Obituaries – February 9, 2017

Anne D. Sacco

November 29, 1922-January 28, 2018

formerly of Cornwall

Anne D. Sacco, a longtime resident of Cornwall, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 28, in Peoria, Ariz.  She was 95 years old.

The daughter of the late Raffaele Cutone and Maria (Marrone) Cutone, Anne was born on Nov. 29, 1922 in New York City.  She was predeceased by her loving husband, Col. Dominick J. Sacco, Sr.

Anne was a devoted wife and mother who lovingly cared for her family.

She is survived by her daughters: Susan M. (Sacco) Zeman and her husband Dr. Howard Zeman and Dolores A. (Sacco) Macero and her husband Richard; her grandchildren: Melissa Santalucia, Dominick Santalucia, Gregory Zemen and his wife Shalaun and Anna Zeman; great grandchildren: Alexandria Bowling, Isabella Santalucia, Dominick Santalucia, Jr.; great great grandchildren: Christopher Bowling and Gigi Grace Bowling; her sister: Dolores Barone; sister-in-law: Laura Cutone; her nieces Nina Gallagher and Terry Sacco; and nephews: Bill Cutone and Anthony Sacco.

Her family received visitors on Feb. 6 at Quigley Bros. Funeral Home in Cornwall-on-Hudson. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb.7 at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cornwall-on-Hudson and was followed by interment at St. Thomas Cemetery in Cornwall.

Memorial Contributions in Anne’s name may be made to St. Thomas of Canterbury/ St. Joseph Parish, 340 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 12520.

Catherine I. Thomas

April 25, 1932-January 29, 2018

formerly of Highland Falls

Catherine Irene Thomas of Washingtonville, previously of Highland Falls, passed peacefully at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, New-burgh, on Monday, Jan. 29. She was 85 years old.

Catherine retired from Keller Army  Hospital after thirty years in medical records, her last ten years as the Physical Education Board liaison officer. She was a member of the American Medical Records Association; the Civil Service Retirement System; and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

She was born in Secaucus, N.J., to Anthony Thomas and Emma Tepe on April 25, 1932.   She was a long-time resident of Highland Falls.  She was predeceased by her sister Lorraine (Bailey) McCullough.

Survivors include her two daughters, Leah Neumaier, of Frederick, Md. and Kimberly Keefer of Thurmont, Md.;  grandsons, Adam Gottfried and Alex Keefer; one great-granddaughter; a niece and two nephews.

There will be no visitation.  A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Feb. 6, at Sacred Heart Church in Highland Falls, and was followed by entombment at Cedar Hill Mausoleum, Middle Hope.

Donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of the William F. Hogan Funeral Home of Highland Falls.

Sophie Walentin

October 2, 1931-January 27, 2018

formerly of Cornwall

Sophie Walentin, a former resident of the area, passed away on Jan. 27. She was 86.

Mrs. Walentin and her husband Josef arrived in the United States in 1952, and later opened their home to relatives from Austria and Germany.
Sophie was a loyal wife and friend. Her courage enabled her family to become  successful members of society.

She is survived by her children: Hannelore Conlee, Linda and her husband Ken Poquette and Dr. Robert Walentin. Also surviving are her brother Walter Mueller and his wife Mary Ann.

She leaves behind six grandchildren: (Bryan Conlee, Thomas Conlee, Tara Walentin, Stephen Byrne and Megan Byrne) along with seven great grandchildren.

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