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Introduction to Clinton Funeral Home

Located in the heart of Cold Spring, New York, Clinton Funeral Home has been providing compassionate and professional funeral services to families in the Hudson Valley region for generations. With a rich history and a commitment to excellence, this esteemed funeral home has earned a reputation for its dedication to honoring the lives of loved ones who have passed on. In this article, we will delve into the history, services, and amenities offered by Clinton Funeral Home, as well as what sets it apart from other funeral homes in the area.

A Brief History of Clinton Funeral Home

Established in [year], Clinton Funeral Home has been a pillar of the Cold Spring community for over [number] years. Founded by [founder's name], the funeral home was built on the principles of compassion, respect, and dignity. Over the years, the funeral home has remained family-owned and operated, with a commitment to preserving its heritage while adapting to the changing needs of the community. Today, Clinton Funeral Home is proud to be one of the oldest and most respected funeral homes in Putnam County.

Clinton Funeral Home

Address: 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring, NY, 10516
Phone Number: 1-845-265-3333
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Edward Griffiths - December 16, 1940 - April 24, 2022

Departed: 04/24/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 1pm at Cold Spring Cemetery.
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Stephen Gould Rose - July 11, 1950 - April 23, 2022

Departed: 04/23/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Stephen Gould Rose July 11, 1950 - April 23, 2022
Stephen loved Cold Spring since the day he got off the Metro North Train from Manhattan, early in 1993, having read a “Thinking of Moving to Cold Spring” article in the New York Times. He was undaunted by the Superfund site, and loved eating blueberries atop Bull Hill. He and his life partner and wife Judith moved there almost immediately after that first visit. He loved being able to walk to the train and the grocery store. He was dedicated to his gardens which have evolved over the years, featuring many native species in support of birds and pollinators. Recently he and Judith began thinking of downsizing to other places but every time Stephen considered moving elsewhere, he would come home, look at the river and Storm King and declare there was no place better to live.
Stephen was born in Bronxville, NY, after which his family moved to Allentown, PA. He attended Parkland High School where he participated in four different varsity sports every year, and also starred in Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit.
Stephen matriculated at Yale University in 1968,  but the anti-war movement intervened so he left to dedicate his time to social justice causes, including editing an underground newspaper and traveling to Cuba as part of the Venceremos Brigades. After marrying Judith Kepner in 1982, he returned to Yale, graduating with a BA in Art in 1986. He later received an MA from Columbia University Teachers College which led to a long career as an art and art history educator at The Hewitt School in Manhattan. He loved teaching art as metaphor and taking the students to museums and gallery shows.
After retirement (a word he disliked because it sounded too much like inactivity) he was a member of Gallery 66 in Cold Spring, and showed his emotionally complex, colorful, and varied paintings in many venues. He also volunteered doing local trail repairs, and more recently, spent his time doing invasive species identification and removal. With others he planned and installed the new pollinator garden at West Point Foundry Park in 2021.
Stephen is predeceased by his parents Rosalie and R.William Rose and survived by his wife of 40 years Judith Kepner Rose, sisters Susan Rose Ackerman, and Barbara Rose Caldwell, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Services will be private at a later date. If you knew Steve, please consider planting a native plant somewhere in his honor. The bees and birds will appreciate it.  Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Clinton Funeral Home-Cold Spring
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Thomas C. Merrigan - December 14, 1946 - April 12, 2022

Departed: 04/12/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Thomas C. Merrigan passed away on Tuesday April 12, 2022 at the age of 75 at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, NY.
Tom was a veteran of the United States Army where he learned his trade of Automobile Mechanics. He worked as an Auto Mechanic for many years in various garages. The last garage he worked for and retired from was A&G Auto Repair in Wappingers, NY.
Tom was a long time member of the Nelsonville Fire Department. He was Chief of Nelsonville Fire Department for multiple years. Through the years at the Fire Department he enjoyed hosting auctions, spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfast and selling Christmas trees. His love for the Fire Department trickled down to his son, Thomas.
Anyone that knew Tom “Bird” knew his children always came first. He was the guy that always made you laugh, put a smile on your face and had quirky jokes. Tom has always been described as one of the good ones.
Thomas is survived by his loving daughter Danielle Thompson, her husband Jeffrey Thompson. His loving son Thomas Merrigan II, his wife Loriann. Cherished  grandchildren Marena and Thomas Thompson, his special pizza girl Janelle, Heather Goudreau and her husband Fabien, Christopher Minardi and Rachel Baloga, Vanessa Minardi and great granddaughters Chloe Goudreau and Lorelai Minardi . Thomas sister Helen and husband Doug Eaton, brothers Jim and wife Rose Daley, Earl (Pete) and wife Tess Daley, Dan and wife Lynn Daley and several nieces and nephews.
Thomas is preceded by his father Earl and mother Esther Daley, brother Wallace Daley, sister Emma Dexter and her husband Bill.
Visitation will be held on Monday April 18, 2022 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Clinton Funeral Home , 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring, NY. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 10:30am at Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring, NY.   Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Putnam Valley with military honors. For  Thomas’ guestbook or to send the family a condolence please visit
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Noreen Holyoake Keese - November 14, 1956 - March 22, 2022

Departed: 03/22/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Noreen Holyoake Keese of Wappingers Falls, formerly of Cold Spring  and County Kerry, Ireland, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was aged  65.
Born on November 14, 1956 in Ireland to Bernard and Margaret Holyoake.  Noreen immigrated to the United States in the early 1980’s to Houston, Texas where she met her future Husband Scott. On January 21, 1984 they were married.  Together they raised their only child Megan in Cold Spring and Wappingers Falls, NY.
Noreen is survived by her devoted husband of 38 years Scott, Loving Daughter Megan Keese and her fiancé Adam Clauson, and her cherished grandson Dennis Ferris who will miss her dearly.  Noreen is also survived by her precious mother Margaret “Peg” Holyoake, her loving siblings Helen Keane and her husband Gerald, Michael Holyoake and his wife Bernadette, Jerry Holyoake and his wife Ann, Bernard Holyoake and his wife Tina, Joseph Holyoake, TJ Holyoake, Mary Crisci and her husband Jim, Chris Holyoake and a host of nieces and nephews here and abroad.
Friends may call on Friday March 25, 2022 from 5-8pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 26, 2022 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, New York.  Private Burial will be held in Cold Spring Cemetery at a later date.
The Funeral Mass will be available via Zoom.  Please check the funeral home’s website for the zoom link.
In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in Noreen’s name.
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Josephine B. Gromer - January 10, 1939 - March 20, 2022

Departed: 03/20/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Josephine B. Gromer of Paul Smith's, New York passed away peacefully on March 20,2022 at her daughters home in Garrison.  She was 83,
Funeral Services will be private.
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Kenneth S. Sapeta - July 26, 1954 - March 15, 2022

Departed: 03/15/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Kenneth S. Sapeta of Cold Spring passed away suddenly on March 15, 2022, at the age of 67.
Kenn was born on July 26, 1954, in Mineola, NY to the late Edmund and Mary Drysielski Sapeta. He grew up in Nassau County.  At age 10, he played the accordion at the New York World’s Fair in Flushing. Kenn attended SUNY Oswego where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Arts.
Kenn owned InSync, where he worked as an Information Technologist.  He then moved to the United States Marshals Service, where he has worked for the last 20 years.
Kenn was a true Renaissance man with a broad spectrum of interests and talents.  He was a gifted craftsman who took delight in making beautiful things for his friends. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He used his technological background to videotape engaging and uplifting talks to share with others. He was a gifted performer who sang opera with his wife Cathy at regional companies and acted in many area productions.
Kenn was involved in his faith and in his community.  He was a Lay Associate in the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, CFR. He was a 3rd degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Loretto Council 536 and a Knight of Obedience in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta American Association. He was a member of Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club, Putnam County Firearm Association and was a HAM Radio Operator.
Friends and family will cherish his kind heart and his ready smile.
Kenn’s first wife, Kathleen Sapeta, died in 2007.
On October 9, 2010, he married Cathy (Schwarz) Sapeta at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, NY.
Kenn is survived by his loving wife, Cathy Sapeta, his daughter Megan Biddle, her husband Ross, and their two children Violet and Rex of Bethel, CT, by his brother Edmund Sapeta of Buzzards Bay, MA, his sister Krysia Sapeta and her companion Martone Quitoriano of Cocoa Beach, FL.
Friends may call on Thursday March 24, 2022 from 4-7pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Augustine’s Church 381 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY.  Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery.
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Christina Lydia Krawciw - October 21, 1938 - March 13, 2022

Departed: 03/13/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Christina is survived by her  daughter, Alex (and husband Matt), her two sons, Andy (and wife Samantha) and Paul (and wife Kristin); her grandchildren Elijah, Benjamin, Daniel, Annika, and Nicholas; and his. She is pre-deceased by her grandson Kyle Krawciw. Funeral services will be held at West Point.
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George A. Weise Sr. - December 31, 1928 - March 08, 2022

Departed: 03/08/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: George A. Weise Sr. of Cold Spring passed away on Tuesday March 8, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.  He was 93.
Born on December 31, 1928 in Verplanck to the late Frank and Lena Weise.
George started working for New York Central Railroad prior to being drafted into the United States Army, where he served his country from 1951-1953, where he earned 2 Bronze Stars. After being discharged from the United States Army he went back to work for New York Central Railroad where he worked for 40 years prior to his retirement in 1993 from Metro North Railroad as a foreman.
George enjoyed fishing, model trains and being a craftsman of many things.  He was a life member of the Garrison Yacht Club.
On June 13, 1954 he married  Larenza ( Florence) Frisenda at Our lady of Loretto Church.  Together they raised a family in Cold Spring prior to her passing in 1994.
George is survived by his loving children Frank Weise of Cold Spring, George A. Weise Jr. and his wife Lisa of Garrison and Myretta Trimble and her husband Edward of Cold Spring.  6 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife he was predeceased by his 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday March 12, 2022 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring.  Interment with military honors will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring.
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Frank A. Colasurdo - September 30, 1930 - March 04, 2022

Departed: 03/04/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Frank Angelo Colasurdo of Cold Spring, former long-time resident of Garrison, passed away on March 4, 2022 at the age of 91. He was born in the Bronx on September 30, 1930. He was the loving son of Altibano and Helen (nee Belotti) Colasurdo. Frank graduated from The Mount St. Michael Academy and then went on to graduate with a BA in Business Management in 1952 from New York University. After graduation, he served in the Korean War in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kyne. In 1955, he married the love of his life Peg (nee Thornton). He and Peg enjoyed 67 years together and had six children. They named them all with the initial consonant “J.” They are James (Tracy) Colasurdo, Jean (Terry) Spooner, Jonathan Colasurdo, Joseph (Susan) Colasurdo, Julie (Brian) Murphy, and Joan (John) Koval. He was the proud grandfather of 16 and had seven great grandchildren who he cherished. He is also survived by his younger brother Robert Colasurdo, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
In 1972, Frank opened Peekskill Beer and Soda Corporation in Peekskill. It was the third in a chain of discount beverage stores and a novel business concept at that time. He was active for many years with the Empire State Beer Association and was honored as Man of the Year in 1993.
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Lars I. Kulleseid - June 05, 1935 - February 17, 2022

Departed: 02/17/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: No description available
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Alberta A. Nelson - June 09, 1933 - February 15, 2022

Departed: 02/15/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Alberta A. Nelson of Cold Spring formerly of Peekskill passed away peacefully on February 15, 2022 at NYP Hudson Valley Hospital.  She was 88.
Born on June 9, 1933 in Peekskill, NY to the late Albert W. Nelson Jr and Ann Marie Topaceski Nelson.
Alberta grew up in Peekskill and moved to Cold Spring over 30 years ago.  She was a retired Meat Wrapper at Grand Union in Cold Spring for over 30 years prior to her retirement.  She enjoyed going for walks and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Alberta is survived by her Sisters Barbara King of Buchanan, Alice McCaffrey of Wisconsin and Carol Sayres of Garrison along with grand and great grand nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly.
A Graveside funeral service will be held on Friday February 18, 2022 at 11:30am at Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring.
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Catherine Isler - December 25, 1940 - February 13, 2022

Departed: 02/13/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: No description available
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Danka Ilieva Lambova - January 23, 1931 - February 11, 2022

Departed: 02/11/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Danka Ilieva Lambova a resident of Cold Spring since 2015 passed away peacefully on February 11, 2022 at home surrounded by her daughter.  She was 91.
Born on January 23, 1931 in Bulgaria to the late Ilia and Maria Danov, she lived in Bulgaria until 2007 when she immigrated to the United States to be closer to her daughters Ilka and Mariana. She first moved to Manhattan in 2007 and then in 2015 moved to Cold Spring.
Danka will always be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, sister and mother.
She is survived by her daughter Ilka Dobreva Marquardt of Cold Spring.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dobri Lambov in 1986, her daughter Mariana Dobreva Lambova in 2010 and her sister Nadeja Ilieva Antonova in 1992.
Funeral Services will be held in Bulgaria with local arrangements  under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring.
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Robert Emerick - April 14, 1934 - January 31, 2022

Departed: 01/31/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Robert Emerick was born on April 14, 1934 in Ardsley, NY. On January 31, 2022, he passed away with his family by his side in Cold Spring, NY. He was 87 years old.
If you asked anyone who “Mr. E” was, you would get many replies - little league coach, building inspector, craftsman, Yankees & Giants fan. But to Robert’s family and loved ones, his biggest role was being a family man - a loving husband to his late wife Ann, a father, a wonderful grandfather and great-grandfather.
Robert was a beloved member of the communities of Ossining and Cold Spring. He was deeply involved in each throughout his life both professionally as a civil servant and as a volunteer through various organizations including youth sports.
After graduating from Ardsley High School, Robert joined the Air Force stationed at Donaldson Air Force Base in South Carolina where he met his wife of 52 years, Ann.
Post-service, Robert began his career in the Greenburg, NY building department before moving to Ossining, NY. He started as Ossining’s building inspector before eventually retiring as the Director of Operations with over 25 years of service. Not one to sit around, “retirement” for Bob meant joining the Philipstown building department and serving for another 20 years.
Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family and loved ones. He loved spending time in his workshop and sharing his creations with all. His birdhouses, corkboards, and various other woodworking projects are spread across the country in the homes of family, friends, and acquaintances alike. Robert’s favorite thing was having a full house for the holidays with his loved ones around.
Robert is survived by his three sons, Randy, Mark, and Kurt, as well as his eight loving grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Robert will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
A celebration of Robert’s life will be held at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring, NY on Thursday February 3, 2022, beginning at 2 p.m until 5pm  . Donations to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are welcome.
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Elizabeth Calandra - June 11, 1921 - January 25, 2022

Departed: 01/25/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Elizabeth Calandra of Kapolei Hawaii, formerly of Cortlandt Manor, New York passed away peacefully on January 25, 2022 at Ilima @ Leihano, surrounded by her loving daughters.  She was 100.
Survivors include her loving children Melodia Calandra, Robin Schmitz and her husband Jerry, Cherished grandchildren Thayer Schmitz and his wife Sarah and Gracyn Schmitz.  Funeral Services will be private with a memorial service held in New York at a later date under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring.
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Jan C. Otto - October 27, 1965 - January 14, 2022

Departed: 01/14/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: An obituary is not available at this time for Jan C. Otto.
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Joseph R. Delaney - October 16, 1937 - January 11, 2022

Departed: 01/11/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Private Funeral Services will be held for Joseph with burial in Cold Spring Cemetery.
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Gloria Des Marais - December 20, 1933 - January 09, 2022

Departed: 01/09/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: On January 9th, 2022, Gloria K. DesMarais (Sanchirico) passed away peacefully and has gone to meet our Lord. Gloria was born on December 20th,1933, in Carbondale, Pa.  At a young age, her family moved to Yonkers, NY, where she graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1950.
In 1958 she married Frederick J. DesMarais, and in 1968 they moved to Irvington, NY where she raised her four children, Thomas, Frederick, Christopher, and Melissa.
She worked for Lord and Burnham Corp. in Irvington and then went on to work for Westchester Medical Center as a secretary in the Bio Lab Department until her retirement.
Gloria enjoyed gardening, reading books, and doing crossword puzzles.  She also enjoyed watching old movies.  She loved animals and, when she lived in Irvington, she could be seen every day walking her yellow lab, Buck on the Aqueduct, and watching softball games at the park.
She had many fond memories of annual family picnics and spending the holidays with her family. She was known for her tight hugs that made everyone feel loved. Gloria was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church and had a lifelong religious connection.
She is predeceased by her husband Fredrick J. DesMarais, sisters Dolores and Mary, and her grandson Damian DesMarais.
Gloria leaves her cherished memories to her three sons Thomas (Jessie), Frederick P, Christopher, and loving daughter Melissa; eight grandchildren; Sidney, Katelyn (Devan), Taylor (Stephen), Thomas, Victoria, Kristen, Jacqueline, Alexis, and her great-grandson, Benjamin. She is also survived by her sisters Carmie (Tony), Joanne, and brother Alfred (Agnes). Along with her many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. ********* PLEASE NOTE  A SERVICE CHANGE DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER******
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, NY. Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring
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Joseph W. Freda Sr. - July 09, 1936 - January 08, 2022

Departed: 01/08/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Joseph W. Freda Sr., of Garrison passed away peacefully on January 8, 2022 at home. He was 85.
Born on July 9, 1936 in Astoria, New York to the late Charles A. Freda and Marie Guttilla Freda.
Joseph went to Cardinal Farley Military Academy in Rhinebeck and went on to get his degree from Fordham University. He owned Pilgrim Promotions for many years prior to his retirement.  He had a passion for antique cars, both driving them and restoring them. He had his private pilots license and enjoyed spending time with his beloved family.
Joseph is survived by his devoted Wife Dorothy Eleanor Freda whom he was married to for 43 years.
Loving Children Francis Freda and his wife Doreen, Maria Martello and her husband Joseph, Joseph W. Freda, Jr. and his wife Kelly, Phillip J. Freda, and Theresa Nicolay and her husband Paul.
Step Children include Rhonni Malino and her husband Harvey and Lauraine Harrison.
Cherished Grandchildren Jaclyn, Gregory, Kristen, Rachel, Alexandra, Joseph, Jesse, Elizabeth, Samantha, Joshua, Amanda, Harry, Ashleigh, Abby, Lindsey, Jessica, Dylan, Gideon, and Morgan.
Great-grandchildren Brooks, Cooper, Saylor, Madelyn, Sabrina, Jeremy, Graham, Greta, Marshal, Shane, Sebastian, and Natasha.
Joseph was predeceased by his brother Charles A. Freda, Jr. and grandson Michael Martello.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 15, 2022 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring.  Entombment will follow in Fishkill Rural Cemetery.
Due to the increase in COVID 19 Face coverings will be required in church. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Joseph's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St New York, NY 10128-6804 For Joseph’s online guestbook please visit
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Carolyn P. Ross - November 26, 1935 - January 06, 2022

Departed: 01/06/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Carolyn P. Ross of Garrison passed away peacefully on January 6, 2022 at NYP Hudson Valley Hospital.  She was 86.
Born on November 26, 1935 in Burlington, NC to the late Wayne and Lucy Bivins Patterson.
Carolyn grew up in Boston and became a fashion model in New York.  She studied at the Art Students League under Mario Cooper.
In the late 1960’s she made 1 of a kind hand painted silk evening gowns that were sold in Sacks 5th Ave and Neiman Marcus.
She was known as a very generous person who donated to various charities during the year.
In 1967 she married Arthur Ross in Mexico.
Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 54  years Arthur Ross of Garrison, along with a host of many dear friends.
At Carolyn’s request funeral services will be private, under the direction of Clinton Funeral Home- Cold Spring.
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Anne Endler - September 05, 1954 - January 02, 2022

Departed: 01/02/2022 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: ANNE BERTRAM ENDLER SEPTEMBER 5, 1954 – JANUARY 2, 2022
After a quiet, valiant fight with cancer, Anne Bertram Endler, 67,  passed away at her home in Garrison early on the morning of January 2, 2022 with her husband, Peter, by her side.
Anne grew up with her two sisters, three brothers, and cousin in Coconut Grove, Florida, attending Gulliver Academy and then high school at Everglades School for Girls.   She loved music, and was an accomplished member of her high school’s Glee Club as well as a popular singer in local cafes during her high school and college years.  Having travelled extensively with her family, including summers on Martha’s Vineyard, Anne attended Pine Manor College, and graduated from Boston University, where she and her husband met.  Smitten at first sight, Peter repeatedly asked Anne for a date, and was repeatedly denied.  Undeterred, he asked one last time to which Anne finally responded, “yes.”  She made him the luckiest man alive for the next 43 years.
Even more beautiful inside than she was outside, Anne engaged in all pursuits with a brilliant smile, a self-effacing demeanor, tremendous intelligence, an elegant grace, and  a kind, caring generosity which put everyone else’s feelings and well-being ahead of her own. She honed her considerable interior design skills while enjoying working with her mother, Pauline Bertram. Upon her mother’s passing, Anne carried on her decorating firm, P.B. Interiors, completing several more projects in Garrison and New York City.  In addition, her own house afforded a seemingly never ending decorative canvas.  She also enjoyed working with her mother-in-law, Myra Endler, in a wide range of creative endeavors.
Anne was proud to be a long-time member and past President of the Philipstown Garden Club, where she expanded her knowledge of, and appreciation for sound environmental practices, gardening, and the art of flower arranging while reveling in the Club’s sense of community.  She had high regard for the Club’s mission, but it was the many meaningful friendships she was so fortunate to make through her membership in addition to those which endured since childhood which immeasurably enriched her life, and for which she was most grateful.
A lover of animals, Anne could not bear their mistreatment or discomfort.  Appreciative of all organizations which sought to care for the homeless or neglected, she adopted three cats from Mid-Hudson Animal Aid, and wished she could have adopted all of them.  Each of these new family members has brought great joy, staying very close to her bed during her final days. Anne’s many “pawed pals” over the years benefited mightily from her attentions, but not nearly as much as she did from theirs.
In addition to her husband, Peter, Anne is survived by her sisters Madelaine (Greg Osborne) of Denver, Colorado, and Caroline Bertram of North Palm Beach, Florida; her brothers Digby Bertram of Winter Park, Florida and Morgan Bertram of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; her cousin, Elizabeth Bartram of Palm Beach, Florida; Mother-in-Law, Myra Endler of Garrison, New York; Sister-in-Law Julie (Paul Heckert) of Garrison, New York;  Nieces Lily Osborne of Denver and Eva Bertram of Palm Beach Gardens; and Nephews Hudson and Henry Heckert of Garrison and Cameron Bertram of Palm Beach Gardens.  Anne was predeceased by her parents, Pauline and Richard Bertram, her brother, Colin Bertram, and her father-in-law, James Endler.
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Kathryn M. Reydel - July 07, 1943 - December 22, 2021

Departed: 12/22/2021 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Kathryn M. Reydel (née Scheel), 78, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 after a long illness.
Born in The Bronx, Kathy and her family moved to Cold Spring, New York in the mid-1940's; they resided for several years at Plumbush before moving to Garrison, New York. Kathy graduated from Haldane High School and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.
Kathy commuted to Mobil Oil in Manhattan, where she worked as a secretary. She met her husband, William Reydel, while commuting to work by train. Kathy and Bill were married in 1980.
For several years later on, Kathy worked for Downey Oil in Cold Spring, New York as the bookkeeper.
Kathy was known to be quite a private and very intelligent person, an avid reader and a whizz at the Sunday Times crossword puzzles. She loved her cats and tending to her garden.
Kathy is predeceased by her husband, Bill Reydel, as well as her parents, Frederick C. Scheel, Esq. and Katherine Scheel (nee Doris) of Garrison, New York. Kathy is survived by her brother Frederick Scheel (wife: Jane Gilligan); brother William Scheel (wife: Valerie Scheel); nieces Pamela Scheel, Cara O'Connor and Laura Scheel; and great nephews Liam O'Connor, Quinn O'Connor and Cole Benton.
Visitation is scheduled for Monday, December 27, 2021 at Clinton Funeral Home from 10:30 to 11:30. Thereafter a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Noon at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring, New York 10516. Burial at Cold Spring Cemetery will follow immediately.
Arrangements have been made by Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring, New York 10516.
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Lee Boston Gerstenberger, - December 12, 1992 - December 06, 2021

Departed: 12/06/2021 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Lee Boston Gerstenberger, age 28, passed away unexpectedly on Monday December 6, 2021. He was born on December 12, 1992, in Stockbridge, Georgia to Paul Gerstenberger & Colleen Boston Gerstenberger, the second of their two children.
Lee grew up in Valrico, Florida.  He graduated from Joe E. Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida in 2011.  Lee was a United States Army Veteran, and achieved the rank of Specialist 4th class.  He had been a Boy Scout, which he loved, and was proud to have earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 79 in Valrico. He served as his troop’s Senior Patrol Leader for 3 ½ years.
Lee always had a way with connecting to others, sharing stories, making people laugh with his jokes and willing to lend a helping hand to those in need; he always put other’s needs ahead of his own.  For example, after Hurricane Harvey Lee planned a trip for Houston and organized with local churches, stores and neighbors to help transport the donations of food, water, medical supplies and clothing to those affected.  He touched so many lives there! His soul was pure.
Lee enjoyed working on cars and old trucks, camping with his pups and hunting in the desert with close friends when he lived in El Paso.  Or taking his two International Scouts out for some off road fun, bon fires, surrounded with friends and of course, the pups always by his side. He always loved being outside, shooting sports, and boating & kayaking.  He and Lauren often joked that he was a Scout, who drove a scout, with a dog named Scout.  He proudly claimed the title “Grill Master” with his infamous BBQ ribs and grilled chicken.  He was an avid animal lover, and loved his pets, and all animals.  One time in Belize and he was told not to touch the bats in the cave, but he did anyway because “they looked fluffy”.
His smile, witty humor and outgoing personality will be missed.
It was too soon.
Lee was preceded in death by his aunt Tammy J. Boston, uncle Stephen B. Boston, and grandfathers Francis J. Boston & Erwin Gerstenberger. He is survived by a loving family that includes his ex-wife Lauren Gerstenberger, mother Colleen Boston Gerstenberger, father Paul Gerstenberger, brother Dale Gerstenberger, uncle Francis K. Boston (Deanna), aunt Julie Holzberger (Fredric), cousins Christopher Boston, Adam Boston & Nicholas Boston, grandmothers Yvonne C. Boston and Rosemarie Gerstenberger.
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Stephen B. Boston - February 21, 1963 - November 19, 2021

Departed: 11/19/2021 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Stephen (“Steve”) Barry Boston passed away at the age of 58 on Friday, November 19, 2021 at his home in New Milford, Connecticut.  Stephen was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 21, 1963 to Francis (“Frank”) Joseph and Yvonne Carole Boston.
Stephen, the third of four children, grew up in Cold Spring, New York after the family moved from Brooklyn in 1972.  He was a talented cook, and enjoyed showing off his skills regularly for family and friends.  Large family holiday gatherings were his favorite.  Stephen had a heart of gold, and always tried to think about others.  If he could, he would have given the shirt off his back if you were in need.
Stephen had an interesting career, described as a Senior Technology Executive.  His career spanned IT, operations, business strategy, process improvement, program management and sustainability.  He has been a leader at IBM and at Computer Associates; later working as a consultant.  In addition, Stephen was an influential industry spokesperson, published author, speaker, and thought leader.  He has developed and filed over 50 patents in a wide array of technology areas.
Stephen is survived by his mother, Yvonne; siblings Francis (“Frank”) K Boston and Colleen P (Boston) Gerstenberger; nephews Dale and Lee Gerstenberger and Christopher, Adam, and Nicholas Boston; and fiancée Patricia Adams.  He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; and sister, Tammy Jeanne Boston.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00pm, Tuesday, November 23 2021 at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring, New York. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday November 26, 2021 at 1pm at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair Street, Cold Spring.   Interment will follow at Cold Spring Cemetery on Peekskill Road, Cold Spring, NY. Friends and family can attend services or share favorite memories of Steve on his tribute page at
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Ulrich R. Reichel - May 25, 1945 - November 09, 2021

Departed: 11/09/2021 (Cold Spring)
Obituary Preview: Ulrich ”Uli/Rick” Reichel of Cold Spring, NY and formerly of Ossining, NY, passed on to the next phase of his life at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Peekskill, NY while surrounded by family, after a long illness.  He was 76 years old.
He was born in Austria on May 25, 1945, the youngest child of Rosalie Stolberg.
He was raised by his mother in post-World War II Butzbach, Germany. They immigrated to the United States in 1961 where Ulrich attended Ossining High School met lifetime friend, Jeffrey Masarek.  Together, they went on to serve in the US Army;  Ulrich was stationed in Munich, Germany at Headquarters Co., 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division.  In Infantry Reconnaissance, he received medals for Good Conduct, National Defense Service and another for his assignment to patrol the Berlin Wall in West Berlin.
Upon his honorable discharge, Ulrich returned to Ossining, and married Karen Ingersoll.  At the start of their marriage, Ulrich was hired by Gerber Products Company, and welcomed two daughters.  He went on to enjoy a 41 year career with Gerber until his retirement.
Ulrich later met and married Barbara Rollins, who he loved with his whole heart for the last 30 years of his life.
A special blessing that Ulrich enjoyed was a shared love of classical music with his only grandchild, Christina.  As she found herself going down the path to a career in voice and opera studies, together, they discussed European repertoire, composers and operas – most notably Mahler, Mozart and Strauss. German diction was often a topic at our table.  Seeing her performances and hearing her voice was nothing short of a miracle for him and he encouraged her going forward at every opportunity.
Ulrich enjoyed bowling and swimming, and was a lifelong fan of the NY Jets and Rangers.
Throughout his days, Ulrich kept his circle small and tight.  Although he presented with a tough shell on the outside, if you really understood him, you knew that he was all about love. He will be missed.
Ulrich is survived by his wife Barbara at home, sister Ingrid Minarsch (and family) of Butzbach, Germany, sister Helga Tuttle (and family) of Ossining NY, daughter Christa (Ronald) Grohowski of Walden NY, daughter Stephanie Reichel of Jacksonville FL, granddaughter Christina Grohowski of Walden NY, dear friend Jeffrey (Barbara) Masarek of Charlotte, NC, and his tiger-girl at home, Kitty.
Ulrich was predeceased by his beloved mother, Rosalie Stolberg of Butzbach, Germany.
A memorial service is being arranged for a later date.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including their name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography. It may also include information about their surviving family members, funeral arrangements, and any charitable organizations or causes they supported.

Why are obituaries important?

Obituaries serve as a way to inform friends, family, and community members of a person's passing, allowing them to pay their respects and offer condolences. They also provide a sense of closure and help to celebrate the life and legacy of the deceased.

Who writes an obituary?

Typically, an obituary is written by a family member or close friend of the deceased, although it can also be written by a funeral home or other organization. In some cases, the deceased may have written their own obituary in advance.

What information should be included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the person's name, age, date of birth and death, place of residence, occupation, education, military service, hobbies, and surviving family members. It may also include information about funeral services, memorial donations, and any other relevant details.

How long should an obituary be?

The length of an obituary can vary depending on the publication and the family's preferences. Typically, it ranges from a few sentences to several paragraphs.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications allow you to include one or more photos with the obituary. This can be a nice way to personalize the tribute and make it more meaningful.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper or online publication?

The process for submitting an obituary varies depending on the publication. You can usually find guidelines on the publication's website or by contacting them directly. Be sure to check their deadlines and fees in advance.

How much does it cost to publish an obituary?

The cost of publishing an obituary varies widely depending on the publication, length of the obituary, and other factors. Some publications offer free or low-cost options, while others may charge several hundred dollars or more.

Can I write my own obituary in advance?

Yes, many people choose to write their own obituaries in advance as a way to ensure that their story is told accurately and with dignity. This can also be a therapeutic exercise in reflecting on one's life and legacy.

What if I don't have all the information needed for an obituary?

If you're missing certain details or information about the deceased, don't worry. You can still write a meaningful obituary that focuses on the aspects of their life that you do know.

Can I include humor or personal anecdotes in an obituary?

Absolutely! An obituary is a celebration of the person's life, so feel free to include stories, quotes, or humorous moments that capture their personality and spirit.

How do I handle sensitive or difficult information in an obituary?

If there are sensitive or difficult aspects of the person's life that you're not sure how to address in the obituary, consider consulting with family members or a trusted advisor for guidance.

Can I update or correct an obituary after it's been published?

In most cases, yes. If you need to make changes to an obituary after it's been published, contact the publication directly and they will work with you to make the necessary corrections.

How long does it take for an obituary to be published?

The timeframe for publishing an obituary varies depending on the publication and their deadlines. Online publications may be able to publish immediately, while print newspapers may take several days or weeks.

Can I share an obituary on social media?

Yes! Many online publications provide sharing options for social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. You can also copy and paste the text into your own post.

How do I notify people who may not see the published obituary?

In addition to publishing an obituary in a newspaper or online publication, consider notifying friends, family members, and colleagues directly through phone calls, emails, or personal messages.

What if I'm not comfortable writing an obituary myself?

If you're struggling to write an obituary or need guidance, consider enlisting the help of a funeral home or professional writer who specializes in obituaries.

Can I include quotes or lyrics in an obituary?

Absolutely! Quotes, lyrics, or poems can add depth and meaning to an obituary. Choose something that resonates with the person's life or personality.

How do I ensure that the deceased's wishes are respected in the obituary?

If the deceased had specific requests or preferences for their obituary, be sure to honor those wishes as much as possible. This may involve including certain information or omitting others.

What if there are multiple families or relatives involved in writing the obituary?

In cases where there are multiple families or relatives involved, consider holding a meeting or conference call to discuss the content and tone of the obituary. This can help ensure that everyone is on the same page.

Can I include information about memorial services or donations in an obituary?

Yes! Including information about memorial services, donation opportunities, or charity events can help friends and family members participate in honoring the deceased.

How do I proofread an obituary for errors?

Carefully review the obituary for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and factual inaccuracies before submitting it for publication. Consider having someone else review it as well for added assurance.

What if I need to make changes to an existing obituary?

If you need to make changes to an existing obituary, contact the publication directly and they will work with you to make the necessary updates.

Can I use an online template to write an obituary?

Yes! There are many online resources available that provide templates and guidance for writing an obituary. These can be helpful starting points if you're unsure where to begin.

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Jeffery Isleworth is an experienced eulogy and funeral speech writer who has dedicated his career to helping people honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. With a background in writing and public speaking, Jeffery has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting heartfelt and authentic tributes that capture the essence of a person's life. Jeffery's passion for writing eulogies and funeral speeches stems from his belief that everyone deserves to be remembered with dignity and respect. He understands that this can be a challenging time for families and friends, and he strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Over the years, Jeffery has helped countless families create beautiful and memorable eulogies and funeral speeches. His clients appreciate his warm and empathetic approach, as well as his ability to capture the essence of their loved one's personality and life story. When he's not writing eulogies and funeral speeches, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling. He believes that life is precious and should be celebrated, and he feels honored to help families do just that through his writing.