Obituaries – March 10, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – March 3, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – February 24, 2017

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.

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Obituaries – February 17, 2017

Dolores A. Biddiscombe

January 25, 1936-February 6, 2017


Dolores A. Biddiscombe, of Cornwall entered into eternal rest on Feb. 6 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh.  She was 81 years old.

The daughter of Martin William Kuhl and Madeleine Hager Kuhl, she was born on Jan. 25, 1936 in the Bronx.

Dolores retired as an Admissions Clerk for Cornwall Hospital after many years of dedicated service. She went out of her way to welcome and comfort patients as they entered for care and always greeted them with a warm smile.

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Obituaries – February 10, 2017

Terrence “Terry” H. Lindenberger

December 23, 1962-January 31, 2017


Terrence H. Lindenberger, of Cornwall-on-Hudson entered into eternal rest at his home, on Jan. 31 with his family by his side.  He was 54 years old.

The son of the late Gerard F. Lindenberger and Jean DeGaris Lindenberger of Newburgh, Terry was born on Dec. 23, 1962 in Nyack.

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Obituaries – February 3, 2017

Marion E. Bainton

December 6, 1923 – January 25, 2017

formerly of Highland Falls

Marion Eleanor Bainton (Fretterd), a former longtime resident of Highland Falls, New York, passed away on January 25 in the Colonial Nursing Home, Weymouth, Mass.

Marion Fretterd was born to Charles and Katherine Fretterd (Waegele) on Dec. 6, 1923 on Staten Island. Her family soon moved to the Bronx, where she grew up.  Following graduation from high school, she worked at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  She married Joseph Bainton in 1943, and they moved to Highland Falls in 1951 to raise their family.

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Obituaries – January 27, 2017

Hugh H. Hurst, Jr.

December 30, 2016

Formerly of Fort Montgomery

The family of Hugh Hunton Hurst, Jr. shares his passing to the great baseball diamond in the sky on Dec. 30 at the age of 85.

Hugh loved athletics, playing soccer, basketball, and baseball at Ithaca College before serving in the U.S. Army in Occupied Germany. He continued his athletic pursuits overseas returning to the U.S. to teach and coach at Fort Plain High School for seven years. Hugh returned to his Alma Matter, Ithaca College to coach basketball and baseball while sharing his love of teaching and the outdoors as a physical education professor. Later, Hugh was the athletic director for the Valley Central School District in Montgomery.

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Obituaries – January 20, 2017

Peter Michael Gavin

March 25, 1949 – January 11, 2017

Peter Michael Gavin, a longtime resident of Highland Falls, NY passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the New York State Veteran’s Home at Montrose. He was 67 years old.

Son of the late Joseph and Una Falls Gavin, he was born March 25, 1949 in New York, NY.

Peter was a retired Electrician with Pfizer of Pearl River. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.

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Obituaries – January 13, 2017

Robert E. Gayton Sr.

October 10, 1937-January 4, 2017

Robert E. Gayton, Sr., of Mountainville entered into eternal rest on Jan. 4 at Orange Regional Medical Center. He was 79.

The son of the late Edward L. and Mildred Schreibeis Gayton, Bob was born on Oct. 10, 1937 in Cornwall.

He was the President of Mountainville Lawn & Yard, Inc. and the former owner- operator of Robert Gayton & Son, Inc., dairy distributor. He served in the U.S.  Navy on the U.S.S. Intrepid.

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Obituaries – January 6, 2017

Steven (Stevie) Patrick Pacenza Griggs

July 21, 1964-December 14, 2016

Steven (Stevie) Patrick Pacenza Griggs, 52, entered into rest at Florida Hospital Celebration in Celebration, Florida on Dec. 14.  He was born in Cornwall to Patrick A Pacenza Jr. of Cornwall and Patricia Rhodes Griggs of Marlboro, and was baptized at St. Mary’s in Newburgh.

Stevie was the chef and owner of Vinelli’s Catering in Lake Mary, Fla. recently selling the business to pursue a degree in counseling which he was doing at the time of his death.

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