Philipstown Obituaries

Vera Carroll

Vera Carroll (1927-2017)

Eileen Veronica “Vera” Carroll, 89, a resident of Cold Spring since 2008, died on June 6, 2017, at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. She had previously lived in Flushing since 1969.

Born Nov. 1, 1927, in Carrig-on-Bannow, Wexford, Ireland, she was the daughter of James and Ellen (Walsh) Doyle. On Feb. 19, 1949, in Liverpool, England, she married Dominick Carroll, who died in 2014 after 65 years of marriage.

Vera worked as a bookkeeper and was a homemaker for many years. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring and enjoyed cooking, playing cards, listening to Irish music, reading and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her children Seamus Carroll (Marie) of Cold Spring, Eileen Blazina (Nevio) of Red Hook; Regina Ecclefield (Simon) of Grand Cayman; Maureen Senk (Tom) of Mineola; Deirdre Noonan (Dennis) of Floral Park; and Patricia Sullivan (Tim) of Mohegan Lake.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Nevin Blazina (Katie), Brian and Carina Ecclefield, Claire and Grace Carroll, Katie and Emma Senk, Liam, Meaghan, and Aidan Noonan, and Connor, Matthew, and Rowena Sullivan; her great-granddaughter, Annalyse Blazina; and her sisters, Ena Doherty and Pat Wright.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered June 10 at St. Denis Church in Hopewell Junction followed by burial at St. Denis Cemetery.

Dr. James Cross

Dr. James Cross (1933-2017)

Dr. James Allerton “Jack” Cross, 84, died June 5, 2017. Among his survivors is a daughter, Rebecca Cross DelMonte (Michael) of Garrison.

Dr. Cross was born May 1, 1933 in Jacksonville, Illinois, the son of James Martin and Elizabeth (Palmer) Cross. He graduated from Lehigh University and Washington University Medical School. After serving as a medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, Division of Foreign Quarantine, he was a family practitioner for 30 years, mostly in rural, underserved areas of California and Virginia.

Dr. Cross was an accomplished pianist and composer. His compositions include opera, ballet, musical theater, chamber music, piano, sacred music and vocal solos. His one-act opera, Knossos, was a finalist in the New York City Opera Competition in 1980.

Besides his daughter, Rebecca, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Bayley Cross; his children, Ari Cross Dickinson (Bo) of Bishopville, South Carolina; James Dunbar Cross (Kara) of New York City; his grandchildren, Katherine Dickinson, James, Peter, and John Cross, Emerson and Maxwell DelMonte; his brothers William Cross (Valerie) of Springboro, Ohio, and David Cross (Mary Gail) of Florida; and his sister, Carol Conrad (William) of McLean, Virginia.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid-State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, Columbia, SC 29210 or Bethesda Presbyterian Church Music Program, 502 DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 29020.

A graveside service will be held on June 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Cold Spring Cemetery.


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