Lucy S. Miller (1936 – 2019)
GHENT—Lucy (Scirico) Miller, 82, of Hudson passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.
She was born in Hudson December 12, 1936, the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Scirico.
In 1961, she married Bruce Miller of Hollowville.
Mrs. Miller is survived by: her children, Kimberly (Mark) Slattery, Kathleen Kane and Bruce Miller and five grandchildren.
Visitation was held at the Parish of Our Lady of Hope, 8074 State Route 22, Copake Falls, Friday, November 15 with a Mass of Christian Burial following. The Reverend George Brennan officiated.
Private burial followed at new St. Bridget’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the New York Oncology and Hematology Center.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake.
To send an online condolence visit www.peckandpeck.net.
Lorinda A. Mazur (1947 – 2019)
RICHMOND, MA—Lorinda Ackley Mazur, 72, died peacefully Wednesday, November 13 at her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born September 24, 1947 to the late Ben and Barbara Gear Ackley in Great Barrington, MA. She grew up on Empire Farm in Copake. She attended Roeliff Jansen Central School in Copake, then she attended Green Mountain College and earned her associate’s degree in accounting. She married Thomas P. Mazur at the Little Pink Chapel in Las Vegas, NV, and they spent 40 loving years together.
At 14-years of age, she began her career in the telecommunications business sorting call tickets for the family-owned Copake Telephone Company. By 1975 she became general manager and then president/owner of Richmond Telephone. In 1985 she became president/chairperson of Taconic Telephone Corporation. Mrs. Mazur also lead Taconic Technology, long distance and cellular companies. In 2000, she started Richmond NetWorx providing telecom services throughout Berkshire County.
She was the first woman elected to the Unites States Telephone Association (USTA) Board of Directors, and was chairperson of USTA’s Government Relations Committee, testifying on behalf of the telecommunications industry before the U.S. Congress. She received an award from USTA for her service.
She was also chairperson of the New York State Telecom Association, inductee of New York State Telephone Hall of Fame, board member of Telephone Association of New England, Columbia County Economic Development, Berkshire Medical Center, Berkshire School, and various other associations, committees and was a strong supporter of her community. Additionally, she was a member of the First Congregational Church in Stockbridge.
Besides her husband Tom, Mrs. Mazur is survived by: her children, Catherine B. Dullaghan of Pittsfield, MA, John A. Dullaghan of Northport; grandchildren, Alexi Starks, Jalen and Brooklyn Duck, Reilly and Lucas Dullaghan; sisters, Judith Whitbeck, Marilyn Herrington, Mary Ackley, Elizabeth Rafferty; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves her favorite cat, Purrky and her barking dog, Winston.
Mrs. Mazur enjoyed playing tennis and golf, watching basketball, visiting her camp in Rangeley, ME, sister vacations, and spending time with her grandchildren.
A funeral service for Mrs. Mazur will be held Monday, November 18, 2019, 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Elizabeth Freeman Center, 43 Francis Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201, and/or First Congregational Church in Stockbridge, MA 01262.
Arrangements are with the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main Street, Lenox, MA.
Careen L. Bowen (1965 – 2019)
RHINEBECK—Careen Lee Bowen, 54, of Gallatin passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Northern Dutchess Hospital with her loving family by her side.
She was born April 19, 1965 in Hudson, to Linda L. (Oakley) Bowen of Ancram and the late David L. Bowen, Sr.
She attended Taconic Hills and for the past 34 years was employed by the Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office as a supervisor in a residential facility.
She had a love of flowers, gardening and tending to her numerous house plants. Ms. Bowen enjoyed playing bingo, swimming, tag sales with family and adding to her large collection of anything associated with roosters.
She is survived by: her mother, Linda Bowen; a son, Brian Ingles and his wife Amy; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Robert Stickle of Ancram and a brother and sister-in-law, David and Kim Bowen, Jr., of Johnsonville. She also leaves her life-partner, Dave Clark of Gallatin along with his family, Michele and Eric Delage and Gabriell Clark, all of Catskill and Michael Clark of Ancram. Additionally she leaves her grandchildren, Lorelei Ingles, Autumn Delage and Zekiel Delage and a special aunt, Linda Stickle; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited and may call Monday, November 18, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Vicar Jackie Jefferson officiating. Burial will follow in the West Copake Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ancram Fire Company or the American Cancer Society.
To send an online condolence visit www.peckandpeck.net.
Daniel L. Blake (1943 – 2019)
ALBANY—Daniel L. Blake, born July 10, 1943, passed away November 13, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany.
He was a Vietnam veteran, who served four years in the Air Force.
He was employed as a corporation tax auditor by the State of New York. In 1974 he took a disability retirement due to an auto accident.
Mr. Blake was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an accomplished fly fisherman. He also bred, raised and raced harness horses for many years. He was also a long-time member of the Chatham Lions Club.
Survivors include: his daughter, Charity; grandsons, Brody and Landon; his brother, Francis and Alice Wettach; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Francis and Florence; his twin brother, David; brother, John and sister, Kathleen.
According to Mr. Blake’s wishes there will be no funeral or wake. A celebration of his life will be held at a date still to be determined. Arrangements are being handled by the French, Gifford, Preiter and Blasl Funeral Home, 25 Railroad Avenue, Chatham. Memorials in Mr. Blake’s name may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham 12110.
Mary A. Reutenauer (1930 – 2019)
GHENT—Mary Angelina (Graziano) Reutenauer of Greenport died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center.
Born March 1, 1930 in Stockport, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Angelina (Grandinetti) Graziano.
She was married to the late James H. Reutenauer.
She was a past member of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Greenport Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and a babysitter her entire life.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Katherine Rhines, Mabel D’Onofrio and Rose Nicolia; and eight brothers, Louis, Frank, Joe, Ralph, Philip, Patrick, Samuel and John Graziano.
She is survived by: many devoted nieces and nephews; her sons, James “Skip” H. Reutenauer of Claverack, Henry A. Reutenauer of California, Terry L. Reutenauer of Hudson; three grandchildren, Jamie Reutenauer of Ghent, Suzanne (Phill) Geerholt of Ghent and Frank Tiscareno of California; and five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Justin and Bryanna Geerholt, Jacob and Nicholas Reutenauer.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive Greenport. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Friday, November 22, 11 a.m. with Fr. Winston Bath officiating. Burial in the family plot at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson will follow.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Whittier Nursing and Rehab Center, 1 Whittier Way, Ghent 12075.
Dora B.R. Thorne (1920 – 2019)
GHENT—Dora Barbara Riley Thorne passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Whittier Nursing Facility.
She was born in Norwich, August 18,1920 to Paul Riley and his wife, Lotta Mable Bowers.
During World War II she entered the Marine Corps and served as a draftsman at Quantico, VA.
She married William Thorne, Jr., September 21, 1946. They were married for 68 years until his death in 2014.
For many years they operated Thornecrest Poultry Farm in Chatham. Upon retirement they divided their time between Chatham and North Fort Myers, FL. They spent leisure time playing tennis, golf and camping across the country.
“Dodie,” as she was known, was a graduate of Pratt Institute and had a BFA from SUNY Albany. Art was her lifelong interest. She did and taught ceramics. Painting, especially miniatures, was her main interest.
She was a member of Chatham United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 42 and the Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR.
She was predeceased by her parents and brothers, Charles and William Riley. She is survived by: her sons, William Stephen (Alaine) of Chatham and Jonathan of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Lara (Thomas) Gonser of Chatham, William C. (Sara) Thorne of Forest City, NC, and her great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Thorne of Forest City.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chatham United Methodist Church or The Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR.
An announcement about spring burial will be made. Arrangements are under the direction of Wenk Funeral Home, 21 Payn Avenue, Chatham. Send online condolences at wenkfuneralhome.com.