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Beatrice Dolce
Middlehope
Beatrice Dolce, of Highland, formerly of Middlehope, entered into rest on Thursday, July, 5, 2018. She was 66. Daughter of the late Thomas and Laura (Decker) Davies, she was born in Scranton, PA on January 8, 1952.

A longtime area resident, Beatrice married the love of her life, Vincent R. Dolce in 1967 in Newburgh, and had recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

In addition to her husband, Beatrice is survived by a son Vincent R. Dolce of Coldwater, MI and his wife Danielle; a daughter, Renee Albee of Highland; three brothers, James Davies of FL, Arthur Davies of Highland and Marvin Davies of Highland; three sisters, Sally Drake of Rockland County, Elizabeth Walsh of Highland and Mary Perod of Reading, PA; and five grandchildren, Amber, Brittany, Calvin, Rebecca and Rocco. She was predeceased by one brother, Chuck Davies.

Visitation took place on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at White, Venuto& Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 North Plank Road, (Rt. 32), Newburgh, NY. A Funeral Service will follow at 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Stephen Sherwood officiating.

Private Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Beatrice’s memory to the American Cancer Society, cancer.org/givehope.

Arrangements are under the care of White, Venuto & Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 562-6550 or visit http://www.WhiteandVenutoFuneralHome.

Clifford Francis James Boenisch
Chester

Clifford Francis James Boenisch, age 84, passed away peacefully on July 5 at Nyack Ridge in Valley Cottage, NY.

Cliff was born in Bronx, NY, the only child of Helen and Norman Boenisch. He was lovingly raised, and maybe a little spoiled by his close-knit family including his grandmother Sophie and his aunts, uncles and their spouses: Edith (William Russell), Eleanor (William Semsok), Amos, John, Jeanette (John Bonacorda) and Kenneth (Dolores Urban).

Cliff and Pat lived on the same Bronx block and enjoyed many adventures together as they grew up. Little did those children who picked on each other and called each other names know that life’s biggest adventure together was yet to come.
After high school Cliff served in the Army from 1954 to 1956 as an Information Operations and Intelligence Specialist. Following his honorary discharge, Cliff worked as a life guard and became a qualified scuba diving instructor and Pat worked at Pan American Airways. They married in 1959.

Cliff sought work with the New York Firefighters and the New York Police Departments. The NYFD responded first and his love and respect for the job was born. He spent his entire career with Engine 45 from 1960 to 1986, creating lifelong friendships.
Many firefighters and police officers moved to Chester as did the Boenisch family in 1968. When he wasn’t working, he was helping raise his family, sharing and enjoying the activities and hobbies he loved including teaching his daughters how to swim and fish. He supported his girls in all their endeavors and was the proudest of their achievements.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman travelling to places in the US and Canada for his adventures. And he and Pat loved to travel! They loved selecting new destinations like Alaska, Hawaii or Australia, and planning regular trips to Disney World where they could visit family and friends.

After retiring from the NYFD Cliff continued hunting, fishing and diving. Among other things he began woodcarving, creating beautiful ducks and small scale carousel animals. He loved flea markets and yard sales conversing with the vendor as if they were lifelong friends, reading Michner, Tolkien, Clancy, and L’Amour, gardening, hiking, biking, and camping, but most of all being with family.
He was a member of Orange County Retired Firefighters, Knights of Columbus Council #5890, Washingtonville, NY, and a member of St. Columba Catholic Church of Chester, NY.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Patricia “Pat” (Fitzpatrick) of Chester; daughters: Lorraine Greenwood of Campbell Hall, NY; Arlene Bayreder and husband, Steven of Henderson, NV; Diane Chunglo and husband, Jeffrey of Ashland, MA; five grandchildren: Scott, Stephanie, Nicole and Matthew Bayreder, and David Chunglo; cousin, William Russell Jr. of Lakeland, FL; and godson, Michael Herrity.
Visitation was on Thursday, July 12 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, in Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13th at St. Columba Catholic Church, 29 High Street, Chester, NY.

“The passing of our husband and father brings deep sorrow to our family and friends but also a profound gratitude that he is at peace. We also enjoy and appreciate the man he was and the life he lived.”

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Fisher House Foundation Inc., 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, #410, Rockville, MD 20852, (888)294-8560.

 

Ethel F. Kenger
Newburgh

Ethel F. Kenger, 93 of Newburgh, loving mother, Nana, aunt, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018. The daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Vitay) Geri, she was born July 7, 1925 in Roseton, NY. She was married to the late John A. Kenger Sr., whom she married on October 26, 1947 in Our Lady of Mercy in Roseton.
Ethel was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and retired as Secretary to the Superintendent of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Town of Newburgh Golden Age Club where she served as Secretary. Ethel was an inspiration to her family and a devoted friend who loved to travel, dine out, and enjoy life. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Diemer of Santa Rosa, CA; her son, John Kenger Jr. of Newburgh; grandchildren, Adrienne Diemer of Clifton Park, NY and Maclaine Diemer of Los Angeles, CA; her sister, Kathryn Biasini of Newburgh; and nieces and nephews Stephanie Kenger, Kathy Morhous, Terry Green, MaryAnne Lostaglio, Frank Biasini Jr. and Gerry Selemon. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her sister, Rose Selemon DeCrosta.

Visitation was held Thursday, July 12 at Brooks Funeral Home, in Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Friday, July 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh, with burial following in Mt. St. Francis Cemetery, New Windsor.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ethel’s memory may be sent to the American Heart Assn.

Lorraine M. Harris
Newburgh

Lorraine M Harris, 82 of Newburgh entered into rest on July 8, 2018 at Danbury Hospital. The daughter of the late William B. and Violet (Scott) Terwilliger, she was born February 6, 1936 in Walden, NY. She was married to the late Neill “Jack” Harris, who predeceased her in 1988.

Lorraine was a graduate of Wallkill High School, Class of 1953. She was a member of the Terwilliger in America, Inc. Association, and was the Office Manager for Prudential Insurance Company in Poughkeepsie, and also worked in the Newburgh office, having over 40-years with Prudential.

Lorraine was a working mom before it was the thing to do. She loved her family immensely as well as animals, plants, and flowers. She was an avid Army West Point fan, holding season football tickets for many years and spending many Saturdays cheering for the Army team. Many generations of cadets enjoyed her hospitality during tailgates.
She loved to travel and see new places visiting Great Britain, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to name a few of her journeys, but the Hudson Valley was always her favorite place.

She was very proud of her grandchildren who brought her immense joy and happiness. She loved being with them and hearing their beautiful piano playing. Her brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews were a source of strength and enjoyment for her as evidenced by the lively holiday and family gatherings through the years.

She is survived by her son, Guy Harris and daughter-in-law, Thuy (Lepp) Harris of Wilton, CT; grandchildren, twins aged 16, Christian Harris and Alexandra Harris of Wilton, CT; sisters: Ruth Rodenski of Newburgh, NY and Elaine Terwilliger of Rosendale, NY; and 16 nieces and nephews. One of them her godson: Tim Rodenski of Newburgh, NY.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by brothers: William E. Garth and Brian Terwilliger; and sisters: Lois Hayes, Charlotte Terwilliger, Constance Chamberlain, Carol Demarest, and Sharon Fielding.

Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the funeral home, with burial following in New Prospect Cemetery, Pine Bush.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Lorraine’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project or Mid-Hudson Animal Aid, 54 Simmons Lane, Beacon, NY 12508.

 

Mary Venticinque
New Windsor

Mary Venticinque of New Windsor, NY passed away on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at Fishkill Health Center, she was 89. Mary is the daughter of the late Vito and Julia Reveillo Venticinque. Mary was born on December 10, 1928 in New York City. She is the widow of Domenick Venticinque.

Mary is survived 1 son Philip Venticinque and his wife Yulan of New Windsor, 1 brother Tom Fanizza and his wife Teri of New Windsor, 1 sister Annette Egan of New Windsor and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Sunday July 15, 2018 at Hudson Valley Funeral Home Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rte94) New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10a.m. on Monday, July 16 at Sacred Heart Church Newburgh, burial will follow in Long Island National Cemetery Farmingdale, NY

Janice M. Rosini

Janice M. Rosini passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, NY. She was 65 years old. The daughter of the late Dante and Elfrieda Wuest Rosini, she was born January 30, 1953 in Bronx, NY.

Janice was a former Teller at Provident Bank of Monroe as well as a Cashier at Grand Union and Stop & Shop.

Survivors include her loving children: daughter, Allison Nordquist and her husband, Robert of Harriman, NY; son, Thomas Carr of Highland Mills, NY; her sister, Karen Mazzella and her husband, Carmine of West Haverstraw, NY; her longtime partner, Richard Allison of Highland Mills, NY; her grandchildren, Tyler and Kayla Nordquist and nephews, Brian & Matthew Mazzella.

Visitation was held Wednesday, July 11 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe, NY. A Chapel Service was held in the Funeral Home on Thursday, July 12 officiated by Rev. Joseph Tyrrell. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to Scleroderma Foundation/Tri-State, Inc. Chapter, 59 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905 https://wearetristate.org

George Henry Kane
Cornwall

George Henry Kane was born on February 2, 1947 in Newburgh, NY and died peacefully at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. He struggled with health issues recently and put up a gallant fight. He was the son of the late Henry and Gertrude M. (Tricarico) Kane.

George attended Willow Avenue Elementary and Cornwall Junior and Senior High School, where he was a member of the class of 1965.

George honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.

George was predeceased by his parents in 2009, a sister Barbara in 1959, a brother Brian in 1961, a sister Karen in 2011, his brothers Kevin “Trapper” and Henry Kane, Jr. in 2017. George is survived by several nieces and nephews as well as numerous cousins across the country.

There will be a graveside service with Military Honors on Sat. July 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen, NY. There, he will be laid to rest with his sister, brother and near his parents.

In lieu of flowers please, make a memorial contribution to the Friends of the Cornwall Public Library 395 Hudson St., Cornwall, NY 12518.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences please go to http://www.Quigleybros.com
Mary Jane Schafer
New Windsor

Mary Jane Schaefer, “Jane”, of New Windsor, entered peacefully into rest on Monday, July 9 at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, Newburgh. Jane was 90 years old.
Jane was the daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Storace) LoFaro and she was born on October 8, 1927 in Oneida, NY.

Jane married Fred Schaefer on August 9th, 1953 in Newburgh. Fred predeceased Jane. She was employed part time by St. Luke’s Hospital for 50 years. She was an avid bridge player and participated in many bridge tournaments over the years. She was a member of the Powelton Club for 66 years and always recalled the friendships she made there. Jane thoroughly enjoyed spending quality time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Lisa and her husband, Peter Mullarkey of New Windsor and her son, Rick and his wife, Debbie of Virginia; her adoring grandchildren: Kristin and her husband, Shawn Mulligan, Jason Mullarkey and his wife, Christine and Jake Mullarkey, all of New Windsor and Justin Schaefer and his wife, Sara, Danielle and Eric Schaefer, all of Virginia and her brother, Anthony LoFaro of Wright City, Missouri and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh to which all are invited. Burial of cremains will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to Kaplan Family Hospice Residence, 1 Sunrise Drive, Newburgh, NY 12550.

 

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