OBITUARIES: Mazzuchelli, Cleveland, Kellner, Brown, Counsell

Robert J. Mazzuchelli (1960 – 2015)

COPAKE—Robert J. Mazzuchelli, better known as “Muzzy”, or “285” passed away from cardiac arrest, May 24, 2015 at the young age of 54.

He was born August 27, 1960 to the late Robert P. Mazzuchelli and Anne (Meyler) Mazzuchelli.

Mr. Mazzuchelli is not only survived by his two greatest joys in life, his children, Jenna and Dean Mazzuchelli; their mother, Kelly Mazzuchelli; his sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Michael Tartaglia and their children Dana and Brandon Tartaglia, but also by an endless amount of lifelong friends and co-workers.

He was born and raised in Eastchester, and spent memorable summers, vacations and weekends with his family and friends in Copake. When it was time for him to raise a family of his own, he knew Copake was the clear choice. During his life, Mr. Mazzuchelli created a circle of friends that no distance, time or life paths could separate. As his friends will say, he was the “leader” of this group. While creating a family within his friends, he also gained a family at Indian Point Energy Center where he was to celebrate his retirement after 30 years in just a few months.

If he was known for only one thing, it was his sense of humor. His catch phrases, nicknames, facebook postings, stories and one of a kind personality spread happiness and laughter to all he touched.

Though his heart is now still, it provided everyone who was fortunate to know him, with memories that will beat on forever.

Friends may call at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22 in Copake, Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231; Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.

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Randy Cleveland, Jr. (1984 – 2015)

AYNOR, SC—Randy Cleveland, Jr., 30, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 in Aynor, SC.

He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Faith.

Mr. Cleveland leaves: his father and stepmother, Randy and Nancy Cleveland of Hillsdale; his grandfather, Richard Cleveland of Hillsdale; his siblings, Justin Cleveland, Adam Cleveland and Angel Cleveland; several aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members in South Carolina.

A Celebration of Life to which family and friends are invited will be held Sunday, May 31, 2015 from noon to 4 p.m. at their residence, 150 Underhill Road, Hillsdale.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake.

Clara E. Kellner (1921 – 2015)

VIEWMONT—Memorial funeral services for Clara E. Kellner of Germantown, who died May 18, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital, will be held June 1, 2015, 1 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Viewmont.

Born in Vienna, Austria, Clara Elizabetta Balint eventually moved to Budapest, Hungary where she met and married Paul J. Kellner. They were married for 67 years. Mr. Kellner died in 2009.

The Kellners moved to Germantown in 1970, and soon became active in the community.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Condolences may be expressed at A complete obituary appeared in the May 21, 2015 issue.

Patricia A. Brown (1944 – 2015)

HUDSON—Calling hours and a memorial service have been set for Patricia “Patti” A. Brown, 70, of Hudson, who passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at her residence.

Born May 29, 1944 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Anna (Hucaluk) Brown.
Ms. Brown was a school teacher and counselor for the Hudson City School District.

Visiting hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.  A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to a charity of one’s choice.

Visit to leave condolences. A complete obituary appeared in the April 23, 2015 issue.

Therese J. Counsell (1939 – 2015)

PITTSFIELD, MA—Therese J. Berard Counsell, 76, of Canaan died Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Springside Rehabilitation and Skilled Care surrounded by her loving family.

Born in New Bedford, MA, February 4, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Evelyn Erno Berard.

Mrs. Counsell was a graduate of Vocational High School and St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, both in New Bedford, MA.

She was a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital and also did private duty nursing. She moved to New Lebanon in 1972 with her family and operated with her husband Valley Rest Motel on Route 20 in New Lebanon for more than 20 years before moving to Canaan.

She was a member of the Lebanon Valley Seniors and the Canaan Seniors. She was a dispatcher for the Lebanon Valley Protective Association (LVPA) and was a member of the Maranatha Christian Church in Chatham and the Immaculate Conception Church in New Lebanon.

Mrs. Counsell loved music and playing the piano, enjoyed traveling and crafts.

She was the beloved wife of Edward J. Counsell; mother of Edward M. (Nancy) Counsell of Pittsfield, MA, James A. (Ying Yu) Counsell of Renton, WA, and David E. (Mary) Counsell of Niskayuna; grandmother of Justin (Kelly), Melanie, Jimmy, Lucas, Alison and Anthony Counsell; sister of Ernest (Nancy) Berard of Brandon, FL, Edmund (Pat) Berard and Elaine Mederios, both of New Bedford, MA, and is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 29, 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in New Lebanon followed by burial in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in New Lebanon. Friends may call at the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown, Thursday, May 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Massachusetts, 150 North Street, Suite 22, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or to the American Cancer Society.

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