OBITUARIES: Laffety, LaMountain, Mullamphy, Barboza

Robert N. Laffety (1930 – 2022)

STUYVESANT—Robert N. Laffety, 91, of Stuyvesant went to his heavenly home, Monday, January 17, 2022. His devotion to his family and firm belief in God was shown in every aspect of his life.

Born May 15, 1930 in Albany, he was the son of the late Oscar and Frieda (Ristau) Laffety and brother of the late Charles Laffety and Shirley Mangione.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He retired after 33 years of employment at Sterling Winthrop Research Institute. After his retirement, he served as the superintendent of the Kinderhook Cemetery for a number of years. He served as the elder and deacon of the Stuyvesant Reformed Church and the Kinderhook Reformed Church and more recently attended St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Valatie. He was a member of the Sleepy Hollow Barbershop Chorus (SPEBSQSA), a member of the American Legion, NYS Rifle & Pistol Association, a Meals on Wheels volunteer in Stuyvesant for a number of years as well as a lifetime member of Stuyvesant Volunteer Fire Company #1.

Mr. Laffety loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and working in his meticulous garden and yard. He greatly enjoyed his many years as a member of the men’s morning coffee group as well as Tuesday lunches with the ROMEO group.

He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Rita M. (Gleason) Laffety; two daughters, Brenda (Geoffrey) Johnson and Kara Laffety, both of Stuyvesant; two grandsons, Michael McGrath (Jennifer) and Stephen McGrath (Lizzie Pesano); two granddaughters, Sara Ruggiero (Edwin) and Kathryn Ploss.

He was the proud great-grandfather of Madison, Aria and Kylar McGrath and Logan and Maggie Ruggiero. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, especially loved by Deborah (Richard) Miller, David (Cathy) Mangione and Christine (Phil) Rehkop.

Memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s in Valatie, Saturday, January 29 at 1 p.m. with a calling hour prior at noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission. Arrangements are under the direction of the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Cindy M. LaMountain (1962 – 2022)

ALBANY—Cindy M. LaMountain, 59, of Claverack died Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Albany Medical Center.

Born February 9, 1962, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (McMahon) LaMountain.

She was a CNA for the Greymore Sisters Nursing Facility in Garrison until her retirement.

She was a loving sister and aunt and will be remembered for her love of family and animals. Survivors include: her sisters, Rosalie Hermanowski of Peekskill, Cheryl (Robert) Bingman of Claverack, Katherine LaMountain of Claverack; nephew, John Hermanowski and niece, Betty Malik.

A visiting hour will be held Monday, January 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Sacco Funeral Home, Greenport. Services will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ken Coddington officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.

Dennis V. Mullamphy (1937 – 2022)

COPAKE FALLS—Dennis V. Mullamphy, Sr., age 84, born and raised in the Bronx, transplanted to the Hudson Valley to raise his family. He died in his home of natural causes on the morning of January 18, 2022.

He was born November 19, 1937 in the Bronx. He graduated from Manhattan Aviation School.

He married Marie Devito, July 25, 1964.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was honorably discharged and continued to serve the Bronx Community as a school-bus driver until he retired.

An avid boater, he enjoyed spending time with his family on the water.

Mr. Mullamphy is survived by: his children, Cathy Laird (husband Kevin) of Sneads Ferry, NC, Dennis Mullamphy (wife Deborah) of Mt. Vernon and Anthony Mullamphy (wife Melissa) of Holmes; his grandchildren, Mason, Nicole, Taylor, Leeana, Nolan and Luke and great-grandchild, Aiden.

Visitation will be held to celebrate his life, Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22, Copake. Interment with military honors will be held January 24 in Yorktown Heights.

Joyce H. Barboza (1945 – 2022)

HUDSON—Joyce (Halloran) Barboza, 76, of Hudson passed away January 16, 2022 at her home. She was born in Hudson January 30, 1945 to the late John and Florence (Carless) Halloran. She was predeceased by her brother, John C. Halloran and sister, Lillian Gallo.

She was a loving and generous spirit, who touched the lives of all her neighbors, friends and family—she had special care and affection for her many nieces and nephews and their children. Ms. Barboza retired from nursing in 2005 after a 30-year career. She will be remembered for her wicked sense of humor and as a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived, loved and celebrated by: her daughter, Meghan; son-in-law, Robert Silfen; grandchildren, Leo and Beatrice; her many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews from the Gallo and Halloran families. She was beloved by all who knew her and will be missed terribly.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated January 21, 2022 from St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson.

Arrangements were with the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

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