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Angelo Abatangelo

Angelo Abatangelo, a retired Supervisor for Con Ed and longtime resident of the area, passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 94.

The son of the late Alfred P. Abatangelo and Mary Macova Abatangelo, he was born on May 17, 1923 in Bronx, NY. A WWII Veteran, Angelo served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1266 in Wurtsboro, former member of the Knights of Columbus, and a Volunteer for the Hudson Valley Honor Flight. Angelo loved the warm weather and sunshine and working on his tan, while laying out in the backyard with his dog April.

Survivors include his children, Fred Abatangelo and his wife Joanne of Maybrook, Vita Sarvaideo and her husband Paul of Matamoras, PA; Andrew Abatangelo and his wife Patricia of Montgomery, Jeanne Martinez and her husband Gil of Maybrook. Grandchildren; Jacqueline Quist and her husband Jeff, Stephen Abatangelo and his wife Christina, Nicholas Sarvaideo and wife Caitlin, Dana Lenihan and husband Rob, Drew Abatangelo and wife Kim, Leah Sarvaideo and her fiancé Sage, Olivia, Thomas and Matthew. 3 great-grandchildren, Logan, Trever, and Ariana, brother, William Abatangelo and his wife Angela of Florida. Angelo is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and is predeceased by his wife, Julia Abatangelo, sisters, Alma Fiore and Josephine Woodruff, and his brother, Fred Abatangelo.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday January 17, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. 1525 Burlingham Rd Pine Bush. A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Thursday January 18, at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary-Assumption Church, 211 Homestead Avenue Maybrook. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Wurtsboro with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers please make donations in Angelo’s name to the: Hudson Valley Honor Flight, PO Box 375, Walden NY 12586.

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

Raffaella “Tina” Balogh

Raffaella “Tina” Balogh of Walden, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 in Montgomery. She was 93.

The daughter of the late Giuseppe and Angelina Porzio Panico, she was born October 6, 1924 in Arola, Italy. She was a member of Most Precious Blood Church in Walden and had worked as a cashier for A & P in New York City.
She was the widow of David Balogh. Survivors include her son John Balogh & his wife Margaret of Levittown; grandchildren Brian and Christine of Levittown; brother Mario Panico of Italy; sister Iolanda Aiello of Hackensack, NJ and friend Baxter Olson at home.

A mass of Christian burial was held Monday, January 15, at Most Precious Blood, 42 Walnut St., Walden, with Fr. Joseph Fallon officiating. Burial was in Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Most Precious Blood Church, 42 Walnut St., Walden, NY 12586.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.

Arlene R Broas

Arlene R. Broas of Walden, a longtime resident of the area passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 in Newburgh. She was 85.

The daughter of the late Edward P. and Blanche R. Pitt Richburg, she was born October 21, 1932 in Maybrook.

She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Walden and was the former owner of Ardon’s by the Bridge Gift Shop. She was also a member of the Wallkill Footlight Club in the 1950s.

Survivors include her husband Donald M Broas at home; one son, Michael Broas of Walden; brother James Richburg and wife Sarah of Walden and nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Millspaugh Funeral Home, Walden, with Rev. Peggy Sullivan officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church,15 Walnut Street, Walden or Josephine-Louise Public Library, 1 Municipal Square, Walden, NY 12586.

Wilma Ann Charles

Wilma Ann Charles of Gardiner, NY passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Vassar Bros. Hospital, Poughkeepsie. She was 76.

The daughter of the late William and Ethel Steinhilber Palmer, she was born on June 22, 1941 in Walden. She was the widow of the late Everett H. Charles, Jr.

Wilma is survived by her companion, Jack South of Gardiner; sons: Everett H. Charles III of Plattekill and Michael Charles of Gardiner; daughters: Ethel Williams (Craig) of Shohola, PA, Stacie Jackson and companion, Pete Vasquez of Montgomery; Tina Rodschat (Erik) of Marlboro; Lucinda Richburg (James) of Walden and Charlotte Lloyd (Shawn) of Gardiner; sisters: Darlene Palmer of Walden and Marlene Palmer of New York; brother, William Palmer of PA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons, Ronald and Theron Charles.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 16 at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home. Burial was in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Carol Evelyn Deignan

Carol E. Deignan, 80, of Walden passed away peacefully at Wingate at Beacon on January 8, 2018 after battling a disease known a PSP for several years. The daughter of Ernest and Florence Roller, Carol was born on April 14, 1937 in Teaneck, NJ. Carol was active in the community when she lived in Walden. She had many friends and was a member of the Walden Baptist Church and the Walden Senior Citizens until her illness. She gave a valiant fight and will be missed.

Carol is survived by two sons: Brian Bailey and his wife, Karen of Pine Bush and Marc Bailey and his wife, Lisa of Mahopac, and grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Friday, January 12 at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden. Burial was at Modena Rural Cemetery, Modena.

Carol loved animals especially cats. Memorial contributions may be made to the Walden Humane Society, 2489 Albany Post Road, Walden, NY 12586.

Robert H. DeWitt

Robert H. DeWitt, longtime resident of Bullville, passed away on January 11, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 93.

Robert was born in Middletown, NY to Robert and Lillian DeWitt. He was a proud Navy Veteran who served during World War II. Robert was also a carpenter with the Carpenters Unions.

Robert is predeceased by his wife Nareen DeWitt. He is survived by his sons, Kenneth DeWitt of Middletown; Allan DeWitt and his wife Patricia of Bloomingburg; his daughter Judy DeWitt-Levitas and her husband Gerson of Middletown; grandchildren Brent DeWitt and his wife Provi, Jon DeWitt and his wife Debbie and Jason DeWitt and his wife Shelly. Robert is also survived by great-grandchildren Ashton, Kai, Maxx, Lauren and Emery. He will be missed by his favorite cats Moe and Willy.

Visitation will take place at DeWitt-Martinez Funeral and Cremation Services, 64 Center Street, Pine Bush on Wednesday January 17 from 3 – 7 p.m. A chapel service will be held on Thursday January 18 at the funeral home at 11 a.m., Pastor Bob Hewitt will officiate.

Burial will take place at Bullville Cemetery, in Bullville.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to DeWitt-Martinez Funeral and Cremation Services.

Mason Doolan

Mason Doolan passed away January 1, 2018 at home in Newburgh NY. He was 2 months and 13 days old.

Mason was born October 19, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown NY and was a happy baby. At only 10 weeks old he loved to watch basketball, listen to music and he loved to go for car rides. Mason brought so much joy to our lives and anyone he came into contact with the way he would smile and with the little noises he would make. He was taken way too soon and will be truly missed.

Mason had a blended family that loved him so much and we will forever cherish all the memories we had with him. Survivors include by his loving parents, Charles Merchant of Monticello NY, Crystal Doolan of Ovid NY, Marvin and Deidre Alston of Newburgh, brothers, Dane Goodman Jr of Middletown, Isaiah Booker of Kingston, and Averi Finn of Monticello. Mason is further survived by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and so many more. He is predeceased by his grandmother Shirley.

Services were held on Saturday January 13, at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. 1525 Burlingham Rd Pine Bush. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.

To leave an online condolence please visit wmgaganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.

Joseph John Galante

Joseph John Galante, 85, passed away in his sleep at Indian River Hospital Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Vero Beach, Florida, after a long illness.

Joseph was born May 23, 1932 to John and Anna Galante in New York City. On October 20, 1956 he married Nancy Morell in Brooklyn, New York. They lived in Milton, New York, where they had five Children: Anne (Bruce Gepfert), Joan (John Rywalt), Linda (Joe Bierniak), Diane, and John (Regina).

Joseph retired from VirTis Corporation after 35 years. Joe and Nancy relocated to Fort Pierce in 1996. Joe enjoyed shooting, hunting, fishing, building things, photography, golf, U.S. history, his grandchildren, being a lifetime volunteer Fireman in Milton, and being a U.S. Marine.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Nancy, their five children, and nine grandchildren: Isabelle, Jackson, Jamie, Joey, Jillian, Joe, Nick, Casey and Joe.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gasper, his sister Josephine Leccese, and his brother-in-law and best man, Anthony Leccese.

A Mass will be held on Saturday, January 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Marlboro. The family will be available at St. Mary’s after 10 a.m. to receive condolences.

Wilbur M. Grant III

Wilbur M. Grant III, 57, died Saturday January 6, 2018.

The son of Conchetta (Littier) Grant and the late Wilbur Grant Jr., he was born April 16, 1960 in Newburgh.

Wilbur was a hard worker, a self-employed contractor his entire life. He was an amazing dad, beloved son, brother, and uncle, and his family meant the world to him.

He is survived by his children, Wilbur Grant IV, Angelica Grant and Amy Grant; siblings, Kathie Grant, John Grant and wife Cyndi; aunts and uncles, Patrick Littier and wife Eva, Steve Littier, Michael Littier and Mary Littier Maddox; nieces and nephews, Melissa, Bianca, Gary, Dominique, Anthony, Michael, Anthony, Gina, Joel, Little Joel and Big Joe.

Services were held Saturday, January 13 at Brooks Funeral Home, Newburgh.

Barbara “Bonnie” Hyde

Barbara “Bonnie” Hyde of Highland, a lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley, entered into rest on Monday, January 8. She was 74.

Born September 7, 1943 in Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Major Louis (Retired) and Mary (Cullen) Losee. Bonnie was very proud of being an Army “Brat”, and graduated from VCU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Horticulture and worked as an Administrative Assistant for many different companies. When Bonnie retired she decided to drive her RV back and forth all over the country for several years in pursuit of historic sites with her traveling companion, Cavier, her Lab. When she returned to the Hudson Valley Bonnie found that helping people in the community brought her much joy.

Bonnie was a parishioner of St Augustine Church, where she loved to sing in the choir, and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Bonnie volunteered at Neighbor to Neighbor at the Office of the Aging, and served on the council at Lifetime Learning Institute in New Paltz.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Bob Hyde and wife Diane of South Orange, NJ, Diane Maniscalco and husband Joe of Lake Katrine, NY, Dennis Hyde and longtime girlfriend Jan Luppino of Sacramento, CA, Barbara McCaw and husband Peter of Newburgh, and Debbie Brueckner-Magistro and husband Pete of New Windsor; her sister Mary Lou Abramshe and husband Richard; her brothers Lou Losee Jr. and wife Heidi, and Peter Losee and wife Nancy; her grandchildren Brenna Berchielli (Brad), Alanna Maniscalco, Ian McCaw (Christine), Kevin Hyde (Kinley), Emma Maniscalco (fiance Kevin Rademaker), Brian Brueckner, Angus McCaw and Anthony Magistro; great-grandchildren Wyatt and Penelope McCaw; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents Bonnie was predeceased by her brothers Joseph and Anthony Losee.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, January 15 in St Augustine Church, Highland, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105, or online at stjude.org.

Donna L. Koehler

Donna L. Koehler of Highland, formerly of Montgomery, passed away January 2, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. She was 57.

The daughter of the late Donald and Gladys Beach Koehler, she was born December 9, 1960 in Goshen. Donna was a homemaker..

Survivors include her five sons, Michael Hagan of Georgia, Joseph Hagan of Bloomingburg, Daniel Hagan of Goshen, Patrick Hagan of Pine Bush, Matthew Hagan of North Salem; brother, Kirk Koehler of Rock Hill, NY; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by her brother, Wayne Koehler, and her sister, Karen Koehler.

Cremation was private. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 17 from 6-8, p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St. Walden.

Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.

Cecil Mann

Cecil Mann, of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest on Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was 94.

Son of the late William and Harriet (Heane) Mann, he was born on May 23, 1923 in Nottinghamshire, England. Cecil immigrated from England to the United States in 1948.

In his early years, Cecil was Vice President, and Director of Engineering for Lightron, Newburgh and he later worked as a design consultant for LSI until his retirement. Cecil a 32nd Degree Mason was a life member of Old Well-St. John’s Lodge No. 6, A.F. & A.M. He was also a member of Pyramid Shriner Lodge No.9 in Stratford, CT. Cecil was a member of the Bull Terrier Club of America and he and his wife raised bull terriers, showed and judged for many years. He served as President of the club, and in 1973 took Best of Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Survivors include his companion Carol Rogers; one brother, Rex (Chris) Mann of DE; one niece, Christina De Cola of Sandy Hook CT; one nephew, William (Jen) Mann of MA; and several great nieces and nephews. Cecil was predeceased by his wife Irene (Hudson) Mann in 2002.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 17, from 5 to 7 pm at White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 N. Plank Road (Rt. 32), Newburgh. A Funeral Service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 18, at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 105 Grand St., Newburgh. Burial will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk CT.

Donations may be made to the Connecticut Freemasons Foundation, Inc., PO Box 69, Wallingford, CT 06492 or AKC Canine Health Foundation, 251 West Garfield Road, Suite 160, Aurora, Ohio, 44202-8856.

Funeral Arrangements are under the care of White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service.

Muriel M. McMann

Muriel M. McMann of Walden, NY, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, in Dover, NJ. She was 96.

The daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Murphy Carroll, she was born August 2, 1921 in Queens.

Muriel previously worked as a custodian for the Valley Central School District.

She was the widow of Heston A. McMann.

Survivors include her son William McMann & wife Barbara of Binghamton; daughter Linda McMann of Walden; son Michael McMann and wife Joanne of Pine Bush 4 grandchildren Patrick Liam M. & wife Kim, Shaina M. and husband Ken, Sean M., Lauren Nugent and Michael, 4 great-grandchildren Kaylen, Mikayla, Declan, Sofia, and sisters Edna Connor of Ludlow, MA and Ruth Frueh of CT.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 17, at 10 a.m. at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden.

Burial will be in Brick Church Cemetery in Montgomery, NY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Muriel’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.

For directions or condolences please visit millspaughfuneralhome.com

Lawrence Patrick Murnane

Lawrence Patrick Murnane of Maybrook, formerly of Jefferson Valley, NY, passed away on January 14, 2018 at Valley View Nursing Home in Goshen, NY with his loving family by his side. He was 84.

The son of the late Edward and Margaret Murray Murnane, he was born on January 19, 1933 in Kingston.

Lawrence proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He also worked as a policeman for the Dobbs Ferry Police Department. Lawrence had a great work ethic and is characterized as being very handy.

The family would like to thank the staff at Valley View Nursing Home, Orange Regional Medical Center, and Crystal Run Healthcare for all of their care, assistance, and support to Lawrence over the years.

Lawrence is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Craft Murnane, at home. Additional survivors include his son, Lawrence Murnane and his wife, Beth, of Caledonia, NY; daughters, Elizabeth “Betsy” Yannantuono and her husband, Michael, of Montgomery, Laura Trapini and her husband, Anthony, of Coldenham; grandchildren, Owen and Kristian; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Donald as well as two brothers and his sister.

Cremation will be held privately. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research- P.O. Box 5014, Hogerstown, MD 21741-5014.
Arrangements are by the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc.

Edmund C. Slesinski

Edmund C. Slesinski, a retired Carpenter for local 964 and lifelong resident of the area, passed away on Monday January 8, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown. He was 88.

The son of the late Bernard Slesinski and Helen Andryshak Slesinski he was born on November 8, 1929 in Goshen NY. Edmund worked on the Black Dirt family farm in Goshen, was an avid coin collector, collector of Hess Trucks, and Guns. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well, and was also a member of the NRA. Edmund was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus St. Johns RC Church in Goshen, Church of the Assumption in Maybrook, and St. Paul’s RC Church in Bullville.

Survivors include his daughter, Kim Slesinski of Seminole, Florida, son, Chip Slesinski and his wife, Wendy of Pine Bush, grandsons, Matthew and Timothy Slesinski, sister, Irene Marko of Caldwell NJ, beloved cat, Pretty Kitty, and his ex wife, Philomena Slesinski of Seminole, Florida. Edmund is further survived by many nieces and nephews and is predeceased by his sister, Lucia Urbanowicz.

Services were held on Friday January 12, at the William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. 1525 Burlingham Rd Pine Bush . Burial was in New Prospect Cemetery.

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

William Alfred Smith Sr.

William Alfred Smith Sr., of Wallkill passed away at his home on January 5, 2018. He was 84.

The son of the late Gordon A and Ethel E. Caston Smith. William was born on January 1, 1934 in Gardiner. He was married to Bertha L. Stedner for over 30 yrs.

William honorably served his country during the Korean War in the Marine Corps. He was an avid gardener. William enjoyed spending time outdoors and had an endless love for animals. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

William is survived by his wife Bertha at home; son, William A. Smith Jr. (Gayle) of Walden; daughters, Ellen M. Yzquierdo (Ralph) of Walden, Beverly S. Smith of Walden ; step-son, Donald A. Yaw of Madisonville, TN.; step-daughters, Sandra A. Casper (Rick) of Modena, Deborah A. Yaw of Philadelphia, TN.; 11 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Eugene, Okie, Leroy, Virginia, Olga “Pat” and Arlene.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday January 10, at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home,. Walden. Burial was in Brunswick Rural Cemetery in Wallkill, NY.

James V. Snowman Sr.

James V. Snowman Sr., of Walden, entered into rest on January 12, 2018 at home with his family at his side.

The son of the late Howard E. Snowman and Wilma Mason-Vanduzer, James was born August 24, 1932 in Cornwall, NY. He was a longtime member of the New Windsor Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

James is survived by his loving wife of 64 years- Geraldine Quick- Snowman. He was predeceased by son James Snowman Jr.

Survivors also include his sons Jeff, Howard and wife Angie; his daughters Cindy and husband Victor and brother-in-law Guillermo, Elizabeth, and Emilie; grandchildren Karly Coffin, Misty Snowman, Yolanda Pieniazek, Victor Tobar Jr., Jim Shepherd, Anthony Tobar, Nicholas Tobar, Melanie Shepherd, Jeffrey Snowman, Brandi Barbieri, Amber J. Snowman, Matthew Tobar, Victoria Tobar, Liam McNamee, Erin McNamee, Autumn Zinser; nieces Susan and Victoria and many others, along with several great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors.

Gloria M. Sorrentino

Gloria M. Sorrentino, 90, of Milton, formerly of Poughkeepsie, passed away at her daughter’s home where she resided for three years.

She was born December 6, 1927 in Poughkeepsie, NY the daughter of the late Antonio and Jennie Magliocca DeCarlo. On October 24, 1948 she married Frank Sorrentino, who predeceased her in 2009. The love of her life was her faith, family and friends. She was always cooking and baking for all to enjoy. Gloria was a parishoner of St. James Church in Milton, NY which is now merged with St. Mary’s Church in Marlboro.

Survivors include her son Mark and his wife Mona Sorrentino and their children Matthew and Melinda Sorrentino; Gregory and his wife Kathy Sorrentino and their children Kelly Colon and her husband Nevin Colon and Gary and Courtney Sorrentino; Thomas and his wife Lorraine Sorrentino and their children Joanna Railing and her husband Jason and their kids Luke, Mark and John; her daughter Ann Sorrentino Verdi and her husband Frank; their children Joseph and Christine Verdi and their children Mia and Frank; her granddaughters Gina Verdi, Jennie Verdi, Marissa Verdi Liquori and her husband Richard Liquori. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was predeceased by her brothers John DeCarlo, Tony DeCarlo and Arthur DeCarlo and her sisters Minnie DeCarlo Carbone and Bianca DeCarlo Pisciotta.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at Mt. Carmel Church, Poughkeepsie. Internment was at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Kathleen Walsh

Kathleen Walsh, 59, lifelong resident of the Newburgh area, died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a long battle against cancer. Born on March 9, 1958 in Newburgh, Kathy leaves behind her cherished daughter Kayla Walsh and Kayla’s longtime companion Joe Cappelli.

Kathy was predeceased by her husband, Jon C. Walsh; her parents John (Red) and Jeanne Delarede; her brother, Michael; and her sister, Gloria. In addition to Kayla, Kathy leaves behind her sister Anne Casey and husband John, her brother James Delarede and wife Stacy, her sister MaryEllen Sickler and husband Darren, and many nieces and nephews.

When her family and friends recall Kathy, they will remember her as one of the strongest, most inspirational women they knew. Her happiest times were spent at Wanaksink Lake. She loved running, biking, playing tennis, being outside and, most of all, life.

A celebration of Kathy’s life will take place on Wednesday, January 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Avenue in Newburgh.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hudson Valley SPCA, 940 Little Britain Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553.

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