April 27, 2001
Margaret Del Favero
Margaret N. "Peg" Del Favero of Livingston Manor, a lifelong area resident who enjoyed catering, died Monday, April 16, 2001, at her home. She was 68 years of age.
The daughter of the late Roger E. and Hazel Conklin Neff, she was born August 27, 1932, in Downsville.
She worked with her husband at his business, the Sullivan Tile Supply Co. in Livingston Manor. Mrs. Del Favero loved to cook and catered many dinners for organizations, funerals, wedding receptions, and other affairs. "Mrs. Del," as she was affectionately called, was also a retired music teacher from the Livingston Manor school district.
She was a member, past matron and current trustee of Sullivan Chapter No. 298, Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, both in Livingston Manor.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Del Favero, at home; three sons, Richard L. and his wife, Roxanne Del Favero, of Albany, Thomas H. Del Favero of Liberty, and James I. and his wife, Kara Del Favero, of Castleton; a sister, Elizabeth M. Vernold of Downsville; two brothers, Harold Neff of Suffolk, Va., and Homer C. Bull of Tucson, Ariz.; and two granddaughters, Cara Del Favero and Collette Del Favero. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were held at the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church.
Burial was made in Paige Cemetery in Downsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758, or to the American Diabetes Association, 200 White Plains Rd., Suite 523, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591.
Joshua M. Ferry, 24
Joshua M. Ferry, a former resident of New York State, died Monday, April 23, 2001. He was 24 years of age.
He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Ferry of Wurtsboro; his father, Mark Ferry of Oak Ridge, N.J.; a sister, Nadia Peckman; a brother, Adam Emuso; a step-brother, Mark Ferry Jr.; two step-sisters, Elizabeth and Blair Ferry; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Milliken of Waldwick, N.J. and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ferry of Ridgewood, N.J.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Valleau Cemetery in Ridgewood.
Vincent E. Litts
Retired Barber, 87
Vincent Erwin Litts of Bloomingburg, a retired barber at the Middletown Psychiatric Center, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at his home. He was 87 years of age.
The son of the late Erwin and Eva Dunn Litts, he was born December 7, 1913, in Westtown.
Mr. Litts was a member of the Excelsior Sportsmen's Club in Eldred.
In a family statement, it was said, "Vincent's love and devotion to his wife, family and friends will be sadly missed. A man of many talents and interests, he has left a memory with us which will last forever."
He is survived by his wife, Janet Page Litts, at home; a son, Terry Litts of Bloomingburg; a brother, Jack Litts and his wife, Betty, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; three sisters-in-law, Carol McMurray of Deposit, Phyllis Terpening and Joan Page, both of Binghamton; three grandchildren, Erin Litts, Kelly Litts, Michelle Litts; and several nephews.
Services were held Thursday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Wurtsboro.
Burial was made in the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Bloomingburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Hvy Equip. Mech., 76
Daniel Bisaccia of Clintondale, a self-employed heavy equipment mechanic and a lifelong area resident, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Castle Point VA Medical Center. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Nicola and Concetta Malarome Bisaccia, he was born April 3, 1925, in Yonkers. He was the widower of Bernice Keane Bisaccia.
A decorated World War II veteran who served with the 5th Army, he was a life member of the Clintondale Fire Company and a member of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Bisaccia is survived by a daughter, Kerry Baker of Merritt Island, Fla.; two sons, Daniel Bisaccia of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Darren Bisaccia of Clintondale; three sisters, Tootsie Fantasia, Angie D'Agnillo and Mary Ciriello, all of Yonkers; four brothers, Nick Bisaccia of New Fairfield, Conn., John Bisaccia and Rocky Bisaccia, both of Yonkers, and Jimmy Bisaccia of Monticello; four grandsons, Jesse and Coty Baker of Merritt Island, Fla., and Devin S. and Brandon Bisaccia of Clintondale; a granddaughter, Danielle Bisaccia of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may gather at the Torsone Funeral Home in Highland at 10:30 a.m. on Friday.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Highland.
Burial will be made in the Highland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Memorial, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C. 20090-6766.
Mae C. Whitten
Ret. Offc. Mgr., 76
Mae C. Whitten of Monticello, a retired office manager for the New York Telephone Co. and Bell South, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Fla. She was 76 years of age.
The daughter of the late William H. and Mae O'Connor Richardson, she was born March 29, 1925, in Monticello.
She is survived by a brother, Joseph Richardson of Sebastian, Fla.
She was a member of St. Peter's R.C. Church in Monticello.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Peter's Cemetery in Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Building Fund, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, N.Y. 12701.
Funeral arrangements were made by the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home in Monticello.
Ret. Bookkeeper, 90
Madeleine Brown of Syracuse, a former Middletown resident, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at her home. She was 90 years of age.
She was born February 23, 1911, in Middletown.
Mrs. Brown attended Middletown public schools. She was a former bookkeeper for Hancock Air Base in Syracuse and a member of People's AME Zion Church where she had been on the Board of Trustees.
She is survived by two sons, Frederick C . Brown of Candia, N.H., and William R. Brown of Bloomingburg; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jeanne Brown.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the People's AME Zion Church, 2306 E. Salina St., Syracuse.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York or People's AME Zion Church in Syracuse.
Helen H. Aldrich
Retired Teacher, 87
Helen H. Aldrich of Grahamsville, a retired school teacher, died January 6, 2001, at the Sullivan Adult Care Center in Liberty. She was 87 years of age.
Graveside services were held Thursday at the Grahamsville Rural Cemetery in Grahamsville.
Paul L. Decker Sr.
Ret. Laundry Owner, 84
Paul L. Decker Sr. of Livingston Manor, a retired owner of the Livingston Manor Steam Laundry and a longtime self-employed plumber, and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 84 years of age.
The son of the late Willie and Grace Haddon Decker, he was born March 6, 1917, in Willowemoc.
Mr. Decker was a 50-year member of the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt. Major and Colonels' Adjutant in Italy during World War II. Mr. Decker was a member and past master of Livingston Manor Lodge #791, Free and Accepted Masons, and was a Republican Committee Chairman for the Town of Rockland for many years.
In a family statement, it was said, "Paul had a great love for his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him."
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances M. Decker, at home; a son, Paul L. Decker Jr. and his wife, Beverly, of Livingston Manor; a grandson, Paul L. "Redneck" Decker III of Livingston Manor; two granddaughers, Kimberly Heinle of Parksville and Jodi Moran of Jeffersonville; four great-grandchildren; several nieces; and a nephew. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald Decker, and three sisters, Mildred Buccafusca, Dorothy Decker and Nellie Davis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor with the Rev. Gerald Wondra officiating.
Burial will be made in the Orchard Street Cemetery in Livingston Manor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston Manor Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 1, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758 or to the Livingston Manor Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 342, Livingston Manor, N.Y. 12758.
Rosina C. Del Guidice
Ret. Dressmaker, 81
Rosina C. Del Guidice of Monticello, a retired dressmaker, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 81 years of age.
The daughter of the late Joseph and Vincenza Maggio Genna, she was born November 10, 1919, in New York City.
In a family statement, it was said, "Mrs. Del Guidice was devoted to her family and friends and she was loved and revered by all of them. Her love of people, her sense of humor and hope, and the sweetness of her radiant smile will be remembered forever."
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael J. and Jayne Del Guidice of Milan; Michael's first wife, Janice; a daughter and son-in-law, Frieda and Charles Aber of Monticello; a brother, Anthony Genna of Holbrook; six grandchildren, Suzanne, Christopher, Michael, Michele, Melissa and Matthew; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 195 Broadway, Monticello, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. George's R.C. Church in Jeffersonville
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Ret. Village Mgr., 91
Nicholas Macchia of Liberty, a retired manager of Kent Village in Paterson, N.J., and a 21-year area resident, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at the Seelig Division of Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 91 years of age.
The son of the late Paul and Franchesca Verlezza Macchia, he was born March 4, 1910, in Monroe.
Mr. Macchia was a member and past president of the Liberty Lions Club.
In a family statement, it was said, "Nick was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who loved him."
He is survived by his wife, Viola DeGroat Macchia, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles N. and Linda Macchia of St. Charles, Mo., and Edward and Debra Macchia of Deland, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Francine and Ronald Napoli of Everton, Mo., and Star H. and Jim Gordon of Liberty; two brothers, Dominic Macchia and his wife, Lena, of Newburgh, and Carlo Macchia of Middletown; eight grandchildren, Dean, Staci, David, Julie, Jessica, Amy, Jonathan and Jamie; two great-granddaughters and a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home, 29 Pearl St., Livingston Manor, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter's Church in Liberty with Msgr. Edward F. Straub officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Peter's Cemetery in Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Lions Club, Liberty, N.Y. 12754.
Lorna M. Kelly
Legal Secretary, 47
Lorna Marie Kelly of Liberty, a legal secretary for the law firm of Eisenberg and Kirsch in Liberty and a 26-year area resident, died Monday, April 23, 2001, at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. She was 47 years of age.
She was the daughter of Edward and Alice Merrill.
Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Clarence Hoyt Post #9217, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, both in Liberty.
She is survived by her parents of Edmonds, Wash.; three daughters, Jasmine Kelly of White Sulphur Springs, Heather Kelly of Parksville and Shana Kelly of White Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Steve Merrill of Kirkland, Wash., and Ian Merrill of Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Judy Scholes of Olympia, Wash., Cindy Merrill of Edmonds, Wash., and Wendy Merrill of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no visitation.
Private cremation was held at the Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Ramsay's Funeral Home, 275 South Main St., Liberty with the Rev. Audrey Pedersen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.