Obituaries

May 20th, 2015

Rudolph F. Bosacky

Rudolph F. Bosacky of the Town of Newburgh, a retired electrician for the IBEW Local #631 entered into rest Thursday, May 14, 2015 at home. He was 85.

The son of the late Frank and Jenny Szymanski Bosacky, Rudy was born April 17, 1930 in Newburgh.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Survivors include his brother, Victor Bosacky and wife, Alice of Montgomery, sister-in-law, Irene Pullar and husband, Jerry of the Town of Newburgh, brothers-in-law; George DeTurris and wife, Dawn of Fort Washington, Md., John DeTurris and wife, Martha of College Point, N.Y., as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Lou DeTurris Bosacky, February 6, 2008.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 18th at the White & Venuto Funeral Home with Father John Vondras officiating. Entombment was at Cedar Hill Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Rudy’s memory to Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, P.O. Box 2615, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home.

Catherine Kay Bugarin

Catherine Kay Bugarin of Wallkill, , passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at home. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Albert and Florence Gaulton, she was born on November 27, 1931 in Isle of Allan, Newfoundland.

She was the widow of Robert E. Bugarin.

Survivors include: her daughters, Vicki Trainer of Bangor, ME and Gloria Delgadille and her husband, Ed of San Luis Obispo, CA; sons, Robert S. Bugarin and his wife, Cynthia of Stone Ridge, NY and Timothy C. Bugarin of Saugerties, NY; eight grandchildren: Jim, Tara, Jeffrey, Eric, Danny, Rachel, Rebecca and Jessie; Also six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Wallkill Funeral Home. Pastor Howie Dalton officiated.

Burial took place in New Hurley Cemetery in Wallkill, NY.

The family would like to thank Kay’s special friend and caregiver, Viola Henry, for taking such good care of Mom.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dutchess and Ulster, 34 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

Arrangements were made by Wallkill Funeral Home.

Daniel Demetrius Donahue

Daniel Demetrius Donahue died on May 4, 2015. He was born in Boston, MA on December 7, 1973. He lived in New Paltz, NY. He spent his early years in Long Island, Poughkeepsie and Brooklyn. He then resided in the Hudson Valley.

He is survived by his beloved daughters, Gabrielle and Samantha and their mother, Emily as well as his nephew, Corey Bari Donahue. He was predeceased by his mother, Gigi Donahue Wright (2005) and his brother Corey Bari Donahue (2010).

He was a creative musician and a talented chef. His band “Goodbye January” celebrated hope and was inspired by his mother. He was loved and cherished by his family and many friends and he will be greatly missed.

A private service will be held and his ashes are to be scattered with his mother’s in Provincetown, MA.

A memorial celebration of his life is being planned and will be announced in the near future.

His favorite quote is from F. Scott Fitzgerald: “so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

Anna Giarrizzo

Anna Giarrizzo of Highland passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Anna was born on December 10, 1923 in the Bronx, NY. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Agugliaro. She was 91. Anna married Philip Giarrizzo.

Anna was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW in Highland and a member of the Balmville Grange.

Survivors include her husband Philip at home, 1 niece Joan Vaccaro of Florida and 1 nephew Joseph Agugliaro of Connecticut.

Anna is predeceased by her brother John Agugliaro and her nephew John Agugliaro, Jr.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Monday morning at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, Milton with Father Fred Kempirl officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marlboro.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc., Marlboro.

Richard K. Holmes

Richard K. Holmes of Middletown, a retired Manager for IBM in Fishkill and a lifetime resident of the area died May 15, 2015, in Warwick. He was 82.

The son of the late Arthur and Margaret Kramer Holmes, he was born April 16, 1933 in Montgomery.

He was a longtime member of the Montgomery Fire Department, a former Trustee and Mayor of the Village of Montgomery and a former President of the Lions Club.

Richard served his country in the Army Security Agency from 1952 to 1954.

He was married to Barbara J. Roberts Holmes.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara at home; daughter, Linda Richichi and her husband Mark Weston of Armonk NY; son, Rory Holmes and his wife, Wendy of Montgomery and grandchildren Alexandra and Connor Holmes of Montgomery.
He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Tompkins and brother William Holmes.
Funeral services will be private.

Donations may be made to the Montgomery Fire Department, PO Box 8, Montgomery, NY 12549 in Richard’s memory.
Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.

Timothy G Machia

Timothy G Machia of Wallkill, a bus driver for First Transit, Walden NY and a resident of the area died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Middletown. He was 66.

The son of the late Meredith and Clarice Machia, he was born April 3, 1949 in Franklin, Vermont. Survivors include: his wife, Allison, children: Wayne Anderson, Kimberly Hopper and husband William, Jamie Minnerly and husband Carl, and 4 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by Wallkill Funeral Home. For directions or condolences please visit Wallkillfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were made by Wallkill Funeral Home.

Gedney E. Mackey, Sr.

Gedney E. Mackey, Sr. of Milton passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Gedney was born in Milton, NY on June 25, 1928. He is the son of the late Charles Gedney Mackey, Jr. and the late Sarah Clark Mackey. He was 86. He married Pearl Lyons who predeceased him on October 20, 2006.

Gedney worked and retired from SUNY New Paltz. He was a local farmer on ancestral property in Milton.
Survivors include his sons, Gedney E. Mackey, Jr. and his wife Maryann of Milton, Timothy W. Mackey and his wife Gail of Kentucky and Jonathan Z. Mackey and his wife Jane of No. Carolina, his daughters Jill R. Hite and her husband Donald of Milton and Erin L. Baxter of Milton, his brother Francis Mackey and his wife Esther of Highland, 9 grandchildren, Tristan R. Hite, Jeffrey A. Baxter, Megan A. Kackie, Matthew S. Mackey, Zachary E. Mackey, Alexander J. Mackey, Rachel A. Mackey, Michael J. Mackey, Amanda L. Mackey, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Gedney was predeceased by his son-in-law Jeff Baxter and his sister Katherine Russell.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday morning from 10 a.m.-noon at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro.

Funeral services will follow visitation on Thursday at noon at the funeral home with the Reverend David Ballou officiating.

Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association, c/o Linda Smith, 540 S. Ohioville Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 or a charity of one’s choice.

Catherine ‘Kay’ McGraw

Catherine “Kay” McGraw, 90, of Highland, NY, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Hudson River Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center, in Highland.

She was born in Highland on January 27, 1925 to Howard Hegeman and Mabel Relyea Hegeman. She was the youngest of three children. Catherine married William J. McGraw on August 11, 1945. He predeceased her in 1991. She was also predeceased by her parents and older brother, Howard, Jr.

Catherine is survived by her only son, Dennis McGraw, and his wife Joyce, of Millbrook, NY; brother Donald Hegeman of Poughkeepsie, NY; niece Kathy McCaffrey and husband Rick, of Poughkeepsie, NY; niece Christina Parker and husband Gordon, of Vermont; grandson Timothy McGraw of Annandale, VA; granddaughter Katie Hoffman and husband Paul of Pleasant Valley, and their children Andrew, William, and Grace.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home, 1 Woodside Place, Highland, NY. Services and burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Maria Moore

Maria Moore, age 72 of New Paltz, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY.
Born on March 20, 1943, in Gioia Del Colle, Italy, she was the daughter of Ulderico and Mildred Giannone Mazza. She married David A. Moore, Sr., on September 21, 1974 in Newburgh, NY.

Maria was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, New Paltz, a lifetime member and past president of the Italian Center Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Board of Trustees. Maria coordinated the Italian Center Bocce League. She was a major contributor and volunteered for many of the Italian Center events especially the yearly Festa held in September. She was also a lifetime member and past president of the Victory Lodge. Maria is a member and past officer of the Knights of Columbus Columbiettes Council 5800. She’s a committee member and volunteer of St. Joseph’s Church Annual Festa, New Paltz, and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Maria was also the Financial Secretary for the Columbiettes Council 5800, and District Treasurer for the Hudson Valley Chapter.

Maria retired as a secretary at IBM, East Fishkill, NY. At the present time, Maria was employed as a receptionist at I Heart Media, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Surviving are her beloved husband, David A. Moore, Sr., New Paltz, NY; two sons, David A. Moore, Jr. of New Paltz, NY, and Matthew A. Moore and his fiancee Michele Herter of Paltz, NY; three brothers, Biagio and his wife Dorothy Mazza of Kansas City, MO, Dominic and his wife Karen Mazza of Fishkill, NY, Anthony and his wife Susan Mazza of Montgomery, NY; sister-in-law, Dot Sargent of Middletown, NY; sister-in-law, Alice Rittle of PA; sister-in-law, Lillian Derrick of WA; brother-in-law, Theodore Moore of Philippines; nieces and nephews include: Mark Epstein; Eddie Paton; Belinda Paton; Biagio & Mary Carol Mazza; Anthony John Mazza; Brianna, Danielle & Brendon Mazza; Paul, John & Krystal Stegenga; Michael Gallagher; Kim Downy; Amy Van Zant; and Jonathan Mazza, as well as many close friends. In addition to her parents, Maria was predeceased by her sister, Vita Stegenga.

Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 731231718 or online at https://donate.cancer.org/index.

Genevieve Notarnicola

Genevieve Notarnicola, Tiny as she was known, passed away in the loving home she created surrounded by family and beloved friends on May 7, 2015 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was 71.

The daughter of the late Lloyd Greer and Genevieve “Gene” Kaminski Greer, she was born on September 9, 1943 in Walker Valley.

Tiny was a former Sunday School teacher at the Walker Valley Methodist Church, one of the founders of the Shawangunk Snowmobile and Rescue Club as well as a safety Instructor. She was a volunteer for the Bernard County Meals on Wheels program, and a true inspiration to other cancer survivors.

Tiny considered crocheting her therapy and made beautiful blankets which many of us proudly possess. She and her husband Al owned the 1776 Colonial Inn Restaurant in Pine Bush for 38 years. She considered her employees and many customers part of her family. Her greatest achievement was being a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife and friend.

Survivors include her husband, Al Notarnicola, her children, Lori Torchio and her husband Adam of Pine Bush, John L. Scott and partner Pierre Pham of Los Angeles, CA, Greer Scott and her partner Ondrea Sharp of Walker Valley, Lori Middaugh and husband Roy of Slatington, PA, Jodi Notarnicola and husband Bart Panesa of New Paltz.

Grandchildren, Rebecca G. Manpel and fiancé George Watson of Circleville, Nicole R. Torchio and partner Orlando Sanchez of Milford, PA, Brittaney Torchio of Pine Bush, Darien Middaugh of Camp Lejeune, NC and Alexis Middaugh of Slatington, PA. Great Grandson, Logan A. Watson of Circleville, sister, Prisilla “Bun” Haskin of Walker Valley, brother, Lloyd Greer of Greenfield Park, sister in law Mary Greer of Walker Valley. Beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and an enormous amount of friends.

Tiny is predeceased by her brother, Allen “King” Greer and sister in law Carol Greer.

The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Health First Cancer Treatment Center and Holmes Hospital in Melbourne FL for their love and care during her battle. A special thank you to Dr. Joseph McClure and Dr. Arvil Dhople of Health First Cancer Treatment Center. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
As per Tiny’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Cremation was handled by Davis Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Melbourne, FL.

Obituary information submitted by the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. Pine Bush.

Judy Rappa

The inimitable Judy Rappa passed away on May 18, 2015 in Dripping Springs, Texas where she lived with her daughter Diane and her family. She was 86. Born November 1, 1928, in Nyack, NY to Margaret and David Hartell, she was the youngest of 4 siblings, Margaret, John, and David – all predeceased.

Born Henrietta Louise, she was given the nickname Judy when she was a child and it was how she came to be known her entire life.

Known for her wit and humor, Judy was a woman ahead of her time. Her family, especially her children and their friends, had the benefit of her sharp sense of humor, relaxed style, and modern sensibility. Judy was a great and loving Mom. A world traveler, Judy was up for anything – from the Highlands of Scotland to Russia.

She married Joseph A. Rappa on August 27, 1957 and lived in Marlboro until November of 2010, when she and her husband moved to California to live with daughter Diane and her family.

Judy was a graduate of Nyack High School and completed many college courses at Mount Saint Mary College, in Newburgh, New York. She loved learning and was a voracious reader.

Judy also was a talented seamstress and craftsman, always seeking new challenges from furniture refinishing to pottery. For more than 20 years she worked for Hudson Valley Newspapers in Highland, New York, and was an active member of Lattingtown Baptist Church.

Her greatest passion was the Marlboro Historical Society and helping people discover things about their family histories. She organized cemetery cleanup days and kept meticulous records of many area cemeteries.

Judy is survived by her loving husband, Joseph, her daughter, Diane DeVore (Chuck), her son Joseph Rappa (Lisa), and daughter Stephanie Hall (Steve). She is also survived by 3 granddaughters, Colleen Rappa, Jennie DeVore, and Amy DeVore. She was predeceased by granddaughter Larissa Rappa. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. Donations in Judy’s memory can be made to the Marlboro Historical Society, PO Box 393, Marlboro, NY 12542.

Charles Edward Rodgers

Charles Edward Rodgers- Beloved husband, father, and zealous preacher of Gods kingdom.

He is survived by wife of 58 years,Peggy Rodgers, six children, Stareen Weed, Joy Rodgers-smith, Dawn Rodgers, Timothy Rodgers, Rebekah Rodgers, Titus Rodgers,4 grandchildren, Jennifer, Bridgette, Jeremy and Caleb Smith and one great grandchild Jillian Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, 511 Mt. Hope Road, Middletown, NY 10940 on May 30, 2015 at 4PM.

In lieu of flower, the family will be accepting donations.

Arrangements were entrusted to DeWitt Funeral Home, Pine Bush.

Scott M. Saya

Scott M. Saya of Wappinger Falls, N.Y. passed away May 14, 2015, at Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, Calif., Born in Beacon, NY, he was the son of Stanley F. Saya and Lola Garrison Saya.

He was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School and Johnson and Wales University, graduating with a degree in hotel and restaurant management.

Scott is survived by his parents, his brother, Christopher Saya, his maternal grandmother and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation for friends and family members will from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Fishkill Reformed Church, Main Street, Fishkill, N.Y., followed immediately at 1 p.m. by a funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to Genesis Recovery, P.O. Box 1279 Lakeside, CA 92040 or Genesisrecoverysandiego.com.

Arrangements are under the care of the Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc.

Samuel V. Schoonmaker III

Darien, Ct., resident Samuel V. Schoonmaker III passed away on April 23rd in Naples, FL.

Sam was born in Newburgh, the son of Samuel Jr. and Catherine Wilson Schoonmaker. The Schoonmaker family owned and operated John Schoonmaker & Sons Department Store for four generations, from 1863 to the late 1960’s. It was one of the largest department stores in the Hudson Valley with the original store on Water Street in Newburgh and additional stores in the mid Hudson Valley Mall, Beacon and Middletown. Sam, his father and family were well-known tennis players and former members of the Powelton Club.

Sam graduated second in his class from the Lawrenceville School and matriculated at Yale College, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He was captain of the varsity tennis team, member of the varsity squash team, and sang with the Yale Glee Club. Sam competed once at Wimbledon, seven times in the U.S. Open and four times in the U.S. Father Son Championships. In 2008, he was inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Sam joined the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford and was promoted to partner and then managing partner. He took a two-year sabbatical from law, following the death of his father, to serve as President of John Schoonmaker & Sons Department Stores in New York. In 1996, he founded the law firm of Schoonmaker & George in Greenwich.

A distinguished family lawyer, Sam is best known for the legislative initiative known as “No Fault Divorce.” In 2014, the Connecticut Law Tribune awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sam passed peacefully, surrounded by his beloved wife of 49 years, Carolyn, and his two sons, Sam and Eric. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Hill and three grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien on May 19. There will also be a graveside service at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, at 11 a.m. on May 21st.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Huguenot Historical Society, 88 Huguenot Street, New Paltz, NY 12561, or to another non-profit of one’s choice.

Nancy Rathgeb Smith

Nancy Rathgeb Smith, a long-time resident of Highland, New York passed peacefully at her home, May 10th, at the age of 89. The daughter of Ellen and Clarence Rathgeb, she was born in Highland, New York, September 15, 1925. Nancy was a gracious, fiercely strong woman and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She lived life to the fullest and she was greatly admired by her family, friends and community.

Nancy spent most of her life in the Hudson Valley. She had deep roots to the area and was known for being a local historian. She enjoyed a happy childhood on Tillson Avenue in Highland and she spent time in the summer at her grandparents’ farm in upstate New York. Her father owned the Rathgeb Knitting Mill in Highland. Nancy attended Highland High School and was the salutatorian of her class in 1943. Nancy was passionate about education for women and she decided to leave home for Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. She studied Political Science and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946. Nancy made life-long friends at Middlebury and was a devoted alumna and supporter of the college.

She married the late Louis E. Smith on July 1st, 1948 on the family farm in Sherburne, New York. Together they raised four children and developed a well-respected business, Louis Smith Chevrolet in Highland. They owned the business for 40 years before retiring in 1983.

Nancy is survived by her beloved four children and their spouses, Steven R. Smith and Margaret Cimini Smith of Washington, D.C., Scott L. Smith and Lisa Rutman Smith of Ithaca, New York, Nanette Smith Callihan and Dan Callihan of Lexington, Massachusetts and Sara Smith Blake and P. Anthony Blake of Charlotte, Vermont. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Allison, Jeremy, Miranda, Emilia and Sadie Smith and Andrew and Eleanore Blake. Nancy took immense pride in her children and grandchildren and loved nothing more than having everyone at home for Christmas or enjoying time together in the summer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Nancy was known for her entertaining and bringing friends and family together around her fine cooking and baking. She had a keen and inquiring intellect and stayed current in local and world affairs until the very end of her life. Nancy was a very civically engaged member of her community. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Highland since childhood. She had a deep, quiet faith and held a number of church leadership positions over the years including service on the board of directors and countless committees at the church and the regional governing body.

Over the years, Nancy was an active member of numerous other community organizations including: the Highland Board of Education, PEO, the local PTA, the American Association of the University of Women (AAUW), the World Affairs Council, the Mid-Hudson Alzheimer’s Association, Habitat for Humanity, and the New Paltz Garden Club (just to name a few). Through her participation in these many organizations, she made many life-long friends. Nancy was also an especially enthusiastic supporter of the Walkway Over the Hudson.

Nancy wrote an autobiography as a junior in High School and she finished with; “And so ends an autobiography for a time and I hope that sometime I may again pick up my pen, complete my autobiography, full of deeds and achievements.” She indeed had a very successful and accomplished life!

Nancy received outstanding and loving care in her final year at home. The family is forever grateful that she was able to stay in the house that she called home on Smith Terrace for the last 65 years.

Donations may be made to the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (P.O. Box 889, Poughkeepsie, New York, 12602) or the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, New York Chapter (2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601).

Xavier M. Torres

Xavier M. Torres of the Town of Newburgh entered into the Arms of the Angels, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Medulloblastoma, a rare brain cancer. He was 6 years old.
The son of Steve Eduardo Torres and Christy Lynn Johnson Torres, Xavier was born April 21, 2009 in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Xavier was a kindergarten student at the Fostertown School. He recently became an honorary member of the Town of Newburgh Police Dept., Cronomer Valley Fire Dept., Orange Lake Fire Dept. and the Town of Newburgh Ambulance Corps. He loved superheroes and cared for everyone around him.

In addition to his beloved parents, Steve and Christy, he is survived by his sisters; Natalia, age 7 and Taliana, age 3, paternal grandparents, Alba Villanueva and Eduardo Torres; uncle, Adam Johnson; as well other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday, at St. Patrick’s Church, Newburgh, with Father Patrick Bonner officiating. Cremation will take place after the Mass at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Xavier’s memory to The Johnny Sileno Wishes for Wellness Foundation, 15 Disano Drive, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of White & Venuto Funeral Home.

Anita Sykes-Widmer

Anita Sykes-Widmer, a homemaker, passed away on May 13, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was 92.
The daughter of the late Harry Hehn and Lillian Burkhardt Hehn, she was born on February 28, 1923 in Bronx, NY.
Anita is survived by her husband Edward at home, daughter Ruthanne of Pine Bush, grandson Thomas and his wife Angie of Fayetteville, NC and granddaughter Elizabeth of Pine Bush, She is also survived by her great-granddaughters Savannah and Sophia also of Fayetteville, NC.

Anita was predeceased by her first husband George and grandson Jonathan. Her family is forever grateful to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan County for all the kindness and compassion and wonderful care they gave Anita during the past ten months.

As per Anita’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation and interment will be private. Gone from our sight, but never gone from our heart.

Arrangements entrusted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. Pine Bush.

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