Obituaries – April 7, 2017

Dolores Falco

November 15, 1931-March 30, 2017

Cornwall, N.Y.

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.

Dolores went to work in the business office of Strook’s, a factory in the West End. She believed she would be at Strook’s for life and through hard work and her natural intelligence advanced within the office ranks. It was a shock when that plant shut down. She would move on to office manager status at Electronic Tabulating Corporation, on Union Avenue.

Eventually, Dolores made her dream move to Manhattan. A love for railroad rides into Grand Central Station, and of theaters was instilled in her by her father. She went to work in a printing/publishing office in Manhattan and made a fast friend in the woman who hired Dolores. A mutual adoration of cats sealed the friendship. This would lead to Dolores securing an apartment in the Turtle Bay neighborhood, a stroll from the United Nations.

Dolores is survived by her adoring son, Michael, and two felines. Her beloved Siamese was next to her at the time of her last breath. As per Dolores’ wishes there will be no visitation. Arrangements, entrusted to Mary and Jim Lulves, Lulves Funeral Home in Cornwall-on-Hudson.

Memorial contributions, as per Dolores’ requests, can be made to the Cornwall United Methodist Church, 198 Main St. Cornwall, NY 12518-the Mountainville United Methodist Church, PO Box 164, Mountainville, NY 10953; the Canine Sanctuary, PO Box 52, Mountainville, NY 10953

A celebration of life is anticipated at a future date.

Shawn M. Keahon

July 13, 1967 – April 2, 2017

Formerly Salisbury Mills

Shawn M. Keahon, of Wappingers Falls, NY entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 2 at home. He was 49 years old.

The son of Hugh G. and Jean M. Keahon, Shawn was born at Booth Memorial Hospital in Queens.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Louis and Kathleen DeCarolis and his paternal grandparents, Hugh A. and Marion Keahon.

Shawn is survived by his brother, Michael P. Keahon and sister-in-law, Jennifer Keahon; nephew, Ryan James Keahon; and niece, Katelyn Morgan Keahon.

Shawn graduated from Cornwall Central High School and attended Paul Smith’s College.  He was currently employed as an Estimator for JJJ Concrete in Rockland County.  He was a huge New York Yankee fan, a certified Scuba Diver and lover of deep sea fishing.

His family was due to receive visitors on April 6 at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, in Cornwall-on-Hudson.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 7 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.  Interment will follow the Mass at St. Thomas Cemetery in Cornwall.

Memorial Contributions in Shawn’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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