OBITUARIES: Proper, Raup-Kounovsky,

Larry Proper

Lawrence O. Proper (1957 – 2021)

ALBANY—Lawrence O. Proper, 64, of Copake passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born to the late Otis W. Proper and Lorraine (Hume) Proper, January 27, 1957 in Great Barrington, MA.

“Larry” is survived by his wife of 44 years, Teri S. (Miller) Proper; his three sons, Todd L. Proper of Copake, Ryan B. Proper and wife Kristina of Claverack, Andrew M. Proper and wife Cora of Gales Ferry, CT; his daughter, Bridgette S. L. Gregory and her husband Michael of Schenectady; three grandchildren, Ryan Alexander Proper, Wesley Lawrence Proper and Jane Elizabeth Proper; and a sister, JoAnn Proper of Durham, NC. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Lemoine, Rooney, Heins, Musso, Quinn, Anuska, Menegio, Faulkner, Rousseau, Crowley, Hajdu, Proper, Schmitt, Pollack

Cathy Lemoine

Catherine M. Lemoine (1950 – 2021)

HUDSON—Catherine M. Lemoine, age 71, of Chatham died Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. “Cathy” was born in Hackensack, NJ, August 23, 1950 to the late Edward V. Flynn and Mary C. (nee McKenna) Flynn.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Lemoine. She is also predeceased by brothers, Jack Flynn, Michael Rock and James Rock, and sisters, Genevieve Clark, Jessie Root, Charlotte Rock, Bernice Pendyke and Maureen Brown.

Mrs. Lemoine is survived by: her daughter, Maeve Lemoine; grandson, Paul, and daughter, Molly Lemoine. She was also “Aunt Cathy” to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Bassett, Stahovec, Dennis, Patella, Hover, Busa, Burt

Jerry Bassett

Gerard A. Bassett (1972 – 2021)

CHATHAM—Gerard Allen Bassett, 49 years old, was rejoined at the gates of heaven by his beloved dog, Teddy, November 12, 2021.

“Jerry” was born July 27, 1972 in Albany.

He is survived by: his loving mother, Eleanor Bassett-Swift; his canine-son, Rocky; siblings, Julia (Mike) Visconti, Lisa (Anthony) Biancardi, Linda Bassett (Phil Martel) and Gregory Bassett.

He was the best uncle to his nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Williams, Cody Foster, Rebecca Foster, Vincent Visconti, Willow Visconti, Phila Visconti, Evelynn Visconti, Vivianna McEwan, Valentina McEwan, Phillip Martel, and Nicholas Biancardi. He was predeceased by: his father, Gerard A. Bassett, Sr., and a nephew, Damien McEwan. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Rindler, Renfro, Newberry

Barbara Rindler

Barbara Rindler (1937 – 2021)

COPAKE LAKE—Barbara Rindler, 84, passed away November 6, 2021 in her sleep after a long illness with her family and friends nearby.

Born March 14, 1937, she was the daughter of Jack J. and Ethel (Levine) Kaese.

She grew up in Rego Park and spent her summers at Copake Lake attending summer camp. Copake was a place she treasured her whole life.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and devoted to her cat.

Fiercely independent, in 1979 she opened her own successful real estate business, Sunplaza Country Real Estate in her beloved Copake. She introduced hundreds of people to Columbia County and the surrounding area and was always proud and happy when she found the right homes for people. She was beloved and respected as a real estate broker and built many lasting relationships with those she sold homes to and her fellow real estate brokers.

Ms. Rindler was committed to and loved Copake Lake. She was a founding member of the Copake Lake Conservation Society (CLCS), served as a trustee for nearly 50 years, became its treasurer and was a member of the newsletter committee. She was an active member of the Copake Lake Homeowners Association for more than 15 years and served as treasurer. She volunteered with the Roeliff Jansen

Community Library as a member of the Gala Committee and was a member of the Columbia Greene Board of Realtors for more than 30 years.

An avid movie fan, she never missed attending the Chatham Film Festival. She saw every movie, in “her seat” (10th row on the aisle) every year.

She is survived by: her three children, Kenneth Rindler of Bayshore, Jeff Rindler-Jordan (Jared) of Hollowville and Andrew Rindler (Karen) of Deltona, FL; granddaughter, Katie; her cat, Maude and her many friends.

A celebration of her life will be held in the spring, a time of year she loved, and when it will be safe for all to gather.

Carolyn Renfro

Carolyn D. Renfro (1941 -2021) 

GHENT—Carolyn D. Renfro, 80, of Ghent passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home surrounded by family, Sunday, November 14.

Born November 24, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Bengt and Doris (Nelson) Smedberg of Worcester, MA.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by: her loving husband of 59 years, James; her three children, James Renfro, Jr., of Anacortes, WA, Jon W. Renfro of Pomona, CA, and Jay B. Renfro of Aynor, SC; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are private with burial in the Ghent Union Cemetery. To send online condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com.

Stephen Newberry

Stephen P. Newberry (1958 – 2021)

HUDSON—Stephen Paul Newberry passed away November 14, 2021 with his two loving children by his side.

He was born in Hudson, March 22, 1958 to Raymond and Anna (Rueter) Newberry.

He was a graduate of Hudson High School class of 1976. He went on to get a degree in maritime engineering from SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx. After graduating he began a career as a merchant marine.

He traveled all over the world. When he was not working, he loved spending his time with his two children, Robert and Anna Sophia. He loved telling them stories of his travels on the high seas. He also loved to spend time with family, friends and his two dogs, Storm and Swae.

Mr. Newberry is survived by: his two children, Robert Newberry and Anna Sophia Newberry; his mother, Anna K. Newberry; sisters, Cynthia (Newberry) Bartolotta and Patricia (Doug) Kitsock; brothers, James A. Newberry and Andrew R. Newberry; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Raymond R. Newberry and sister, Veronica Newberry.

The family will receive guests Saturday, November 20, 2021 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson, with a prayer service at 3 p.m. Donations may be made in Mr. Newberry’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

OBITUARIES: Hannett, Every, Hubbard

Deborah Hannett

Deborah A. Hannett (1951 – 2021)

ALBANY—Deborah A. Hannett of Hudson went home to be with the Lord, Jesus Christ, November 8. She was born August 2, 1951, a daughter of Robert and Shirley (Kinnicutt) Williams of Valatie.

She attended Ichabod Crane Central School and graduated in 1969. She attended SUNY at Albany, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1973 and a Master of Science in 1977, obtaining permanent certification to be a public school teacher of Spanish and French, grades 7 to 12. After obtaining her master’s degree, she worked for the Department of Social Services as a case worker.

In 1978 she married Louis N. Hannett. After the birth of her first son, she devoted her time to being a full-time homemaker. The Hannetts raised four children in Greenport. As her children attended elementary and middle school, she worked as a volunteer for PTO, book fairs, Santa’s Secret Shop, volunteer teacher’s aide, field trips, and in the middle school library. She was also a troop leader for the Girl Scouts. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Hudson, and frequently visited Solid Rock Church in Glenmont with her children. She was a generous supporter of multiple charities. Read more…