Agnes Lillian (Howell) Mahodil, a lifelong resident of New York, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 29, 2015. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 11, 1926, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Curnow) Howell. She was preceded by her husband Francis Mahodil in 1993.
Agnes, a longtime resident of Cold Spring, touched many lives as she worked at Haldane Central School as secretary to the elementary principal. Her love for people was evident in all that she did in life, always trying to make things good and right. Her love of God held true through life, and she remained faithful to her favorite scripture: Proverbs 3:5 and 6, which she would quote to her children and grandchildren on a regular basis, always saying, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.”
We her children have had the opportunity to quote it back to her as she prepared to leave this earth to go to the place the Lord has prepared for her and join those who went before her. She is now safe in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Agnes will be missed by all of her family. Surviving her are four children, Barbara (Dan) Hughes of Pleasanton, California, Francis (Kathy) Mahodil of Hopewell Junction, New York, William (Cathy) Mahodil of Ocala, Florida, and Nancy (Kevin) Gooley of Champlain, New York; seven grandchildren, Frank and Darren Mahodil, Laurie (Mahodil) Dickman, Jason and Ryan Hughes, David and Matthew Gooley; 14 great-grandchildren, with two more expected.
Graveside services will take place at the Cold Spring Cemetery, Peekskill Road in Cold Spring, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The Rev. Joseph Benecasa will officiate. Donations in Agnes Mahodil’s name have been asked to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org/tribute.