Philipstown Obituaries

Anna Antonelli

Anna Antonelli (1941-2017)

Anna Antonelli, 76, of Newburgh, died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan on Aug. 7, 2017, with her family by her side after a long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Among her survivors is a sister, Angela Bumstead (Wayne) of Cold Spring.

Anna was born on May 1, 1941, in the provincial town of Salandra, in the foothills of Lucania (Basicilata), Italy, the daughter of Cosimo and Laura (Marotta) Lopergolo. At age 13, she and her family settled in Marlboro. After learning the language, Anna excelled in school and graduated from Marlboro High School in 1960 and then attended the Krissler Business Institute before working for IBM. It was there she met Vincent Antonelli. They were married Dec. 1, 1962. He died in 2008.

Anna is fondly remembered as the host and producer of “Radio Italiana,” which aired on WBNR/WSPK and WHVW every Sunday morning from 1971 to 1995. She was the voice of local Italians, bringing into our homes interviews, news, Italian culture, history and music. She was also a real estate broker with Rovac Real Estate in Poughkeepise and editor of Hudson Valley Woman, a monthly newspaper published in Newburgh. In addition, she was founder and president of Noi Italiani D’Oggi (“We Italians of Today”) an Italian American cultural organization.

Besides her sister, Anna is survived by her three children, Vincent Antonelli (Kari-Ann) of Waterford, Connecticut; Peter Antonelli of Hopewell Junction; and Monica Antonelli-Guido (Jeff) of New Paltz. She is also survived by her sister Elena Bush (Donald) of Boca Raton, Florida, and her brother Emanuele Lopergolo (Lorraine) of Marlboro, as well as seven grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Aug. 12 at St. Mary’s Parish in Marlboro, with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Gary Dotterer (1953-2017)

Gary Richard Dotterer, 63, a graduate of Haldane High School, died at his home in Hyde Park on April 1, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

Gary was born on May 3, 1953, in Beacon to Richard and Gertrude (Benziger) Dotterer. He attended Haldane High School and received a bachelor’s degree in art from Ladycliff College.

In retirement, Gary enjoyed painting, music and traveling. He was a proud member of the Artists’ Collective in Hyde Park and participated in many art shows over the years. He was also an animal lover and a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and New York Rangers and was never without his beloved tie dye.

Gary married Nancy Richard on April 23, 1983. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Kassel (Matthew); son Korey Dotterer (Deanna); son Brendan Dotterer (fiancée Shannon Woolsey); mother-in-law Beverly Richard; brothers-in-law Chester Warren, Paul Richard and Dana Borquist; and sisters-in-law Diane Richard, Nancy Richard and Donna Borquist.

A graveside celebration of his life was held April 5 at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Poughkeepsie. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Artists’ Collective of Hyde Park.

Armando Iaconangelo

Armando Iaconangelo (1933-2017)

Armando Iaconangelo, 83, of Cold Spring died July 19, 2017, at NewYork Presbyterian–Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt.

He was born in Naples, Italy, on Oct. 25, 1933, the son of Fiorenzo and Maria Maddalena (Neri) Iaconangelo. On June 25, 1964, in Naples, he Armando married Italia Demata, who died Dec. 25 at age 82. Armando owned and operated Armando’s Deli in Cold Spring before working for ShopRite for more than 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, crabbing and fishing.

He is survived by his children, Marilena Serradas (Airinhos) of Cold Spring; Ilda Bara (Michael) of New Ipswich, New Hampshire; Anna Smith (Don) of Newburgh; and Fiorenzo Iaconagnelo (Loree) of Buena Vista, Georgia; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Yolanda Carano of Boynton Beach, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered July 21 at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring, followed by burial at Cold Spring Cemetery.

Michael Leigh

Michael Leigh (1962-2017)

Michael Patrick Leigh, 54, of Beekman, and formerly of Cold Spring, died at his home on Aug. 6, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Born in White Plains on Aug. 17, 1962, he was the son of Patrick and Victoria (Bellantoni) Leigh. On Oct. 25, 1986, at St. John’s Church in Mahopac, Michael married Beth Blazek, who survives at home.

Michael was employed as a Journeyman Carpenter for Local No. 279. Following his retirement, he worked for Williams Lumber as a yard associate. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of the Garrison Fish & Game Club. He enjoyed playing hockey, and was a fan of the New York Rangers and Buffalo Bills. He will forever be remembered for his great sense of humor, and especially for his love of his family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael Leigh of South Carolina, Marissa Leigh of South Carolina and Christopher Leigh at home; his brother, Thomas Leigh of Peekskill; his sister, Patricia Stanek (Michael) of Hopewell Junction; his mother-in-law, Beth Blazek; his sisters, Theresa Raphael, Diane Shubert (Joseph) and Lila Blazek (Andrew); and his grandmother-in-law, Helen Innocenti.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Aug. 10 at St. Denis Church in Hopewell Junction, followed by entombment at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to assist his son Christopher with his college education. Please make checks payable to Christopher Leigh, c/o McHoul Funeral Home, P.O. Box A, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.

William Lightbody Jr. (1933-2017)

William Lightbody Jr., 83,  of Garrison, died July 12, 2017.

Born Oct. 26, 1933, in Mount Vernon, he was the son of William and Helen (Hinrich) Lightbody. He worked for Merle Corporation in Peekskill as a microscopist from 1956 until his retirement in 1984. He also served in the U.S. Army in Korea.

He is survived by his cousins: Lynne Cox, Robert Welsh, Melissa Cross (David), Anastasia Homick, Dana Homick, Tara Homick, Jake Cross, Andrew Cross and David Cross. He was buried with military honors in the churchyard at St. Philip’s in Garrison.

Jane Quinby

Jane Quinby (1931-2017)

Jane Deare Quinby, 86, of Marion, North Carolina, died July 30, 2017. She and her husband, Carleton Bliss Quinby Jr., who died on June 6 at age 94, resided in Garrison for nearly 50 years and raised their children on South Mountain Pass before moving from the area in 2004.

She was born Feb. 11, 1931, in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was a graduate of Mercy College.

The couple is survived by their children Lisa, Loren, and Ellen, and two grandchildren. A private memorial service is planned for both at a later date.

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