Obituaries: Sheehy, Rowen, Ogden

Marguerite Sheehy, happiest around family

GHENT—Marguerite Ann (Haggerty) Sheehy of Ghent passed away August 2, 2011 at Whittier Nursing Home.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Robert V. Sheehy. She was the devoted mother of Rosemarie Schober of Austerlitz, Marguerite Lang of New Bedford MA , Donald Sheehy of Edinboro PA , Stephen Sheehy of Norwalk CT, Laura Knabbe of New Bedford MA , Robert V. Sheehy, Jr., of North Attleboro MA, Melissa Norway of Hudson, Michelle Balachandran of New Rochelle and Joseph Sheehy of Valatie.

She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

For many years, she worked in the Chatham Central School District, where she enjoyed her job and co-workers.

Mrs. Sheehy was happiest when surrounded by her family.

A funeral mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Fairview Avenue, Greenport, Monday, August 8. Burial followed at St. James Cemetery in Ghent. Arrangements were with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home in Chatham. To send online condolences visit

Agnes Rowen, 94, seamstress, beloved mother

CATSKILL—Agnes M. Rowen, 94, formerly of Greenport, went home with the angels, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Kaaterskill Care Nursing Facility in Catskill, with her loving family by her side.

Born September 3, 1916 in Valatie, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Almira (Klima) McCaffrey.

Mrs. Rowen was a seamstress and finisher at the Atlanta Knitting Mills in Hudson, and a member of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary’s Church.

She was the beloved mother of Joan Woodward of Charlotte, NC, Judith (Donald) VanWarner of Rock Hill, SC, Chip (Kathy) Rowen of Albany and Rebecca (Robert) Main of Athens.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert J. Rowen; two sisters, Edna Buckley and Gertrude VanSchaack; two brothers, Joseph Klima and Sam McCaffrey; her son-in-law, Richard Woodward and her granddaughter, Susan Jackowski.

Funera services were conducted Monday, August 8 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Burial was in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.  To leave a special message for the family go to

Dwayne Ogden, 49, correction officer, loved life

PITTSBURGH, PA—Dwayne C. Ogden, 49, of Stuyvesant died Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the Pittsburgh University Medical Center.

Born July 20, 1962 in Hudson, he was the son of Donald Vincent Ogden of Stottville and Jill (Harring) Wiedeman of Worcester.

He was the loving husband of Diana-Lynn (Hue) Ogden of Stuyvesant.

Mr. Ogden was employed as a correction officer at the Hudson Correctional Facility, where he had many friends. He had a great love of life and was very fond of music, fishing and gardening.

Besides his wife and parents, Mr. Ogden is also survived by his son, Donald Clinton Ogden of Stuyvesant; two brothers, Donald V. (Linda) Ogden, Jr. of Stuyvesant and Jeffrey S. Ogden of Stottville; a niece, Alexis Ogden; a nephew, Justin Ogden and many extended family in the US and Canada.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 8 at St. Joseph’s Church, Stuyvesant Falls, with the Reverend Joseph Falletta officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls.

Arrangements were with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


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