Obituaries

Toni A. Lindgren
November 14, 1958 – July 11, 2019
Carthage, NY  (formerly Cornwall)

Toni A. Lindgren, 60 of Carthage, NY, a retired Police Officer in Cornwall, NY, entered into rest on July 11, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida. The daughter of Andrew Masten Sr. and Geraldine (Altopidi) Masten, she was born in Newburgh, NY on November 14, 1958.

Toni was a beloved wife and sister who enjoyed golf, sunshine, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. She was also a member of Chrome Divas.
Toni is survived by her husband, Dale Lindgren; her brother, Andrew Masten Jr., and six grandchildren.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh. A graveside service was held  on Wednesday, July 17 at Orange County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Craigville Rd., Goshen, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Toni’s name to the Jefferson County SPCA, P.O. Box 531, Watertown, NY13601.

Robert Weston Moody
October 30, 1934 – July 14, 2019
Newburgh, NY

Robert Weston Moody, a 61-year resident of Newburgh, New York peacefully stepped into eternity on Sunday, July 14, surrounded by his loving family.

The son of the late Joseph and Idell Moody, he was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on October 30, 1934. He attended Elizabeth Public Schools and graduated from Thomas Edison High School in 1952. He attended North Carolina AT&T before transferring to Elizabeth City State Teacher’s College, where he majored in elementary education. He was president of his class’ sophomore, junior, and senior years. During his years at Elizabeth City, he pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, played football, baseball, and basketball. Additionally, he was the Basileus (president) of the Greek Pan Hellenic Council until he graduated from State in May, 1958. He attended Columbia University Teacher’s College where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Education.
Robert devoted his life and time to faith, family/friends, community, and sports. He met and married Maxine Perry in 1958. This union produced two daughters.
Robert was a faithful and loyal member of Ebenezer Baptist Church for 61 years; joining immediately after moving to Newburgh. During his years at Ebenezer, he served in a variety of positions including but not limited to Sunday School Superintendent, trustee, and usher.
Robert began his career as the first African-American sixth grade teacher at Montgomery Street School in September, 1958. In 1968, he became the principal of Grand Street School; a year later, he became principal of Montgomery Street School. After many years at Montgomery Street, he became principal of Vails Gate High Tech Magnet School.
Robert had many accomplishments and received many honors, but his passion was fishing.
He sat on the board of many organizations that worked for the benefit of Newburgh’s children. He was affiliated with many associations including the Vails Gate Fire Company, NAACP, and served as Worshipful Master of Hebron Lodge Number 48. He was appointed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller to the Board of Visitors, Highland State Training School for Children and countless other awards, accolades and affiliations.
He was predeceased by his parents, his beloved aunt, Annie Mills, daughter, Valerie Fish, siblings, Joseph Moody Jr., Dr. Edward L. Moody, and Diane Davis.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine, daughters, Karen and Kelly (Kevin), grandchildren, Jerrod Fish, Shanika Fish, Derrick Fullman Jr., Kyla Blevins, and Naja Fandal, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, sisters, Geneva Taylor, Shirley Byrd, and Gloria Culp, sisters-in-law, Mamie Moody, Doris Pole, and Portia Riddick, brother-in-law, William Davis, best friend, Robert Blue, “son” Ralph Staples, “daughters” Carolyn Green and Theresa Monroe, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Baptist Temple Church 7-11 William Street, Newburgh. Wake/viewing 8:30 am–10:30 am, Masonic service 10:30 am–11:30 am, Funeral service 11:30 am.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Luke’s/Montefiore Hospital and Kaplan Family Hospice for their compassionate and professional care.

Richard C. Jennings
December 4, 1934 – July 15, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Richard C. Jennings, a retired Laborer for Local 338, entered into rest on Monday, July 15, 2019. The son of the late Raymond Jennings and Naomi Margaret (Brower) Jennings Blackburn, he was born December 4, 1934 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He was 84.
Richard proudly served our country in the US Marines from 1953-1956, honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. He enjoyed sharing stories of his time served, travelling the world on the U.S.S. Midway. Richard always had a smile on his face and a joke on his lips. He enjoyed life, family members, good friends, and the occasional round of golf. He was always there to brighten the lives of others and will be remembered fondly.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Patricia Jennings; daughter, Kylene D’Alfonso and son-in-law David; niece, Ellen Ward; daughter-in-law, Sandra Jennings; grandsons, Richard D.Jennings Jr., Brandon Jennings, Roman D’Alfonso and Gianluca D’Alfonso; great-niece Brittany Ward and fiancé Trevor Jordan, great-niece Amber Herbert and fiancé Niko Rittgers; great-niece Avery Rittgers; brother, Ronald Jennings and sister-in-law, Filomena; and many more nieces and nephews who affectionately called him “Uncle Rit.” In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Jennings, and his son, Richard Dean Jennings.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 19 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 at St. Francis Church, Newburgh, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777, www.michaeljfox.org. To send a personal condolence, please visit www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.

 

Morgan James Parker Flynn
June 16, 1992 – July 11, 2019
Monroe, NY

Morgan James Parker Flynn, of Monroe, NY died unexpectedly on July 11, 2019. He was 27 years of age.
Morgan was the loving son of Elise Ann Flynn of Delmar, NY and the late James D. Flynn, Jr., of Troy NY. He was the grandson of Pauline Mathusa and the late Parker Mathusa and the late James and Janet Flynn. He was born on June 16, 1992 in New York City, NY.
Morgan graduated Monroe-Woodbury HS 2011. He was a proud member of the IBEW Local 3 Apprentice Program, preparing to become an elevator technician.

Morgan loved the outdoors, family vacations at the beaches of Cape Cod, riding anything with a fast motor and cruising in his GTR. He was fiercely devoted and loyal to his family and friends. Morgan was lighthearted, with a quick wit and had a contagious smile and laugh. He could talk on and on for hours with almost anyone. Morgan was so handsome and charming and was always cracking jokes. He was happiest relaxing at home surrounded by his family, friends and the family dogs. Morgan loved life and lived it to its fullest. He was a teacher to us all.

We are comforted knowing he was greeted in heaven by his devoted Dad and loving grandparents and know that his spirit will always be guarding us with love, protection and strength.

Survivors include his mother Elise Ann Flynn, sisters Caroline Flynn and Pauline Flynn and her partner Ricky Tynes, grandmother Pauline Mathusa and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held during the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., located at 139 Stage Road, Monroe, New York 10950.

He will be laid to eternal rest next to Pop in a private ceremony at Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery in Glenmont, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Morgan’s name to the: Shatterproof, 101 Marriott 7 Corporate Park, 1st Floor, Norwalk, CT. 06851. www.Shatterproof.org (1-800-597-2557), would be appreciated by the family.

Kim Torelli-Pierre
August 2, 1953 – July 9, 2019
Poughkeepsie, NY – Formerly of Newburgh, NY
Kim Torelli-Pierre, 65, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Kim was born in Newburgh to the late Eugene and Elizabeth (Page) Torelli and married Loutte Pierre, who survives at home.

Kim was a 1973 graduate of Newburgh Free Academy. She worked at West Point for many years and went on to work for OCFS Highland Residential Center from which she retired after 30 years of dedicated employment. She enjoyed volunteering her time helping numerous organizations as well as family members and friends. Kim was energetic, always smiling, loved to travel and loved to dance. She was the life of every party she graced with her presence. She was generous, extremely charitable without ever having to be asked and never expected or wanted anything in return. You would almost always find her in red, her favorite color. Kim touched the lives of everyone who knew her and she will forever be in our hearts.

In addition to her husband Loutte, she is survived by her children, Donnell (Melissa) Parson of Hopewell Junction, NY and Franklin (Ms) Dancy Jr. of Poughkeepsie, NY; adopted son Richardson Pierre of Poughkeepsie, NY; stepdaughter Elena Pierre of Lorain, OH; Goddaughters: Carlita (John) Nonnon of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Michelle Stone of Poughkeepsie, NY; siblings: Ramon Torelli of Albany, NY, Sonya (Anthony) Bryant of Beacon, NY, Ondrea (Ralph) Reid of Lymon, SC, Tamra (Floyd) Johnson of Newburgh, NY, Lisa (Matt) Acker of Scottsdale, AZ, Gilda (Kenneth) Ramcharan, of Orlando, FL, Gianna Robinson of San Diego, CA, Giovanni (Dewingya) Torelli of Newburgh, NY, and Gilolvia Torelli of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Terrance (Jenay), Tiara, Torrence, Ethan and Evan Gordineer, and Amari Messiah and Sire Oson Dancy; great-grandchildren: Terrance, Dominic, Mason and Kaleyo Parson; aunt: Lillian Washington of Baltimore, MD., and nieces and nephews: Marco Torelli Jr., Ramona Castle, Ramon Torelli Jr., Charise Owens, Michael Lindsley, Tara Kennedy, Tarius Williamson, Lynee Kelley, Tashon Williamson, K’asha Torelli, Krista Murray, Tamara Reid, and Cambria Johnson. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Marco Torelli and a sister, Gia Torelli.

Her family would like to thank all who sent condolences and offered support during this difficult time. Kim was well loved and had a heart of gold. She will be truly missed.

Visitation and service was held on Wednesday, July 17 at Crossroads Assembly of God in Newburgh, with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh.

Delores Roberts
June 18, 1933 – July 9, 2019
Highland, NY – Formerly of Newburgh, NY

Delores A. Dirago Roberts of Highland, NY and formerly of Newburgh, NY, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie. Delores was born in Milton, NY on June 18, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Dirago, Sr. and Adelaide “Nan” Hiltz.
Delores was the Valedictorian of the class of 1951 Marlboro High School, Marlboro, NY, a 1956 graduate of Northeastern University, Boston, MA and the State University of New Paltz with a Masters Degree in Teaching. Delores taught 5th and 6th grades starting in the Marlboro Central School District and then the Washingtonville School District retiring in 1992 from the Round Hill Elementary School.

Delores fulfilled her dream of traveling to China and Egypt.
She is survived by her sister, Josephine Martin as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Roberts who passed away in December 1989; her sisters: Mary Mehl Liveli, Susan Wildrick and her brothers: David Blair and Joseph Dirago, Jr.
Family and friends gathered for graveside services at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice at Vassar Brothers Hospital 7th Floor South Circle, Poughkeepsie for their special care of Delores.

Memorial donations can be made to Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, P.O. Box 2615, Newburgh, NY 12550 or online at www.mealsonwheelsnewburgh.org

 

Brian Edward Lienemann
May 4, 1972 – July 7, 2019
Goshen, NY

Brian Edward Lienemann, a Senior Technologist and resident of Goshen, NY died unexpectedly at home July 7th, 2019. He was 47.
Brian is survived by his wife, Meredith Lienemann (nee’ Stiles); daughters, Catherine and Abigail, son Russell Stiles; grandparents, Gene and Margaret Lienemann, grandmother Kathleen Horton, mother Shirley Campbell, brother Curtis Lienemann and a large extended family filled with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his father Steven E. Lienemann and brother, Adam Campbell.

Brian was born on May 4, 1972 to Steven and Shirley Lienemann. He graduated the University of Phoenix with a degree in accounting and worked as an integrations specialist in the financial industry for many years. From a young age, Brian had a passion for medicine and aspired to be doctor. He was proud to serve in the United States Army as an Operating Room Specialist. On February 14th, 2004 he married Meredith, and daughters, Catherine and Abigail arrived in quick succession. They were the loves of his life and the world knew it.

Brian was a devoted father, son and husband who loved books, movies, traveling and showing his children the world. He also enjoyed his farm and good friends. He was a skilled problem solver who would take on the challenges of work and home, and a kind and generous friend to many. He had a soft spot for the underdog and the long shots and was always at the ready to jump in and lend a hand anywhere. He and his beaming smile will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Visitation was held Sunday, July 14 from at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc in Goshen, NY. A private Memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Dorothy L. Bock
July 16, 1943 – June 21, 2019
Monroe, New York

Dorothy L. Bock, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at Westchester Medical Center, Town of Mt. Pleasant, NY; she was 75. Daughter of the late Walter Dabulis and Alma Holman, she was born July 16, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY.

Dotty, aka Nona, was a long-time Monroe, NY resident and a retired registered nurse for the City of New York. She was a doting mother, loving grandmother, friend and confidant to all that knew her. Dotty will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and infectious laugh, and her forever willingness to open her home and her arms to all that needed a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to. She will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her former husband, Gary Bock of Monroe, NY; daughters, Kirstin Bock and her husband, Donald Canfield and Jessica Curtis and her husband, Richard, all of Denver, CO; son, Adam Bock of Monroe; sisters, Ali Norden of Warwick, NY and Joan Amato of Omaha, NE; and two grandchildren, Lucas Canfield and Vivienne Sharp.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 16 at Sacred Heart Church, Monroe. Cremation was a private family affair.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or the Warwick Valley Humane Society.

Ernestine J. Anderson
October 30, 1939 – July 13, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Ernestine Anderson, 79, a lifelong area resident, entered into rest on July 13, 2019. She was born in Newburgh to the late Ernest and Carman (Macchia) Torelli.
Ernestine was a graduate of Newburgh Free Academy and a retired Real Estate Agent for Kahn Realty and Remax Realty. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Orange County Board of Realtors, and New Windsor Little League Ladies Auxiliary. Throughout her lifetime, Ernestine was known for her generosity and ability to talk to anyone. But mostly, she was known for her devotion to her husband, two sons, and three loving grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
Ernestine is survived by her husband of 47 years, Donald J. Anderson; her sons, Richard Anderson and wife Kristy and Paul Anderson and wife Christine, all of Newburgh; her brother, Carman Torelli and wife Adrienne of Newburgh; grandchildren, Katherine, Jack and Nicolas Anderson; nephews Michael Torelli and wife Maureen and Christopher Torelli and wife Cristine; as well as many other nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held July 16 at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at  on Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church, Newburgh, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.

The family would like to thank the nurses, aides, and staff from Wingate at Beacon for their professional and gentle care of Ernestine.

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