Beacon Obituaries

Kay M. Boyle (1925-2016)

Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle

Kay M. Boyle, 91, of Beacon, died on Aug. 9, 2016. Born on Aug. 4, 1925, in Brooklyn to Thomas and Catherine Purcell, Kay grew up in Staten Island, where she attended St. Margaret Mary as well as vocational school to become a seamstress. Kay could make anything from dresses to Halloween costumes. She was married on Long Island in 1949 to Thomas F. Boyle and widowed in 1969. She volunteered at The Friendship Center for 15 years and was a communicate of St. Joachim’s in Beacon.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Pignatello (Russell) and sons Kevin, Denis and Jeffrey (Kelly). She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian Burial was held on Aug. 12 at St. Joachim’s, with interment at its cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Raymond Budryk (1944-2016)

Raymond John Budryk, 72, of Wappingers Falls, died on Aug. 7, 2016 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Born in Paterson, N.J. on April 7, 1944, he was the son of Stanley and Jeannette Boniewski. Among his survivors are his son Thomas (Katie) Budryk of Beacon. Memorial donations may be made to NephCure Kidney International, 150 S. Warner Road, Suite 402, King of Prussia, PA 19406 or

Johnny Collins

Johnny Collins

John K. Collins

John K. (Johnny) Collins, 59, of Beacon, died at his home on Aug. 1, 2016. Born in Queens, the son of John and Helen Collins, he moved with his family in 1969 to Hyde Park. He worked as a Senior Maintenance Technician at IBM for more than 30 years.

Theresa Ferretti (1951-2016)

Theresa (Terry) Ferretti, 65, formerly of Beacon, died of breast cancer at her home in Fuquay Varina, N.C., on Aug. 6, 2016. Theresa Mary Paciocco was born on May 15, 1951 in Brooklyn to Henry and Catherine (Falletta) Paciocco. She  married Louis R. Ferretti Jr. of Staten Island on Jan. 15, 1972, and they began their life together in Beacon before moving to Staten Island in 1978 and later to LaGrangeville.

Terry Ferretti

Terry Ferretti

A memorial service was held on Aug. 13 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses in Cary, N.C. Donations can be made to Transitions LifeCare of Raleigh ( or 919-828-0890).

Marian Francis Pickles (1924-2016)

Marian Francis Pickles, 92, who was born and raised in Beacon, died on Aug. 1, 2016, in Southern Pines, N.C. Marian, who worked at the East Fishkill IBM plant for 15 years, loved her church and reading. She is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Pickles (Deborah); Thomas R. Pickles, (Linda); and Mark R. Pickles (Bernadette), all of N.C., six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the youth ministry at Christ Community Church, P.O. Box 3307, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

F. Gordon Ticehurst (1925-2016)

F. Gordon Ticehurst, 91, of Beacon, died on Aug. 1, 2016. A lifelong Beacon resident, he was born on April 29, 1925, to Everett and Marian Ticehurst in the same Russell Avenue house where he lived until his death. While a student at Beacon High School during World War II, he was drafted midway through his senior year into the U.S. Army. After the war, Gordon returned to Beacon High, completed his final semester and obtained his diploma.

He married Verna Mortensen in 1946, and two years later they moved to Gordon’s parents’ home on Russell Avenue to care for his ailing mother. Gordon and Verna would later make it their own home, where they raised their two sons, Mark and Glenn.

Gordon Ticehurst

Gordon Ticehurst

Gordon was proud to be a Beacon resident and “mountaineer,” and most proud of his family, his home and his garden. He was an avid outdoorsman, athlete, and skier, a founding member of the Beacon Bears semiprofessional football team, and a weekend and night-time ski instructor at the Dutchess and Catamount ski areas. A hunter all his life, he was a member of the East Hook Gun Club and a life member of the Wiccopee Rod and Gun Club. He was a lover of antiques, a dedicated local historian, and a former trustee and active member of the Beacon Historical Society. Gordon also volunteered for years at Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center.

Gordon was employed for many years as an engineering technician at the Texaco Research and Development Center in Glenham, where he was an enthusiastic member of the Texaco softball team, at one point playing with and against players half his age.

Gordon is survived by his children: Mark Ticehurst (Virginia) of Landisburg, Penn., and Glenn Ticehurst (Virginia Lanigan) of Katonah. He also is survived by his grandchildren Christian Ticehurst (Erin) of Philadelphia; Seth Ticehurst (Julie) of Brewster; Evan Ticehurst (Christine) of Landisburg; Jane Yarborough (Joseph) of Gulf Shores, Ala.; and Hayden Ticehurst of Katonah, as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made in Gordon’s memory to the Beacon Historical Society, P.O. Box 89, Beacon, NY 12508, or

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