OBITUARIES: Rutherford, Smith, Day, Etchegary, Krein

Mary McGuire Rutherford (1915 – 2015)

VALATIE—Mary McGuire Rutherford, 99, a resident of Barnwell Health Facilities in Valatie and formerly of Kinderhook died January 20, 2015 at Barnwell.

Born September 8, 1915 in Watervliet, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Crowley) McGuire. Mrs. Rutherford worked as a medical secretary for Dr. LeRoy Holbert in Kinderhook for many years.

She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and was instrumental in starting the religious education program. She was also involved in many other ministries in the church. One of the highlights of Mrs. Rutherford’s life was a trip to Ireland in 1995 to celebrate her 80th birthday.

She is survived by: two sons, Charles Rutherford (Andrea) of Kinderhook and Fr. Donald Rutherford of Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; two grandchildren, Dr. Jeffrey Rutherford (Bridget) and Gregory Rutherford (Meghan); five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Kellen, Liam and Finley Mary. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald W. Rutherford; her brother, Frank McGuire and sister, Helen Mahon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, January 23, 6 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie, with the Reverend Donald Rutherford officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

Calling hours will be Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Religious Education Program at St. John the Baptist Church, 1025 Kinderhook Street, Valatie 12184.

Margaret A. Smith (1930 – 2015)

HUDSON—Margaret A. Smith, 85, of Hudson, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born January 5, 1930 in Albany, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Iola (Abriel) Staats.

Mrs. Smith worked as a clerk for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Hudson and First Niagara Bank in the checking department.

She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Hudson and a member of the Claverack Lionesses. She and her husband, Kenneth, were founding members, and active members, of the Visually Impaired Association in Hudson.

Surviving are: her husband of 65 years, Kenneth R. Smith of Hudson; two sons, David R. Smith of Hudson and Philip (Prospera) Smith of Clifton Park; her sister, Ruth (Lester) Ogden of Claverack; three grandchildren, Rosario Butler,   Shannon Reese and Michael Smith; six great-grandchildren, C.J., Jonathan, Emily, Arcadia, Marissa and Bobby; five nieces, Linda Guntert, Diane McNeil, Debbie Gleason, Judy Donnelly and Vicki Mantell.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 25 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Services will follow at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 Seventh Avenue, New York City 10001 or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Kathryn M. Day (1925 – 2015)

SLINGERLANDS—Kathryn M. (Kay) Day, 89, formerly of Stockport, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Beverwyck, a senior living community.

Born in Amsterdam, December 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Kathryn A. (Fitzpatrick) Murphy.

Mrs. Day was an elementary school teacher for many years with the Hudson City School District. She earned her BA from Albany Teachers’ College and attended the SUNY New Paltz graduate program. She was a parishioner at Holy Family Church in Stottville and a founding member of Coarc.

Mrs. Day will be greatly missed by: her sons, Michael M. and (Patricia) Day of Stockport, Patrick T. and (Kathy) Day of Guilderland, William M. Day of Copake; daughters, Patricia Anne Day of Scranton, PA, Joanne Day Bartolotta and Kathryn A. Day, both of Hudson; two sisters, Sister Maureen Murphy, CSJ, of Latham and Sister Monica Murphy, CSJ, of Albany; grandchildren, Adam Tyler Day, Sarah Kathryn Bartolotta and Alfred Tyler Bartolotta.

She was predeceased by her husband, Tyler E. Day, Jr., in 1987. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one son, Martin Michael Day; one sister, Eileen Witko and her son-in-law, Alfred L. Bartolotta.

Calling hours will be Saturday, January 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Following the calling hours, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon at Holy Family Church in Stottville. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery Stockport. Memorial contributions are requested to Coarc, P.O. Box 2, Mellenville 12544 or to a local charity of one’s choice. To leave an online condolence visit

Mildred Etchegary (1925 – 2015)

CLAVERACK—Mildred Etchegary passed away on her 90th birthday, January 20, 2015 at her residence in Claverack.

She was born January 20, 1925 in Torrington, CT, the daughter of Lucien and Emilie (Kopankiewitz) Massut.

A housewife, Mrs. Etchegary had been a resident of Claverack since 1997 previously residing in Torrington.

She loved gardening, wild birds and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees.

Her husband, Frank M. Etchegary, passed away January 1, 2015.

Survivors include: her sons, John Etchegary of Waterbury, CT, and Bruce Etchegary of Torrington, CT; her grandchildren, Emily Etchegary and Jennifer Etchegary, both of Torrington and Traci Wells of Harwinton, CT; two great-grandchildren, Sonja and Devon Wells of Harwinton, CT; a niece, Deborah Kugzaj of Barkhamsted, CT, and special friend, Ursula Schneider of Claverack.

Along with her husband, Frank, she was predeceased by two children, Alan and Gail Etchegary and a brother, Robert Massut.

Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake.

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Felix J. Krein (1919 – 2015)

LIVINGSTON—Felix J. Krein, 95, of Germantown died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Livingston Hills Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facility.

Born July 1, 1919 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Pomper) Krein.

Mr. Krein, a loving father, grandfather and great- grandfather, attended St. Mary’s Academy of Hudson and worked many years for McCall’s Refrigeration. He was also a local fruit farmer.

He was a World War II Army veteran, who served in France, Italy and Africa.

Survivors include: his son, David J. (Mary) Krein and daughter, Rosemary (David) Snyder, both of Germantown; a sister, Anna Turek of Hudson; four grandchildren, David Krein, Jr., Christine (Krein) Ribaudo, Michael Krein and Linda Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Daniel and Charlotte Ribaudo and David, III, Maria Krein; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Edith M. Krein and his siblings, Theresa Krein, Mitzie Witko, Caroline Ronsani, Anthony, Frank, Joseph, Stephen and John Krein.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown. Condolences may be expressed at


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