Philipstown Obituaries

Carol S. Canfield

Carol S. Canfield of Cold Spring died Nov. 29, 2016, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Robert Canfield for 36 years.

Carol was born in Cleveland and moved to New York in her late 20s. She enjoyed a career as an investment banker, specializing in airport finance. Over her career she held positions at First Boston and Paine Webber before retiring from UBS.

Following her retirement, Carol immersed herself in the community of Cold Spring, enjoying landmarks such as Boscobel and the Constitution Island, and relishing in her book club, The Book Babes. She was an animal lover and raised six Schnauzers over 36 years. She spent many hours at Hudson Valley Hospital with Fredo and Sammy, both trained therapy dogs, bringing smiles and comfort to anyone who asked.

Carol approached everything she did with great energy, laughter and enthusiasm. Her robust love of life will be greatly missed. Carol leaves behind her husband, Bob; stepchildren Stephen Canfield (Mark Banco), Sara (Scott) Carpenter and Thomas (Susan) Canfield; stepsister Valerie (Ron) Nagy and brother Denis (Marcia) Cornell; six grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Dec. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring.

James J. Galligan (1926-2016)

James J. Galligan, 90, of Garrison, died Nov. 27, 2016. He was born on June 11, 1926, in New York City to Patrick and Kathleen (Sorahan) Galligan. On April 11, 1953, he married Veronica O’Farrell in New York.

James worked for IBM in procurement before retiring after 25 years of service. He is survived by six children; Kevin (Denise) Galligan of Lorton, Virginia, James (Sybil) Galligan of Ashburn, Virginia, Eileen Galligan of Fishkill, Patrick Galligan of Wallkill, Michael Galligan of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Kathleen (Mark) Dandreano of Garrison; grandchildren Emerald, Sean, Felicia, James, Ava, James, Patrick, Brian, Elizabeth, Matthew and Veronica; and great-grandchildren Jade, Sean, Raina, Patrick and Tyler.

He also is survived by a brother, Brendan (Marilyn) Galligan of Franklin Square; a sister, Bernadette Riordan of Elmont, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Galligan of Staten Island.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Dec. 1 at the Assumption Church in Peekskill, followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery.

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