Anna Ryan, 92, gentle soul enjoyed talking to people

VALATIE–Anna M. Ryan, 92, died Friday January 15, 2010, at her home.

Born in Ashland, Penn. June 21, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna (Halitzka) Mateijick.

She was a supervisor for check processing at Citi Group in Manhattan. Mrs. Ryan was an avid shopper who enjoyed talking to people on the phone from her house. She was a gentle soul.

Mrs. Ryan is survived by two sons, James A. and Robert M. Ryan, both of Valatie; a sister, Helen Seus of Flushing; a brother, Andrew Mateijick of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;  and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, James Ryan; a sister, Mary Broderick; and a brother, John Mateijick, died previously.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to either the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O.Box 242, Valatie, NY 121 84 or the Valatie Fire Dept., P.O. Box 473, Valatie NY 12184.


Armand Conte, 90, WWII vet was life member of Livingston Pumper Co.

LIVINGSTON–Armand P. Conte, 90, of Livingston passed away on January 15, 2010 at Livingston Hills Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born March 17,1919 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Dominic and Angelina (Casaregola) Conte.

Mr. Conte had been employed a short time for the Atlas Cement Plant in Hudson and prior to his retirement in 2000 he worked with his father-in-law and brothers-in-law on the Klein’s Kill Fruit Farm in Livingston for many years.

Mr. Conte served with the U.S. Army’s 188th Parachute Infantry during WWII. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct medal, and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon with star.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Hudson and the Church of the Nativity of Linlithgo, a life member and past officer of the Livingston Pumper Co. #1, a member of the Hudson Elks and Jennings Willet American Legion Post of Germantown.

Mr. Conte was the father of Carol and (Tom) Fucito, Armand and (Phyllis) Conte, Fred and (Mary) Conte all of Livingston, brother of: Thomas Conte of Hudson, grandfather of Theresa Rossi, Tom Fucito and Chris, Randy and Derrick Conte, He was the great- grandfather of Angelica, Alexis and Rosie Fucito, Andrew and Scottie Rossi and Cooper, Collin, Eli, and Ryan Conte.

His wife of 63 years Jessie (Bartolotta) Conte, his sisters, Philomena Warfield, Dolores Parlman and Jean Atwell, and his brothers Fred, Louie, Anthony, Dominic and Francis Conte, died previously.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday January 18,  at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home of Germantown.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the funeral home and 10:30 a.m. from the Church of the Resurrection Holy Trinity Parish of Germantown, where the Rev. Theodore Gerken will celebrate a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Burial will follow in the Nativity Church Cemetery of Linlithgo with full military honors provided by the Jennings Willet American Legion Post.

Members of the Livingston Fire Company will conduct services at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home and members of the Jennings Willet American Legion Post at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial donations are requested to the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene 47Liberty Street, Catskill, NY 12414.

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Marie Hubbard, 56, LPN at the Firemen’s Home

HUDSON–Marie Eva Hubbard, 56, of Ghent, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Community Hospice at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born on November. 9, 1953 in Hudson, she was the beloved daughter of Agnes (Slater) Denis of Copake and the late Arthur Denis.

Mrs. Hubbard was a licensed practical nurse at the Firemen’s Home in Hudson. She enjoyed her nursing career and kept up with all of the new medical advancements.

She enjoyed traveling to Virginia and Florida to visit family and friends.

Mrs. Hubbard was a lifelong area resident.

In addition to her mother, surviving are her devoted husband of 19 years, Robert  Hubbard; three beloved children, Michelle Marie Cardinale of West Coxsackie, Dawn Marie Rice of Virginia, and Robert Hubbard, Jr. of Ghent, and her loving siblings, Arthur “Butch” Denis of Hollowville and Eileen Duprey of Hillsdale.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren and many other family members.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Donations may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Sreet, Catskill, 12414.



Judy Fiore, 73, enjoyed golfing

FORT MYERS, Fla.–Judy L. Fiore, 73, of Fort Myers, formerly of Hudson, died Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Calusa Harbor Hospice.

Born June 23, 1936 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Beulah (Maskin) Grossman.

Mrs. Fiore was a substitute teacher for the Hudson City School District.

She was a member of Congregation Anshe Emeth and enjoyed golfing.

Surviving are two daughters, Roberta Fiore Kittell of Ohio and Paula Fiore Yuksel of Virginia; two sons-in-law, Jeffrey Kittell of Ohio and Nihat Yuksel of Chicago; her former husband, Paul Fiore of Florida; three grandchildren, Matthew Kittell of Ohio and Burak and Dilan Yuksel, both of Virginia, and several friends.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St.reet, Hudson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Burial is private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the Pine Haven Nursing Home Sunshine Club, P.O. Box 785, Philmont, NY, 12565.




Van Pinto, 42, former Chatham High track, football coach

ALBANY–Van Pinto of Colonie died Monday, January 11, 2010, at Albany Memorial Hospital. He was 42. Born in Hudson on January 25, 1967 he was the son of Vincent F. and Orrine L. (Friss) Pinto of Taghkanic.

Mr. Pinto was a graduate of Taconic Hills High School and worked as a contractor. He was both a track and football coach for Chatham High School, and was also the head coach for the former Hudson Vikings Football Team. Mr. Pinto was also a Sunday school teacher for many years with the former Church of the Holy Cross in West Taghkanic.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his son, Matthew Vincent Pinto of Valatie; wife Lori A. (Marczewski) Pinto, at home; step-children Ryan W. Houseknecht and Nicole M. Houseknecht, both of Colonie; one brother, Matthew L. Pinto of Rotterdam; his former wife, Gina Howard of Valatie; and one aunt, Lucille Meyer of Kansas City, Mo.

Calling hours will be Friday, January 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson. Funeral services will be Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. from the funeral home with Deacon Charles O’Neill officiating.

Burial will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.