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Alecks S. Elia
New Windsor

Alecks S. Elia of New Windsor, NY a correction officer for Orange County Sheriff’s Office passed away on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, he was 56. Alecks is the son of the late Soter T. Elia and Julia Spero, he was born on June 22, 1962 in Salem, MA. Alecks was a member of the VFW Maybrook, Marine Corps Association, Fleet Reserve, American Legion Post 1796, and the N.Y.S. Sheriff Association. Alecks served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and served in Afghanistan.
Alecks Elia is a selfless soul who dedicated his life to the service of his family, his country, and his fellow man. He held strong beliefs in the rights and freedoms of everyone, and he tirelessly worked to protect them. On numerous occasions his bravery was called to task as he put his own life at risk to help others in desperate need, far away from his home. He acted on what he thought was right and his devotion to his family never went unnoticed. As a man, and a patriot, he was an example to us all. He is loved and will be dearly missed by the family, friends and community he leaves behind.
Alecks is survived by his wife Emelie Turingan Elia at home 2 daughters Kristene Alecks Elia and Nicole Alexis Elia both of New Windsor, NY one brother Ernest S. Elia of Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Sunday September 16, 2018 for 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Hudson Valley Funeral Home, Inc. 239 Quassaick Avenue (Rt94) New Windsor, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church New Windsor, NY burial will follow in Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery Goshen, NY In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be made to Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation 909 N Washington Street Suite 400 Alexandria, VA 22314.

Anna E. Boucher
June 14, 1941 – September 13, 2018
Town of Newburgh, NY

Anna E. Boucher passed away September 13, 2018 after a nine month long fight with cancer. Anna was the daughter of the late George Ewanich Sr. and the late Mary Josephine Makarewicz. She was born June 14, 1941 at St. Luke’s Hospital Newburgh, New York.

Anna graduated from Cornwall Central High School, Orange County Community College and the State University of New Paltz. Her Bachelors plus thirty hours for certification was completed at the StateUniversityCollege at Buffalo, New York.

Anna’s first career was as a Middle School Science Teacher. She taught at the West Point Post School, Valley Central Middle School, Amherst Central Junior High School in Snyder, New York and finally at the Washingtonville Junior High School. Her second career was to stay at home and raise her family but during that time she managed to work for a couple of years as Nature Director at the West Point Youth Camp. With the arrival of the empty nest she embarked on a career in retailing. She worked for Ann’s Hallmark Shoppe, Mid-Valley Mall; Cracker Barrel Old Country Store – Gift Shop, Fishkill and finallyat Kohl’s, Newburgh. Anna’s final career was to stop working for a pay check and retire to take care of her gardens and help take care of her granddaughter.

Through the years Anna found time to do some volunteer work: Literacy Volunteers of America Eastern Orange County, tutor; American Cancer Society, neighborhood canvasser; St. Patrick’s School, CCD substitute teacher; Fostertown Elementary School and Gidney Avenue Magnet School, parents club; Jewish Family Service of Orange County, friends of seniors ride facilitator. Anna received a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction from her volunteer work.

Anna and her husband of 53 years were married in 1964 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York.

She is survived by her husband Irvan; daughter: Janelle Boucher of New Paltz; son: Andrew Boucher of Saitama-Shi, Japan; sister:Stephanie Ewanich of Kingston; brother: George Ewanich and his wife Elizabeth of Cornwall; granddaughter: Marina of New Paltz; nieces: Mary Ewanich of Raleigh, North Carolina and Katrice and her husband Tom Keane of Amherst, Massachusetts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Thursday, September 27that The Church of St.Patrick and St. Mary, 55 Grand Street in Newburgh, NY. Private inurnment services will follow the Mass at CedarHillCemetery, Newburgh, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s name to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 1100 Syracuse, NY 13201-1100 or Jewish Family Service of Orange County, 720 Route 17M, Middletown, New York 10940.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences, please go to http://www.Quigleybros.com

Louis J. Graziano, Sr.
November 8, 1929 – September 13, 2018
Town of Newburgh, NY

Louis J. Graziano, Sr., of Newburgh, NY entered into eternal rest on September 13, 2018 at Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill, Newburgh, NY. He was 88 years old.

The son of the late Vincent Graziano and Maria (D’Antona) Graziano, Louis was born on November 8, 1929 in Highland Falls, NY.

Louis graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1947. He was a retired Mechanic for DuPont Fabrikoid in Newburgh, NY. Louis worked over 15 years at Yellow Freight in Maybrook, NY.Louis honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

A family statement reads: “Lou was an avid bowler and he used to love racing cars with Speck Sherwood in his youth. He loved small children more than anything. His face would light up whenever he saw a young child. Lou was a big baseball and football fan, rooting on and yelling at the Mets and Giants. Some of Eli’ Manning’s throws would really tick him off.” He will be missed greatly.

Lou came from a big Italian family with his brothers: Charlie, Mike and Jack; and sisters: Angie, Jennie, Rosie, Connie and Mary.

Louis is survived by his loving wife: Edith L. (Smith) Graziano; his sons: Louis J. Graziano, Jr. and David A. Graziano and his wife Windy; his grandchildren: Robert Schatteles, Jackie Schatteles, Gina Hargon, Nicholas Graziano, Joseph Graziano, Vincent Grazianoand Olivia Graziano; also Little Beckett and several great-grandchildren. Louis was predeceased by his son: Michael L. Graziano and step daughter: Jacqueline RoosaSchatteles. Louis was also predeceased by his first wife: Marilyn Abigail TappenGraziano, mother of his children.

Memorial Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 21st at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson NY. A Chapel Service will be held at 7 p.m. following visitation. Inurnment with Military Honors will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at 9:45 a.m. in Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Louis’ name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros.Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to http://www.Quigleybros.com.

Peter J. Legg
August 11, 1956 – September 9, 2018
New Windsor, NY

Peter J. Legg of New Windsor, NY (formerly of Beacon, NY) entered into eternal rest at the Kaplan Family Hospice Center on September 9, 2018. He was 62 years of age. He spent his early childhood in the Bronx and relocated to White Plains as ateenager.He was a graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School. Peter honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy.
He was a self-employed landscaper and arborist.Peter was an avid outdoors man, who loved fishing and hunting. Peter was a kind and caring person who loved his family.
Peter was the son of the late of John R. Legg and Mary Anne(Gillespie) Legg. He was predeceased by his sister: Sally D’Alora and brother-in-laws: Daniel D’Aloraand Robert Multari.

Peter is survived by his brother: Raymond J.Legg (Lake Worth, FL);his sisters: Mary Multari (Milford, PA), Patricia Marinan and Mary Mulligan (Cornwall, NY);nephews: Robert Multari (Milford, PA), John D’Alora and fiancé Leigha Edwards (Broadview Heights, OH), Michael and Michelle Marinan (Cornwall, NY), Jeffrey and Jessica Marinan (New Windsor, NY);nieces: Trisha Marie Multari and Mehdi Elyousfi (Queens, NY), and Jennifer and Michael Serafin (Cornwall, NY);grand nieces and nephews: Nick, Julia, Ashlynn, Michael, Gwen, Sofia, Charlie, Iollan, and Olivia.
Memorial Visitation will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday,September 22nd at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be follow at 11:30 a.m. Cremation took place at Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made in Peters name toHospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros. Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to http://www.Quigleybros.com

LeRoy J. Barnes
Chester

LeRoy J. Barnes, 80, of Chester, NY, died Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Highland Rehabilitation in Middletown, NY.

LeRoy was born January 13, 1938 in Goshen, NY, the son of Roy Barnes and June (Ingersol) Barnes. He graduated Goshen High School in 1954 and was a member of Carpenter Union Local 279.

He is survived by his wife Amy R. Barnes; children, Carri Kirkland (Jerry), Cathi Henriquez, Kim Palkoski (Robert), James Barnes (Monica) and Julie Barnes (Randy); brother Ronald Barnes (Elaine); sisters Marie Pillmeier (Michael), Nancy Babb; seven grandchildren, nieces and a nephew. LeRoy was predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law, Edward Babb.

At LeRoy’s request there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made to your local animal shelter or charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen. To leave a condolence visit http://www.donovanfunerals.com.

Charles Piccininni
October 8, 1925 – September 11, 2018
Cornwall, NY

Charles Piccininni, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2018 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh, NY. He was 92 years old.

The son of the late Dominick Piccininni and Antoinette (DeVito) Piccininni, Charles was born on October 8, 1925 in Manhattan, NY.

Charles was a retired Meat Department Associate for Grand Union and various other supermarkets. He was also retired from Kraft Foods. He so enjoyed his retirement working for the Hudson Valley Renegades Baseball team as a greeter and also as an attendant at many sporting events at West Point. He thoroughly enjoyed interacting with, welcoming and assisting people in both these “post retirement” jobs.

Charles honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.

A family statement reads:” He was kind, generous and loving. He will be missed greatly’.

Charles was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Piccininni. He is survived by his sons: Paul Piccininni and his wife Marie, Dominic Piccininni and his wife Frances and James Piccininni and his wife Judy; his brother: Jack Piccininni; his loving companion: Beverly Donato; his grandchildren: Dominic Piccininni, Angela Laskowski, Catherine Piccininni and Daniel Piccininni; his great-grandchildren: Derek and Arianna Laskowski; he was a loving Pappaninni to Madison, Marianna, Maya, Kaylee, Elisabeth, Sarah, Kyle and TJ. Charles was predeceased by his siblings: Joseph, Ann and Esther.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 17th at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18th at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. Interment with Military Honors will follow the Mass at St. John’s Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Charles’ name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 203, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or The Newburgh Ministry, 9 Johnston Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley Bros.Funeral Home; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to http://www.Quigleybros.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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