RHINEBECK–Carole Frances Quackenbush, 72, passed away Saturday, May, 22, 2010 after a brief illness, at the Thompson House.
Born October 10, 1937 in Troy, she was the daughter of Francis and Emma(Krakat) Belonga.
On July 16, 1960 she married Donald C. Quackenbush at St. Patrick’s Church, Watervliet.
Mrs. Quackenbush was a graduate of Watervliet City Schools and attended the Troy Conservatory of Music, where she played the piano. She attended the College of St. Rose in Albany, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish. Later, she earned a masters degree in reading from SUNY New Paltz. Several of her research articles on the subject have been published. For many years until her retirement in 2002 she was a high school English teacher in the Germantown Central Schools. Throughout her career
she was a class advisor, director of the school play and chaperone for the school trips to Spain. An avid theatre enthusiast, she organized student trips to experience Broadway shows. She was listed in the Who’s Who of American Teachers.
Mrs. Quackenbush has been a Rhinebeck resident since 1960 and was a member of the PTA, as a room mother and as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts. She was very involved with her four children and their activities and interests. Mrs. Quackenbush enjoyed many hobbies including ceramics, reading, sewing and musical appreciation. Mrs. Quackenbush loved to travel and looked forward to her annual summer vacations with her family on Cape Cod.
Mrs. Quackenbush is survived by her husband Donald of Rhinebeck; her children, Christine Quackenbush of Greenwich, Conn.; Cathryn Quackenbush Moore, her husband Peter and their children Sophie, Patrick and Dan of Granite Springs; Donald F. Quackenbush of Poland, Ohio; and James A. Quackenbush, and his wife Denise and their children Emma and James of
Calling hours are Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck. Funeral services are Wednesday, 11 a.m., from the funeral home.
Cremation and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Friends of the Whale Watch, (5th grade), c/o Debra West, Chancellor Livingston School, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.