Obituaries – October 13, 2017

Carolyn K. Attenborough

February 21, 1929 – October 8, 2017


Carolyn K. Attenborough, of Cornwall-On-Hudson, entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8 at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing in Fishkill. She was 88 years old.

Carolyn graduated from Girls High and then earned her Baccalaureate in Artibus from Temple University. She retired from International Paper in West Nyack, where she was a Developmental Chemist.

She was active in the Episcopal Church. Her children state, “Our Mother was a generous and loving woman, loved by all who knew her. She always listened, gave good advice and strove to do good with all she was dealt in life. She had a green thumb, sewed (clothing and quilts), was an avid reader, painted and crocheted. We fondly remember her fabulous baking skills and large extended family dinners.”

Carolyn was predeceased by her loving husband, The Rev. Albert A. Attenborough, Jr., STD, PhD.  She is survived by her children: Victoria A. Johnson (Garry) of Cornwall, Alexandra A. Pirard (Joel) of New Windsor, Charlotte A. Dunaief (Jonathan) of Cornwall-on-Hudson, Allen A. Attenborough (Charlotte) of Maplewood, N.J. and R. Benn Attenborough (Ines) of Nanuet; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and their children.

Her family received visitors on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home, 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-on-Hudson. A Funeral Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 13 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 66 Clinton Street, Cornwall.  Cremation will take place at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope.

Memorial Contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to Paws for Purple Hearts, 5860 Labath Avenue, Suite A, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 or to a charity of your choice.

Sandra Tonneson

December 24, 1945 – August 30, 2017

formerly of Fort Montgomery

Sandra (Conley) Tonneson, a longtime resident of Fort Montgomery, passed away at University of North Carolina Women’s Hospital on August 30, 2017, ending a four year fight against breast cancer.

Sandy is survived by her husband Frank who were married for 51 years; daughter Rachael and son-in-law David; grandchildren Grayson, Mackensie and Brooke; brothers Karl and Kenneth; and sisters Rebecca and Carol.

Sandy was a dedicated and extremely competent public servant. She began her career with the Town of Highlands as a part-time deputy court clerk which developed into a full time deputy court clerk position. She was then promoted to Town Clerk due to a vacancy.

Sandy was so well liked, popular, and helpful to the community that she was never opposed for re-election. She held the position until her retirement, and was then missed by all who entered Town Hall.

Sandy and Frank moved to North Carolina a few years ago to be near their daughter and her family. They worked hard as they refurbished a beautiful home and property they both loved in Chapel Hill.

She will be missed and remembered by all her family and friends including her husband’s siblings and their families: Charlie, Dave and Roxanna.

A graveside memorial is being planned for a later date in Highland Falls.


Editorial Staff