Alberta V. Decker (1931 – 2021)
GHENT—Alberta Virginia Decker of Ghent passed away June 28, 2021 at the Ghent Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born December 7, 1931 in Pittsfield, MA, to the late Charles and Freda Gate French.
She lived in Richmond, MA, and moved to Nassau, where she grew up and went to school. She would later attend the Albany Business College. She worked for the NYS tax department for several years until she married and moved to Chatham. She raised her family there. She went on to work at Columbia Memorial Hospital for 25 years.
She was all about family, she enjoyed crocheting but her real love was her grandchildren.
She is survived by: her son, Gordon Charles (Helen) of Old Chatham; daughter, Brenda Jean (Terry) Anderson of Ghent; son, Aaron Phillip (Amy) of Hannacroix; her grandchildren, Rebecca Lee, Laura Lee, Catherine Lee and Joel Matthias, Joshua Aaron and Alicia Anne.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon and daughter Wendy Susan.
A graveside service was conducted Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the Chatham Rural Cemetery. Donations in her name may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society. Condolences may be conveyed at frenchblasl.com.
Ginna H. Moore (1947 – 2021)
HUDSON—After a grace-filled and courageous confrontation with brain cancer, Ginna Holmes Moore of Hudson succumbed June 29, 2021 at her home on a hill overlooking the city. As damnable as was the shadow of the Covid pandemic pervading most of her last months, she found a measure of comfort and peace looking out over the city, the Hudson River, and the Catskill Mountains.
Her beloved stepchildren, Katherine and Peter; grandchildren, Dezi and Iris: husband, Don; Holmes siblings, Kim (Beth), Pad and Casey; Moore siblings, Susan, Judith and Bob; friends far and near accompanied her as intimates and as familiar attendants on her journey. Also mourning her loss are Casey’s daughters, Nora and Merrill; Aunt Lorraine and daughters Emily and Lily; Moore nieces, Heather, David, Kevin and Rachel; Hamilton cousins, Rick (Nancy), Derek (Kim) and Schoens: Aunt Joan, Catherine and Peter.
In recent years, with the advent of grandchildren, Mrs. Moore adopted “Omi” as her matriarchal name. She was eager to participate in any imagined young adventure.
She thrived on the mountains, as did her mother, Linda, with whom she first moved to the Hudson Valley.
She transferred upstate to work with the Department of Environmental Protection, the agency that maintains the watershed supply of fresh water to New York City. It is impossible to overstate her love of public service. She was devoted to her profession, to her siblings, to her communities and to her Moore family of 25 years.
She was born in Hagerstown, Maryland to Paul Mills Holmes and Virginia Linda Schoen, May 29, 1947. She graduated from Mt. Holyoke College in 1969. She immediately immersed herself in public service in New York City and her beloved Brooklyn. She was a gifted writer and editor. She served as press secretary to New York City comptroller and Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, followed by positions in public affairs in NYC DEP and the Office of the DEP Commissioner. She volunteered with the campaigns of New York City Mayor John Lindsay and Maryland Senator Charles (Mac) Mathias. From her teen years, she was an avid baseball fan—the National League. Later, expressing her broad mindedness, she adopted her husband’s love of the Tour de France.
She became an intimate of New York City from youthful visits with her paternal grandmother, her own Omi, which then led to a life-long love of Brooklyn and the City’s singular embrace of musical theater, the American songbook and jazz.
She was selfless and bristling with opinions, with a smile that lit up many, many lives. She honed a sense of social justice on issues of women’s rights and racial equity. Both came naturally to her. In her quarter century in the Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck and Hudson, she threw her energies into work with Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, and as an ardent congregant and active volunteer at St. John the Evangelist in Barrytown and Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson. A jewel in her crown came in 2019 as the five-year co-chair of her 50th Alumni Reunion campaign at Mt. Holyoke, a triumph in the recent history of the college. She was a dedicated adherent of Alcoholics Anonymous, proud of her 40 years of sobriety and steadfast in admiration and support for other pilgrims on their own journeys.
Direct contributions in Mrs. Moore’s name may be made to Perfect Ten Hudson and Friends of Hudson Youth.
Nora A. MacIntosh (2004 – 2021)
KINDERHOOK—Nora Abigail MacIntosh, 17, of Kinderhook passed away surrounded by family, Saturday, July 3, 2021.
She was born in Troy, June 18, 2004.
Nora adored her family and friends. She was everyone’s best cheerleader and took genuine pleasure in the successes of those she loved. First and foremost, Nora loved God. She thoroughly enjoyed her time at AWANA and was thrilled to be an assistant Sunday school teacher. Nora was an outdoor girl who usually spent as much time as possible playing outside. She loved to camp, play basketball and soccer, go to the playground and her gymnastics class, swim, bike and ride horses.
She loved all animals and especially her dogs, Sadie and Buster, and her pet chicken, Corn. She loved music and sang and played her instruments with gusto, often giving impromptu concerts to the neighborhood. Nora loved to pretend—she would act out scenes from her favorite television shows, relive daily experiences, and pretend to work at various jobs. When not outside, Nora would “chill” with her dogs, draw, dance, play video games like Minecraft, and watch YouTube. Nora loved playing with her friends and would do so as often as she could. Nora embodied what it means to truly love life and always made the best of every situation. Her infectious laugh will forever be a part of our memories.
Nora is preceded in death by her grandparents, Carl and Marlene MacIntosh and Sandie Murnane. She is survived by: her loving parents, Bruce and Ann MacIntosh; grandparents, Matt and Kathy Murnane; sisters, Emily and Grace MacIntosh; brothers, Tyler, Adam and Jared MacIntosh as well as a large extended family. She was the proud Auntie Nora to her niece, Violet MacIntosh.
Nora was never a big fan of funeral flowers and particularly lilies, so in lieu of those, donations in her memory may be made to any one of the three organizations that had an enormous impact in her life: STRIDE Adaptive Sports, Capital Region Miracle League, and High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021, 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Castleton. Visitation hours will be Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie.
Paula M. June (1963 – 2021)
CLAVERACK—Paula M. June, 58, of Claverack passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021.
Born May 14, 1963 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Vincent and Wanda (Helsley) Graziano.
She retired from her career as a library clerk at Columbia-Greene Community College. She loved to read, enjoyed listening to classic rock (especially Kiss), and she loved her cats.
Left to cherish her memory are: her husband, Charles June; sister, Venetia Murray; uncle, Wayne Helsley; aunts, Beth Repko and Diana Helsley; niece, Jennifer Peters; nephew, David Murray, Jr.; close friend, Lynn Erceg; along with several cousins.
Memorial visitation hours were held July 6, 2021 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson.
Thomas J. Tiano, Jr. (1944 – 2021)
HUDSON—Thomas J. “T-Bone” Tiano, Jr., 77, of Hudson passed away Friday, July 2, 2021 in Hudson. Born May 21, 1944 in Hudson, he was the son of Thomas J. and Shirley (Miller) Tiano, Sr.
A lifelong Hudson resident, he graduated from Hudson High School Class of 1964, and then proudly served in the United States Army until 1970. He retired from the Hudson Correctional Facility after serving 27 years as a corrections dfficer. Mr. Tiano was a life member of the Federation of Polish Sportsmen and Hudson Elks Lodge #787. He was a lifelong, die-hard fan of the New York Yankees and Giants. He excelled at bowling, and did bowl a perfect 300 game. A devoted family man, the love for his family was immeasurable. He leaves to cherish his memory: his beloved wife, Sandra (Shetsky) Tiano; sons, Thomas and Robert Tiano; grandchildren, Tyler Tiano, Robert Tiano, Jr., and Kaylee (Kalib) Failing; great-granddaughter, Adalyn April Failing; sister, Elizabeth Putnam; brother, Joseph Tiano and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, Hudson will be Wednesday July 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. Visitation prior to funeral services, Wednesday will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.
Richard Leavenworth, Jr. (1944 – 2021)
ALBANY—Richard Leavenworth, Jr., 77, of West Lebanon passed away at the Hospice Inn in St. Peter’s Hospital, June 28, 2021.
Born in Pittsfield, MA, he was the son of the late Richard and Alice Leavenworth. He was a self-employed carpenter who took on many projects including building his own house and his latest project, his son’s house. He worked on many additions and performed many remodels. He was known for his attention to detail and his work was meticulous.
He was always willing to lend a hand and dive right in and work until the job was completed. He served his country in the Army Reserves from 1965 to 1971 during the Vietnam War. He loved the woods, was an avid hunter and enjoyed hiking, especially the Taconic Crest Trail.
Mr. Leavenworth is survived by: his loving wife, Patricia with whom he just celebrated their 55 year wedding anniversary; son, Stephen (Christine) Leavenworth of Rockville Centre, LI; daughter, Lisa (Gene) Collen of Glenmont; sister, Patricia (George) Decker of Pittsfield, MA; brothers-in-law, Jim (Nancy) Wagstaff and Ray Laurin; grandchildren, Tyler, Griffin, Cassie, Sean, Meaghan, and Brendan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and several close friends.
Funeral services will be private per his wishes. Donations in his memory may be made to the Community Hospice Gift Processing Center, 310 South Manning Boulevard, Albany 12208.
Patricia A. Fosby (1934 – 2021)
CELINA, TN—Patricia Ann (Hogan) Fosby passed away at the age of 87, July 3, 2021 in Celina, Tennessee.
Born January 15, 1934, “Pat” was the daughter of the late Martha E. Mainard Hogan and John T. Hogan, and resided in West Lebanon for most of her life. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Ellsworth “Fuzzy” Fosby, Jr.
Prior to her move out of state, she was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church and enjoyed making visits to the homebound members of her church. She also volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program. She enjoyed music and dancing, traveling, and very much loved meeting new people and visiting with friends and family.
She is survived by: her daughters, Maryann (Tony) Davis of Castalian Springs, TN, Donna (George) Zelno of Asheboro, NC, and Kathleen (Daniel) Baldwin of Vonore, TN; and grandchildren, Nicholas Geraldi, Christopher Zelno, David Zelno, Trey Davis and Brooke Davis.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021, 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in New Lebanon, officiated by the Reverend John Close. The family will receive friends at the church before the service, from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service in Cemetery of the Evergreens, Lebanon Springs.
Memorials may be made to Music & Memory, P.O. Box 590, Mineola 11501, or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are with the Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
Mary G. Bradley (1934 – 2021)
PHILMONT—Mary Gloria Bradley, 87, a lifelong area resident, died peacefully Monday, June 28, 2021 at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Bradley worked as a radiology technician at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT, for more than 25 years prior to her retirement in 1987.
Born at home May 3, 1934 in Norfolk, CT, she was the daughter of the late Sebastiano and Angelina (Pistritto) Vernali.
She graduated in 1953 from Gilbert High School in Winsted, CT. Following high school she attended The School of Radiological Technology at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. She married Roger Evans Bradley June 28, 1958 in Norfolk, CT. Their marriage lasted 63 years to the day, prior her passing. Mr. Bradley survives at their home in Valatie.
Mrs. Bradley was an excellent cook and enjoyed knitting in her spare time. She had an infectious laugh often heard at family parties. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk and was a beloved resident who will be dearly missed at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehab in Philmont.
In addition to her husband Roger, she is survived by: two sons, James “Jay” Bradley of Lakeville, CT, and Keith Bradley and his wife Lisa of Eloy, AZ; two grandsons, Steven J. Bradley of Cortland and Evan J. Bradley of Austin, TX; two dear nephews, Col. Edward Luminati of Colorado Springs, CO and Todd Vernali of East Canaan, CT, and many dear family members and friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Rose and her two brothers, Salvatore “Sonny” Vernali and Sebastiano “Joe” Vernali.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 6, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton. A funeral service will take place Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Reverend Francis Fador will officiate. Burial will follow at Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to the North East Community Center (NECC) P.O. Box 35, Millerton 12546 or North East /Millerton Library, 75 Main Street, Millerton 12546. To send an online condolence visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com