Obituaries: Hunt, Huber, Darcy, Peterson

Lillian F. Hunt

VALATIE—Lillian F. Hunt, 94, of Chatham, founder of Hunt’s Mobile Home Park, passed away Monday, September 9 at Barnwell Nursing Home.

She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Eric and Hannah Castel.

In 1966, with her late husband, Kenneth Hunt, she established Hunt’s Mobile Home Park in Chatham. She very much enjoyed her annual trips to Camp Fowler as a counselor as well as for fall retreats. A member of the First Reformed Church, she helped put on fundraising dinners and run the thrift shop. She was a die-hard Yankees fan ever since Babe Ruth bought her an ice cream cone at her first game.

She is survived by: her children, Gloria Knoener (Richard) of Granville, MA, Edward Hunt (Donna) of Old Chatham, Virginia Hunt (John) of Kinderhook, Gary Hunt of Chatham and Grant Hunt (Denise) of North Chatham; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her beloved Jack Russell, Missy.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Kenneth Hunt and several brothers at a very young age.

The family thanks the second floor staff at Barnwell Nursing Home in Valatie and the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene Counties for the wonderful care given to their mother.

Calling hours will be held at French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home Thursday, September 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, September 13 at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest with her late husband at the East Nassau Cemetery. To send online condolences visit

Joseph Huber (1917 – 2013)

GHENT—Joseph Huber, 95, of Livingston, a longtime area resident, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

Born September 10, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Mathias and Catherine (Weisgerber) Huber.

Mr. Huber married Katherine E. Huller. She predeceased him March 5, 2013.

For many years, and until his retirement, Mr. Huber was the manager at The Bradford House in White Plains.

He and his wife were active member of the Southern Tier Senior Citizens.

Mr. Huber was a devoted and loving husband and father.

He is survived by his loving family including: his daughter, Katherine B. Rodrigues of Livingston; his son, Joseph Huber of Peru; his five grandchildren, Joseph (Rana) Huber, Christine (Shawn) Martineau, Kathe (Rich) Diaz, Tim (Cindy) Mungo and John-Paul Rodrigues; his five great grandchildren, Kate Diaz, Allison Diaz, Breanna Martineau, Andrew Mungo and Jacqueline Mungo, along with several nephews.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home, Thursday, September 12, 2013 from noon to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Fred C. Cartier officiating. Burial will be at Elizaville Methodist Cemetery, Elizaville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook. For directions or to sign the online guest book visit

William H. Darcy (1940 – 2013)

PITTSFIELD, MA—William H. Darcy, 73, of New Lebanon died Tuesday, September 10 at Berkshire Medical Center with his children at his side following a brief illness.

He was born September 2, 1940 in Ludlow, VT, the son of the late Gerald and Phyllis (Hill) Darcy.

He graduated from Black River High School in Ludlow and for several years was employed as a plumbing and heating technician with Martel Heating and Plumbing. In 1972, he moved to New Lebanon, where he was self–employed at Darcy Plumbing & Heating for many years. He was an avid race car fan, a self-taught and talented guitar player and enjoyed attending casinos. Mr. Darcy is survived by: his wife, Terry (DeBella) Darcy of New Lebanon; children, Kevin Darcy, Michael Darcy, Joseph Darcy of New Lebanon, Peter Darcy of West Lebanon, Teresa Darcy and Martha Esposito of New Lebanon and Jessica Kidney of West Stephentown; step-children, Paul and David Anderson of Webster, Michael and Thomas Ozga, both of New Lebanon; a sister, Geraldine Sabol of Rutland, VT; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Phillip Darcy.

Calling hours will be Friday, September 13, 4 to 7 p.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 55, Chatham 12037. To send online condolences visit

Edward Peterson (1932 – 2013)

HUDSON—Edward Peterson, 80, of Taconic Shores in Copake passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 in Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born October 23, 1932 in Yonkers, a son of the late Carl and Anna (Carlson) Peterson.

Mr. Peterson and his wife, Jane owned their home in Copake since 1978 and moved there permanently in 1989 from Port Chester. He and his wife also spent winters in Deerfield Beach, FL, for 16 years.

Mr. Peterson proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.

He was the co-owner and operator along with his brother, Stanley Peterson of Imperial Kitchens in New Rochelle.

He and his wife were avid travelers in Europe, especially in Sweden where he lived for three years, and throughout the United States. A “jack of all trades” he was a skilled builder, electrician and plumber amongst many different vocations. Mr. Peterson also enjoyed a great game of pinochle with family and friends.

Survivors include: his wife, Jane (Mazurkiewich) Peterson of Copake; his sons, Kenneth Peterson of Cornelius, NC, and William Peterson of Weatherford, TX; his grandchildren, Karl, Keith, Connor and Jessica; his siblings, Robert Peterson of Yonkers, Stanley Peterson of Putnam Valley and Anna Towers of Mahopac; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Fred, Carl and Arne and his sisters, IngaBrit and Esther.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22, Copake.




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