Beacon Obituaries

Frank Davis

Frank Davis

Frank Davis (1941-2016)

Frank Davis, 75, of Beacon, died Nov. 13, 2016, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1941, in Georgetown, South Carolina, to Addison and Bertha Davis.

Frank was employed with IBM and retired after 20 years of service. Frank loved sports and was a loyal New York teams fan. He loved people and would strike up a conversation with anyone he came in contact with. You could always get a laugh as he always had a joke to share. His positive attitude and faith in God allowed him to gracefully endure his battle with cancer. He fought a good fight. He could not have done it so long without the help of his cousin Louis Simmons.

Frank is survived by his daughters Bridget Davis of Whitehall, Pennsylvania, Regina Sweat of Poughkeepsie and Leana Smith of New Windsor, his sisters Ida Anderson and Bertha Morgan of Stockbridge, Georgia, seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral is scheduled for noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, Beacon.

Mary Keenan

Mary Keenan

Mary Keenan (1936-2016)

Mary Keenan, 79, died Nov. 16, 2016, in Bennington, Vermont.

She was born in Beacon Nov. 21, 1936, the daughter of Francis and Elmere Kennelly.

She is survived by her husband James and her five children: Mary Ellen Fulling (Frank) of Apex, North Carolina; Dr. James F. Keenan (Kathy) of  Bennington; Michael Keenan (Deidre) of Cicero, New York; Peter Keenan (Sheila) of Langhorne, Pennsylvania; and Brian Keenan (Allison) of Victor, New York. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren.

Mary attended St. John’s grammar school in Beacon and Mount St. Mary’s Academy in Newburgh. She was employed as a clerk with a New York stock exchange company and later was a technical librarian for IBM. She lived in Somerset, New Jersey, for many years and was very active in fundraising and other youth activities at her parish, St. Matthias. She was later employed by The Cenacle Sisters as an office manager. She was a member of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.

A funeral will be held at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington on Nov. 21. A mass will follow at Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church, with burial in the family plot at Saint Joachim – Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery in Beacon on Nov. 22. Memorial donations may be made to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Lee Ann Larkin

Lee Ann Larkin, 51, of Beacon, died Nov. 11, 2016, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh.

Lee Ann was born March 16, 1965, in Cold Spring to Joseph and Janice (Angele) Larkin of Beacon. She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Larkin and fiancé Isael Soto of Beacon; granddaughters Jasmin Soto and Ciara Soto; sister Kelly Jones (Ken) of Poughkeepsie; aunt, Elizabeth LaColla; uncle, Eugene Larkin; and a number of cousins.

A graveside ceremony will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Joachim Cemetery, Beacon.

Virginia Letterio (1927-2016)

Virginia Letterio, 89, a longtime resident of Beacon, died Nov. 15, 2016, at Elant at Fishkill.

Virginia was born March 28, 1927, in Glasco, New York, the daughter of the Salvatore and Lillian (Mickle) Brocco. She was married to Albert Letterio, who died in 2001. Virginia worked as a secretary for Dr. Charles Wolfe in Beacon. She was a parishioner of St. Joachim – St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon and a member of the St. John’s Women’s Club.

Virginia is survived by sons Albert J. Letterio (Ann) of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Wayne Letterio of Wappingers Falls; grandchildren Tony Letterio, Gina Letterio and Laura Papol; eight great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 18 at St. John the Evangelist Church, with burial at St. Joachim Cemetery.

Donald Pavelock

Donald Pavelock

Donald Vincent Pavelock Sr. (1937-2016)

Donald Vincent Pavelock Sr., 79, died Nov. 13, 2016, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center with his family by his side.

Don was born April 8, 1937, in Beacon to Andrew and Mary (Burke) Pavelock. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1956. In 1962 he married Irene (Teed) Pavelock, who died in 2006.

Don and Irene owned and operated Pappy’s Luncheonette in Beacon. Donald was also a bus driver for many years for the Wappingers Central School District. He was a life member of the Beacon Engine Fire Company, the Slater Chemical Fire Company, the Beacon Elks Lodge, American Legion Post No. 203 and a past member of the Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps. He was also a former director of the Beacon Jr. Baseball league, and a past fire commissioner of the Glenham Fire District.

Donald is survived by his sons Donald Pavelock Jr. (Angelica) of South Carolina and Jimmie Pavelock of Beacon, four grandchildren, James Jr., Ashlee, Michael Sr., and Donald “D.J.” Pavelock, III, great grandson Michael Pavelock Jr., brother-in-law Stephen Teed and wife Alice, brother-in-law Victor DiGiovanni and sister-in-law Margaret “Betty” Ludwig, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Nov. 18 at St. Joachim Church in Beacon, with burial in St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Slater Chemical Fire Company.

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