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March 19, 2010

Ann Freaney, 79
June 17, 1930-March 11, 2010

Ann M. Freaney of Monticello, NY, and St. Augustine, Fla., a classy, beautiful lady, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 11, 2010. She was 79 years young.
Ann was born June 17th, 1930 to Harold and Erma Long of Olean, NY. She married the love of her life, Leo E. Freaney, on August 25, 1951. They were married for 48 wonderful years.
She moved to Monticello with her family in 1962, and was a longtime member of the Monticello Fire Dept Auxiliary.
Ann loved her family and friends, and knew how to live and enjoy life to its fullest. She would always light up a room with her hot pink lipstick, glitzy clothing, and gorgeous high heeled shoes. Ann touched the lives and hearts of all who knew her. She will be forever loved and missed.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leo E. Freaney, in 1999, her brother Harold Long Jr., and her sisters, Mary Willover and Audrey Shott.
She is survived by her son Mike Freaney and his wife Linda; her daughters, Karen Kilgore and her husband Jim, Debbie Blackford and her husband Rich, and her beloved brother, “Uncle” Joe Long of Hinsdale, NY. Grammy is also survived by her grandchildren, Laurie Ann Kilgore, Chris Kilgore and her husband Ron Miller and their children Allie and Conor, Patrick Freaney and his wife Sara and their daughter Taylor Ann, Kellie Freaney and her boyfriend Keljon, Alyssa Fraser, Darren Fraser, Kaylen Ann Blackford, Mark Blackford and Matt Blackford.
Services were held at the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home, Monticello, NY, on Saturday March 13, 2010.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sullivan & Orange Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or the Monticello Fire Department, 23 Richardson Ave., Monticello, NY 12701.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the VanInwegen-Kenny Funeral Home of Monticello. www.kennyfuneral

Cecelia Ida Hulse
Retired U.S. Mail Carrier, 83

Cecelia Ida Hulse of Long Eddy, a retired rural mail carrier and a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City. She was 83.
The daughter of the late Peter and Edna Kneer Cram, she was born February 3, 1927 in the town of Hancock. She was the widow of Edward A. Hulse.
Mrs. Hulse was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in Long Eddy, and Holy Cross Church in Callicoon. She was a former member of the Long Eddy Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary, the Long Eddy Water District Board, the Town of Fremont Planning Board and Board of Elections.
She is survived by five sons, Edward Hulse of Port Jervis, Jeffrey Hulse and wife Pamela of Sparrowbush, Richard Hulse and wife Debra of Rome, NY, Gregory Hulse and wife GinaMarie of Wallkill, and Jon Hulse of Long Eddy; one daughter, Sandra McBride and husband Mark of Rock Tavern; a brother, Herbert Cram; a sister-in-law, Zadie Capehart; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Cheryl Karas; a sister, Anna Misner; and a brother, Elmer Adams.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 19 at the Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 34 Upper Main St., Callicoon; 845-887-4900.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 20 at St. Patrick’s Church, Long Eddy, with Fr. Ignatius Smith, OFM, officiating. Burial will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Long Eddy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Long Eddy Hose Company, PO Box 73, Long Eddy, NY 12760 or to the Upper Delaware Ambulance Corps, PO Box 238, Hankins, NY 12741.

Margaret K. Cawley
Retired Inn Owner, 91

Margaret Kehoe Cawley of Honesdale, Pa., the retired owner of the Shannon Inn in New York City, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, Pa. She was 91.
The daughter of William and Mary Morris Cleary, she was born August 6, 1918 in New York City.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, William and Molly Whalen of Kenoza Lake; three grandchildren, Daniel Whalen and his wife Stephanie of Alexandria, Va., Kristie Lanzoni and her husband Chris of Delmar, and Alicia Lehmkuhl and her husband David of Humble, Tex.; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sisters.
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. George’s Catholic Church, PO Box 672, Jeffersonville, NY 12748 or to the Western Sullivan Public Library, Jeffersonville Branch, PO Box 737, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.

Kenneth H. Garn
Retired Insurance Broker, 89

Kenneth H. Garn, of Sarasota, Florida, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.  He was 89.
The son of the late Kenneth and Helen Garn, he was born April 7, 1920 in Mansfield Ohio.  After finishing high school, Ken enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941.  He served 3 years overseas during World War II as a combat engineer and participated in the invasions of North Africa, Italy, Sicily and Normandy. He wrote of his wartime experiences in two books entitled, Storming Ashore and The Secret D-Day. Following the war, he began work as a locomotive fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad in Altoona, PA. Later on, he enjoyed a successful career as an insurance broker in Monticello, New York, where he raised his family and was active in many community organizations.
Ken leaves behind his wife, Jackie; his daughter, Lisa DeMaria (husband Stephen) of New York City; and a son, K.C. Garn (wife Gloria) of Lake Huntington.  He is also survived by his grandsons Luke, Matthew, Christopher, and Andrew DeMaria as well as Kienan Garn.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Miriam McKeown, of Washington state and his wife, Marianne. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (
Arrangements are under the care of the Packer Funeral Home in Sarasota, Fla.

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