OBITUARIES: Engel, Shook, Gardner, Nooney, Sander, Durlack, Jensen

Amber Engel

Amber L. Engel (2002 – 2021)

HUDSON—Amber L. Engel, 19, of Hudson passed away suddenly Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Born March 1, 2002 in Hudson, she was the daughter of Jacqueline Engel of Hudson.

She was an activity aide at The Grand at Barnwell in Valatie. She loved caring for the elderly and enjoyed hiking, walks in the woods, animals, photography, drawing, writing and painting. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Occhibove, Mackey, Deuel-Snyder, Shaw, Casucci

Robert Occhibove, Sr.

Robert A. Occhibove, Sr. (1929 – 2021)

HUDSON—Robert A. Occhibove, Sr., 92, of Hudson died peacefully in his home with his family at his bedside.

Born in Hudson September 24, 1929, he was the son of the late Anthony and Delia (Zelskie) Occhibove. After high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as an MP. He was later employed with the NYS Bridge Authority in Catskill as a toll collector. He was a life-member of the Hudson Elks Club #787, Hudson American Legion #1314 and the Hudson VFW. He was also a life-member of the Washington Hose Company and was an avid Yankee fan and enjoyed watching boxing. He also enjoyed singing. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Harkins, Kibler, Shea

Sam Harkins

Samuel T. Harkins (1953 – 2021)

POUGHKEEPSIE—Samuel T. Harkins, 68, a longtime resident of Red Hook, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born April 28, 1953 in Little Falls, he was the son of the late Floyd and Evelyn Harkins. “Sam” graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a business degree.

He married Arleen Garelick, August 28, 1982 in Barrytown. Read more…

OBITUARIES: Perry, Cordato, Ostrowski, Barringer, Antell, Knott, Hunziker

Maxine Perry

Maxine Perry (1949 – 2021)

HUDSON—Maxine “Pat” Perry, 72, of Hudson, a loving mother and grandmother, was called home to the Lord after a brief illness, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Pahokee, FL, October 10, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Mable (Atkins) Hooper.

She was a machine operator for Becton Dickinson Medical Supplies in Canaan, CT, for many years before her retirement. She was a woman of strong faith and a devoted member of the Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Hudson. Read more…

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…