Obituaries: Carpanini, Francis, Kinsman, Zander, Fabiano

Dante Bruno Carpanini (1928 – 2013)

HUDSON—Dante Bruno Carpanini, 85, of Gallatin passed away Wednesday June 26, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 6, 1928 in Manhattan, the son of Peter and Virginia (Strinati) Carpanini.

Mr. Carpanini was a retired foreman for the New York City Department of Transportation.

He was a World War II veteran, who served with the United States Navy and was a longtime social member of the Ancram Fire Company.

In Manhattan, January 24, 1953, he married Alice V. (Corcoran) Carpanini, who survives him at home.

Surviving besides his wife, Alice are: his children, Ginger D’Armiento of Gallatin, Daniel Carpanini of Queens and Alice Boice and husband Patrick of Gallatin; also his grandchildren, Joey, Danny and Ashley Rose D’Armiento and Patrick and Nolan Boice; his brothers, Louis “Gino” Carpanini and his wife Joan of Whitestone and Anthony “Tony” Carpanini of New Jersey along with several beloved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Joseph A. D’Armiento.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday June 29, 2013 from Our Lady of Hope Parish, Route 22, Copake Falls, with the Reverend George Brennan officiating.

Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation to the Ancram Fire Company, Ancram 12502 or Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Route 22 in Copake.

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Betty Virginia Francis (1922 -2013)

CALABASH, NC—Betty Virginia Francis, 90, of Ghent, died Friday, June 21, 2013 in Calabash, NC.

She was born November 17, 1922 in Schenectady, the daughter of Arthur E. Tucker and Mildred E (Banister) Tucker.

Until her retirement, she was a supervisor for the Taxation and Finance Division of the State of New York.

She is survived by: daughter, Greta (Strevell) Schindler and son-in-law, Thomas of Myrtle Beach, SC, daughter, Dara (Strevell) Laraway of Calabash, NC, and son, Gary Strevell and daughter-in-law, Kathleen of Valatie. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Francis was predeceased by her husband, Owen “Jingle” Francis; daughter, Darcie (Strevell) Nesbitt; son, George Strevell, Jr.; and grandson, Michael Strevell.

A graveside service, July 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. will precede burial at Chatham Rural Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Service,

Eric Bligh Kinsman (1927 – 2013)

KINDERHOOK—Eric Bligh Kinsman, 86, of Kinderhook died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at his home.

Born March 19, 1927 in Lakeville, Nova Scotia, he was the son of the late Frederick Borden and Ethel Marie (Verge) Kinsman.

Mr. Kinsman graduated from Acadia University in Canada, where he played hockey and rugby. He was a team captain for their championship rugby team. He received his law degree from Dalhousie University in Ottawa, Canada and practiced law in Nova Scotia for a time before starting an insurance business in New York City.

He published a weekly paper “Tonight” in Manhattan and was a member of the Canadian Society of New York. Most importantly though, he enjoyed socializing and talking with people wherever he went and especially loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Edith J. (Kuhner) Kinsman and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his twin brother Gordon, his brother, Gerald and his sister, Eleanor.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 28 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie, with the Reverend John Molyn officiating.

Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Queens at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Community Hospice of Columbia / Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Mary Lee Zander (1930 – 2013)

SPENCERTOWN—Mary Lee Zander of Spencertown died June 27, 2013.

She is survived by Lorraine Zagarola, Lorraine’s family, and her dear friend, Paula.

She was born in Beardstown, Illinois, January 31, 1930, the daughter of Mae Isabel (Reay) and Clarence Eugene Zander.

Ms. Zander received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and did graduate work at New York University. She lived in New York City for many years and was a social policy research specialist at the Community Service Society of New York City.

In a second career, Ms. Zander wrote the book, “How to Start Your Own Bed and Breakfast,” which was favorably reviewed nationwide. She co-founded Golden Hill Press, a publisher of Americana non-fiction.

During her years in Spencertown, she played an active role in the community, first with the Spencertown Academy, serving as president, fundraising chair and building committee chair during its major restoration.

In later years, she started the Friends of Historic St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church and served as its first president on its project to restore the church building.

Ms. Zander loved reading, history, theater, music—from classical to show tunes—and playing the piano.

She was a member of the Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR. Ms. Zander enjoyed sharing her sense of discovery and good humor and could recite lyrics and poetry. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Calling hours will be Sunday, June 30, 4 to 7 p.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham.

Interment will be in the Spencertown Cemetery. A funeral service will be held Monday, July 1, 11 a.m. from St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church, Spencertown. To send online condolences visit

Beatrice M. Fabiano (1923 – 2013)

BROOKSVILLE, FL—Beatrice M. Fabiano, 90, of Hudson, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at HPH Hospice in Brooksville, FL.

Born in Andes, January 13, 1923, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Mason) Bye.

Mrs. Fabiano was a bookkeeper for the family business, A. Fabiano & Sons in Hudson. During World War II, she was a civilian employee for the U.S. Navy. She was a member of Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church in Hudson and also the former Mt. Carmel Church, Hudson. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Fabiano, October 13, 2004.

Mrs. Fabiano is survived by: her son, Anthony G. Fabiano of Hudson; one daughter, Mary Anne Deters and her boyfriend (Dennis Rojacki) of Spring Hill, FL; one sister, Ethel and Robert Reynolds of Andes; grandchildren, Laura and Holly Deters and a great-grandson, Joseph Anthony Brennan.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Winston Bath officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Parish/St. Mary’s Church, P.O. Box 323, Hudson 12534.



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