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May 26, 2011

Steven C. Banks, formerly of Monroe, NY, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011. He was 45.

Son of Veronica Costa Whitehead, he was born February 28, 1966 in Englewood, NJ. He was a member of Elks Lodge, Brevard, NC.

A family statement reads in part: “Steven was a unique and caring man with a passion for the outdoors—hiking, riding his motorcycle or just enjoying the day. He conquered many careers from his first job with Museum Village of Monroe to his charity work with children and his promotional work, where he once rode the world’s largest motorcycle. He lived life to the fullest. The world has lost a great man. As an organ donor, it was his gift to life.”

Survivors include his parents, Veronica and Robert Whitehead of Monroe and Henry Hudson of Cochecton, NY; children Darby Carroll Banks, Steven R. Banks, Holden Banks and Brittany D’Agastino; sisters Heather Hudson Sigman and husband Scott of Middletown, NY, Stefanie Hudson of Mahwah, NJ, Penny Marcario and Kelly Hudson, both of the state of Florida; nephew Branden Marshall of Middletown; and niece Lauren Brooks of New Windsor, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.

Steven was predeceased by Collen Carroll, mother of their daughter Darby.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Celebration of Life will take place at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home on Thursday evening.

Visit www.ssqfuneralhome.com

May 19, 2011

Ernst Jurgen Spengler of Smallwood, NY, died peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at his home while sleeping next to his faithful and loving dog, Patrick. He was 74.

Ernie was born in Berlin, Germany on August 19, 1936. He was a direct descendant of the famous philosopher and mathematician Oswald Spengler. Ernie was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country from 1957 to 1960. Ernie was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Military funeral services were held at Sullivan County Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m.

May 19, 2011

Patrick Allen McDaniel, of Youngsville, NY, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Youngsville, NY. He was 21.

The son of Dennis A. McDaniel and the late Corinne G. Peters, he was born on January 4, 1990 in Middletown, NY.

Patrick was employed as an R.V. Mechanic at Price Rite Boat and Camper Sales in Youngsville, NY. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville and of the Deacon’s Food Pantry of the church.

He is survived by his father, Dennis A. McDaniel and step-mother, Sue McDaniel of Mayville, WI; grandparents Burgess and Elizabeth Peters of Youngsville, NY and James and Betty McDaniel of Kaukauna, WI; uncle Kurt Peters of Youngsville; cousins Amber Pena and husband Louis of Greenwood Lake, NY and Jonathan Peters and fiancée Andrea Dumis of Montgomery, NY; and second cousins Jaime and Makayla Pena.

Patrick was predeceased by his mother, Corinne G. Peters; and aunt Bonnie M. Hodny.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville, NY with the Rev. Richard Ienuso officiating. Burial will be at the Heavenly Rest Cemetery in North Branch, NY.

Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville or The Deacon’s Food Pantry of the church.

May 19, 2011

Michael G. Longhenry of Lords Valley, PA died Friday, May 13, 2011, at Northeast Pennsylvania Hospice, Scranton, PA. He was 37.

He is survived by his wife, Tamara Johnston Longhenry, of Ontario, Canada.

Born November 21, 1973, in Port Jervis, NY, he was the son of John E. and Lorraine J. (Hatton) Longhenry of Lords Valley. He was a 1992 graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School, where he was the 1992 WAHS Power Mechanics VICA Award recipient.

He worked as yardman for Narrowsburg Lumber and had also worked for Kmart Automotive and Snyder’s Tire and Auto.

He had served as assistant chief of Blooming Grove Fire Dept., as well as its foreman and engineer.

He loved spending time with his children and his black lab, Toby. He also enjoyed cooking and playing sports.

He is also survived by children Brianna and Brandon, both of Ontario; sister Tern of Lords Valley; brothers Shawn and wife Jennifer of Lords Valley and Ronald Smith of Kresgeville, PA; maternal grandmother Beatrice Hatton of Lords Valley; niece Taylor and nephews Johnathan and Gavin Longhenry.

He is preceded in death by a brother, John in 2000; maternal grandfather George Hatton; paternal grandparents Marion and Elmer Longhenry; and an aunt, Joyce Schaffer.

The funeral was on Wednesday, May 18 at Teeters’ East Chapel, Hawley, PA with Rev Douglas Rhine officiating. Burial was in Lords Valley Cemetery.

Visit www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com.

May 19, 2011

Anne V. Brucher of Bethel, NY, a longtime area resident, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris, NY. She was 78.

The daughter of the late Anthony and Janet Canavan Volk, she was born on May 9, 1933 in New Jersey.

Anne was a member of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Mongaup Valley, NY. She was also a member of Bethel Senior Citizens, Bethel Catholic Club and the Bethel Red Hats Club.

Survivors include daughter Jean Brucher Smith and husband Hal Smith Jr. of Jeffersonville, NY; brother, Robert Volk and wife Mary Helen of Vermont; sisters Margaret Misner of Milford, NJ and Maurie Benton and her husband James of Sandy Hook, CT; grandchildren Timothy Kautz, James Kautz, Robert Kautz, Harold Smith III and Kaitlyn Smith; great-granddaughter Arianna Kautz, and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband, Ernie Brucher in 1995; sister Janet Schmidt, and brother Anthony Volk.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Monday, May 16, at St. Joseph’s Church in Mongaup Valley. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church, 10 Liberty St. Monticello, NY 12701.

May 19, 2011

Raymond P. Bates of Bethany, PA died on Sunday, May 8, 2011 from injuries sustained in a tragic accident. He was 74.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra J. Reed.

Born on September 19, 1936 in Honesdale, PA, he was the son of the late Henry and Lila (Harvey) Bates.

A graduate of Honesdale High School, Ray was the maintenance groundskeeper at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. He was a member of the Honesdale Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and observing deer and turkeys. He also followed a variety of sports. Ray lived a simple life and will be remembered as a quiet man who loved his family.

He is also survived by brothers Frank Bates and companion Carol of Honesdale, Clifford Bates of Honesdale, Lee Bates and wife Nancy of Beach Lake, Harvey Bates and wife Karen of Honesdale, Jim Bates and wife Kathy of Clarke, NJ and Jerry Bates of Honesdale; sisters Sally Mang and husband Leslie and Marilyn Johnson and husband Jesse, all of Honesdale; sisters-in-law Deanna Bates and Edna Bates, both of Honesdale; an uncle, Alton Harvey; several nieces and nephews; step-daughters Teri Bernard and husband Vincent of Toronto, Canada, Susan Swendsen Harris of Lawrenceburg, KY and Dena Wagner and husband, Daniel of Honesdale.

He is preceded in death by brothers Donald Bates and Vincent Bates.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 11 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Honesdale.

May 12, 2011

Thomas E. “Woody” Wood of Beach Lake, PA and formerly of Kearny, NJ, a retired foreman in Laborers Local 472, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at home surrounded by his family after a relentless fight with a long-term illness. He was 60.

The son of the late Joseph William Wood and Florence Ackerson Wood, he was born October 13, 1950, in Newark, NJ.

Thomas was a member St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Narrowsburg, NY. He was a member of the Narrowsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. He was married to Cheryl Smock Wood for 27 years. Their 28th wedding anniversary would have been on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Survivors include his wife Cheryl, five children: Tammy Wood, Joseph Wood, Thomas Wood, Kevin Wood and Anthony Wood; five grandchildren; his mother, Florence Wood; seven siblings, Evelyn McLaughlin, Joseph Wood, Richard Wood, Jack Wood, Ruth Ann Danelski, Frank Wood and Deborah Tretola; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A funeral service was held on May 8, 2011 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Narrowsburg, NY. Rev. Phyllis Haynes officiated. Cremation followed at Maple Hill Crematory, Archbald, PA.

Donations may be made to Narrowsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. P.O. Box 184, 203 Bridge St. Narrowsburg, NY 12764.

May 12, 2011

Jean Mackenzie Rickard of Cherry Ridge, PA died early Sunday, May 9 at her family farm outside Honesdale, PA. She was 90 years old.

Born September 20, 1920, in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Robert L. Mackenzie and Lucie R. Robinson. She was an executive secretary at the Ortho Pharmaceutical Company when she was introduced to her future husband Louis F. Rickard on an outing in Pike County in the late 1940s. Mrs. Rickard left Ortho to help manage the six-generation family dairy farm, including the well-known Rickard’s Cider Mill.

In addition to her husband of 62 years, Louis Foster Rickard, she is also survived by three sons, Louis F. Rickard Jr., Moscow, PA and Robert B. “Bert” Rickard and Richard W. Rickard, Honesdale; two daughters, Susan R. Henry, Beach Lake, PA; and Nancy R. Kinsman, Honesdale; 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild, Dylan Louis McDonough.

She was predeceased by her brother Robert Mackenzie, North Carolina.

She was very proud of her transformation from executive secretary to farmer’s wife, raising a family, instilling in them the value of hard work and education, and helping work and run the family farm. Her first ambition and primary goal in life was to her family.

In tribute to their mother’s dedication, all of her children remained and worked in the immediate area. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Honesdale.

The Rickard Family will receive friends at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 107 Seventh Street, Honesdale, Thursday, May 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., with the funeral service at the church immediately thereafter. The Reverend Kenneth Buckwalter will officiate. Interment will be at Darling Cemetery, Cherry Ridge, overlooking the family farm. Condolences can be made online at www.hesslingfuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Honesdale.

May 12, 2011

Melanie Palmer, a longtime resident of the area, passed away with her husband by her side on Monday, May 2, 2011. She was 53.

She was born in England on June 11, 1957 to the late William Carpenter and Gladys Baldwin Carpenter. A family statement reads, “Melanie was a loving and caring wife. She was very artistic, from paintings to gardening. She loved living up here in the country. She loved the river and her dogs and cats. She was a real animal lover. She will greatly be missed as she was a large part of our family.”

Melanie is survived by her husband of 20 years Scott Palmer, and her mother, Gladys Carpenter.

A graveside service was held in Glen Spey Cemetery, Lumberland, NY on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2 p.m.

May 12, 2011

Mary M. “Mimi” Morrow-Loeser of Roscoe, NY, a retired food service employee for Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and a long time area resident, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris, NY. She was 90.

The daughter of the late Louis and Linda Arnaud, she was born February 6, 1921 in New York City.

Mimi was a Communicant of the Gate of Heaven Church in Roscoe, a member of the Roscoe-Rockland Senior Citizens and a member of the Sullivan County RSVP.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Carol Farragher of Roscoe, NY; four granddaughters, Darlene Farragher of Roscoe, NY, Nicole Gust of FL, Allison Morrow of Long Island, and Shannon Morrow of Long Island; two grandsons, Louis Farragher and his wife, Denise of Narrowsburg, NY and Dillon Morrow of Long Island; and great grandchildren, Crystal, Kalyn, Brandon, Zack and Felicia. She was predeceased by two sons, Louis Farragher and Daniel Morrow.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, May 9 at 1 p.m. in the Gate of Heaven Church Highland Ave., Roscoe, NY. Monsignor William Collins officiated. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe, NY.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Sullivan County Office for the Aging, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701.

May 12, 2011

Laverne “Bernie” E. Layton, Jr. of Honesdale, PA, died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at home. He was 55.

Born on September 15, 1955, in Milanville, PA, he was the son of the late Laverne and Joan Fisher Layton.

Laverne enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting.

He is survived by a brother, Richard Layton of Carbondale, PA; a niece, Aubrey Layton of Lake Ariel, PA; a special friend, Ann Brill of Beach Lake, PA; two step-children, Alex Hedderick of Moosic, and Ashley Hedderick of Carbondale; two step-grandchildren, Anna and Alicia; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, in the Pine Mill United Methodist Church, Pine Mill, PA.

Interment will be in the Pine Mill Cemetery.

May 12, 2011

John W. Diehl of Cochecton, NY, a long-time resident of the area, passed away Friday, May 6, at home with his family by his side. He was 67.

The son of the late John Diehl and Christina Wood Diehl, he was born on May 24, 1943, in Hackensack, NJ.

John served in the U.S. Navy. An expert nurseryman, he had worked at Monticello Farm, Home and Garden and Agway in Callicoon, NY.

A family statement reads: “John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an excellent craftsman who built his family home. An avid outdoorsman, he loved woodworking, gardening and being on the river, but most of all spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed.”

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Willa Gaylord Diehl; one daughter, Jennifer Hawley and her husband Scott of Waymart, PA; one son, Richard Diehl and his wife Christine of Westwood, NJ; and three grandchildren, Lydia Summer Hawley, Laura Margaret Diehl and Kevin John Diehl.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg, NY. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

May 5, 2011

Robert L. Milani, a retired U.S. Federal Marshal and a longtime resident of the area, passed away at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA on Friday, April 22, 2011. He was 83.

He was born in Bronx, NY on August 13, 1927 to the late Ercole and Rose Milani.

Robert was a WWII and Korean Conflict veteran. He served in the U.S. Marines, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a NYC police officer, a NYS police trooper and a U.S. Marshal for 30 years. He was the widower of Josephine Fornari Milani; they were married for 33 years.

Robert was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, NY; a member of the VFW; the NYS Retired State Troopers Association; a member of Tusten Seniors; and helped with Meals on Wheels.

A family statement reads: “Robert was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He had such a great sense of humor and a great outlook on life. We will greatly miss him and he will always be in our hearts.”

Robert is survived by son Michael Milani of Warsaw, NY; daughters Roseann D’Alessandro and husband Benny of Brooklyn, NY and Lorraine O’Neill and husband Jimmy of Westchester, NY; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, April 30 at St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg. Rev. William Scully O.F.M. officiated. Christian burial was in St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg.

Donations may be made to Narrowsburg Beautification Committee, c/o Tusten-Cochecton Library, 198 Bridge St. Narrowsburg, NY.

May 5, 2011

Laverne “Bernie” E. Layton Jr. of Honesdale, PA died unexpectedly on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at home. He was 55.

Born on September 15, 1955 in Milanville, PA, he was the son of the late Laverne and Joan Fisher Layton.

Laverne enjoyed hunting, fishing and target shooting.

He is survived by a brother, Richard Layton of Carbondale, PA; niece Aubrey Layton of Lake Ariel, PA; a special friend, Ann Brill of Beach Lake, PA; step-children Alex Hedderick of Moosic, PA and Ashley Hedderick of Carbondale; two step-grandchildren; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 in the Pine Mill United Methodist Church, Pine Mill, PA. Interment will be in the Pine Mill Cemetery.

Visit www.bryantfuneralhome.com.

May 5, 2011

Joyce Bidwell Stifano, of Yankee Lake, NY, passed peacefully away Sunday, May 1, at her home in the company of her family. She was 62.

Joyce Ann Bidwell was born October 12, 1948, to Clarence and Leona Andrews Bidwell, of Middletown, NY. She was raised in Middletown and lived for a short time in Maine.

Later she moved into the family home on Yankee Lake, married and had two children. She worked for Kieley and Muller, Johnson’s Toyota and Macy’s. Her hobbies were being with her grandchildren, the outdoors, animals, learning gardening, bell choir and cooking with her husband. One of her greatest achievements was her wonderful family and the character she fostered in them. Her spirit lives on through them and all of those whose lives she touched.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Joe Stifano; mother Leona Bidwell of Middletown; brother Bruce Bidwell and wife April of Narrowsburg, NY; son Shannon Watts and wife Laurie of Greenville, NY; daughter Jessica Citriniti and husband Dominick of Pine Bush, NY; and grandchildren Kaity, Vincent and Michael Citriniti and Logan Watts.

She is predeceased by her father.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 5 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Morse Funeral Home Inc., 33 Railroad Ave, Middletown, NY, 10940.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 6 in St. Joseph Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown at 11 a.m. Following cremation, burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Middletown.

Donations may be made in the form of contributions or volunteering to any cancer support organization, the Hospice volunteer program, ORMC Tucker Hall, or your time to help someone and their family during these terrible times.

April 27, 2011

Robert L. Milani, a retired U.S. Federal Marshal and a longtime resident of the area, passed away at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA on Friday, April 22, 2011. He was 83.
He was born in Bronx, NY on August 13, 1927 to the late Ercole and Rose Milani..

Robert was a WWII and Korean Conflict veteran. He served in the U.S. Marines, and he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a New York City police officer and a NY State police trooper before becoming a U.S. Marshal. He was a U.S. Marshal for 30 years before retiring. He was the widower of Josephine Fornari Milani, who passed away on November 30, 1988. They were married for 33 years.

Robert was a member of St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg, NY. He was a member of the VFW. He was a member of the NYS Retired State Troopers Association. He was a member of Tusten Seniors and helped with Meals on Wheels.
A family statement reads: “Robert was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He had such a great sense of humor and a great outlook on life. We will greatly miss him and he will always be in our hearts.”

Robert is survived by a son, Michael Milani of Warsaw, NY; two daughters, Roseann D’Alessandro and her husband Benny of Brooklyn, NY and Lorraine O’Neill and her husband Jimmy of Westchester, NY; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday April 28, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Rasmussen Funeral Home, 90 Main St., Narrowsburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday April 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier R.C. Church, Narrowsburg. Rev. William Scully O.F.M. will officiate.
Christian burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Narrowsburg.
Donations may be made in his name to Narrowsburg Beautification Committee C/O Tusten Library, 198 Bridge St. Narrowsburg, NY

April 28, 2011

Mildred A. Weber of Glen Spey, NY passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Milford Senior Care, Milford, PA. She was 90.

She was born on May 30, 1920 in Sparrowbush, NY, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Mary Coleman Conklin. Mildred married Francis J. Weber, who predeceased her.

She was an active member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Pond Eddy, NY.

Mildred is survived by daughters Joan Kearney of Glen Spey and Ann Kestler and husband David of Glen Spey; grandchildren John Kearney, Matthew Kestler, Joanne Franklin and Patricia Meehan; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by grandson Daniel Kestler; son-in-law Robert Kearney; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 25 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, Inc., Port Jervis, NY with Rev. Thomas Jones officiating. Interment took place at Glen Spey Cemetery, Glen Spey.

Donations may be made to the Lumberland Fire Dept., P.O. Box 91, Glen Spey, NY 12737.

Visit knight-auchmoody.com

April 28, 2011

Gladys Spettigue of Narrowsburg, NY, a longtime resident, died on Monday, April 18, 2011 in Morristown, NJ. She was 94.

Gladys lived in her own home until this past October and took great pride in her independence. She will be remembered for her pleasant disposition and her love of laundry and cleaning. She loved her family and her neighbors, Doreen and Ed Kraus.

She is survived by grandchildren Sandy Kehrley of Rockaway, NJ and Todd Mohrmann of New York City; and two great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her husband Marvin; and daughters Joan Mohrmann and Judy Gluck.

A private graveside service was held on Thursday morning, April 21.

April 28, 2011

Gerard J. Jerry Fritz, 80, of Glen Spey, NY, formerly of Monroe, NY, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Castle Point VA Hospital in Wappinger Falls, NY. He was 80.

He was born January 19, 1931 in the Bronx, the son of Otto and Mary (O’Neil) Fritz.

Jerry was an appliance repairman for General Electric in Newburgh, NY. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, was a recipient of the Purple Heart and earned three Battle Stars.

He was a life member of the American Legion Post #488, Monroe; life member of the 40 and 8; life member of the VFW in Harriman; member of the Naval Ship Port Jervis; of IBEW, and of the Hudson Valley Dog Club.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Fritz, at home; son Richard G. Fritz and wife Melissa of Glen Spey; daughter Karen Coulter and husband Douglas of Middletown, NY; brother Robert Fritz of City Island, NY; grandchildren Brent and Derian Fritz; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents; a son, John Fritz; sister Jeanne Mertz; and brother Richard Fritz.

Visitation was Friday, April 22. Burial will be in Orange County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Goshen at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Volunteer Service, Castle Point VA, Castle Point, NY 12511 (place GPF 1536 on the memo line).

Visit www.donovanfunerals.com.

April 28, 2011

Mary E. Morey of White Lake, NY, a homemaker and longtime area resident, passed away after a long illness on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Twin Cedars in Shohola, PA. She was 92.

Born July 5, 1918 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Agnes Coleman Wigger.

Mary was a member of St. Peter’s R.C. Catholic Church in Monticello, NY. She was a charter member of the Smallwood-Mongaup Valley Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and she belonged to the Bethel Catholic Club. Mary was an avid sportswoman, particularly enjoying golf and bowling.

She is survived by sons Richard A. Morey and wife Maryrose of White Lake and Stephen C. Morey and wife Eileen of Smallwood, NY; daughters Virginia E. Trojan and husband Michael of West Chester, PA, Marion Morey Steed and husband Patrick of Eden, SC and Marjorie A. Greenberg and husband David of New York City; sister Lucille Comerford of Smallwood; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Richard A. Morey; sister Agnes C. Wigger; and brother. James R. Wigger.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mongaup Valley on Wednesday, April 27. Fr. John Tran and Fr. Robert Ginel were the celebrants. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel, NY.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Church, 10 Liberty St., Monticello, NY 12701 or to the hospice of one’s choice.