OBITUARIES: Lloyd, Lovelace, McDonald, Decker

Dorothy Lloyd (1931 – 2018)

PHILMONT—Dorothy Lloyd of Philmont passed away July 12, 2018 at Pine Haven Nursing Home.

She was born May 24, 1931 in Niverville.

She spent most of her life in the Niverville/Chatham area. She enjoyed staying home and doing her yard work.

Ms. Lloyd is survived by: her sons, Kenneth (Terry) Scofield, Benjamin Scofield and Vincent Scofield; daughter, Geraldine Scofield; grandchildren, Nicole Scofield, Maria, Michael and Madison Morrison; great-grandchildren, Reggie and Jaleel Applewhite and her step-grandchildren, Carissa, Lavan and Amaria Morrison.

Services were private and under the direction of the French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Condolences may be conveyed at

Martha M. Lovelace (1937 – 2018)

HUDSON—Martha M. Lovelace of Copake died Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Community Hospice in Columbia Memorial Hospital.

She was 81. Born in New York City, January 25, 1937, she was the daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Lange) Mertz.

She was a medical secretary with Life Line in Scarsdale until her retirement. She was a loving mother, grandmother and valued time she spent with her family. She will be greatly missed by her family including: her son, Albert R. and (MaryAnn) Lovelace; daughters, Lynn Connolly, Lori Chamberlin and Jean M. Adams; grandchildren, Jennifer, Alyssa, Caly, Matthew, Juliet and Collin.

There are no calling hours, burial arrangements with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport will be announced at a later date.

Andrew J. McDonald (1929 – 2018)

HUDSON—Andrew J. McDonald of Hudson, formerly of Stoneham MA, died peacefully Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Community Hospice in Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was 88. Born in Hudson, November 25, 1929 to the late James and Florence (Hiscox) McDonald, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was a sales manager for Blue Circle Cement in Boston for many years and, after his retirement, returned to Hudson. Mr. McDonald was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish in Hudson.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Judith M. (Dietz) McDonald of Hudson; one daughter, Jennifer Marie McDonald of Hudson; nieces, Mary Ann Younsi and (Steven Breda) of Saratoga, Kim Dietz of Mamaroneck; nephews, Eric and (Kerry) Dietz of Mount Kisco, Kirk and (Jeanette) Dietz of Yorktown Heights. He was predeceased by his first wife, Alice (Arkinson) McDonald and two sisters, Kathryn McDonald and Dorothy Sandagato.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 19, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson, with Fr. Winston Bath officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

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Steven M. Decker (1970 – 2018)

VALHALLA—Steven Michael Decker, 47, a lifelong Millerton-area resident, died Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center following a long illness.

Mr. Decker worked as truck driver for Petro Home Services based in Poughkeepsie for more than 12 years.

Born September 27, 1970 in Sharon, CT, he was the son of Catherine (Cade) Spaulding of Millerton. In addition to his mother, Mr. Decker is survived by: his daughter, Tiffany Decker of Poughkeepsie; his granddaughter, Elianna Decker of Millerton; a brother, Ronald Decker of Millerton; two half-brothers, Timothy and Kevin Decker of Elizaville and several cousins.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton. To send an online condolence visit

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