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March 5, 2010

Lilly Petterson, 75

Lilly Petterson of Jeffersonville, New York, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2010. 
Lilly was born on New Year’s Eve of December 1934 in New York City to Paul and Mary Barr.
The wife of the late Harry Frank Petterson and the mother of the late Laura Petterson, she is survived by her daughter, April Petterson Olsen; and her son, Ronald Frank Petterson of North Carolina; and three grandchildren, Alana Olsen-Schultz, Emily Lena Bernthal, and Jared Petterson of North Carolina.
A dedicated advocate of those with special needs, Lilly touched many lives through her work in the special education sector. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Anna Marion Roche
Ret. Roche’s Office Mgr., 100

Anna Marion Roche, 100, died peacefully at her home in Hortonville on March 1, 2010. Born October 26, 1909 in New York City to Francis and Caroline Weisenbach-Dwyer, she moved with her family to Callicoon as a teenager to help them operate the Franklin Hotel, currently known as Sidetracks. She married James J. Roche on December 27, 1930 at Holy Cross Church with Fr. Norbert Norton officiating.
Marion was the first office manager of Roche’s Garage in Callicoon when she and her late husband started the company in 1931. She was a communicant of Holy Cross Church, and a member of its Altar Rosary Society. She was a charter member and former Grand Regent of the Court Father Raphael #1542 Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was also a former member of the Sullivan County Cooperative Extension HBs.
She was a devoted mother and homemaker, who loved entertaining family and friends. She was happiest when surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and baker, and enjoyed dancing and pinochle.
She was predeceased by her husband, James J. Roche; four brothers, Franklin, George, John and William; and three sisters, Helen, Caroline and Mary Irene.
Surviving are a daughter, Maureen Knipp of New Windsor; three sons and daughters-in-law, James “Mickey” and Linda, Maurice “Rease” and Marion of Callicoon, and Terrance and Maria of Carthage; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
For the past three years Marion was lovingly cared for by Oksana Popovych of the Ukraine.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, Route 97, Callicoon. Fr. Ignatius Smith, OFM, will officiate. Burial will be made in Holy Cross Cemetery, Callicoon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to Holy Cross Church, P.O. Box 246, Callicoon, NY 12723.
Arrangements are by Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home Inc., Callicoon, 845-887-4900.

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