OBITUARIES: Trotti, Stock, Ewasick

Maria C. Trotti (1933 – 2018)

HUDSON—Maria C. Trotti, 84, passed away peacefully with family by her side February 20, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer.

She was born December 17, 1933 in Bari, Italy, the daughter of the late Joseph and Cesarea (Lobalsamo) Ruscigno.

After leaving Italy in 1955, she lived with her brother in Canada until early 1958 when she moved to New York and married Frank Trotti, October 26, 1958. Settling in Germantown in 1965, she purchased the Grandjula grocery store in 1973, which she owned until June 1995. Known for her amazing sandwiches, and cooking anything that her customers wanted, she truly enjoyed serving all that entered her store, and loved interacting with everyone in the community.

Her passions were cooking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. If she wasn’t in the house cooking, she was outside in the garden or tending to the numerous flowers around the house.

Survivors include: her husband of 59 years, Frank; her sons, Thomas (Jodi) Trotti and Joseph (Kelly) Trotti of Germantown; her grandchildren, Jacki (Robert) Gross of Hyde Park, Thomas Trotti of LaGrange, James (Aislynn) Schneider of Troy, Steven Schneider of Clifton Park and Dominic Trotti of Germantown; her great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Ryan Trotti, Lauren Gross; also her sisters, Antonia (Ruscigno) De Pinto and Giuseppina (Francesco) Novielli, sister-in-law, Rosa (Pietroforte) Ruscigno, brother-in-law, Antonio Careccia, all of Montreal, Canada; her uncle, Domenico Lobalsamo (97) of Italy; many nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Evelyn Schneider, granddaughter, Ashley Trotti; brother, Gennaro Ruscigno and sister, Marianna (Ruscigno) Careccia.

There are no calling hours.

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.

Florence E. J. Stock (1926- 2018)

MALDEN BRIDGE—Florence Elizabeth Johnston Stock of Malden Bridge passed away February 24, 2018 at home.

She was born December 17, 1926 in Easton, PA, the daughter of William DeForest Johnston and Matilda (Dascher Johnston). She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Wallace Lodge Stock.

She is survived by: her children, Susan (John) Heins, Nancy Stock and Wallace H. (Elaine) Stock; grandson, Christopher Heins and many cousins.

Mrs. Stock was retired from the New York State Education Department.

A memorial church service will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 14660 State Route 22, Lebanon Springs, Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Kathy Buffaline Patient Care Fund, c/o Eddy Visiting Nurse Association, 433 River Street Suite 3000, Troy 12180 or the Old Chatham Union Cemetery Corporation, c/o Carolyn Allen, 317 Reed Road, Valatie 12184.

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

Marilyn C. Ewasick (1930 – 2018)

GHENT—Marilyn C. Ewasick of Hudson passed away peacefully with her family close by her side Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.

“Marilyn June” was born the first day of summer June 21, 1930 at Hudson Hospital to Milton E. and Lillian Ploss Coons of Livingston. She attended local schools, graduating in 1948 from Red Hook Central High School, Red Hook.

She moved to Hudson to attend the Columbia Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, graduating with the class of 1951. As a newly-licensed registered nurse, she began her career in nursing as supervisor of Central Supply at Columbia Memorial Hospital, dividing her time to work on the medical floors up until she left to start a family with Stephen Ewasick, whom she married April 16, 1955. Once her children were grown, she returned to CMH as a medical historian.

While her husband and children were always her first priority, Mrs. Ewasick had many interests and was involved in many community activities. Starting with the love of her church, where she was an active member for 65 years at the First Reformed Church, Hudson, serving many years as Sunday school teacher, secretary of the Women’s Guild, the Communion Committee and Greeters Group. She had fun at the annual mother-daughter banquets providing entertainment in the play, and Christmas pageants, sewing costumes, and singing with the kids.

With three daughters, Mrs. Ewasick became active as a volunteer troop leader with the Girl Scouts of America Troop 50 and was also neighborhood chairman.

Mrs. Ewasick loved to collect angel figurines and was member of the ACCA.

She loved day trips and was a member of the Trippers Club for 11 years, 10 of which she was secretary. She also loved to travel with her husband, Steve, with the Greenport Seniors group.

Mrs. Ewasick enjoyed bowling in the Nurses Alumni League at Hendrick Hudson Lanes, and joined in on other events with the Nurses Alumni. She participated in the Nurses Health Study, Harvard Medical School for 30 years and participated in collecting cancelled stamps for Stamps for Literature. She loved to garden, read romance novels and chat on the phone with her friends.

She is survived by: her husband of 62 years, Stephen Ewasick; their four children, Stephen Ewasick, Jr., (Yvonne), Cheryl Ewasick, Nancy DeLamater (John Carpentier), Mary Murphy (Joseph); four grandchildren, Stephen J. Ewasick, Lauren N. DeLamater (Jeff Cady), Brett T. DeLamater (Jayne Reau) and Christine L. Ewasick (Thomas Reamon); her brother-in-law, Joseph Cesternino; several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Elizabeth Cesternino.

She will be missed by her family and friends for her sense of humor, sweet-natured disposition, love of life, and the best apple pies.

Her family thanks the staff at Whittier, because of their kindness and care of Mrs. Ewasick in her last months, her quality of life was greatly enhanced.

Funeral services were held February 23 at Bates & Anderson Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Interment was in the Livingston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson 12534.

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