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July 18, 2006

Alfred Paganini, 86
Retired Fabricator

Alfred Paganini of Beach Lake, Pa., a longtime resident of the area, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa. He was 86.
The son of Alfred and Philmina Murphy Paganini, he was born September 1, 1919 in New York.
He was a retired fabricator. He was also a WWII Navy veteran.
A family statement reads, “He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Alfred had an art for making spectacular duck decoys. He took great pride in his family. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.”
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Theresa at home; a daughter, Linda Pienik of Beach Lake, Pa.; a son, Gregory Paganini and wife, Vivian of Washington Township, NJ; four grandchildren, Christopher Paganini and his wife, Jennifer, Sara O’Donnell and her husband, Marty, Allison Paganini and Ian Pienik; a great-grandson, Jackson Paganini; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Gary Paganini; a sister, Louise McSwigin; and a brother, Edwin Paganini.
Memorial services were held Sunday, July 16 at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, Narrowsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Road, Honesdale, PA 18431.

Mary Ann Chevalier
Ret. Bus Driver, 73

Mary Ann Chevalier of Monticello, a retired bus driver for the Monticello Central Schools, died Friday, July 14, 2006 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris. She was 73 years of age.
The daughter of Nunzio and Josephine Tripicouski Columbus, she was born December 8, 1932 in Babylon, Long Island. She was the widow of Martin C. Chevalier.
Survivors include a son, Clyde Chevalier and his wife, Marcy, of Monticello; a daughter, Sheila Heins and her husband, Wayne, of Monticello; grandchildren, John Chevalier and his wife, Angela, of Hurleyville, Martin Chevalier and his wife, Brandi, of Jeffersonville, Clyde Chevalier Jr. of Monticello, Ryan Chevalier of Monticello, Jason Chevalier and his girlfriend, Kate, of Bethel, Richard Chevalier Jr., Sandra Chevalier, Tonya Chevalier and Clarissa Chevalier; and several great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Richard T. Chevalier Sr.
A funeral service was held Monday at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 401 Broadway in Monticello with Fr. John Tran officiating.
Burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel.

Brendan C. Halligan
Ret. Business Owner, 91

Brendan C. Halligan of Eldred died on July 13, 2006. He was 91.
Brendan was born in the Bronx on March 28, 1915 to Patrick and Bridget Watters Halligan.
He lived in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx for many years before moving to Eldred where he and his beloved wife, Peggy, greatly enjoyed their retirement years.
Brendan owned and operated a real estate and insurance agency in Woodlawn, and later joined the Rollins Agency in Bronxville. He proudly served his country on the USS Midway as a member of the U.S. Navy during WWII. He also served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was honored by them for 50 years of membership.
Brendan was a church usher for most of his adult life, first at St. Barnabas in Woodlawn in the Bronx and then at St. Anthony of Padua in Yulan. He retired from ushering at the age of 90.
To his great sorrow his loving wife Margaret “Peggy” died May 11 of this year. They were a devoted couple who had enjoyed 64 years of wonderful marriage.
Brendan was a man who was always willing to help family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all of them.
Brendan is survived by his children, Barbara and John Cicchetti of New City, Brendan Halligan Jr. of Fishkill and Partricia Martin of Covina, Calif.; his grandchildren, Carolyn and Daniel McShea, Janet Cicchetti, Jeanne and Andrew Foti, Diane and Joseph Milani, Alicia Sasser, Caitlin Halligan, Samantha Martin; his great grandchildren, Aidan Sasser and Jack Foti; his niece, Jane (Michael) Claesgers; and nephew, Brian (Kathy) Halligan and their children.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Thomas, John, James and Albert; two sisters, Helen Greene and Margaret Halligan; and a nephew, Robert Greene.
Friends may call Tuesday, July 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Higgins Funeral Home, 321 South Main Street, New City.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 10:15 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church West Nyack.
Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne.

Thomas Paden
Material Handler, 42

Thomas Paden of Bloomingburg, a material handler for Kohl’s Distribution Center in Wurtsboro, died unexpectedly Friday, July 14, 2006. He was 42.
The son of Margaret Brestolli Paden and the late Edward Paden, he was born September 7, 1963 in Suffern.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Paden of Wurtsboro; two brothers, Charles Paden of Woodbourne and Edward Paden Jr. of Calif.; two sisters, Diane Johnson of the Florida Keys and Susanne Paden of Wurtsboro; his loving best friend, Rose Marsh of Bloomingburg and her children, Thomas VanHouten and Donna Isola, and Donna’s five children; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Paden; and a sister, Helena Rodriquez.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, 111 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20 at St. Joseph’s Church, Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro. Fr. Peter Madori will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sylvan Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Paden Cabin Memorial Fund, 94 South Congers Avenue, Congers, NY 10920.

Martin Lane
Retired Farmer, 90

Martin Lane of Chapel Hill, N.C., formerly of Monticello, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He was 90.
He was born in New York City on June 29, 1916, and was a retired poultry farmer. He moved to Chapel Hill from Monticello in 1996. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and was in the Battle of the Bulge.
A graveside service was conducted Sunday, July 16 at the Judea Reform Congregation Cemetery. The Rabbi John Friedman officiated.
Surviving are a daughter, Stephanie Barefoot and husband, Michael; granddaughter, Diane Leblond of Raleigh, N.C.; niece, Denise Travis of Miami, Fla.; nephews, Richard Kamens of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Leslie Kamens of San Francisco, Calif.
Arrangements were by Walker’s Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Marilla Vandervort
Homemaker, 89

Marilla Vandervort, a homemaker and lifelong Liberty resident, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility in Liberty. She was 89.
The daughter of Clarence and Josephine Clark Briggs, she was born July 12, 1916 in Liberty.
Marilla was a Gold Star Mother and a lifetime member of the VFW.
Survivors include four sons, John and James Yaskanich, both of Liberty, and Andrew and Edwin Yaskanich, both of Swan Lake; three daughters, Ethel Powell and husband, Harvey, of Madara, Calif., Mary Yaskanich of Monticello, and Helen Bound and husband, Edward, of Liberty; two sisters, Ruby Rennison of Monticello and Clara Williams of Suffern; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three sons.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Liberty with the Rev. Robert Nadelen officiating.
Cremation was made at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.

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