OBITUARIES: Bishop, Osuch, Intrieri, McCarthy, Ramirez, Ambrose

Dawn M. Bishop (1943 – 2017)

RED HOOK—Dawn M. Bishop, 73, of Red Hook, formerly of Livingston, passed away September 15, 2017 at home peacefully in her sleep.

She was the widow of John R. Bishop. They shared 40 years of marriage.

Born in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of Stanley and Eleanor (Rogers) Smith.

She worked for many years as a home health aide. She was a sweet, loving woman who touched the lives of all she encountered. She always had a smile on her face and had a great sense of humor.

She was a strong woman who persevered through many health issues most recently battling kidney disease. She was preceded during childhood by her brother, Butch and also her loving husband, John in 2012.

She was the caring sister of Candace Carey, Brent Smith, Edward Smith and David Smith; she was the loving mother of Lori Day and her husband Sean, Bob Bishop and his wife Marsha and Michelle Heath and her husband Allen; she was the “awesome grandma” to Chelsea Van Deusen, John and Jarad Day, Mazzie Shultis, Harmony and Kristopher Bishop, Maura Naughton, Damon and Haylee Simmons and Zack Lavalley. She had numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the best friend to Jean Stoddard.

Friends and family are invited to attend a remembrance service at Yaddack Fox Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Germantown, September 23, 2017 1 to 3 p.m. with a celebration of her life immediately following at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Red Hook. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to her favorite charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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John M. Osuch (1923 – 2017)

NEWBURGH—John M. Osuch, 94, of Stuyvesant died Monday, September 18, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Facility.

Born June 24, 1923 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Andrew Osuch and Sabina (Schelling) Podoba.

He served during World War II in the U.S. Navy and was employed by the Fort Orange Paper Company in Castleton as a pressman for many years. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by: two daughters, Mary Theresa Wilson (James) of Newburgh and Colleen Winklarek (Frank) of Stuyvesant; five grandchildren, Bryan (Katelyn), Christopher (Melissa) and Megan Wilson, Nicoleen and Jeffrey Winklarek and two great-grandchildren, Cody and Jackson Wilson.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Kathryn (Keegan) Osuch and his brother, Albert Osuch.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie, with the Reverend Stark Jones officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc., 1 Sunrise Lane, Newburgh 12550.

Anthony Intrieri (1948 – 2017)

ALBANY—Anthony Intrieri of Ghent entered into eternity August 22, 2017 at Saint Peter’s Hospital at the age of 68.

Mr. Intrieri is survived by: his loving wife, Barbara, and five children, Mark Intrieri of Queens, Anthony Intrieri of Long Island, David Intrieri of Chatham, Amanda Intrieri of Ghent and Joseph Intrieri of Ghent.

He served his country in the military during the Vietnam War, and after his term of duty in the Navy, he served as a New York City police officer for 21 years.

A celebratory memorial service will be held September 30, 2017, 11 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God, 2813 Atlantic Avenue, Stottville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Assembly Benevolence Fund.

Arrangements are with the French, Gifford, Preiter & Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Condolences may be conveyed at

Carol E. McCarthy (1933 – 2017)

CLERMONT—Carol E. McCarthy, 84, a longtime Clermont resident, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at her home.

Born August 9, 1933 in Queens, she was the daughter of the late George Schultheis and Alvina (Mecke) Schultheis.

She married Robert T. McCarthy, August 11, 1951 in Queens. He predeceased her July 19, 2002.

In addition to raising her family, Mrs. McCarthy worked as a bookkeeper at the First National Bank of Red Hook.

Active in her community, she was a member of the Clermont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and the Southern Tier Senior Citizens.

She is survived by: her daughters, Lori McCarthy of Clermont and Susan Phillips of Boca Raton, FL; her sons, Scott McCarthy of Red Hook and Thomas McCarthy of Boca Raton, FL; a brother-in-law, Bruce McCarthy of Knoxville, TN; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Bob E. McCarthy, and a sister, Evelyn Murray.

Funeral services will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

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Myrna M. Ramirez (1954 – 2017)

HUDSON—Myrna Mercedes Ramirez died peacefully at Columbia Memorial Hospital, September 13, 2017 at the age of 63.

She is survived by: her children, Olivero of Hudson, Jennifer of Catskill, Awilda of Latham, Jessica of FL, and Elsie of Yonkers and her 15 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Neftali “Billy” Alarcon.

Ms. Ramirez was born January 29, 1954 in Lajas, Puerto Rico, to Gladys and Jose Ramirez.

She attended Leonides Morales High School in Puerto Rico. After moving to Hudson, she began working for the Firemen’s Home as a CNA. In 2008 she began her battle with cancer. She fought hard for nine years and was able to enjoy the time with her family and friends.

Ms. Ramirez enjoyed traveling to see family and friends in Puerto Rico, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia and in various parts of NY. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

Funeral services were Monday, September 18 at the First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street, Hudson. Pastor Teddy Almovoal officiated. Burial follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Joan T. Ambrose (1933 – 2017)

DEFREESTVILLE—Joan T. Ambrose, 83, of Defreestville passed away September 16, 2017.

She was willing to help any animal in need, even adopting several cats from shelters to give them a loving home.

She loved her house and enjoyed caring for it, it was a blessing she was able to stay there until her passing.

Ms. Ambrose is survived by: her daughter, Robin (Robert) Zukowski of Queensbury; brother, William Miner of Chatham; grandson, Aaron Moore of Nassau; great-grandchildren, Caden Moore and Austin Melius and several cousins.

Funeral services are from the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm Street, Nassau, Wednesday, September 20 at noon. Relatives and friends may call prior to the service from 10 a.m. to noon. Interment will be in Bloomingrove Cemetery, Defreestville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ms. Ambrose’s memory may be made to the Little Brook Farm, 548 County Route 13, Old Chatham 12136. Online condolences may be offered at

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