OBITUARIES: Sheehy, Johnson, Robertson, Mazal, Tran

Robert V. Sheehy (1924 – 2015)

GHENT—Robert V. Sheehy, a longtime resident of Columbia County, passed peacefully November 18 at the age of 91.

A private service was held November 23.

Born in New York City in 1924, he entered the U.S. Army after high school and was awarded a Purple Heart after serving in Europe and being wounded in action in 1944. He wed Marguerite Haggerty in 1947 and in the course of their married life, which lasted until her death in 2011, they nurtured a family of 10 children.

A devout Catholic, he was an active and respected parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Hudson. His interests were many and varied. A skilled violinist, he was also an athlete when young, and he remained a loyal fan of the favorites of his youth: the New York Yankees, the Green Bay Packers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Always active, he was at various times in his life an accomplished swimmer, a competitive bowler and an avid camper. History was a passion, and he had a particular affinity for the American Revolution, the West, and the great American railroads. A man of great integrity, generous with his time and interest, he was a loyal friend, a good neighbor, a responsible citizen and a proud American. He will be sorely missed, but gratefully remembered, by his children and grandchildren.

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Rose Marie Johnson (1936 – 2015)

MILAN—Rose Marie Johnson, 79, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015 at home with her loving family at her side.

She was born March 13, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Alexander and Gladys (Morgan) Horne.

Mrs. Johnson was a nurse’s aide.

Survivors include: her three daughters, Lynda Lee Klawson of Milan, Victoria Lynn Johnson of Milan and Virginia Majors-Myers of Germantown; a son, LeRoy H. Johnson, Jr., of Milan; two sisters, Helen Schaffer of Poughkeepsie and Beatrice Bailey of Penn Yan; two brothers, Frank Horne of Willington, NC, and Donald Horne of Florida; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren with one on the way and one great-great-grandson.

She was predeceased by a son, Robert David Johnson; two sisters, Virginia Sucato and Roberta Horne and a brother, Richard Horne.

Calling hours are Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains.

Graveside service will be held Friday, December 4, 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To sign the online register access

Grace F. Robertson (1958 – 2015)

CATSKILL—Grace F. Fernandez Robertson, 57, of Catskill died peacefully at her home, November 21, 2015.

She was predeceased by her parents, Grace A. Lybolt and Everett Lybolt of Philmont.

She is survived by: her husband, Horace L Robertson; her children, Justin Fernandez, Angelika Fernandez, Alicia Fernandez and Michelle Briggs, all of Hudson; siblings, Alexander Scianna of NC, Barbra True Scianna of NJ, Robert Scianna of NY, and Everett Lybolt of Tennessee; her grandchildren, Sha-Quita Fernandez, Shontasia Branch, Creshawn Mackey and Jenna Ryder, all of Hudson; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Visiting hour will be Saturday, December 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald- Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Memorial prayers will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Refreshments will follow at the home of her daughter, Alicia Fernandez, Aitken Avenue, Hudson. To leave online condolences visit

Rosemary A. Mazal (1943 – 2015)

HUDSON—Rosemary A. Radley Mazal, 72, of Hudson died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 8, 1943 in Hudson.

Mrs. Mazal worked for Novapak in Philmont for many years.

She is survived by: three children, June Patton of Valatie, Robert Mazal of Livingston and Lisa Stoerzinger of Claverack; a sister, Dawn Pentrose of Texas; two brothers, Wayne Yackman of Statesville, NC and Ben Hall of Hudson; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and her companion, Bingo.

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Mazal.

A memorial service will be held Monday, November 30, 3 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with the Reverend Nick Becker officiating. Calling hours will be Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

Scarlette Faith Tran (2015 – 2015)

HUDSON—Scarlette Faith Tran was born Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:16 a.m. into the loving arms of her parents, Jamie and Candy Tran, at their home.

Scarlette gained her angel wings shortly thereafter.

Scarlette is being greeted in Heaven by her great-great grandmother, Ida Linder; and great-grandparents, Roy Brandt, Sr., Faye Brandt, William Strohmeier, Patricia Varin and David Monroe.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by: her sister, Destinie Tran; brothers, Mikie, Jamie, Jr., and Tyler Tran; great-grandparents, Eleanor and Clyde Robinson; grandparents, Tedd and Barbara Clapper; great aunt and uncle, Michael and Dawn Ruby; aunt, Teddi-Jo Clapper; cousins, Baileigh Wheeler and Michael Ruby. Sr.

“The family thanks the staff at Columbia County 911, members of the Tri-Village Fire Department, Chatham Rescue and the ER staff at CMH for the incredible care they provided; and a very special thanks to Dr. Shirley Gresseau, and Kate Carpenter. The family appreciates all of the prayers and concerns extended to us during this time.”

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

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