Nicholas Dinardi, 83, security guard for the Fireman’s Home


HUDSON–Nicholas Dinardi of Ghent and formerly of Hudson, died Thursday September 17 at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was 83.

Born in Mt. Vernon (Westchester County)on July 17, 1926, he was the son of the late Pietro and Allessandra Dinardi.

Mr. Dinardi was a security guard for the Fireman’s Home in Hudson. He was the widower of Anna M. (Hoyt) Dinardi, who died in 2000.

He is survived by one son Nicholas P. (and Karen) Dinardi of Columbiaville, one daughter, Carol (and James) Bartholomew of Claverack; one brother, Thomas Dinardi of Greenport; and three grandchildren, Meghan, Allison and Leslie Dinardi. A brother, Silvio Dinardi, died previously.

A calling hour will be on Wednesday, September 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Valenti and Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Hudson. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Charles O’Neill officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Brian Briggs, 50, sports fan

CLAVERACK–Brian K. Briggs, 50, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at his residence.

     Born April 22, 1959 in Stuyvesant, he was the son of Margaret Briggs of Claverack

and the late Sherwood C. Briggs.

    Mr. Briggs was a gas station attendant for Sunoco in Hudson before becoming disabled.

    He was an avid Yankee and Giants fan and enjoyed watching car racing. He was a

social member of the Stottville VFW.

    In addition to his mother, surviving are his wife, Joyce (Brazie) Briggs of Chatham;

his son, Shane Briggs of Stuyvesant; two daughters, Alyssa and Kristine Briggs, both

of Spencertown; one brother, Henry Briggs of Hudson; one sister, Deborah Briggs

of Livingston; three stepchildren, Sara Novack, Bryan Brazie, and Justin Bower,

and several nieces and nephews.

    His sister Linda Briggs died previously.

    Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.


Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Grace Woodward, 80, former Hudson resident

MONROE,Ohio--Grace D. Woodward 80, of Monroe, formerly of Hudson, died Friday, September 11. 
Graveside funeral services will be today, Friday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Park Cemetery. 
Arrangements are with McDonald Funeral Home, Hudson.


Ezica (Pete) Barber, 101, owned Barber’s Superette in Stuy Falls

PHILMONT–Ezica (Pete) Barber, 101, a resident of Pine Haven Home and formerly of West Ghent died Monday September 7, 2009.Born in Greenport, March 31, 1908, he was the son of the late Ezica and Etta (Boomhower) Barber. Upon leaving home 85 years ago at the age of 16, Mr. Barber, the youngest of 13 children ventured into the working world at the brick yards of Albany. His career path progressed from there to a steamfitter in the Stottville Textile mills to a milkman to a butcher at the Hudson Grand Union to a machinist during WWII.

These positions spurred him on to open his own meat delivery business, operating the Cook Coffee franchise and opening Barber’s Superette in Stuyvesant Falls. In later years he was again a butcher at Lou’s Market in Valatie and was a security guard at Sterling Winthrop Laboratory. He was also a longtime member of the West Ghent Reformed Church.

He is survived by two sons Jon Barber of Newark, Del., Neal Barber of Locust Hill, Va., six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  His wife Virginia (Petit) Barber and two grandchildren died previously.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the West Ghent Reformed Church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mr. Barber’s memory may be made to the West Ghent Reformed Church. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Russell Turner, 73, was construction worker and farmer

HUDSON–Russell H. Turner, 73, of Stuyvesant, died Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born on July 9, 1936 in Hudson, he was the son of Ernest and Grace


Mr. Turner worked as a laborer for various construction companies and as

a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Turner; three daughters, Amanda (Glen)

Laursen, Kathleen (Paul) Turner, and Kendria (Larry) Carr; his brother, Walt

Turner; his sister, Margaret (Don) Keil; and three grandchildren, Bradley,

Ashley, and Amber Laursen.

His sister Eleanor Heintz died previously.

A graveside service will be held at 2:15 p.m. Monday at the Stuyvesant Falls


Arrangements are with Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.