Obituaries – January 19, 2018

Gloria C. Brisman

May 20, 1930 – January 10, 2018

Highland Falls

Gloria C. Brisman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10 in her home. She was 87.

Daughter of the late Julius Dubrin and Sadie Wershba Dubrin, Gloria was born May 20, 1930 in Brooklyn. Gloria was the widow of Jerome I. Brisman. She was the manager of the tour division for West Point Tours, Inc. in Vails Gate.

Gloria leaves behind the tree of family and children that she and her beloved husband Jerry grew. She will be missed by her daughter Judith Brisman; her three sons Jeffrey, Robert and Jay and their wives Pamela, Karen and Elizabeth; her nine grandchildren whom she adored; and her three great-grandchildren whom she wished to know longer.

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Obituaries – January 12, 2018

Ann Marie Aiossa

February 25, 1926-December 27, 2017


Ann Marie Aiossa, a longtime Cornwall resident, entered into eternal rest on Dec 27 at her home with her family by her side. She was 91.

The daughter of the late Joseph Lanno and Josephine (Eratico) Lanno, Ann Marie was born on Feb. 25, 1926 in Brooklyn.  She was married to the late Marco V. Aiossa, Sr.

Ann Marie was a Certified Nutritionist through Cornell and in her earlier years the co-proprietor of Mark Vincent’s Bridal Shop in Cornwall.

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Obituary – December 29, 2017

Mafalda A. McKinna

January 9, 1923-December 24, 2017

Highland Falls

Mafalda A. McKinna passed away Sunday, Dec. 24 at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital, Warwick. She was 94 years old.

Daughter of the late John and Antoinetta Martinisi Pelella, she was born Jan. 9, 1923 in Walden.  Mafalda was the widow of William C. McKinna. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Highland Falls, and a member of the Catholic Daughter’s of America Court 201 of Highland Falls.

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Obituaries – December 22, 2017

George J. Bender

January 30, 1926 – December 14, 2017

formerly of Cornwall

George Bender, 91, of Newburgh (formerly from Cornwall) entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his family on Dec. 14.

The son of the late Frank Bender and Anna (Ellingham) Bender, George was retired from the power house at West Point.

George honorably and proudly served his country during World War II as a Fireman First Class in the United States Navy. After the war he followed with a stint in the US Coast Guard.

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Obituaries – December 8, 2017

Doris Bushell

May 12, 1925-November 22, 2017


Doris Bushell, 92, a resident of Orange County died on Nov. 22 after a long illness.  The daughter of George and Bella Bushell, she was born in New York City on May 12, 1925.

After graduation from High School in the Bronx, Doris joined the US Naval Reserve in 1945 as Seaman First Class, serving in Indiana and Tennessee.  She was also the recipient of the Seaman First Class Victory Medal several years later.

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Obituaries – November 17, 2017

Helen M. Contarino

September 24, 1939-November 12, 2017


Helen M. Contarino, of Cornwall, entered into eternal rest at home on Nov. 12 with her loving family by her side. She was 78 years old.

The daughter of the late Henry Govier and Helen (O’Regan) Govier, Helen was born on Sept. 24, 1939 in the borough of Manhattan.

Helen was retired after working as a National Credit Manager for Arrow Electronics in Purchase, N.Y.

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