Obituaries

Rebekah Christy Grohl
January 23, 1997 – January 5, 2020
New Windsor, New York

Rebekah Grohl died at Westchester Medical Center on January 5th at the age of 22, surrounded by all her family and loved ones. The first child of Peter and Heather Grohl, she was born in Newburgh and raised in New Windsor. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 2015. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Orange in 2018. She was an activist through and through. She was a campaign manager for both Kevindaryan Lujan and Steven Majano. She also worked for James Skoufis and Antonio Delgado campaigns. Her goal was to make Newburgh the best it could be for those who lived there.Surviving her are her parents, Peter and Heather Grohl; brothers, Jared and Paul Grohl; her beloved dog, Jeter; grandmother, Christy Hill, grandfather, Roy Galewski II & Coni; great-grandfather, Roy Galewski I “pop pop”, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was an intelligent woman with many interests, and would give her all to those in need. She had a great love for her family, her friends, animals, and music. In particular Marilyn Manson, he was her favorite artist because he challenged the norms of society and was unapologetically himself. She “never said to be like her, she would say be like you and go make a difference.”
There will be a memorial service at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave. Newburgh, NY on Saturday January 11th, from 1 to 4 p.m.. There will also be a service for her Thursday January 23rd (her birthday) at Washington’s Headquarter from 12 to 3 p.m..

In keeping with the family’s wishes, donations can be made in Rebekah’s memory to her Go Fund Me account in lieu of flowers. https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-rebekah-grohl  or call (845) 561-8300.

Ruby E. Caudy
December 25, 1918 – January 7, 2020
Cornwall, NY
Ruby E. Caudy of Cornwall, NY, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 with her family by her side. She was 101.
The daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Williams, she was born on December 25, 1918 in Newburgh, NY.
Ruby sewed Army jackets during World War II. She then went on to work as a seamstress at Macbeth in Newburgh, NY.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great, and great-great grandmother and friend, and she will be deeply missed.
Survivors include: sons, Howard Caudy and his wife, Darlena, Richard Caudy and his wife, Donna, John Caudy, Jr.; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John Caudy, one brother and two sisters.
A Memorial Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 15 at James F. Lulves Funeral Home in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family.
Per Ruby’s request, no flowers please.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Middletown Park Manor for all they did for Ruby during her time there.

Angelina T. Marcantonio
March 1, 1928 – January 11, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Angelina T. Marcantonio, 91, of Newburgh, NY passed away on January 11, 2020.
Born in Highland, NY on March 1, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Antonio Trapani and Rosaria Ficarotta. She was a Legal Secretary for the Orange County Courthouse in Goshen, NY.
Angelina loved to cook and was a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her children: Mark, Sal, Rose Ann Ball, and Anthony; her nine grandchildren: Paul, Ann, Kate, Sal Jr., Michael, Angela, Melinda, Daniel and Anthony Jr.; her great-grandchildren Logan and Malani and several extended family members.
Calling hours took place January 14 at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. in Highland. A Mass of Christian Burial was held January 15at St. Augustine’s Church, Highland, NY. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Martin J. “Marty” Moloney
October 15, 1931 – January 11, 2020
Newburgh, New York
Martin J. Moloney, of Newburgh, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on January 11, 2020, after a short illness. Son of the late Martin and Mary (Hartnett) Moloney, Marty was born October 15, 1931 in Yonkers, NY.
Although he graduated from Blessed Sacrament High School, he was extremely proud of also having attended Regis, a scholarship high school in Manhattan, for a short time.
Following graduation, Marty enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1949-1953. In 1955, Marty began his career with the NYS Thruway where, at one point, he held the top Toll Division Supervisor position in the NY division. Upon his retirement in 1986, Marty enjoyed golf, ice skating and going to McDonald’s for breakfast with his cronies.
Marty is survived by his wife Carol, sons John of NC and James of Schenectady, daughters Kathryn (Billy) of Wallkill, and Suzanne (Ian) of Newburgh; grandchildren, John Moloney Jr., Jesze Moloney and William Smith IV, brother Edward (Margaret) Moloney of AZ, and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by first wife Heidi, and sister and brother-in-law Catherine and Robert Canavan.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 15 at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial wascelebrated on Thursday at St. Patrick’s Church, Newburgh.
In lieu of flowers, please pay it forward and do something to help someone in need.

Dorothy F. Woody
September 15, 1933 – January 8, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Dorothy F. Woody, age 86 of Newburgh, NY passed away on January 8, 2020 at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY.
The daughter of the late Fred and Ida Fisher Cunningham, she was born on September 15, 1933 in Baltimore, MD. Dorothy worked as a housekeeper for the Howard Johnson Motel in Newburgh. She was married to the late Harold J. Woody Sr. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her son, Fred T. Woody of Newburgh, NY; daughter, Deborah L. Raimondi and her husband, Joseph, of Newburgh, NY; grandchildren, Justin LaRocque, Tyler Woody and Brooke Woody; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Dorothy was predeceased by her son, Harold Woody Jr. as well as brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were private. Burial was in the Wallkill Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Melinda’s Music, PO Box 245, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925.
Adriana Francina Thomas “Fran”
January 25, 1921 – December 23, 2019
Formerly of Middletown and Newburgh, NY
Fran Thomas (nee Heusdens), age 98, passed away December 23, 2019 at Wingate at Beacon after a short illness. Born in Racine WI January 25, 1921, she lived in Bismarck ND, Hutchinson KS, Salt Lake City UT, and Middletown and Newburgh NY. Ready to face challenges head on throughout life, she exemplified this as she showed others at work within the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) that if “an old lady like me” can learn to use a computer, you can also. She helped introduce this technology to her family and into the library system. Even after retirement she continued as a volunteer in many activities, such as RCLS’s Radio Vision radio show supporting blind readers.
Frances was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius Heusdens Jr. and Cornelia Gertruda (Honings) Heusdens; husband, Robert Ellis Thomas and sister, Cornelia Gertrude(a) Peura. Fran will be remembered always for the life she lived with joy, love and helping others.
She is survived by sister, Marie Meyer; sons, Charles Richard Thomas and spouse, Nancy (Klomp) Thomas and Gregory Ellis Thomas and spouse, Rosella (Rossi) Thomas; as well as her grandchildren: Robert A. Thomas, Michael D. Thomas, Caitlin A. Thomas, Karen (Thomas) Sheldon, Alessandra Thomas and great-grandson, Robert Sheldon and many family members, such as her devoted niece, and world travel-mate, Margaret “Peggy” (Peura) Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) or your local Friends of the Library group
A family service will be scheduled at a later date.

Najee L. Murphy
December 24, 1989 – January 7, 2020
Newburgh, NY
Najee died January 7, 2020 at Montefiore St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY. He was 30 Years old.
Najee Lovell Murphy, the son of Jeffery Murphy and Lisa Ross, was born December 24, 1989 in Newburgh, NY. He was a member of Church of God by Faith Inc., and faithfully apart of the music ministry where he played the drums expertly for over 20 years. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and began making a name for himself on campus with the release of his first mixtape, “Opening Act”. After graduating in 2011, Najee released his debut album, “Heir Murph”, opening the doors to his song placement in GQ Magazine’s blog interview featuring Tyler The Creator and Glen O’Brien. This allowed him to begin opening for artists of great caliber such as: Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, French Montana, Slum Village, and many others. In 2019, he returned home with the intention of creating a positive wave of energy and did so through the release of his mixtape “Reunited”.
He is the Founder of Student Union whose mission is: “To give a voice to the voiceless, to impact societal norms, and to provide a sense of belonging to those who feel they do not belong. We are all “students” of life and we all belong. Ultimately, our mission is to convey these values globally, and ignite an agent of change within all who can call Student Union their home.”
Najee was an incredible performer, writer, producer, educator, tutor and overall musical genius whose spirit will live in our hearts forever.
Left to cherish his precious memories are his parents, Jeffery Murphy and Lisa Ross of Newburgh, NY; sisters, Tamika K. Olivier of Newburgh, NY and Jalisa Murphy of Raleigh, NC; Godsister, Lamya Brown of Loganville, GA; loving grandmothers, Callie Brown of Elizabethtown, NC and Norma Crowder of Nyack, NY; special aunts, Sharon (Toni) Campbell of Baltimore, MD, Venice Brown of Bethlehem, GA and Paulette Ross of St. Cloud, FL; special uncles, Ricardo “Pete” Ross of Newburgh, NY, and John Brown (Shea Brown) of Glen Burnie, MD; brothers in love, Lemuel Bradley, Dion Johnson, Oswin Benjamin, Elsworth Thompson, Tavares Cotten of Newburgh, NY, Chaz Smedley of San Francisco, CA, Kameron Small and Lairin Taylor of Los Angeles, CA, Taylor Brown of PG County, MA, Omari Holtz of Montclair, NJ, Jasper Hagan of Chicago, IL, Christopher Patterson of Franklin, VA, Niles Jones of Oakland, CA, Noah Wills and Brendan Fludd of Atlanta, GA, Claunick Duronville of West Palm Beach, FL; Admirable Friends, Neicy Bryant and Sisters, Desean Stevens and siblings, Darryl Beamon Jr. and siblings, Shandrieka Davis and Jovi. Bestie/Cousins: Lyndale, Lavante, Lynell, Lamonte Riggins, Tyshawn Brown, Kenton Brown, Kaleb Brown, Kevin Brown, Kyla Eldridge and sister, Denisha Mitchell (Sheldon Mitchell), Roland Willis, Lanny Hines and Host of friends and relatives. Najee was predeceased by his grandfather, Hassel Ross, and his aunt, Pam.
Mr. Murphy lay repose on January 14 at New Day Tabernacle, 38 Firehouse Road, Plattekill, NY. A funeral Service was held at the church with Bishop Christopher Hodge officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

Louis H. Smith
September 21, 1943 – January 9, 2020
Walden, NY
Louis H. Smith, of Walden, NY entered into eternal rest on January 9, 2020 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. He was 76 years old.
The son of the late Francis Smith and Josephine (Lessing) Smith, Louis was born on September 21, 1943 in Bay Shore, NY.
Louis was a retired Executive Administrator for the Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, NY. During his retirement he worked as a Real Estate agent for Weichert Realty. Louis completed his graduate degrees at Long Island University before beginning his career as a hospital executive at New York Hospital, before he moved to Cornwall in 1983. It is there where he met and married Carol and her four children in 1986.
He was an avid golfer, reader and devoted grandfather. He loved playing games with and spending time with his eight grandchildren. He was a dignified and caring man who always made you feel at ease. He will be missed greatly.
Louis is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Blaine) Smith at home; his children: Karen (Hoffman) Mahon and her husband Brian of Newburgh, NY, Deborah (Hoffman) Brown and her husband Jerry of Newburgh, NY, Joseph Hoffman and his wife Virginia of New Windsor, NY and Cynthia (Hoffman) Richard and her husband Peter of Upton, MA; eight grandchildren: Alayna, EllaJane, Colton, James, Shea, Van, Summer and Skylar; his sister, Mary Murdock and her husband Danny of Milletown, IN; and his brother: Frank Smith and his wife Joan of Islip, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews. Louis was predeceased by his sister Terry Fisher and his nephew Brian Smith.
Visitation was held onSunday, January 12 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc. in Cornwall-On-Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, January 13 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Interment followed the Mass at St, Thomas cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in Louis’ name may be made to Hudson Valley Honor Flight, PO Box 375, Walden, NY 12586

 

Linda T. Koch
October 14, 1956 – January 12, 2020

Washingtonville, NY formerly of Cornwall, NY

Linda T. Koch, of Washingtonville, NY entered into eternal rest on January 12, 2020 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, NY.  She was 63 years old.

The daughter of the late Paul Casaccio and Virginia A. (Roselli) Casaccio, Linda was born on October 14, 1956 in Brooklyn, NY.

Linda enjoyed working in the Ophthalmology field through 2018, but mostly Linda enjoyed living. Linda’s life’s work was to ‘live’.

Linda was a fun, loving and passionate person.  She was the life of the party and could have wrote the book— ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’.  Her smile, quirks and silly phrases lit up every room she entered. Her spirit lives on and she is a testament to always remember to dance like no one is watching— and she did. She knew the secret to life many of us forget; and she appreciated all of the ‘small things’, even her small ‘cookie baby car’ but truly Linda realized nothing ‘material’ brought her joy, it was being with her family— especially her only very special daughter, Allison and her three beautiful grandchildren. Everything she did was for them; family was her life and she touched every single person with the same grace & laughter, always leaving a lasting impression.  Linda lent a helping hand to all. As her mother (Ginny) said, ‘God broke the mold when Linda was born.’ She will be missed greatly and we (but mostly her) will make sure her spirit and soul live on through her family.

Linda is survived by her loving daughter: Allison E. O’Sullivan and her husband Michael of Sandy Hook, CT; her grandchildren Gabrielle, Natalie and Timothy O’Sullivan; her dear sister: Donna Racanelli of New Windsor, NY; her niece and nephew: Lauren Racanelli and Louis Racanelli (Kimberly Racanelli); and her great nieces: Rylee Racanelli and Allie Racanelli.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17th at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT 06470.

Memorial Contributions in Linda’s name may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 800 Stony Brook Road, Newburgh, NY 12550

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences please go to www.Quigleybros.com

 

Louis H. Smith
September 21, 1943 – January 9, 2020
Walden, NY

Louis H. Smith, of Walden, NY entered into eternal rest on January 9, 2020 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY.  He was 76 years old.

The son of the late Francis Smith and Josephine (Lessing) Smith, Louis was born on September 21, 1943 in Bay Shore, NY.

Louis was a retired Executive Administrator for the Cornwall Hospital, Cornwall, NY.  During his retirement he worked as a Real Estate agent for Weichert Realty.  Louis completed his graduate degrees at Long Island University before beginning his career as a hospital executive at New York Hospital, before he moved to Cornwall in 1983.  It is there where he met and married Carol and her four children in 1986.

He was an avid golfer, reader and devoted grandfather.  He loved playing games with and spending time with his eight grandchildren.  He was a dignified and caring man who always made you feel at ease.  He will be missed greatly.

Louis is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Blaine) Smith at home; his children: Karen (Hoffman) Mahon and her husband Brian of Newburgh, NY, Deborah (Hoffman) Brown and her husband Jerry of Newburgh, NY, Joseph Hoffman and his wife Virginia of New Windsor, NY and Cynthia (Hoffman) Richard and her husband Peter of Upton, MA; eight grandchildren: Alayna, EllaJane, Colton, James, Shea, Van, Summer and Skylar; his sister: Mary Murdock and her husband Danny of Milletown, IN; and his brother: Frank Smith and his wife Joan of Islip, NY;  as well as several nieces and nephews.   Louis was predeceased by his sister Terry Fisher and his nephew Brian Smith.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 12th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 13th at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  Interment will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in Louis’ name may be made to Hudson Valley Honor Flight, PO Box 375, Walden, NY 12586.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to www.Quigleybros.com

 

Anthony M. Missere
February 12, 1947 – January 8, 2020
Cornwall, NY

Anthony M. Missere of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on January 8, 2020 while conducting classes abroad for St. John’s University’s intersession program in Rome, Italy.  He was 72 years old.

The son of the late Anthony Missero and Antoinette (Valentino) Missero, Professor Anthony M. Missere was born on February 12, 1947 in Manhattan where he lived for 13 years prior to his family moving to Sunnyside, Queens.

Professor Missere received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pratt Institute in Dietetics and Hotel Management. He then went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in Physical Education and Administration from New York University and completed his doctoral studies coursework in Sport Management at Temple University.

Until the time of his passing, Professor Missere was the Chairperson and a full-time tenured associate professor of Sports Management in the St. John’s University Division of Sport Management.  Calling St. John’s University his home since 1977, Anthony served on five committees, was the Director of the Sport Management Program (1995 to 2008) and served as Chairperson of the Division of Hospitality, Tourism and Sport Management (2003-2008).

Anthony M. Missere is survived by his ex-wife Mary (Lyle) Missere of Cornwall; daughter: Nicole (Missere) Moriarty and her husband Terence of Belle Harbor, NY; his sons: Anthony Missere, III and his wife Paula of New Windsor, NY, Peter Missere of Queens, NY and Philip Missere and his wife Pamela of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY; his grandchildren: Aaliyah, Charlotte, James, and Anthony (IV): his sister: Lorraine Werdann and her husband Bob; his nephew Robert and nieces Adrienne and Lorraine as well as many more loved friends and family.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, January 19 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 20 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY.  Interment will follow the Mass at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

 

 

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