Obituaries: Barry, Wolf, Turbet, Young

Jessie Barry, 85, worked at match factory, active in church

ALBANY—Jessie A. Barry, 85, of Hudson, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born June 11, 1926 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Wilskowna) Stefanski.

Mrs. Barry was employed at the Universal Match Factory in the assembly department for several years. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Church in Hudson and the Christian Service Committee. She was also a member of the Ladies Sodality of the former Sacred Heart Church and the Hudson Whalers.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Barry in 1981, and her brother, John Stefanski.

Surviving are her devoted nieces and nephew, Gail Grandinetti of Hudson, Judith Snyder of Mellenville and Robert Rustick of Hudson; two cousins, Bett Bittner of Rhinebeck and Carol Ann Laurato of New York; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visiting hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5 at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

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Margaret Wolf, 88, stenographer, inspiration

HOLLOWVILLE—Margaret F. Wolf, 88, of Hollowville, died with dignity at home, March 31, 2012 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in New York City, July 13, 1923, the daughter of Karl and Johanna (Jacobs) Blattner.

She grew up in a large family, her mother being one of 10 children, six of whom immigrated to New York from Germany in the early 1900s. At the age of 3, she sailed to Europe aboard the SS Bremen, staying with her grandmother for nearly a year. Speaking only German upon her return, she needed to relearn English. She spent her youth in Manhattan, where the family owned a bakery, candy store and restaurant on West End Avenue and 68th Street for many years.

Her family later moved to the Bronx and purchased a bakery on Morris Park Avenue. At age 19, she started work as one of the first female stenographers for the Texas Company in the Chrysler Building on 34th Street. She remained there until 1958. In 1951, she met her future husband, Frank Wolf. They shared a love of music. They married in 1955 and had two daughters, moving their family from the city to Westchester and finally to Columbia County in 1973.

Mr. and Mrs. Wolf loved the peaceful beauty of the area. A 48-year breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Wolf shared her secretarial skills as a volunteer for the Cancer Society in Hudson, and was an inspiration to many women who faced the same diagnosis. Known for her smile and her gracious manner, Mrs. Wolf enjoyed gardening, was an accomplished seamstress and knitter, and had a passion for food and cooking.

She enjoyed conversation and the company of her friends and neighbors. She loved her family and enjoyed watching her granddaughters grow. Though her health declined over the last few years, her spirit and will remained strong.

Predeceased by her husband in 1989, Mrs. Wolf is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Richard Fanch of Saratoga Springs; her daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine Nelson Wolf and Godfrey Nelson of Hollowville; granddaughters, Kelly Fanch, Kimberly Fanch and Lauren Nelson; cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family thanks her home health aides for their loving care as well as Community Hospice for their compassionate staff and incredible support during their mother’s last months. A private memorial service is being planned. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Wolf may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or The Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements are with the Bates and Anderson-Redmond and Keeler Funeral Home.

Anne Turbet, 83, proud to be Irish

SALISBURY, CT—Anne M. Turbet, 83, a resident of Ancramdale and West Palm Beach, FL, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Noble Horizons Nursing Home after a brief illness.

She was born August 19, 1928 in the Bronx, the daughter of the late Patrick and Helen (McLaughlin) Crowley.

She met her husband of 62 years, John Turbet, while working at Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. in New York. She also worked for Singer Sewing Co. and Good Samaritan Hospital, both on Long Island. After raising her children in Seaford, Mrs. Turbet and her family lived for a number of years on Fire Island and Oak Beach. She and her husband retired to Ancramdale in 1992, sharing their time between Ancramdale and West Palm Beach, FL.

Past activities included serving as a Meals on Wheels volunteer, Rosary Society member, Eucharistic Minister, as well as being a member of the Young-At-Hearters and participating in many activities and shows in Ashley/Cresthaven in FL. Her hobbies included singing, dancing, performing in shows, exercising and traveling.

Mrs. Turbet was very proud of her Irish heritage. She was first generation Irish and always enjoyed an Irish sing-a-long or dancing the Irish jig. A highlight of her life was when she and her husband traveled with the Young-At-Hearters to Ireland, where she actually met one of her cousins.

She was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She rarely missed an opportunity to brag about her children and grandchildren. Summers at Nana’s house at Long Lake in Ancramdale were a favorite gathering place for the family.

She is survived by: her husband, John J. Turbet; a son, Gerald Turbet and his wife Wendie of Enfield, CT, a daughter, Christine DePutron and her husband David of Ancramdale, a son, Brian Turbet and his wife Sheila of Brooksville, FL, a daughter, Maureen McMullan and her husband James of Red Bank, NJ; grandchildren, Ryan Turbet, Jenna (DePutron) Tramontana and her husband John, Shane and Scott DePutron, Daniel Turbet and his wife Rachel, Kerry Turbet, James, Bridget, Katie and Mary McMullan; a brother, James Crowley; and several nieces.

She was predeceased by her grandson, Brandon Turbet.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22, Copake.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2012 at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 8074 State Route 22, Copake Falls, with the Reverend George Brennan officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Copake Falls.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society at

Gloria Young, 79, state worker, liked the Mets, Lakers

ALBANY—Gloria Elizabeth Young, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Monday April 2, 2012 at Community Hospice at St. Peter’s Hospital at the age of 79.

Born August 17, 1932 in Monck’s Corner, SC, she was the daughter of the late Carrie Bell Aiken.

She graduated from Burke High School in Charleston, S.C. and South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C. with a degree in elementary education.

Mrs. Young moved to Kingston with her late husband, Esau Young, III.  She worked for the State of New York at Eddie Parker Division of Youth Training School, and then the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson.  After that she worked at Brookwood School for Girls in Claverack. After working for the state for 23 years she retired in 1987.

She loved to watch and cheer for her favorite baseball and basketball teams—the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Lakers. She was also interested in beautifying her yard into a floral garden and was an avid bingo player.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by: a brother, Harry Gist. Mrs. Young is the beloved mother of Kenneth Young and his wife Katherine of Ghent, Allen Young of Chatham, Elaine Hinds and her husband Oliver of Hudson, Cheryl Bruggemann and her husband William of Stottville and the devoted grandmother of eight grandchildren.

A calling hour will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, followed by services at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

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

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