Obituaries: Dempsey, Wilson, Peart, Crocco

Penny Dempsey, 69, nurse’s aide

HUDSON—Penny C. Dempsey of Hudson passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born January 10, 1942 in Dunn, NC, she was the daughter of William and Melvina (Davis) Mackey.

She was a nurse’s aide at Willowwood Nursing Home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Funeral services were held at noon Friday, December 9 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 14 Warren Street, Hudson.

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Marcella Wilson, 71, mother, worked at school

LIVINGSTON—Marcella M. Wilson, 71, a resident of Millerton, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home.

She was born August 24, 1940 in Sharon, CT, the daughter of the late Ellwood and Daisy (Davis) Cade.

Ms. Wilson worked for many years at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT and for Taconic DDSO in Wassaic.

She is survived by: a son, John Wilson of Indian Orchard, MA; a daughter, Cathy White and her husband John of Claverack; three sisters, Catherine Spaulding of Millerton, Barbara Rodriquez and her husband Carlos of Highland, and Marie Whyman of Millerton; a brother, Herbert Cade and his wife Barbara of Hudson; three grandchildren, Cathy, Ashley and Christine; 10 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Oliver Cade and John Ashman.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations can be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

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Beverly Peart, 81, secretary, loved her cats

PHILMONT—Beverly Hazel Peart, of Philmont, passed on from this world December 6, 2011 at her home after a long illness.

She was born February 15, 1930 in Rome, the daughter of the late Orville Potter and Mabel Race.

She was the adopted daughter of her aunt, the late Margaret Race and grandfather, the late Simon Race and raised in Craryville.

Mrs. Peart was a secretary with the Universal Atlas Cement Company for many years. She enjoyed gardening and was well known for her plants and her love for her cats.

She is survived by: her son, Brooks Peart; a brother, Harvey Potter of Rome, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Newton, Louis and Simon Potter, and her sister, Louise Mansfield LaBounty.

The family thanks Lorraine Decker and Community Hospice for all of their help and kindness.

According to Mrs. Peart’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.

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Antoinetta Crocco, 91, machine operator for 28 years

VALATIE—Antoinetta C. Crocco, 91, of Church Street, Stuyvesant died Friday, December 9, 2011 at Barnwell Health Facilities.

Born in Hudson, August 12, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Palmina “Paulina” (Petronelli) Fino.

Mrs. Crocco was a homemaker and also worked as a machine operator at Fort Orange Paper Company in Castleton for 28 years.

She is survived by: her husband, Salvatore A. Crocco; one son, Biagio “Blase” Crocco (Carol) of Halfmoon; one brother, Gary Fino (Merlyn) of

Stottville; three grandsons, Salvatore B., Scott A. and Stephen M. (Lisa) Crocco; six great grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha, Anthony, Gregory, Michael and Tyler and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by five brothers; Julius, Joseph and Lawrence Fino, Anthony and Louis Giongetti.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 13, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls. Relatives and friends may call Monday, December 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie 12184 or Barnwell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Residents Council, 3230 Church Street, Valatie 12184.

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