OBITUARIES: Hart, Bogucki, Burgess

Jean M. Hart (1944 – 2019)

LATHAM—Jean (Mahota) Hart of Latham, formerly of Hudson, beloved wife, mother and sister-in-law, passed peacefully July 5, 2019.

As an educator for 34 years, she made a profound and lasting impact on many lives, teaching English at junior and senior high schools in Poughkeepsie and at Shaker.

Since retiring in 2000, Mrs. Hart enjoyed a new era; every September she’d smile at the buses going by the home she shared with her husband, Jim and their daughter, Ashley.

Up until the past few years, she continued to host every family holiday dinner, always cooking enough delicious food to ensure leftovers so no one would leave her home without a doggy bag.

Through the years, she kept in touch with her students and friends, acting as a mentor and friend, sharing parenting and life advice. She had a passion for the culinary arts and bonded with her daughter over this, passing the Christmas entertaining torch to her last year.

A selfless, devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Hart took great joy in and prioritized her loved ones’ happiness. “While we are sorely missing her smile, laugh, and love, we are so fortunate to have been loved by her.”

Mrs. Hart was predeceased by: her parents, Bela and Bess Kozub Mahota and her daughter, Jillian. She is survived by: her husband, Jim; daughter, Ashley; brothers-in-law, Tom, Phil and Bob; many family and friends, who have been very supportive over the years, especially in her final days.

The family extends its deepest gratitude to the caring and supportive staff at Albany Medical Center ICU.

Relatives and friends may call Thursday, July 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bowen and Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham. A Catholic Mass will follow Friday, July 12, 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson.

Donations to the March of Dimes, 595 New Loudon Road #264, Latham 12110 are welcome.

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Leonard S. Bogucki (1961 – 2019)

HUDSON—Leonard Stephen Bogucki, Jr., 58, of Germantown passed away July 1, 2019 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born February 9, 1961 to the late Leonard, Sr., and Emma (Simmons) Bogucki.

“Lenny” worked for more than 35 years as a laborer with Columbia County. He will be fondly remembered for his love of Dunkin’ Donuts. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Mr. Bogucki is survived by: his two sons, Leonard, III, and Donald; his two grandchildren, Jayann and Donald, Jr.; his three brothers, Stanislaus, Isaac and Joshua; four sisters, Victoria Stever, Venecia Corbett, Valentina Miller and Delsia Brink; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation hours will be Monday, July 15, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. A funeral service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Richard A. Burgess (1939 – 2019)

NORTH CHATHAM—Richard “Dick” A. Burgess, 80, of North Chatham died July 5, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on the U.S.S. O’Bannon; a member of Nassau Fire Department and the Tri-Village Rod and Gun Club and past chief of North Chatham Fire Department. He was an avid bowler and fisherman who loved the Adirondacks.

Mr. Burgess is survived by: his children, Kittie Schwebel (Mark), Richard R. (Beth) Burgess and Kim (Tim) Christopher; his fiancée, Beverly Lucas; brothers, Jack Burgess and Charlie (Judy) Burgess; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and loving friends.

Relatives and friends called at the Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home, 11 Elm Street, Nassau, July 9. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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