May 24, 1943 – April 2, 2017
formerly of Highland Falls
Richard (Richie) Walter Browne, 73, died peacefully at home in Sausalito, Calif. on Sunday April 2.
Richard grew up at the U.S. Military Academy, with his father Capt. Walter Browne, the Academy golf coach, and his mother Katherine. He attended the Manilus Military School, and graduated from Highland Falls High School. He went on to earn a degree in golf agronomy from University of Massachusetts and became a well-respected golf pro. He was the beloved golf superintendent at Garrison Golf Course for 30 years.
Jo Emily Stacy
August 26, 1967 – April 11, 2017
Formerly of West Point
Jo Emily Stacy, Highland Falls High School Class of 1967 and resident of New Smyrna Beach Florida, died April 11, 2017 after a long battle with emphysema. Jo was known for her generosity and acts of kindness to all creatures great and small, family, friends, and anyone else she could reach.
Jo was born in Coronado, California on August 26, 1949. She grew up in a military family with eight brothers and sisters, and traveled throughout the country and the world during her childhood and her adult life.
Salvatore “Sam” Cassella
August 20, 1929 – April 6, 2017
Salvatore “Sam” Cassella, of Cornwall-On-Hudson entered into eternal rest on April 6 at his home. He was 87 years old.
The son of the late John Cassella and Jennie D’Amico Cassella, Sam was born on August 20, 1929 in Chester.
Sam honorably and proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War and retired after 20 years, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. After being discharged, Sam was employed by the New York Military Academy as a carpenter and custodian.
November 15, 1931-March 30, 2017
Dolores Falco passed away at home in Cornwall on March 30. She was 85. Congestive heart failure finally won out.
Dolores was the only child of Mary Kane Mitchell and Arthur Mitchell.
The first job “Sis” had, was in the Commodore Ice Cream Shop on Broadway, Newburgh. She never forget how to make a Banana Split. The owners were fond of her and years afterward welcomed her visits when she had a little boy of her own.
Paul Lopez, Jr.
October 20, 1944 – March 22, 2017
Paul Lopez, Jr., loving husband and father, passed away on March 22 at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He was 72 years old.
Son of the late Pablo Lopez and Susan Ortiz Lopez, he was born October 20, 1944 in Manhattan. Paul was a retired technician for Con Edison in Queens and was a limousine driver for Starlight Limousines. He was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Assembly of Highland Falls and a friend of Bill W.
Jeremy Joseph Gress
November 27, 1980 – March 18, 2017
Jeremy Joseph Gress of Cornwall-on-Hudson died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 18. He was 36.
Jeremy was born Nov. 27, 1980 in Peoria, Ill., the son of Charles Gress and Janis Clinch. Jeremy is survived by his son, Ryleigh Gress, at home; his parents, Charles and Carol Gress of Dallas, Ga., mother, Janis Clinch of Austell, Ga.; his grandparents, Herbert and Ethel Gress of Peoria; his siblings, Reginald Rowe (Deborah), Rebecca Fritz (Todd), Jason Gress (Cheryl), Anthony Gress, Coral Clinch, Megan Tuttle (Frederick), and Kylie Gress; nieces and nephews, Carrie, Paris, Jonah, Jordan, Kirsten, Eden, Liam, and Brannagh; aunts, uncles, and cousins.
January 27, 1938-March 9, 2017
Louis “Gino” Boselli, of Cornwall-on-Hudson, entered into eternal rest on March 9 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh. He was 79.
The son of the late John Boselli and Maria Ferrari, Louis was born on Jan. 27, 1938 in the Bronx.
Margaret “Midge” Armitage
March 2, 2017
Margaret E. Armitage of Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, entered into rest on Thursday, March 2. She was 84.
Margaret (Midge) was an amazing mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She always put everyone’s needs first. Midge unselfishly gave her time repeatedly to those who needed her support and care. She loved to laugh, her witty and often irreverent sense of humor always made those around her smile. Midge was able to cross the generation gap and as a result, interacted seamlessly with all ages. Whether you had the pleasure of knowing Midge for a lifetime or less, her impact on you was the same. Midge loved her 40 year career at the Cornwall Hospital. She started as a nurse’s aid, moved to Central Service and eventually became a phlebotomist. She respected the medical team she worked so closely with during these years and would reminisce so fondly about them after her retirement. And we cannot forget her love of the Yankees! Midge would not miss a Yankee game on TV and knew most of the players’ stats. Midge was one of the “greatest generation.” She will be deeply missed.
Linda Joan Boise
Died February 23, 2017
Canton, N.Y., formerly of Cornwall
Linda Joan Boise, a resident of Canton, N.Y. and a former resident of Cornwall, died Feb. 23 in Ogdensburg. She was the daughter of the late Ed and Anne Boise.
The family received friends on Feb. 27 at Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 21 Park Street, Canton. Rev. Douglas L. Luscia officiated at her funeral. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
Karen A. Furman
March 22, 1946-February 15, 2017
Homosassa, Fla. (formerly Cornwall-on-Hudson)
Karen A. Furman of Homosassa, Fla. (formerly of Cornwall-on-Hudson) entered into rest on Feb. 15 at home with her family by her side. The daughter of William and Adelia Champeau, she was born on March 22, 1946 in Suffern, and graduated from Haverstraw High School in 1963.