Natalie A. Conway (1937 – 2020)
HUDSON—Natalie Anne “Nancy” (Crouse) Conway, age 82, of Hudson passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family September 13, 2020.
After graduating from St. Mary’s Academy in 1955, she completed programs at St. Catherine’s Infant Home and Colonna Beauty School in Albany. She worked in cosmetology for many years and applied skills learned at St. Catherine’s to her own family, becoming the best wife and mother anyone could wish for.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Natalie Crouse. She is survived by her high school sweetheart and devoted husband of 61 years, James “Jim” D. Conway; daughter, Kathleen Vasquez (Marc) of Frederick, MD; son, James M. Conway (Kena) of Copake; two granddaughters, Meagan and Maura Conway; sister, Carol (George) Kitchie, brothers, Joseph (Laura) Crouse and Robert (Ellen) Crouse; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Following moves to Chicago, IL, and Lynbrook, the Conways returned to Columbia County in the 1960s to raise their family. She was an active parishioner of St. Mary’s Church and school in Hudson, both of which always held a special place in her heart. She loved the sound of “young voices” and laughter in the house. Into adulthood, her children’s friends exchanged good-natured banter with Mrs. Conway.
She enjoyed needle-crafts and formed a small tight-knit group who met regularly for laughs and tea, while creating treasured items for family and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Conway shared a love of music and belonged to the Philmont Community Chorus.
Mrs. Conway and her family were deeply touched by the support of family and friends near and far. Words cannot express their gratitude for the affection and kindness of her dear friend, Patricia E. Corbett, over the years.
A private Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Mary’s Church/Holy Trinity Parish, Hudson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Greenport Rescue Squad or St. Mary’s Church/Holy Trinity Parish, P.O. Box 323, Hudson 12534. Arrangements are with the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. To leave online condolences visit www.saccofuneralhome.com
Joseph G. Letourneau, Jr. (1953 – 2020)
HUDSON—Joseph G. Letourneau, Jr., 67, of Copake died Friday, September 4, 2020 at Columbia Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
He was born January 5, 1953 in Great Barrington, MA, to Joseph and Anna (Pezze) Letourneau.
He was a graduate of Roeliff Jansen Central School, class of 1971.
“Joey” was an accomplished chef for more than 40 years at the Swiss Hutte, Interlaken Inn and many other gourmet restaurants. He enjoyed cooking and teaching his recipes to his family and friends. He also worked as a carpenter for his brother, Wayne with Sun Energy Builders, both full- and part-time throughout his career, always having two jobs.
He loved sports, riding his motorcycle, fishing and playing golf.
He is survived by: his mother, Anna; brother, Wayne; sisters, Joanna and Susan; nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joan (Pepino) Letourneau; his father, Joseph, Sr., and a nephew, Beau.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research. Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake. Express condolences at www.peckandpeck.net.
Lois L. Allegretta (1928 – 2020)
GHENT—Lois L. Allegretta, 91, of Niverville was called home to the lord Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
She was a generous, caring person whose greatest love was her family and friends.
In her spare time, she enjoyed watching the Yankees, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time outdoors.
She is survived by: her sons, Richard Poggoli, William (Ursula), Michael (Andrea); five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Blanche Tejera and a brother, Nathan “Ray” Ludwig.
Funeral services and calling hours will be private at the convenience of the family due to Covid-19 concerns. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Memorials in Ms. Allegretta’s memory may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, Valatie. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street (Route 9), Valatie. To send condolences visit raymondbondfh.com.