The Week In Review-The Weekend Ahead


Carmen “Margarita” Alganaraz
Haverstraw, NY formerly Harriman, NY

Margarita Alganaraz, of New Windsor, NY formerly of Harriman, Nyack, NY entered into eternal rest on January 9, 2019 at Joe Raso Hospice Residence, surrounded by her family.  She was 93 years old.

The daughter of the late Genaro Dolores Narvaez and Margarita (Rosario) Narvaez, Margarita was born on August 7, 1925 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Margarita was a retired Seamstress with Mori Lee Bridal in West Nyack, NY and a former Retail Clerk for Macy’s in the Nanuet Mall, Nanuet NY.

She was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Monroe.

Margarita was the eldest of 6, and 12 years old when her mother passed away. Quickly becoming the matriarch of the family, she ruled and dominated, unapologetically with confidence and conviction demanding respect, which was rightfully deserved. She was strong and independent and always spoke her mind. The love for her family wore many disguises, but her heart could never be confused as small. Whether she handled you with a gentle touch or one not so soft, you knew her love was clear and unconditional. She enjoyed cooking for her family on any occasion and always set a table fit for a king.  Margarita was an independent force of nature that always did things her way.She will be truly missed but her strength will live within us all.

Margarita was predeceased by her husband Carlos Alganaraz, her siblings Genaro “JR” Narvaez, Sonia Reyes and Anibal Narvaez.  She is survived by her daughters: Rose Velez, Thais Ruis, Monica Alganaraz; her son: Adrian Alganaraz and his wife Susan Hagger; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Violeta Caballero, Ada Roccio Rivera,and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held from 2pm-6pm on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson NY.  A Funeral was held at 10:30 am on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the Service at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Joe Raso Hospice Residence, United Hospice of Rockland, 11Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-SullivanFuneral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to
Robert  A. Tompkins
Town of Newburgh

On Monday January 14, 2019, Robert A. Tompkins, entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his loving family. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he was 79 years old.

Bob was born November 9, 1939 to the late Henry W. and Bertha (Bedell) Tompkins, in Newburgh. On February 2, 1974 he married the love of his life Linda S. (Seibert) Tompkins and together they raised three children.

As a carpenter by trade, he enjoyed working with his hands, building and refinishing furniture/guns as well as creating beautiful wood working projects. He could fix anything from clocks to tractors and more! Throughout his life he had an affection for animals of all kinds’ pigs, chickens, peacocks, horses and most importantly training many hunting dogs. He was an avid outdoors man with a passion for fishing and hunting. Bob was a member of the Bethlehem Rod and Gun Club and Trinity United Methodist Parish.

Known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and his kind compassionate spirit, admired by his friends and family he is survived by his beloved wife, Linda S. (Seibert) Tompkins at home; son, Robert H. Tompkins of the Town of Newburgh, daughters: Terry L. Harrelson of Maybrook and Denise (Tom) Vesely of Cornwall, daughter-in-law Antonietta Chiocchi of Wallkill; sister, Vernice “Neecy” (Elliott) Arnott of Newburgh, brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Anita Jean Seibert, loving grandchildren: Jessica (Bryan) Thompson, Patricia (Jared) Stoutenburg, Kristina Harrelson, Tommaso (Juliana) Tompkins, Dominick Tompkins and Joshua Jones; great grandchildren: Ashlynn, Wyatt, Bryan “Robby”, Amelia, Faith, Jayden, Landon, Jaxon, and one on the way, as wellas many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his sister, Frances Meyers, and an infant brother, Henry W. Tompkins, Jr.

Visitation for family and friends will take place on Friday, January 18, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at White, Venuto& Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 North Plank Rd., Town of Newburgh.

A Funeral Service will commence at 7:00 pm following the visitation at the funeral home.  The Reverend John Williams will officiate.

A private cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory.

In lieu of flowers kindly make donations to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stoney Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of White, Venuto& Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 562-6550, visit –
Luanne Paton-Loniak
New Windsor, NY

Luanne Paton-Loniak, 66, of New Windsor, NY, died January 12, 2018 surrounded by family after a long battle with illness.

Visitation was  held  on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the David T. Ferguson Funeral Home in Washingtonville. Funeral Services followed at 1 p.m. also at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Washingtonville Cemetery, Washingtonville, NY.

In lieu of any flowers, please donate to a Cancer Support charity in her name.

Luanne was born on May 22, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to Lucille and William Paton. She was a loving mother and wife and assisted many other families with her love and care as a monitor at the Little Britain Elementary school until sickness took away her ability to.

She is survived by her husband, James; her son, Andrew along with his wife, Mary and two grandkids, Paul and Emelia. We miss you, Nana.

After living years in pain due to illness, you are free of the bonds that held you. I hope you are as happy as I see in my dreams.

You will be missed, Mom.

Helen Rose Peterson

Helen Rose Peterson, 66, of Newburgh, NY passed away on January 10, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Helen was born on August 6, 1952 in Ingold, North Carolina to the late Charles Peterson and Dorothy Spearman Peterson. She attended Marlboro High School and worked at The Newburgh Ministry.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Kenta Gumbs and great-granddaughter, Sari Bryant of Newburgh, NY; sisters, Janice Williams, Elaine Hayes (James), Hilda Melvin; brothers, Lenwood Spearman, Charles, Dwight, Wayne Peterson, all of Newburgh and Allan Ray of Brooklyn, NY; one uncle, Edward Peterson of Poughkeepsie, NY; one aunt, Alice Peterson of New Windsor, NY. Along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents, Helen is predeceased by her daughter, Sheila (Midge) Peterson; sister, Carolyn Mattie Wingo; brothers, Carl and Neil Peterson.

Ms. Peterson will repose 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, January 18, 2019 at The Cathedral at the House, 127-131 Broadway, Newburgh, NY. Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the church. Bishop Jeffrey C. Woody will officiate. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope, NY.
Richard Cutrone
Marlboro, NY

Richard Cutrone of Marlboro, NY passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Vassar Bros. Hospital, Poughkeepsie. He was 64 years old. Richard was born in Newburgh, NY on June 18, 1954. He was the son of the late James “Jake” Cutrone and Rose Mascitelli Cutrone and Josephine Cutrone.

Richard was an Engineer for IBM, Poughkeepsie. Richard coached Marlboro Youth Baseball and Marlboro Youth Basketball.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne DuBois Cutrone at home; his sons: James and Kimberly Cutrone of Baltimore, MD, Scott and Jillian Lyons of Marlboro; his daughter, Greta Lyons of Marlboro; his brothers: Richard and Domenica Gerentine of Marlboro, John and Susan Cutrone of Ulster Park; his sisters: Janet and Dominick Felicello of Marlboro, Patricia “Patty” Cutrone of Marlboro; his granddaughter, Jordyn Riley and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday at the DiDonato Funeral Home in Marlboro. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at 10:30 on Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Church, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro with Father Thomas Dicks officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh.


Louise M. Winslow
Monroe, NY

Louise M. Winslow, age 93, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at her home in Monroe.

She was born September 2, 1925 in Winfield, NY, daughter of the late Louis and Louise Mareck Neubauer. A member of St. Mary’s Church Rosary Altar Society and the Knights of Harmony in Woodside, NY, she was also active in the ladies club from Sacred Heart Parish Church in Monroe.

She is survived by her daughters: Maryann Vellon and husband Michael of Annapolis, MD, Nancy Gleason and husband Mark of Darien, CT; and Laureen DiLello of Central Valley, NY. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her fourteen grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren, as well as by her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Louise was predeceased by her devoted husband of 49 years, George D. Winslow, her son George W. Winslow, daughter Kathleen M. Winslow, son-in-law John DiLello, grandsons Michael A. Vellon, Jr. and Adam Vellon, and her siblings, Raymond Neubauer, Peter Neubauer, William Neubauer and Lillian Foote.

Visitation was held on Thursday, January 17 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home in Monroe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18 at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe. Interment will follow in Cemetery of The Highlands, Highland Mills, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial donations to Little Sisters of The Poor, Queen of Peace Residence, Attn: Mother Superior, 110-30 221st Street, Queens Village, NY 11429


Jerome Jerry
New Windsor, NY

Jerome Jerry Ware, 66, of New Windsor, New York, was called from labor to reward on January 9, 2019.

He was born on March 14, 1952 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, New York to Mary C. Ware and Cassell J. Holmes. Jerry attended Newburgh Schools and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1970.

While at NFA he met and later married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Sophie E. Russell. From their union were three children; Johnell Ware, LaTara Ware and Kanisha Henderson.

Jerry was employed by Stauffer Chemical, Newburgh, New York, and Sears, California. He also worked in various capacities within the Ware Family Business over many decades.

In the 1990′s, Jerome surrendered his life to the Lord. He wore many hats in the church as a Deacon, Usher Board member, Chairman of the Trustee Board, Hospitality, Pastor’s Armor Bearer, Sunday School Superintendent, and a host of other tasks. The Mid-Hudson Bible institute is where Jerry received his Master’s Degree to further his knowledge of Christianity. He never let the grass grow under his feet. Jerry was always ready and willing to serve the church as well as the community, when needed.

He is survived by his wife, Sophie Ware; children, Johnell of Tipphany, GA, LaTara Ware and Kanisha Henderson both of New York, Michael of Tennessee, Tawanna of Malik, NC, and Tamika of New York; He is also survived by his parents, Mary C. Ware and Cassell J. Holmes; siblings, Valerie Johnson of Dallas, NC, Sandra Hogan of Anthony, MO, Sharon Holmes of New York, Cindy Holmes of New York, and Duane Carter of Virginia; several grandchildren, Johnell Jr, Tyresha, Leon, Ashley, and a host of other grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Jerome loved the Lord and it showed in everything he did. He worked arduously to achieve higher heights and deeper depths in his walk with the Lord. Jerry is loved and cherished by many and will be sadly missed.

Mr. Ware reposed on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Soul Saving Station Church in Newburgh. A funeral service followed at  12 noon at the church with Dr. Richard L. Bryant officiating. Interment at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Middlehope, NY.

Rachel Cartagena
Washingtonville, NY

Rachel Cartagena, 76, of Washingtonville, NY, passed away at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY on January 12, 2019.

She was born to Rachel and Ruben Berrios Sr. on February 8, 1942 in New York, NY, where she lived for most of her life. She was raised with her brother, Ruben.

In the sixties, she gave birth to her two loving children Laurie Lyons, and the late Anthony Cartagena. She also raised her stepson, Gregory Cartagena.

In the early nineties, she left her life in New York City. She moved to Washingtonville, NY to be with her daughter and son-in-law, and to watch her grandchildren grow up.

Rachel was a strong, vibrant woman who left a mark on every person she met. She was a loving mother, devoted grandmother, and beloved friend. She will always be remembered and missed dearly.

We would like to thank all staff at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY for their compassionate care. We would also like to thank her Doctor, Syed Moin, in Washingtonville, NY.

She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Lyons and her son-in-law, Thomas, who she considered to be one of her children, her amazing grandchildren, Dylan and Chelsea Lyons, her stepson, Gregory Cartagena, his wife, Moe and his son Chris Cartagena. She is also survived by her mother, Rachel Berrios and her brother, Ruben Berrios, as well as his wife Jenny and his daughter Dina Davenport and her family. In addition to all those left behind, she is also leaving behind many nieces and nephews. She will be joining her son Anthony Cartagena in heaven.

There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday at St Mary’s Church in Washingtonville with burial following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. Arrangements made by David T. Ferguson Funeral Home in Washingtonville, NY.


Robert W. Todd

Robert W. Todd, a lifelong Newburgh resident, beloved husband, Dad, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Uncle, passed away unexpectedly, at home, on January 14, 2019. He was 81.

Son of the late William Toddand Margaret (Fullerton) Brooks he was born on November 12, 1937 in Newburgh, NY.

Robert was a devoted member of the Carpenters Union, Local 279, and retired with 50 years of service. He was a life member of both the Walden Sportsmen Club and the Blackrock Fish and Game Club, and enjoyed camping and hunting in the Adirondacks.

Robert leaves behind countless memories to be cherished by his wife, Elke of 60 years. He is also survived by his children, Debra (George) Becker of Sparrowbush, Susan (Stephen) Costello of Cornwall and Robert O. (Mary) Todd of Newburgh; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a sister, Lynn Coykendall of AZ and a brother Richard Todd of AZ, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Dunning.

Plans for a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

A private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of White, Venuto and Morrill Funeral and Cremation Service, 188 N. Plank Road, Newburgh, 562-6550, or visit











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