assigned to a sub chaser (PC 1213) and became the ship’s medic. His shipmates called him Doc at all of his Navy reunions following the end of the War and for many years after. Frank’s Patriotism never wavered and he was proud to have served his country, but it was his love for his family that remains his legacy. Generations to come will hear his many stories that he left behind.
Following his service to his country in World War II, he returned to Newburgh and his wife and firstborn and went to work at the Newburgh Felt Mill for several years. He accepted a position with the newly formed IBM Corporation and after 30 years of dedicated and distinguished service, he received the coveted IBM President’s Award. His career at IBM included his service to NASA during the 1960s when JFK initiated the Space Program and Frank would be privileged to be a part of the Project Mercury team at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. He was the Special Operations Manager at Goddard.
Frank joined the Black Rock Fish & Game Club with his brothers: John and William in 1946 and they were a few of the founding members at Black Rock. Throughout the years, Frank held every office in the Club including President, Treasurer, Member Secretary, Director and Chairman of Work Committees to name just a few. He remains the only Black Rock Member to be elected to every officer chair including the President’s seat. The meeting hall at Black Rock Fish & Game Club was dedicated to him for his past service. Frank utilized that meeting hall every single Friday night to meet with his beloved card players.
Frank passed at home on Hospice, surrounded by his family whom loved him dearly and are now devastated by his passage. We did not “lose” him, we have lost sight of him only until the Lord calls us home to Heaven to be reunited with him.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his childhood sweetheart whom he married on July 18, 1941, Virginia (Drake) Reggero and his two daughters: Virginia (Ginny) Taegder McCue (Joe) and Michele (Shelly) Starkey (Keith Cardish); six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons: Franklin O. and Ronald M. Reggero
A Funeral Service was held Tuesday, February 18th, with Pastor Abe Dueck of Grace Community Church officiating at the Brooks Funeral Home. Entombment was at the Cedar Hill Mausoleum in Newburgh.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County.
Arrangements are under the care of Brooks Funeral Home; to send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.
Marie Carmella “Minnie” Spagnola
Marie Carmella “Minnie” Spagnola passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014at Wingate of Ulster, Highland, at the age of 99. She was a lifelong area resident.
Minnie was born June 26, 1914 in Cedar Cliff, NY to the late Pasquale and Maria Maninacci Paglialunga, the youngest of 7 children. Raised on the family farm in Marlboro, Minnie married Anthony “Tony” Spagnola in 1935 and they moved to Newburgh.
Minnie loved to dance, play the piano and cook. She was a lifetime parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh, was a member of the Golden Age Club and the Elks Lodge. Minnie was an avid bowler who, along with her sister Josie, was part of State Championship teams in the 1950s and 60s.
Minnie is survived by her daughter Elaine Van Buren of Marlboro and San Antonio, Texas and grandchildren, Toni-Marie Van Buren of San Antonio, Texas, Robert W. Van Buren and his wife Mariann of Redding, CT, Karen Van Buren and her husband Joseph Jared of The Woodlands, Texas and Kathy Kelleher and her husband David of San Antonio, Texas; also great grandchildren, Joe, Danny, Will, Annie, Maggie and Mollie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Minnie is predeceased by her husband Anthony “Tony” who died October of 1976 , sisters Lena Ortale and Josephine Fayo, brothers Arthur, Vincent, Andy and Alfred and son in law Robert W. Van Buren.
The family would like to thank her caregivers at Wingate of Ulster and her friends at The New Windsor Country Inn.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, February 15th at Sacred Heart Church, Robinson Avenue, Newburgh. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, 510 Lattintown Road, Marlboro.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.
Jennie Timperio passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Saturday February 15, 2014, at Hudson Valley Rehabilitation Center. She was 88.
She was born Giovannina Maria Guiseppa Ottaviano to Giovanni and Maria Ottaviano on March 28, 1925, but was known and loved as Jennie or Mrs. T. She married Salvatore Timperio on July 8, 1945. He pre-deceased her on January 1, 2009.
Jennie is survived by five children, John and his wife Maryann Timperio of Highland, NY, Salvatore and his wife Debbie Timperio of Highland, Diana and her husband Sam of LaGrangeville, NY, Maryann and her husband Bob of Irvin, CA, Margaret and her husband Bob of Sanatoga, PA.; grandchildren Paul and wife Michi Timperio and children Luna and Alex, Lisa and husband Frank Skiles, Salvatore and wife Andrea Timperio, Alisha Timperio, Maria Marinucci, Danielle and Kaitlyn Orr, Chloe and Jesse Cerami, and Michael Levins. She is also survived by a brother Frank and his wife Peggy Ottaviano, sister Mildred Affronti, sister Theresa Ronkese all of Highland, sisters Rose and Margaret Ottaviano and brother George Ottaviano pre-deceased her. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was a homemaker who loved cooking and caring for her family. She was a very generous, compassionate person always putting others before herself. She was a devout Catholic who was a parishioner of St. Augustine Church for many years.
Calling hours are 5 – 9 p.m. on Thursday February 20, at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main Street, Highland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday February 21, 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Church, Highland, with burial to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
For directions or online condolences, please visit torsonememorial.com.
Hurshell A. Walker
Staff St. Hurshell A. Walker, USAF of New Windsor, passed away Feb. 7, 2014 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. He was 84
Born December 22, 1929 in Ridge View WV, he was the son of Fannie Blanche and Raymond Walker.
Hurshell was a retired machinist with Star-Expansion in Mountainville, NY. He proudly served in the USAF, from 1951 to 1965.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Wright Walker at home; brother Harold; half brother Edward; half sisters Beth, Pam and Virginia; sons Hurshell Jr. (partner Jennifer), John (wife Elizabeth), James (wife Lucy); grandchildren, Carolyn, Andrew, Grace, Nicole, Erika, Katelin, Gwendolyn and Benjamin.
A family statement reads: “He proudly served his country in Japan and Korea and also did tours of duty in Vietnam. After spending 14 years in the military, he chose to leave the Air Force to be with his family. He was a man of quiet strength, who, with patience and love raised his sons and delighted in his children. Planting in his vast garden, most especially his famous “poppy’s tomatoes,” which he sold on a wagon in his front yard on the honor system, and riding his beloved Wheel Horse tractor was his idea of a perfect day! He also leaves the loving legacy of so many frinds and their families who filled our back yard since our children’s generation to now ur children’s children’s generation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA at Castle Point in Wappingers Fall, NY 12590 or Bethleham Church, 1520 Route 94, New Windsor, NY 12553.
Leroy Willis of the Town of Newburgh, a retired mechanic for Wayne Oldsmobile in Newburgh entered into rest Friday, February 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 86.
The son of the late Orville and Edith Tucker Willis, Leroy was born June 26, 1927 at his grandmother’s house on Pleasant Avenue in Walden.
He was a US Army veteran, and active with the Town of Newburgh Little League.
Survivors include his sons; Kent Willis and his wife Linda of the Town of Newburgh, Kevin Willis and his wife Karen of Coral Springs, Florida and Kirk Willis of Walden, brothers; Paul Willis, Florida and Fred Willis of Arizona. Grandchildren; Jason Willis and wife Cindy, Jessica Willis and her partner Chris Naulty, Larissa Smolinsky and husband Joseph, Kassandra Willis, Elizabeth Willis, Lynn Willis and Carl Willis; great-grandchildren; and his lifelong friend, Walter Roosa and wife Barbara of New Paltz. Leroy was predeceased by his wife Betty B. Willis on February 27, 2013.
A memorial gathering was held Saturday, February 15. at White & Venuto Funeral Home, Newburgh. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Leroy’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.