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November 24, 2011

Anita Sutliff Beardsley of Honesdale, PA passed away Saturday, November 12, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. She was 67.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Robert Beardsley, who died May 4, 2007. The couple married February 15, 1964.

Born August 1, 1944 in Cochecton, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Arvilla Peck Sutliff.

She was a graduate of Honesdale High School. Later she did office work at Katz Underwear Company in Honesdale and also worked as a food service manager at the Damascus School.

Following retirement, she enjoyed time with her son, working in her yard and traveling.

Surviving is her son John Beardsley of Honesdale; sisters Arvilla Wolfe of Vancouver, WA and Pat McElroy and husband Austin of Honesdale; brother Clarence E. Sutliff Jr. and wife Betty Lou of Whitehall, PA; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

A private graveside service will be held at the family’s convenience in Indian Orchard Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517 or www.cancer.org.

Visit www.hesslingfuneralhome.com.

November 17, 2011

Edward E. VanFradenburgh of Kaunenonga Lake, NY, a lifetime Sullivan County resident, passed away on Thursday November 10, 2011 at home. He was 83.

Born on April 16, 1928 in White Lake, NY, Ed was the son of the late Ernest and Etta Stanton VanFradenburgh. He was married to Madeline VanFradenburgh who preceded him in death in 2003.

Ed was the retired owner of Ed’s Trucking in Kauneonga Lake and a member of Community United Methodist Church in Kauneonga Lake. An army veteran during the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Army Rangers and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts. He was a 63-year member of the Kauneonga Lake Fire Dept., serving as Past Chief and Commissioner. He belonged to the Sgt. Andrew Brucher VFW Post 5499; American Legion Post 109 and the Kelly-Ratner Post DAV.

Survivors include his son John E. VanFradenburgh and wife Vicky of Kauneonga Lake; daughter Cathy McFadden of White Lake; brother Roy VanFradenburg and wife Barbara of Summerfield, FL; sister Mary Etta VanFradenburgh of Kauneonga Lake; grandchildren Kylie VanFradenburgh and Lauren McFadden; and three nieces.

The Kaunenonga Lake Fire Dept. held services at Ramsay’s Funeral Home in Kaunenonga Lake on Monday, November 14. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 15 at the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Rodgers officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel.

Contributions may be made to the Kauneonga Lake Fire Dept., PO Box 411, Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749; or to the Community United Methodist Church, Horseshoe Lake Rd., Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749.

November 17, 2011

Anne C. Suozzi of Smallwood, NY passed away on November 8, 2011 at JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL. She was 96.

She was born on October 14, 1915.

Anne had worked at Germaine Montiel Cosmetic Factory in North Babylon, NY. She was a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Monticello, NY and was a member of Bethel Senior Citizens.

Survivors include sons John L. Suozzi and wife Josephine of East Setauket, NY and Gary M. Suozzi and wife Brenda of Newberry Park, CA; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She is predeceased by a sister, Pauline Kolb; and her husband, John F. Suozzi.

Anne’s funeral mass was celebrated Saturday November 12 at St. Peter’s Church in Monticello. Burial followed at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty, NY.

November 17, 2011

Elizabeth “Betty” James, 85, of Beach Lake, PA died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in Hospice at the Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA. She was 85.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis Eaton James in 2006.

Born on February 28, 1926 in Tamaqua, she was the daughter of the late Dimetro and Helen Mikovich Barnosky. She was the last surviving member of a family of 10 children.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale and formerly served as a deacon; a member of the Order of the Eastern Star; and a Past Matron of Atlas Chapter 99 in Westfield, NJ, and an art instructor at the Area Agency on Aging in Honesdale.

She is survived by children Patricia Ruppert of New Jersey, Diana Bloxham and husband Edwin of Honesdale and Brian James of Honesdale; grandchildren Kevin Bloxham, Kenneth Bloxham, Kurt Bloxham, Colleen Ruppert, Meghan McGeehan, Alisha Eggleston, Corinne James, Jennifer James and Crystal James-Coburn; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by a son, Dennis W. James; granddaughter Brenda James; sisters Mary, Jennie, Anna, Ella and Martha; and brothers John, Steve, Mike and Teddy.

A memorial service was held November 12 in the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale Chapel with Rev. Michael Lyle officiating. Interment followed in the Indian Orchard Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Wayne Memorial Hospital, Department of Hospice, 601 Park Street, Honesdale, PA 18431; or the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale Memorial Fund, 201 Tenth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Visit www.bryantfuneralhome.com.

November 17, 2011

Edith V. Humphries of Yulan, NY passed away Friday, November 4, 2011 at The Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, in Honesdale, PA. She was 100.

She was born on October 4, 1911 in Barryville, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph A. Guenther and Frieda Meyer Guenther.

Edith married Harold Humphries Sr. on November 11, 1938, who predeceased her.

She is survived by her sister Viola Clancy of Verona, NJ; sister-in-law Marion Guenther of Barryville; nieces Linda Anderson and husband Ken, Helen Quick, Barbara Murphy and husband Peter, Pam Clancy Thoennessin and husband Rick; nephews Clinton Guenther Jr. and wife Maureen and Ted Clancy; and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her son, Harold Humphries Jr., sisters Frieda Fleiger and Helen Liefert; and brother Clinton J. Guenther.

Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Visit knight-auchmoody.com.

November 17, 2011

Teresa Esselmann of Kenoza Lake, NY died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at home. She was 84.

Teresa was born July 28, 1927 in the Bronx, NY to the late Fred J. and Elizabeth McSweeney Allgeier.

On October 9, 1954 she married Carl F. Esselmann who preceded her in death on February 14, 2009.

Teresa was an avid reader, a great story teller and cook. She will be missed by many.

She is survived by her son and daughter; Douglas Esselmann at home and Marian Hosking and husband David of White Sulphur Springs, NY; granddaughters Allison and Amy Hosking; brother-in-law Oscar Girgach, two nieces; four nephews; and her friend and caretaker Paula Clark.

She is also predeceased by a daughter, Susan Marie Esselmann; brother Piermont P. Allgeier, and sisters Florence A. Hubert and Marian E. Bernhardt.

Friends may call on Wednesday, November 16 at Stewart-Murphy Funeral Home, 5068 Route 52, Jeffersonville, NY from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, November 17 at St. George’s Church, Jeffersonville at 11 a.m. Father Ignatius Vu will officiate.

Contributions may be made to Jeffersonville First Aid Squad, Kenoza Lake Fire Department, or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.

November 17, 2011

Gladys M. Engvaldsen of Honesdale, PA died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 in the Julia Ribaudo Nursing Home, Lake Ariel, PA. She was 90.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey N. Engvaldsen.

Born on June 15, 1921 in Plains, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Maude Gertrude Soden Phillips.

Gladys was a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Honesdale; a 19-year employee of Kolmar Labs; a volunteer for Wayne Memorial Hospital and the Head Start Program; and was “Grandma Gladys” at the former Stourbridge Elementary School where she enjoyed visiting students.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude for the love and care that Gladys received at Brighten at Julia Ribaudo in Lake Ariel.

She is survived by daughters Carol Patroni and husband Joe of Shohola, PA, Karen Day and husband Eddie of Honesdale, Alice Frolio of Campball Hall, NY and Trudy Biccum and husband David of Matamoras, PA; and nephew Edward Akins of Brooklyn; grandchildren Michele Polanis, Walter Kleinhans, Dr. Tracy Sanchez, Dr. Stephen Day, Rebecca Biccum, and Emily Biccum; and nine great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by a sister, Adaline Akins.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Bryant Funeral Home, Lake Ariel. Interment will be in the Rowlands Cemetery at a later date. Visit www.bryantfuneralhome.com.

November 17, 2011

Donald E. Clark, a lifelong resident of Bethel, NY, passed away at his home on Monday, October 31, 2011. He was 71.

The son of the late Lester and Roseanna Gabriel Clark, he was born February 11, 1940 in Bethel.

Donald was the retired building inspector of the Town of Bethel and a former constable for the Town of Bethel. He was a member of the Kauneonga Lake Fire Department and the Bethel Lions Club, and he participated in various community projects.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Rose Clark at home; daughters Adella Boxberger and husband Carl of Durham, NC and Cindy George and husband A.J. of Sterling, VA; granddaughter Christina Boxberger; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Walter and Robert, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 5 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Kauneonga Lake, NY.

Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or to the charity of one’s choice.

November 10, 2011

Barbara Maher of Hancock, NY and formerly a 30-year resident of Middletown, NY died on Saturday, October 29 at Orange Regional Medical Center. She was 65.

The youngest child of the late Melvin and Arlene Tarbox Sprague, she was born on August 8, 1946 in East Branch, NY. Barbara was a retired certified nursing assistant for Montgomery Nursing Home and the wife of the late Walter “Butch” J. Maher. Barbara was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hancock. She will be remembered by her loving family as an avid churchgoer who loved animals and enjoyed shopping for bargains.

She is survived by her children and their significant others, Wade and Jessica Watt of Middletown and Teresa and Christopher Fico of Lackawaxen, PA; sisters Idola Sheriden of Starlight, PA, Ruth S. Toth of Myrtle Beach, SC and Glorian Conklin of Livingston Manor, NY; and grandchildren Alisha Davis, Stefan Krajcovic, Raychale Smith and Joseph Smith II.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, November 3 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, Middletown, with the Reverends Roxy Moses and Charles Ryu officiating. Cremation was private at Cedar Hill Crematory in Middle Hope, NY.

November 10, 2011

Edith V. Humphries of Yulan, NY passed away Friday, November 4, 2011 at The Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, in Honesdale, PA. She was 100.

She was born on October 4, 1911 in Barryville, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph A. Guenther and Frieda Meyer Guenther.

Edith married Harold Humphries Sr. on November 11, 1938, who predeceased her.

She is survived by her sister Viola Clancy of Verona, NJ; sister-in-law Marion Guenther of Barryville; nieces Linda Anderson and husband Ken, Helen Quick, Barbara Murphy and husband Peter, Pam Clancy Thoennessin and husband Rick; nephews Clinton Guenther Jr. and wife Maureen and Ted Clancy; and many great- and great-great nieces and nephews.

She is also predeceased by her son, Harold Humphries Jr., sisters Frieda Fleiger and Helen Liefert; and brother Clinton J. Guenther.

Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Visit knight-auchmoody.com.

November 10, 2011

Jeffrey Ronald Highhouse of Sebastian, FL, formerly of Callicoon, NY, died October 25, 2011 at Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian. He was 47.

He was born on February 19, 1964 in Callicoon. He had lived in Sebastian for the last seven years.

Jeff was a self-employed contractor, an avid sportsman and a former New York State hunting and fishing guide. He was a member of the Sebastian River Moose Lodge #1764 in Sebastian, and a graduate of Delaware Valley Central School in Callicoon.

Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Judith Highhouse of Callicoon; sister Sarah Field and husband Bradley, of Colchester, CT; and nieces Catherine and Allison Field.

A celebration of life will be held at North Branch Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. The Rev. Jim Moore will perform the service, followed by a gathering at the Hortonville Fire House.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

November 10, 2011

Edward R. Helfers, a longtime Hankins, NY resident, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Wayne Woodland Manor in Waymart, PA. He was 78.

Son of the late Edward Henry and Dorothy Charlotte Wilson Helfers, he was born in Queens, NY on November 17, 1932. Mr. Helfers was a retired supervisor for Nassau County Department of Public Works. He was the widower of Winifred Crowley Helfers.

A memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 14 at 10 a.m. in the Church of The Advent, 555 Advent Street, Westbury, NY. Interment will follow at the Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.

November 10, 2011

Rose Margaret (Brown) Branning of Beach Lake, PA, died Sunday November 6, 2011 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA. She was 64.

She was born March 8, 1947 in Starruca, PA to the late H. Russell and Jennie (Figger) Brown.

She was an active member of Beach Lake United Methodist Church in Beach Lake, PA where she taught Sunday school and was a historian. She was also a member of Welcome Lake Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Welcome Lake Ladies Aide, and helped with the Honesdale Community Food Pantry.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Roger Branning of Beach Lake; daughter Samatha Branning of Beach Lake; niece/honorary daughter Mary (Brown-Jacobsen) Clark; honorary grandchildren Denise (Jacobsen) Hall, Bryan Jacobsen and wife Jessica, Scott Jacobsen and wife Xochilt, Justin Jacobsen, Destiny Scruggs and Patrick Clark; brothers John Brown and wife Sandy of Newark Valley, NY, Dickson Brown and wife Linda of Coldsprings, PA and Donald Brown and wife Shirley of Waymart, PA; sisters Lura Schwebke and husband Jim of Catskill, NY, Sally Baldwin and husband Wayne of South Daytona, FL and Rowena Lewis of Moosic, PA; 38 nieces and nephews, 48 great nieces and nephews and 18 great-great nieces and nephews.

Rose is predeceased in death by a son, Travis Branning; brothers Carl and Lawrence Brown; and sister Marie Boots.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, November 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St. Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

A funeral service will be held November 11 at 11 a.m. at the Beach Lake United Methodist Church, Beach Lake. Rev. Mark Terwilliger will officiate. Burial will be in the Glen Cove Cemetery, Narrowsburg, NY.

Donations may be made to the Beach Lake United Methodist Church or the Honesdale Community Food Pantry, Fourth St., Honesdale PA 18431.

November 10, 2011

Rob Stuart, a long-time member and leader of the nonprofit technology scene, both in Philadelphia where he lived and nationally, died suddenly on October 26, 2011 of a heart attack. He was 49.

The son of August D. and Marian R. Stuart, he was born on January 11, 1962 in Summit, NJ.

A lifelong activist, his public advocacy career began at Morristown High School when he organized a debate that featured an appearance by 1980 third-party presidential candidate John Anderson. The Paul Robeson Scholar at Livingston College, part of Rutgers University, he graduated with honors in 1984 and received the Departmental Distinction Award from the Department of Political Science. He was elected student representative to Rutgers University Board of Governors from 1983-1984. He was Program Director at New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, was lobbyist for U. S. Public Interest Research Group, was Executive Director of the Vermont Public Interest Group, and was a Program Fellow with the Rockefeller Family Fund. He grew that work into the National Strategy for Nonprofit Technology and the Circuit Riders Program as Director of the Rockefeller Technology Project. He merged that project with Desktop Assistance into a new organization called TechRocks in 1999. Between 2003-2005, he was a partner at @dvocacy Inc. before creating Evolve Strategies and the Evolve Foundation, which support efforts to increase citizen participation in government.

In addition to TechRocks, Rob launched NpowerPA, the Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Technology Works for Good, and Taxpayers for Common Sense. He served as president of Philadelphia’s Logan Square Neighborhood Association, as the chairman of Taxpayers for Common Sense and NpowerPA, and on the boards of Green Media Toolshed, PennEnvironment, Schuylkill River Park Alliance, the Eastern Environmental Law Center, PA Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action, and Stuart Communications, Inc. In 2006, he was named one of 101 Connectors by Leadership Philadelphia’s Connector Project.

Survivors include his father of Killington, VT, his mother of Morristown, NJ, his wife, Sarah Clark Stuart and daughters, Marina and Amelia, at home; a brother, Pete of Sequim, WA; a sister, Laurie, of Narrowsburg, NY; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m., at Trinity Memorial Church, 2212 Spruce Street, in Philadelphia, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to benefit a community garden that Rob helped found: Logan Square Garden Fund at Evolve Foundation, 1 S. Broad St., Suite 1840, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

November 3, 2011

Roland G. Weiss of Kauneonga Lake, NY passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. He was 84.

He was born on October 12, 1927 in Kauneonga Lake, the son of the late William J. and Margaret E. Stewart Weiss.

Rollie was a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Bethel Highway Department. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Kauneonga Lake; a 64-year member of the Kauneonga Lake Fire Dept. and former fire commissioner and a member of Sgt. Andrew C. Brucher VFW Post #5499. He also served his country from 1945 to 1947 as a U.S. Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Madelyn Horton Weiss at home; son Ronald K. Weiss and companion Ruth Dicks of Kauneonga Lake; daughters Terri Weiss and companion Gus Bertram of Smallwood, NY and Donna Davis and husband James of Livingston Manor, NY; brother Marvin R. Weiss of White Lake, NY; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by a brother, Norman Weiss.

Funeral services were held at Ramsay’s Funeral Home on Saturday, October 29. The Kaunenonga Lake Fire Dept. and the VFW held services there on October 28.

Burial with Military Honors took place at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery in Liberty, NY.

Contributions may be made to the Kauneonga Lake Fire Dept., PO Box 411, Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749.

November 3, 2011

Gladys “Billie” Purcell, a former longtime Barryville, NY resident, died October 24, 2011 at Cape Cod Hospital after a sudden illness. She was 89.

She was born on July 21, 1922 in Bellmore, Long Island, NY to Harold and Martha Billings.

Billie had a full and happy life, surrounded by friends and family. She touched so many lives positively and had a gift of knowing exactly what to say and do to make you feel better about yourself. Her strength and resilience will be remembered by all.

Billie was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Edward Purcell; her son Timothy; and her daughter Margaret.

She will be missed and remembered by James and Kelly Purcell and family of Hyannis, MA., Kathy and Bruce Beard and family of Blackstone, MA., Edward Purcell and family of Milton, NH and Ginny Purcell and family of Freeport, ME.

There will be no service at her request. To post a remembrance visit memorialwebsites.legacy.com/BillliePurcell/homepage.aspx.

Donations may be sent to Crossroads of Rhode Island, 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI., 02903; www.crossroadsri.org.

November 3, 2011

Lillian McMahon of Jeffersonville, NY, a longtime resident of the area, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Virginia Beach, VA. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Rose Boyle, she was born February 11, 1928 in Callicoon, NY. She was married to the late George McMahon.

She is survived by four children, Terry McMahon and wife Maryellen of Virginia Beach, VA, Linda Piermarini and husband Ernest of Cold Spring, NY, Joyce Rosman and husband Jeffrey of Succasunna, NJ and Sheri Rutledge and husband Robert of Tyler Hill, PA; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Abrahamsville United Methodist Church, 623 Callicoon Road, Damascus, PA on Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m.

November 3, 2011

William H. “Crow” Gavitt of Boyd’s Mills, PA died Friday, October 28, 2011 at home after an illness. He was 83.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, the former Yvonne Snook. They were married on November 30, 1951.

Born on June 24, 1928 at the family homestead in Boyd’s Mills, he was the son of the late Joseph D. & Edna Mary Cowell Gavitt. He was a graduate of Damascus High School.

Bill was a dairy farmer who enjoyed his family and the agricultural community. He was a member of the Calkins Union Baptist Church. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of the Boyd’s Mills Hunting Club. He was an accomplished banjo and fiddle player, well known as both a square dance caller and member of the Steve Reeves Band of Beach Lake, PA.

He is also survived by four children, Patricia Sheard and companion Ted Amorine of Prompton, PA, Mary Gries and husband Roger of Calkins, PA, Sharon Minor and companion Joe Bezyak of Greeley, PA and Joseph Gavitt and wife Deborah of Boyd’s Mills; sister Wanda Hanson of Honesdale; grandchildren Jeremy Gries, Nathan Gries, Adam Gries, Melissa Minor, Brian Sheard, Brett Sheard, Angie Gavitt and Rebecca Gavitt; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is also preceded in death by sister Ruth Reynard; brother Leon Gavitt; grandson Roger Gries, Jr.; and a granddaughter-in-law, Stacie O’Connell.

Funeral services were held on November 2 in the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, Honesdale, PA with the Rev. Lane Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Calkins Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Boyd’s Mills Hunting Club Junior Fishing Derby, c/o Josh Sheard, 430 Boyd’s Mills Road, Milanville, PA 18443.

Visit www.bryantfuneralhome.com.

November 3, 2011

Mary Margaret Conway, MD died suddenly on October 24, 2011 while at her practice in Washington, NC. She was 60.

Mary was born on March 19, 1951 in Monticello, NY of John J. and Ida Mae Fredenburgh Conway. She attended St. Peter’s School in Monticello, and St. Joseph Mountain School in Forestburgh, NY, graduating in 1968.

Mary attended Notre Dame College of Staten Island and Bloomfield College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and then obtained her nursing degree. She was employed as a registered nurse at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, NJ and at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark.

To pursue her ultimate goal of becoming a physician, Mary attended Universidad Autnoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico, falling in love with the area and the people who lived there and remaining to work in the free clinic for several years. She later worked at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT and received a fellowship to East Carolina University Hospital in Greenville, NC before entering private practice as an internist in Washington, NC.

Mary owned and bred quarter horses and loved to travel with her rescued dogs to shows throughout the country. She belonged to several quarter horse associations.

She is survived by brothers John Conway and wife Debra of Barryville, NY and Joseph Conway and wife Margaret of Liberty, NY; sisters Nancy Fraser and husband Robert of Swan Lake, NY and Joanne Jasper of Rock Hill, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her parents; and sisters Theresa and Jane.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 264 North Main Street in Liberty. Monsignor William Collins officiated. Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rock Ridge Ave., Monticello.

Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Sullivan County S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 995 Rock Hill, NY 12775.

November 3, 2011

Anthony “Tony” Richard Girardi of Eldred, NY, a 32 year resident of the area, died Monday, October 31, 2011 at Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. He was 94.
The son of the late Daniel and Bridget Girardi, he was born in Manhattan on June 19, 1917, the youngest and last of seven siblings.

Anthony served as a corporal in the army in WWII and was a disabled veteran.

Anthony was a member of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Yulan, NY. He was a a former member of The Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua Church, NYC, having lived next to the church. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, a retired employee of Ike-Stan Service Corp. and a member of the Teamsters Union in NYC.
A family statement reads: “Anthony was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. His granddaughter and great-grandsons were the light of his life. He will greatly be missed and will always be in our hearts.”

He is survived by his son Richard Girardi and wife JoAnne of Eldred; granddaughter Amy Girardi Stevens and husband Scott of Orange County, NY; great-grandsons Christopher Richard Stevens and Colin Daniel Stevens; and several nieces and nephews.
Anthony is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Martha Harriet Galardi Girardi, who had passed away on July 29, 2008; brother Frank Girardi; and sisters Lillian Girardi, Minnie Girardi, Ann Girardi, Faye Girardi, Mary Mancini and Lucy Bartucci.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 3 at 10:30 a.m. at The Shrine Church of St. Anthony’s of Padua 155 Sullivan St., New York, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will also be held Friday, November 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s of Padua R.C. Church, Yulan , NY. Father Thomas Jones O.F.M. will officiate.
Burial will follow in the parish cemetery in Eldred.
Donations can be made to: St. Anthony’s of Padua R.C. Church, Yulan, NY.