Obituaries

Elvinne P. Wellmon
May 30, 1939 – March 14, 2019

Elvonne P. Wellmon, of the Town of Newburgh, formerly of Rockland County, entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2019. She was 79.

Daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Will) Lowe, she was born on May 30, 1939 in Manhattan, NY.

“Ellie”, as she was known by friends and family, was a retired Administrator for Lamont of Columbia University, Palisades, NY. She was a member of the Town of Newburgh Senior Citizens Club. She also spent much time caring for her two horses, and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include a son, Russell Wellmon and his wife Jacqueline of Wallkill; a daughter, Gail Miller of the Town of Newburgh; a brother, Jack Lowe of Ithaca, NY; seven grandchildren, Daniel, Kimberly, Rebecca, Kyle, Eric, Dylan and Lawrence; and two great grandchildren, Sawyer and Bryce.

A private cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory.All services are private andwill be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the care of White, Venuto and Morrill FCS, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, NY, 562-6550 or visit http://www.WhiteandVenutoFuneralHome.com.
Joseph A. Vanacore
March 20, 1932 – March 18, 2019
Newburgh, NY

Joseph A. Vanacore, 86, of Newburgh, entered into rest on Monday, March 18, 2019. The son of the late Michael and Anna (Flauto) Vanacore, he was born on March 20, 1932.
Joe was a graduate of Marlboro Central Schools (1950) and Rider College (now Rider University) in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, and has been licensed by New York State as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1969. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, with active service in a variety of positions in Quartermaster Corps from January 1955 through January 1957.

Joe established practice as Certified Public Accountant in 1969, to found the firm presently known as RBT, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, Certified Public Accountants, Limited Liability Partnership, with offices at 3 Racquet Road, Newburgh, NY. He served as Managing Partner through 1989 and since then has served this Firm as a Consultant with emphasis on the more complex areas of the practice.

Joe was a member of New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1969. He served as President of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of NYSSCPA and for 3 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the NYSSCPA. He was a member of the Powelton Club and served as President, Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors for 13 years, a member of the Board of Directors at Cedar Hill Cemetery, a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 30 years and was a Past Grand Knight, a member of the Advisory Board of Sacred Heart School for 25 years and was currently serving as a Consultant to several Newburgh area Roman Catholic parishes and parochial schools.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Patricia Cicale Vanacore; his daughter, Jessica Cicale-Mahon and her husband Alex of Newburgh; his brother, Michael Vanacore and his wife Minette; his nephew, Michael Vanacore and his wife Barbara; his nieces: Margaret Homonchuk and husband Con and Melissa Carbone and husband Joseph; great-nieces and nephews: Philip and Michelle Donihe, Louie and Amelia Bach, and Jordan and Eva Carbone.

Visitation was held March 21 at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 22 at Sacred Heart Church, with entombment following in Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Newburgh. To send a personal condolence, please visit http://www.Brooksfh.com or call 845-561-8300.

Lia Ann Berardinelli
January 7, 2006 – March 16, 2019
Cornwall, NY

Lia Ann Berardinelli of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on March 16, 2019 at her home. She was 13 years old. The daughter of Richard M. Berardinelli and Amber J. (Savasta) Berardinelli; Lia was born January 7, 2006 in Suffern, NY.

Lia was a 7th grade Student at Cornwall Central Middle School in Cornwall, NY. Lia was an active dancer of Step by Step Dance Studio, in Cornwall-on-Hudson since she was 3 ½. She was also an active member of The Upper Room, Youth Center of Highland Mills/Cornwall area.

A family statement reads: “Lia was a beautiful, lively, talented, a kind and gentle soul. She always wanted the best for her family and friends. She was a beacon of light and would want all of us to push forward to always pursue our hopes and dreams. May her spirit live on through her friends and loved ones.” She will be missed greatly.
In addition to her parents, Lia is survived by her siblings: Gina M, Scott M. and Lucca V. Berardinelli at home; her maternal grandmother: Ruth Smith; her paternal grandparents: Louis and Diane Berardinelli. She is also survived by her aunts, Christine Berardinelli, Cynthia Savasta; her uncles, Charles, Jamie, Joseph Savasta and her cousins. Lia was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, George Savasta.

Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at Grace Community Church, 2839 State Route 94, Washingtonville, NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Church. Interment will follow the Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, 93 Union Avenue, New Windsor, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the following link; https://tinyurl.com/liaann. Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences, please go to http://www.Quigleybros.com

Maureen F. Cullen
April 3, 1930 – March 17, 2019
South Blooming Grove, NY

Maureen F. Cullen passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Wallkill, NY. She was 88 years old. Daughter of the late James and Elizabeth Keane Creane, she was born April 3, 1930 in Bronx, NY. She is predeceased by her husband, James P. Cullen.

Maureen was a Home Health Aide for County of Orange Dept. of Heath in Goshen, NY. She was a longtime volunteer at Blooming Grove Humane Society.

Survivors include her daughters: Kathleen Richner and her husband, Fred of Campbell Hall, NY, Christine Cullen and Fred of Monroe, NY, Barbara Cullen-Gerling and her husband, Ivan of Memphis, TN; her three grandchildren: Brian, Stephen, Claire, and her three great grandchildren: Tori, Brandon and Cailyn.

Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Graveside Service officiated by Rev. Jeffrey Mauer will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Seamanville Cemetery, Monroe NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blooming Grove Humane Society, 2741 Route NY-94, Washingtonville, NY 10992.

Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home 845-782-8185 http://www.ssqfuneralhome.com

Nancy E. DeGroat
April 12, 1945 – March 19, 2019
Newburgh, NY

Nancy E. DeGroat of Newburgh, NY died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. She was 73.

She was born April 12, 1945 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Roy Decker and the late Hilda M. Morgan Decker. She was also predeceased by her adoptive parents, who raised her, the late Clarence and Ida Comfort. Nancy worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Middletown Psychiatric Center in Middletown, NY.

A family statement read: She was a compassionate, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who had unconditional love for her family and friends.
Surviving are three sons: Stewart W. DeGroat, Jr. and his companion, Gert Parks of Middletown, NY, Robert M. DeGroat, Sr. and his girlfriend, Kelly Henken of Newburgh, NY, Joseph A. DeGroat and his fiancé, Wanda Green of Harris, NY; father of her children: Stewart W. DeGroat, Sr. of Middletown, NY; three half siblings of her children: Tanya DeGroat, Jonathan DeGroat, and Brittney DeGroat who had the respect of Nancy as if they were her biological children; five siblings: John Decker, Blanche Banghart, Karen Comfort, Miles Comfort and Shawn Comfort; 11 grandchildren: Mark Gordon and his wife, Marissa, Maurice Lewis and his wife, Amanda, Shameeka Lewis, Keesha Lewis, Stewart DeGroat III, Mark DeGroat and his girlfriend, Holly Powers, Robert DeGroat Jr. and his wife, Tina, Alyssa DeGroat, Isaiah DeGroat, Matthew DeGroat and Michael DeGroat 18 great-grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nancy was predeceased by her daughter, Mary E. DeGroat; grandson, Anthony J. DeGroat; sister, Doreen Holifield; and brother, Geno Comfort.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Rose Lane, Matamoras, PA with Rev. Dominic Reyes officiating.

Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit http://www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com

Nellie A. Padilla
Cocoa, FL – Formerly of New Windsor, NY

Nellie A. Padilla, age 81, daughter of the late August and Anna Bischoff passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband Angelo Padilla of New Windsor, NY.

Nellie was a devout Catholic. She was grounded in her Catholic faith and was an active member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Titusville, FL. She was a member of the Third Order Dominicans of Newburgh, NY. She started the “Link of the Living Rosary” and the “Radio Rosary Program” in Newburgh, NY, and was also a member of the Altar Rosary Society at Our Lady of the Lake, Newburgh, NY.

Survivors include her four children: Daughters; Nelline Padilla at home, Darcelle Wampler and husband Doug of York, PA, Sons; Auguste Padilla and wife Catherine of Newburgh, NY, and Derrick Padilla of Inwood, WV; four grandchildren: Anna Govero, Austin Wampler, Ryan Padilla, and Alea Wampler; one great granddaughter Morgan Govero and one godson Matthew Roopchandsingh. She also has many dear friends that will miss her warm, friendly and prayerful life.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave Newburgh, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh, NY followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

Norma H. Gamble
March 13, 2019
New York City, NY (formerly Cornwall)

Norma H. Gamble, most recently of New York City, passed away on March 13, 2019. She was 76 years old.

The daughter of Luz S. Santos and Felipe Hernandez, Norma was born in Manila, the Philippines. She was the third of four children and was lovingly nicknamed “Baby.” Norma loved to fish with her brothers, Ben and Philip, and was an adoring younger sister of Pilar. Pilar and Norma were the best of friends throughout their lives.
Norma earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. She was a U.S. Naval Court stenographer before immigrating to the United States in 1964. She lived in Rhode Island and Michigan before moving to Buffalo, NY, a city that remained close to her heart. Norma worked for several years as an administrative assistant at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Buffalo, NY. It was here that she first developed a passion for selling jewelry, albeit on the side, and her flair for entrepreneurship came to life.
Before embarking on her jewelry career, though, Norma decided to start the first of her businesses. Bringing together her amazing cooking skills and love of hospitality, she and her cherished mother opened a catering business, specializing in Filipino food. She next opened Filipiniana, a store offering Filipino goods and food. It was here that she met Thomas, her now-deceased husband. Norma loved to celebrate and honor her Filipino heritage and was a founding member of the Filipino-American Association of Western New York, which is still active to this day.

Norma and her family moved to the Hudson Valley in 1979 to be with her dear sister, Pilar, who was battling cancer at the time. It was there that, in 1981, she opened GHS Jewelers in Cornwall, NY and then Highland Falls, NY. “The Store,” as her family came to call it, was the centerpiece of her family’s life.

People loved to buy from Norma. She was a self-educated and extremely knowledgeable jeweler. She deeply cared about her customers and found joy in finding the perfect piece to celebrate life’s milestones and celebrations. The sounds of laughter always surrounded her while she was showing her jewelry. While her older son, Carl Ray, and his family took over the day-to-day operations of the store, Norma continued to sell jewelry until the day she passed away. She was born with “the hustle” and never stopped.

In recent years, she became a devotee of the San Lorenzo Ruiz parish, where she was honored as Hermana Mayor, San Ruiz Fiesta. She also was a Member of the Board and Member of the First Filipino Martyr Saint, Inc.

Norma was a true force of nature. Her petite size and ladylike appearance belied her fierce strength and passion. She was known for her integrity, sharp wit, strong opinions, high energy, unceasing work ethic, resiliency, sense of (Filipino) humor, and zest for life. She loved teasing her loved ones and having an inside joke. And, despite all of her accomplishments as a businesswoman who was ahead of her time, Norma’s biggest pride was her family. She cherished being a mother, Lola, Auntie, sister, and wife more than anything. Nothing brought her greater joy than preparing a great meal and singing and dancing with her family.

Norma is survived by her four children: Chrissy and her husband, Pete Casciato, Tracey and her husband, Jason Dubeshter, Mark Stingle and his wife, Tina, and Carl Ray Stingle and his wife, Nanci; seven grandchildren: Jessica, David, and Samantha Stingle, Catherine and Juliana Stingle, and Max and Lucy Dubeshter; her dear brother: Philip; and, many beloved nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Visitation was held on Sunday, March 17 at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 18, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, NY.
While Norma loved flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her name to either the charity of your choice or the Path to Peace Foundation http://www.thepathtopeacefoundation.org/

Tydrayll Jamar Coleman
October 19, 1979 – March 13, 2019
Newburgh, NY

Tydrayll Jamar Coleman entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the New York Queens Presbyterian Hospital in Flushing, New York after a brief illness.
He was born in Manhattan, NY on October 19, 1979.

Tydrayll graduated from Valhalla High School in Valhalla, NY

He is survived by his father, Timothy Robinson of North Carolina; mother, Connie Coleman of Newburgh, NY; paternal grandfather, Robert Robinson of North Carolina and Joe Ammons of Atlanta, GA; three children, Tytiona Coleman of Greenburgh, NY, Zyair Coleman of Newburgh, NY and Vincent Coleman of Walkill, NY; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Special friends, Claudia Franciamore of Wallkill, NY, Lorenzo Coleman, Kedric Maise, Eddie Hall and Antwan Clegg.

Mr. Coleman will repose 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 22 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 20 Rev. Dr. Coleman Briggs Way, Newburgh, NY. Final visitation 9 to10 a.m., Saturday, March 23. Funeral Service 10 a.m. at the church. Rev. Dr. Eric Pogue will officiate. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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