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Betty P. Campiglia
Retired Childcare Provider, 84

Betty P. Campiglia (Becky) resident of Liberty, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at home. She was 84 years of age.
Betty was born in Teddington, Middlesex, England, to Rose and Alec Hogg. She was the third child of eight children. Betty came to America in 1950.
While residing in New York City, Betty was a childcare provider for twenty-five years. She performed this service from her home, where she nurtured and enriched the lives of hundreds of children of young professionals.
After acquiring a vacation home on Route 52 in Liberty, NY, Betty became a part-time resident of Sullivan County. She was well-known for having weekend lawn sales. After her retirement, she became a full-time resident of Liberty, and spent her retirement years helping out at the family business, Amapro Golf Range. She loved waiting on customers, picking up and washing golf balls.
Betty was a volunteer at Harris Hospital, Harris Hospital Nursing Home SNF, Achieve Nursing Home, Roscoe Nursing Home, and she served food at the Liberty Lutheran Church. She played Mrs. Claus at various Nursing Homes during the Holiday Season. Betty’s artistic talent flourished over the last twelve years, when she began making flower baskets and painting scenes on rocks, which she distributed among her family and many friends.
She loved taking pictures, and never left her home without her camera. She also loved music and dancing, and you could find her dancing every Saturday night at the Racino in Monticello, NY.
Betty was vibrant in life and shared her enormous amount of love and generosity with all she met. She achieved her happiness by helping others. She was truly one of a kind. In a family statement it was said, “She was a wonderful, devoted and loving mother. She was always there for us, and no matter how old we were, she always pampered us like we were still her little boys. She will forever remain sadly missed in our hearts, and forever live in our memories.”
She is survived by her sons, Nicholas and wife Regula of Sprakers, NY, Christopher and wife Liba of Grahamsville, NY, Robert and his companion Silvana Silveira of Newark, NJ, Mark and wife Robin of Wantagh, NY; grandchildren, Chris Jr. of Oyster Bay, NY, Christina, Rebecca, Nicole, Julianna and Louis; and her loving companion of seven years, Harris Warren.
Betty was predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Vincent Campiglia, and her loving granddaughter, Ashley Campiglia.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY. Father Ivan Csete officiated.
Burial was made in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Liberty, NY.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Organization at
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home; 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 or

Gary J. Moore
Former Superintendent of SC BOCES, 75

Former Liberty resident and Sullivan County educator Gary J. Moore, 75, of Cuba, NY, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, after a lengthy illness.
Gary left high school and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1954 and served as a medical technician with the Fifth Air Force in Korea and the 3530th USAF Hospital, Bryan Air Force Base, TX. He was honorably discharged in 1957 and continued his education with the aid of the GI Bill and received an associate’s degree from Texas A&M. He went on to Mansfield State College where he received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
His career in education began at Binghamton, NY, Elementary School where he taught sixth grade. During his thirty year career he served as Superintendent of Schools in Greenwood, NY, Cuba, NY, and from 1983-1992 was the District Superintendent of Schools for the Sullivan County BOCES. After retiring in 1992 he continued to work as an educational consultant. Throughout his career he was known for his passionate advocacy for youth and education.
Gary was an avid basketball enthusiast, enjoyed golfing, working on projects in his shop, and most of all enjoyed spending time with his precious family. He and his wife Janice lived in Liberty from 1984-1998.
Surviving in addition to his wife Janice are four sons, Howard (Kate) Moore of Round Rock, TX, Kevin Moore of Fredonia, Andrew (Katie) Moore of Olean, and Jeremy (Sarah) Moore of Bethlehem, PA; one daughter, Kelly (Jim) Beauchamp of Rochester; fifteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Memorials in Gary's name may be made to Mansfield University, Education Department, 5 Swan St., Mansfield, PA 16933.
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Silvio M. Aprilante
January 14, 1928 - April 16, 2012

Silvio Mario Aprilante of Neversink passed away peacefully on Monday, April 16, 2012 with his family by his side, after a long illness. He was 84.
He was the son of the late Carmine and Mary Matteo Aprilante, born on January 14, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY.
He was a police officer for New York City Police Department for 20 years before he retired. He enjoyed watching sports, but he was an avid Yankees fan. He loved to spend time with his family, and he will be sorely missed; he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Ruth Huttmann Aprilante of Neversink, NY; his children: Lisa Raymond, and her husband, Bruce of Neversink; John Aprilante and his wife, Faith of Fort Montgomery, NY; and Susan Engle and her husband, Ken of Roscoe, NY; his grandchildren: Erik and Samantha Raymond, Jack and Ben Aprilante, and Mollie and Ty Engle; and his brother, Anthony Aprilante of Staten Island, NY, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Antoinette Rizzi and Lucille Syvertsen; and his brothers, John and Eugene Aprilante.
Visitation was held on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, 396 State Route 52, Woodbourne, NY 12788. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, State Route 42, Woodbourne, NY 12788 at 11:30 a.m.
All donations in Silvio’s name can be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Memorial Funeral Home. For further information please call 845-434-7363 or visit website www.colonialbryantfuneralhome. com.

Marilyn M. Hamilton
Retired Psychoanalyst

On Monday, April 9, 2012, Marilyn M. Hamilton of Jeffersonville, NY, died at her home after a brief illness.
She was born in Indianapolis in 1921. Her teacher and mentor, the late writer Marguerite Young, encouraged Marilyn to apply to the University of Chicago where she earned a full scholarship, majoring in philosophy. After moving to New York City, she studied with Fritz Perls before beginning her long practice as a psychoanalyst in Greenwich Village. In the 1970s, she created the Women’s Guild for Psychoanalysis.
Marilyn and her late husband, the actor Richard Hamilton, lived in New York City for some 50 years, coming summers and weekends to their beloved home in Jeffersonville.
She loved barns, architecture, English literature, theater and poetry. She also loved to tap dance, and did so, well into her 80s. A true New Yorker, Marilyn enjoyed walking, often from one end of Manhattan to the other.
She will be greatly missed by her son, Morgan, her daughter, Hanni, and by her brother David, as well as family and friends near and far.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, NY, 482-4280.

Sarah E. Colfax Milligan

Sarah passed away peacefully at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home on April 3, 2012.
Sarah was the daughter of the late Sarah E. Fenner Colfax and John S. P. Colfax of Wanaque, New Jersey. She was predeceased by her husband Clark H. Milligan, daughters Diane and Sharon and all her siblings.
Sarah is survived by her daughter Patricia Kozeluh, grandsons Marc Kozeluh and Eric Kozeluh all of California and daughter Bernice Docherty (Frank) of Schenectady, sister-in-law Jeanette Milligan Cochrane of Lake Huntington, several nieces and nephews and dear friend Margaret Morton.
The family is very grateful for the loving care Sarah received at the Daughters of Sarah Alzheimer’s Unit and Blue Unit. A memorial service will be arranged at the family’s convenience.

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