Obituaries: Palermo, Pasco, Gilroy, VanDeusen, Hanlon

Patricia M. Palermo (1946 – 2013)

HUDSON—Patricia M. Palermo, 66, of Hudson, passed away Monday, January 14, 2013 at Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by her devoted family.

Born May 12, 1946 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rose (MacDonald) Jacobs.

Mrs. Palermo was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and family. Her family was her number one priority. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by: her husband, Joseph Palermo of Hudson; two daughters, Roseann Palermo (Billy Simpson) and JoAnn Ryan-Snyder (Kyle); her grandchildren, William Scraper, Timothy Johnson, Kayla Ryan and Kyle Ryan; two great-grandchildren, Alana Prestipino and Emma Scraper.

She was predeceased by: two brothers, Charles and Jan Jacobs, and her sister, Roseann Jacobs.

Services were held Wednesday, January 16 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Burial was in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Virginia M. Pasco (1919 – 2013)

SARATOGA SPRINGS—Virginia M. “Ginny” Pasco, 93, of Saratoga Springs died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Wesley Healthcare.

A longtime Red Hook resident, Mrs. Pasco made her home in Saratoga for the last 13 years.

Born October 3, 1919, in South Portland, ME, she was the daughter of the late William and Alberta (Eastman) Morse.

She married Peter D. Pasco August 2, 1941 in South Portland, ME. He predeceased her January 4, 1997.

Mrs. Pasco worked for several years as a clerk with Beekman Cleaners in Red Hook and also worked with her husband at Andy’s Restaurant in Red Hook.

She was an avid reader and loved music and entertained her family by playing the piano.

Above all, she was a loving mother and Nana. She was dedicated to her family and loved caring for them and celebrating life’s special events with them.

She is survived by: her three children, Daniel Pasco and his wife Gwen of Hudson, Linda Hamilton and her husband Ron of Saratoga Springs, Gary Pasco and his wife Regina of Red Hook and her step-son, Ron Pasco and his wife Linda of Augusta, ME. She is also survived by: her grandchildren and their spouses, Peter Pasco of Livingston, Lance Drake of Michigan, Katarina Pasco of Hudson, Ashley Pasco of Hudson, Christopher Hamilton of Saratoga, Heather Tobin of Rhode Island, Erin Jacques of Connecticut and John Pasco of Red Hook; her four step grandchildren; her 17 great grandchildren and two expected great grandchildren- due in January and June of this year, and her niece, Joyce Knight of Monmouth, ME.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a sister; Madeline, and a brother, Arnold.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook. Burial was at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Pasco’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 103, Poughkeepsie 12601-4027 or to the Susan G. Komen for a Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Arrangements were under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

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Brother Robert Gilroy (1936 – 2013)

VALATIE—Brother Robert Gilroy, a Brother of Holy Cross, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Valatie.

Born March 8, 1936, the son of Thomas Gilroy and Rose A. Hetherington Gilroy. He is survived by his brother, John of Englewood, FL.

Brother Robert taught in Holy Cross schools in Warwick, RI; Flushing; Rome, Italy and Chester. He was the administrator of the Marydale Center in Wilmington, DE.  He served as the province archivist for the past 12 years. He was a member of the choir of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany and taught Latin at the Academy of Christian Leadership, Valatie.

A wake service will be held at St. Joseph Center, Valatie, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7 p.m. A Mass of the Resurrection will be Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 11 a.m., St. Joseph Center, Valatie. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Requiescat in pace.

Elbert “Bud” H. VanDeusen, Jr. (1925 – 2013)

CLAVERACK—Elbert “Bud” H. VanDeusen, Jr., 87, of Claverack, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at his residence.

Born March 29, 1925 in Claverack, he was the son of Katherine (Arnold) and Elbert H. VanDeusen, Sr.

Mr. VanDeusen was a carpenter for Fabiano Construction for more than 25 years and also worked for the New York State Historical Preservation Office. He lived all his life in Claverack.

He is survived by: his nephew, Grant Miller and his wife, Jean, of Poughkeepsie; his companion, Bea “Hon” Hardy of Claverack; special friends, Tim and Deet Keeler of Claverack, many other friends and business associates.

He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Miller.

There will be no calling hours.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 23 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Martin J. Hanlon, Sr. (1943 – 2013)

ALBANY—Martin J. Hanlon, Sr., 69, of Hudson, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Samuel S. Stratton Medical Center in Albany.

Born August 24, 1943 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Mary (Dallas) Hanlon-Thatcher and LeRoy Hanlon, Sr.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Hanlon was a crane operator for Conrail in Selkirk for 20 years and also worked for Colvin Steel for 10 years. He was a proud member of the Hudson Moose Lodge #1184, a member of ABATE and a former member of the Columbia County Vietnam Veterans.

He is survived by: his wife, Peggy (White) Hanlon of Hudson; four children, Kevin (Casey) Hanlon of Hudson, Mary (Ronald) Oakley of Philmont, Wayne (Dana) Smith of Catskill and Lisa Smith of Hudson; a son-in-law, David Meltz of Stockport; 13 grandchildren, Hunter, Tanner and Joshua Hanlon, James and Jake Oakley, J.R., Samantha, Anna, J.J., Emmie, and O’livia Smith, and Natasha and Katrina Meltz; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Catherine Campoli of Coxsackie; his brother, LeRoy Hanlon of New Baltimore; his former wife, Gwendolyn Hanlon of Stottville; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three children, Martin, Jr., Terry and Deborah Meltz, and his dog, Rusty.

Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 24 at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery with military honors.

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