OBITUARIES: Van Bramer, Barra, Sheridan

Margaret L. Van Bramer (1928 – 2018)

GHENT—Margaret L. Van Bramer, 90, passed away peacefully July 19, 2018 at Whittier Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Newton Hook, June 22, 1928. She was the daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Clouse) Scirico. She worked for many years at Universal Match as a machine operator. After she retired and her husband, Donald passed away, she spent much of her time with the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Stottville, where she was in the Rosary Society.

She was a member of the Red Hatter’s and also the Columbia County Golden Agers. Her suitcase was always packed and she loved to travel.

Mrs. Van Bramer is survived by: her three sisters,; Jennie Richardson, Lucy Miller and Betty (John) Unson; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by six siblings, Paul Scirico, James Garafalo, Philip Garafalo, Mary Orbon, Carmella Porreca and Antionette Hawk.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 23, 2018, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Stottville. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. the at Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. For directions or to leave a message for the family visit

John A. Barra (1932 – 2018)

HUDSON—John Albert Barra, 86, of Greenport died Friday, July 20, 2018 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Calling hours will be held Sunday, July 22 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Services will be Monday, July 23, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Rural Cemetery in Greenport.

Patrick R. Sheridan (2001 – 2018)

ANCRAMDALE—Patrick Raymond Sheridan, 16, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 due to an automobile accident.

He was born in Westchester, November 25, 2001, the son of Kevin J. Sheridan of Ancramdale and Jeanien L. Higgins of Pawling.

He worked at the Farmer’s Wife in Ancramdale. He really enjoyed working on cars, hiking, fishing, loved life and politics. Most of all he loved being with family and friends.

Patrick was entering his senior year of high school this fall at Stissing Mountain High School in Pine Plains.

In addition to his loving parents, survivors include: a younger brother, Scott Sheridan of Ancramdale; a half-sister, Samantha Lusk of Hyde Park; maternal grandparents, John and Judy Higgins of Wingdale; paternal grandmother, Sharon S. Sheridan of Germantown; several uncles and aunts, John Higgins of Pawling, Jennifer and Anthony Ruggerio of New Fairfield, CT, Maureen Aboto of Poughkeepsie, Michael and Maureen Berarducci of Arlington, MA, Robert and Colleen Shank of Wells, ME, Ragan Sheridan of Montpelier, VT; many nieces and nephews, Ava and Luke Berarducci, Ragan and Robbie Shank, John Matthew and Aishlin Higgins, Frank John Guarino.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Raymond Sheridan.

Calling hours are Tuesday, July 24, 3 to 7 p.m. at Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m. from the Parish of Our Lady of Hope, 8074 State Route 22 Copake Falls, with the Reverend George Brennan, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Patrick R. Sheridan Scholarship fund c/o District Treasurer, Pine Plains Central School, 2829 Church Street, Pine Plains 12567

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