July 12, 2005
George Pariso, 85
Ret. Leasing President
George F. Pariso of Livingston Manor, the retired president of Eastern Auto Leasing and Pan American Motors, died February 28, 2005, at his home in Lake Placid, Fla. He was 85 years of age.
The son of the late Pasqu and Catherine Ferra Pariso, he was born August 1, 1919, in Newark, N.J.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both in Lake Placid. Moving to Florida in 1980, he was a communicant of St. Aloysius Church in Livingston Manor and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Lake Placid, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Laverne Sue Pariso, at home.
Graveside services and burial were held Saturday at the Lew Beach Cemetery.
Arrangements were made under the direction of the Herbert C. Bryant Funeral Home in Livingston Manor.
Prosper Boudart Jr.
Ret. Manufacturers Rep.
Prosper Pros Joseph Boudart Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., a manufacturers representative and formerly of Staten Island, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Apollo Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in St. Petersburg. He was 92 years of age.
Mr. Boudart was born in Philadephia, Pa. In the summertime since 1935, he and his family vacationed in Smallwood, in a log cabin which was built by his father, Prosper Sr.
He was brought to Brooklyn as a child and graduated from St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Science degree. A manufacturers representative for Vemco Drafting Equipment Corp, based in California, and for Boin Arts and Crafts Co., based in Morristown, N.J., he retired to St. Petersburg in 1979.
In Florida, he was very involved in his community. Mr. Boudart was a member of the Sierra Club and the Senior Friends, as well as the Holy Name Society at Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg. In his leisure time, he enjoyed skiing, photography, bowling, golf and reading. He was also an avid dancer.
In a statement by his daughter, it was said, He had such a happy nature, and always saw the glass half-full. He woke up singing every morning. Everyone enjoyed watching him and my mother dance. The word people most often used to describe him was gentleman. He was truly a gentle man with an indomitable spirit.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Leonilda Shields Boudart, at home; a daughter, Patricia Sellitto; two sons, Prosper Joseph III and Raymond; eight grandchidren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Florida with a Funeral Mass at Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle.
Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery in Clearwater, Fla.
Letters of condolence will reach Mrs. Boudart at 5735 8th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33710.
Betty J. Davey
Betty Jane Davey of Lynchburg, Va., a former resident of Port Jervis and a homemaker, died Thursday, July 7, 2005. She was 71 years of age.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Gladys Anderson Cassell, she was born September 20, 1933 in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Davey is survived by her husband, James Isaac Davey Sr., at home; eight children, four daughters-in-law and a son-in-law, Susan Garcia of Lynchburg, Va., James Davey Jr. of Monticello, Tammy Slick of Fallsburg, Ruby and Ira Gold of South Fallsburg, Catherine and John Price of Gowanda, Fawn and Donald Mitchell of Monticello, John and Luisa Davey of Garfield, N.J., and William E. and Melissa Davey of Stone Ridge, N.J.; a sister, Doris The General Shifflet of Lynchburg, Va.; two brothers, James Cassell of Lynchburg, Va., and Clarence Cassell Jr. of Waldorf, Md.; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Cassell.
Services were held Tuesday at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home in Port Jervis.
Burial was made in the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Port Jervis.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jamerson Family YMCA, 801 Wyndhyrst Dr., Lynchburg, Va. 24502
Ret. of JCPenney Co.
Alice J. Sharkey Brown, a resident of Wurtsboro Hills and New York City and a homemaker, died Friday, July 6, 2005, in Brooklyn.
The daughter of the late Terrence and Catherine OShea Sharkey, she was the widow of Michel Brown, a World War II Marine Corps veteran, who died in July of 1982.
She also a retired employee of the JCPenney Company in Manhattan.
Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Josephs Church in Wurtsboro.
She is survived by a nephew, Terrence Sharkey of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a niece, Sheila Guszkowski of Colonia, N.J.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., in Wurtsboro, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
A Funeral mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Josephs Church in Wurtsboro with the Rev. Peter Madori officiating.
Burial will be made in St. Josephs Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Arthur Shapiro, 69
Ret. Water/Sewer Super
Arthur Shapiro of White Sulphur Springs, a retired superintendent of the Town of Liberty Water and Sewer Department, and a lifelong area resident, died Friday, July 8, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 69 years of age.
The son of the late Morris and Yetta Shapiro, he was born August 23, 1935, in Liberty.
Employed by the Town of Liberty for 32 years, he was a more than 50-year member and past chief of the White Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Black Bear Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Seeley Shapiro, at home; a son, Scott Shapiro of White Sulphur Springs; his mother-in-law, Mabel Heisler of Liberty; and several brothers-in-law, sistes-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services and burial will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs with Pastor Bridgette LeConey officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department or the White Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, both at White Sulphur Springs, N.Y. 12787.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Harris Funeral Home in Liberty.
Ret. Carpenter, 76
Frank Caldiero of Hortonville, a retired carpenter with the New York City District Council of Carpenters, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the Seelig Division of the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. He was 76 years of age.
The son of the late Fortunato and Vita Melici Caldiero, he was born January 19, 1929, in Manhattan. He was the widower of Marilyn Ruth Pelton Caldiero.
Mr. Caldiero was a member of Holy Cross Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #4448, both in Callicoon, and the Hortonville Fire Department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by five daughters, Sharon Caldiero Schroeder of Callicoon, Lisa Caldiero of Wurtsboro, Joanne Caldiero of Walden, Marilyn Caldiero Martinucci and her husband, John, of Manhassett Mills, and Tricia Caldiero of Lake Louise Marie; ten grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael Schroeder, Andrew Schreier, Ryan, Colin and Faye Davis, Dillon Caldiero, and Matthew, Michael and Christopher Martinucci; a brother, Joseph Caldiero of Columbus, Miss.; a special niece, Julia Ann Schlegel of Livingston Manor and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Carmela Gisoni.
Friends may call at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home in Callicoon on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Firematic services by the Hortonville Fire Department will be held at 730 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Holy Cross Church in Callicoon with Father Ignatius Smith, O.F.M. officiating.
Burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hortonville Fire Departent, Hortonville, N.Y. 12745 or to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 228, Hankins, N.Y. 12741.
Elizabeth B. Allen
Ret. Secretary, 94
Elizabeth B. Allen of Bloomingburg, a former secretary for the pathologist at the Waterbury (Connecticut) Hospital and a longtime area resident, died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at the Blue Haven Adult Home in Walker Valley. She was 94 years of age.
The daughter of the late Sherwood M. and Susie A. Osborn Allen, she was born June 17, 1911, in Bethlehem, Conn.
Mrs. Allen was a graduate of Woodbury High School and attended Bay Path College in Massachusetts.
She was one of the oldest surviving members of the First Church of Bethlehem, Conn., in which she had held several offices and was part of numerous committees. Mrs. Allen was also a 70-year member of Bethlehem Grange #121 and was a member of the Evergreen Club of the Waterbury Hospital.
She is survived by two nephews, Sherwood W. Allen and his wife, Toyo, and S. Paul Allen and his companion, Dottie, and a niece and her husband, Barbara and Joe Roe, all of Bloomingburg; many grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and a dear friend, Louise Johnson of Bethlehem, Conn. She was predeceased by a brother, Sherwood O. Allen and his wife, Mabelle, and a niece, Elizabeth Betty Cramer.
Friends may call at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan St., Wurtsboro, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Betty Beach officiating.
Burial will be made in the Woodbury Cemetery in Connecticut.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.