Obituaries

Rosemary Ellingsen
July 4, 1932 – November 11, 2019
New Windsor, NY

Rosemary Ellingsen, 87, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and beloved Aunt Ro-Ro, entered into rest Monday, November 11, 2019. The daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Everlino) Trapani, she was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was married to the late Henry Richard Ellingsen.

Rosemary was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she was very involved teaching children, working in family history, helping with dinners and transporting people to and from church. She loved cooking Sunday family dinners, loved the NY Mets, and was a decent bowler.
Survivors include her sons, Richard Ellingsen and wife Eileen of Wallkill, Henry Ellingsen and wife Diane of Lake Ariel, PA, and Bart Ellingsen and wife Sally of Groveland, MA; her daughter Karen Guaragna and husband Jody of New Windsor; sister Matilda Barone of Coconut Creek, FL, brother Vincent (Sonny) Trapani of Sun City, FL; grandchildren: Kevin Mullarkey, Peter Mullarkey and wife Danielle, Jeannine and Brain Ellingsen, Nicholas Ellingsen and wife Kirsten, Joshua Craft and wife Jessica, Hannah Ellingsen, Amy and Laura Ellingsen; great-grandchildren: Elijah Shay, Payton, Cole, Kelsey and Parker Mullarkey, Samantha Smith, Rosemary Ellingsen; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friends, Carol Cerrone and Katherine Penny. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Angelina Soldano.

Visitation was  held  Thursday, November 14 at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 485 Mt. Airy Rd., New Windsor. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Alzheimer’s Association. at www.alz.org.

 

Barbara Ann Salvatore
November 9, 2019
Newburgh, NY

Barbara Ann Salvatore of Newburgh, NY, a lifelong resident, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital. She was 76. Barbara is the daughter of the late Lawrence and Lillian Morgan Goodrich.
Barbara was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend to anyone to walk into her loving home. She loved to play slots on her tablet and listen to Elvis Presley.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Joseph P. Salvatore; her children: Tammy Szajko, Donald Szajko (Lisa), Michelle Gomez (Adan) and Rosie Crawford; grandchildren: Donnie, Samantha, Amanda, Matthew, Katelynn, Zachary, Michael, and Stephen; one brother and four sisters. Barbara was predeceased by one son, Robert Szajko and one grandson, Eric.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, November 13  at Hudson Valley Funeral Home with a 7:30 p.m. service at the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to the Salvatore family.

 

Tara M. Earley
December 5, 1976 – November 9, 2019
Newburgh, NY

Tara Earley, 42, a Customer Service Representative for Central Hudson Gas & Electric, entered into rest on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The daughter of Steven K. and Susan L. (Troseth) Gunsett, she was born in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Tara earned her associate’s degree from OCCC and attended SUNY New Paltz. Tara had one great love in her life, her son, Matthew. She loved her family and friends and would do anything for them. She will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents and son Matthew W. Earley, she is survived by her paternal grandmother Florence Goodemote of New Paltz; her boyfriend Kevin Keesler of Newburgh; brother Clifford Gunsett and wife Stephanie of Marlboro; aunts and uncles, Deborah and Ray Quinn and Gerald and Kathy Troseth; nephew Dylan Gunsett and niece Leah Gunsett; cousins: Jill (Chris) DeRobertis, Nicholas (Kristin) Troseth, Kelly Quinn, Casey (Catie) Quinn, and Kyle Quinn. Tara was predeceased by maternal grandparents Lloyd and Grace Troseth, paternal grandfather Clarence Gunsett; and uncles, Elwood and Walter Gunsett.
Visitation was held on Monday, November 11 at Brooks Funeral Home in  Newburgh, with a service at 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Sparrows Nest, 946 Rt. 376, #7, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

 

Arlene D. Scott (Smith)
January 3, 1928 – November 4, 2019
Newburgh, NY

Arlene Dorothy Smith Scott passed away on November 4, 2019 surrounded by her family. Arlene was born in Cornwall, NY and the daughter of the late Edwin Smith and late Susan DeGroat Dolin. Arlene was married for forty-eight years to Edwin B. Scott Sr. “Scotty,” who pre-deceased her on February 8, 1995.
Throughout her life, Arlene gave back to the community. Arlene helped to locate and purchase the land the Hudson Valley SPCA is currently on. All of Arlene’s pets were rescues from the shelter. Arlene was a Boy Scout leader, Girl Scout leader and volunteer dispatcher for the New Windsor Ambulance Corp. Arlene also taught CCD for many years at St. Patrick’s Church in Newburgh, NY.

In her earlier life, Arlene worked at Fishman’s in Newburgh and after raising her family, Lloyds and drove a school bus for George Carroll Bus Company until the young age of 81.

Arlene is survived by her four children, Pamela Ricci (David), Edwin Scott, Jr. (Suzanne), Robert Scott (Robin) and Debra Sibilia (Michael); five grandchildren, Michelle Ricci (Trevor McKenzie), David Ricci (Sierra), Kevin Sibilia (Judit Langa), Owen Scott and Nicolette Scott; her sister Linda Smith Thompson; many cousins, nieces and nephews; her dog Snoopy and cat Twinkle. Arlene is pre-deceased by her parents, beloved husband Edwin B. Scott, Sr. “Scotty” and two half-brothers, Edwin Smith and Barry Smith.
Visitation was held on Monday, November 11 at Brooks Funeral Home in Newburgh. Services were held at  11 a.m. on Tuesday at Brooks followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Arlene’s memory with donations to the Hudson Valley SPCA (HVSPCA) at P. O. Box 356, Vails Gate, NY 12584.

Sister Agnes Boyle, OP (Sister Mary Charles) of the Dominican Sisters of Hope, died November 10, 2019 in St. Catherine of Siena Convent, Caldwell, NJ. She was 91 years of age.

The daughter of the late Charles Aloysius and Agnes Haley Boyle, she was born September 22, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sister Agnes entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, New York on September 8, 1951, made her First Profession June 17, 1953 and Final Profession August 21, 1956. Sister Agnes received her BS in Elementary Education from Glassboro State College, New Jersey; her MS in Educational Psychology and her PhD in Elementary Curriculum, both from Fordham University.

Prior to entering the Dominican Sisters, Sister Agnes taught for one year in Verga Elementary School in Verga, New Jersey. Her education ministry within the congregation began at Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh, New York. She also taught in Nativity School in Bronx, New York before returning to Newburgh as professor of Education and chair of the Division of Education at Mount Saint Mary College. While serving in the college, she was also the principal of the Bishop Dunn Memorial School. Sister served the college as Academic Dean and later under the title of Vice-President of Academic Affairs for thirty years. During this time she initiated masters degrees, new academic majors and the adult accelerated degree. Sister was then appointed Assistant to the President for Mission Integration. She ended her service at the college by organizing the college archives. Sister also served on the Leadership Team of the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh.

Sister Agnes was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society for women educators. She was awarded the Frederica Holister Professional Educator’s award by the society. Mount Saint Mary College also honored her by naming a scholar award, the Boyle Scholar, for academic achievement of accelerated students. Sister Agnes received the Mount Saint Mary College Trustee Award for her service to the college.

Sister was predeceased by her parents and her brother Charles. She is survived by numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Dominican Sisters of Hope or to the Dominican Sisters of Hope Scholarship at Mount Saint Mary College.

Visitation will be on Saturday, November 16 beginning at 9 a.m.in the chapel at the Dominican Center at Mount Saint Mary College. There will be a Prayer Service: 10:15 a.m. This will be followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Sisters’ cemetery at Mount Saint Mary College.

James Berkley Chavers, Jr.
January 29, 1939 – November 10, 2019
Maybrook, NY

James Berkley Chavers Jr. passed away on November 10, 2019 in Liberty, New York. He was 80 years old.
James was born on January 29, 1939 in Newburgh, NY the seventh of twelve children to the parentage of the late James Berkley Chavers Sr. and Harriet Marie Chavers. He was a life-long resident of the Newburgh, NY area except for minor absences to fulfill military obligations and to pursue improved employment opportunities.

James joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age where he received his religious education and learned the many lessons that guided his beliefs, morals and character throughout his life. He was educated in the Newburgh school system, and graduated from the Newburgh Free Academy.
James served an enlistment in the United States Army including an extended tour of duty in Vietnam where he received many commendations for excellent service including the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal with two Bronze Service Stars; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and others. Following an honorable discharge from active duty, he continued his military service in the Army National Guard and retired as a veteran.

James possessed a very strong work ethic beginning at an early age, and lasting throughout his career. As a young boy he held many age appropriate jobs that prepared him for a long career in the New York State Department of Corrections where he retired after 34 years of service.

James enjoyed being a member of and serving on committees in various groups including the QWL and Affirmative Action Committees as well as the Veteran’s representative, and the Police Olympic. He also participated in Basket Ball and Track events. He is a former member of the Maybrook Senior Center.

He leaves to cherish his memories, wife, Mitty Banks Chavers; son, Terence M. Chavers; sister, Valerie Jackson; brothers, Willis Henderson, Mark Henderson, Joseph Henderson (Suzanna), and Harry O. Chavers; granddaughter, Tatianna M. Chavers; grandsons, Terence M. Chavers, Jr., and Terrick M. Chavers; one great-granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by son, Travis B. Chavers; sisters, Alice M. Henderson, Florence Bizzell, Shirley M Garland, and Harriet Tires, and brothers, Earl L. Henderson, and Richard A. Chavers; and great-grandson, Ty’lan M. Chavers.

Mr. Chavers will lay in repose from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 16 at Mt. Carmel Church of Christ Disciples of Christ, 1524 Route 300, Newburgh, NY. Funeral Service begins at 10 a.m. at the church; Elder Dr. Thermond E. Herring will officiate. Interment with Full Military Honors will take place at Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

 

George A. Jones
October 24, 1918 – November 6, 2019
Cornwall, NY – Formerly of Port Jervis, NY

Mr. George A. Jones of Cornwall, NY and formerly of Port Jervis, NY died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Sapphire Nursing at Meadow Hill in Newburgh, NY. He was 101. He was born October 24, 1918 in Oneida, NY, the son of the late John T. Jones and the late Edith May Chesebro Jones.
George was a veteran of World War II, earning the rank of Captain in the Army Air Corps, and was very proud of his service to his country. While stationed in Belgium he met and married his wife, Claire Bottin. George was a man who never met a stranger, making friends wherever he traveled. During the Occupation, he made life-long friends in Normandy, Belgium and Germany. He was a true gentleman who always treated others with great humanity, courtesy, and respect.

George loved the natural world and was an avid supporter of numerous environmental and wildlife organizations. He took great pleasure in his garden, hiking and bird watching.

A deeply intellectual man, George had many and varied interests. He was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Alfred University where he earned a degree in ceramic engineering. He was an avid reader and writer who took great interest in history, politics, language and family genealogy.

George was devoted to his family, was very proud of his five children, and adored his wife, Claire. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, regaling them with stories about his life experiences and teaching them about the beauties of nature. George’s family is proud, grateful and honored to have had such a wonderful man as the bedrock of our lives. He was a loving, supportive husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather whom we love, admire and respect.

Surviving are his loving wife of 73 years, Claire Jones at home; five children: Colette Austin of Cornwall, NY, John Jones and his wife, Janice of Port Jervis, NY, William Jones and his wife, Marlene of Port Jervis, NY, Elizabeth Lass and her husband, Daniel of Shutesbury, MA, and Michele Corbo and her husband, Philip of Martinsville, VA; eight grandchildren: Christopher Jones (Laurie), Jeniffer VanTuyl (Scott), Matthew Jones (Michele), Melissa Digiantommaso (John), Jessica Riordan (Matthew), Meaghan Lass, Casey Jones and Timothy Mays; nine great-grandchildren: Luke and Leah Jones, Alexandria and Scott “Mitchell” VanTuyl, Griffin and Campbell Jones, Gianna and Gemma Digiantommaso, and Liam Riordan.

He was predeceased by his brother, Elliott Jones; sister-in-law, Margaret Jones; and son-in-law, Ronald Austin.

Friends and family are invited to visit Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the funeral home at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.
Cremation was held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the following organizations that were dear to George’s heart.

World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th Street, NW Washington, DC 20037
Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 1582, Merrifield, VA 22116

 

Alma Millie Smith
April 14, 1929 – November 11, 2019
Middletown, NY (formerly Goshen)

Alma Millie Smith, age 90 of Middletown NY, passed away on November 11, 2019 at Orange Regional Medical Center. Alma M. Smith was born in Goshen NY to her parents, Minnie and Alfred Davis. She attended Goshen Schools. She had a job working at the Goshen Laundry (when young). Mom enjoyed spending time with family and friends and laughing at life.
She is survived by her children: William Smith Jr., John Smith, Joan Smith, Roger Smith, and Roxanne Bridges; and sister, Emma Degraw. She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Smith Sr., daughter, Shirley Thompson, son, Patrick Smith. Alma extended gratitude to everyone who she called friend. Alma loved to laugh, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family, it was never goodbye, always see ya later!. A viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on November 15 at Martinez- Morse Funeral Home, 33 Railroad Ave., Middletown, NY 10940. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 16 at Wallkill Cemetery, Midway Rd., Middletown, NY.

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