Beacon Obituaries

Elizabeth Anzovino (1949-2017)

Elizabeth M. Anzovino, 68, of Beacon and formerly of North Tarrytown, died unexpectedly at her home on Aug. 10, 2017.

Born in North Tarrytown on Feb. 16, 1949, she was the daughter of Joseph F. and Irene (Nikitopoulos) Anzovino.

Elizabeth worked for many years at Vassar Brothers Hospital. She was a member of the VFW Drum Corps and had been a member of the North Tarrytown Fire Department Ambulance Corps before moving to Beacon.

She is survived by her brothers Michael and Joseph Jr., and her sister, Barbara.

Services were held Aug. 17 at the Coffey Funeral Home in Tarrytown.

Keith Castell (1931-2017)

Keith L. Castell, 85, of Wappingers Falls, died July 21, 2017, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Among his survivors is a sister, Ella Castell (Joe Kulik) of Beacon.

Born in Cape Vincent on Dec. 12, 1931, he was the son of Allen John and Beulah (Cosbey) Castell. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was employed as a customer engineer at IBM in Watson, Syracuse and East Fishkill. He had also worked for WTBN in Fishkill, and owned and operated KLC Security.

Besides his sister, he is survived by his wife, Eileen (Kmen) Castell; his children, Katie Castell of Poughkeepsie, Brian Castell of Wappingers Falls, and Jonathan Castell of Middletown; and his brother, John Castell (Angie) of Cleveland, Ohio.

A funeral service was held July 24 at McHoul Funeral Home in Hopewell Junction, followed by interment at St. Denis Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Home Based Care Program, Castle Point VAMC, 41 Castle Point Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.

Anthony DiMattia

Anthony DiMattia (1939-2017)

Anthony R. DiMattia, 77, of Fishkill, died July 19, 2017, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Among his survivors is his daughter, Michele Marina (Richard) of Cold Spring; and his son, Mark DiMattia of Beacon.

Born in Summit Hill, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 16, 1939, he was the son of Alfonso and Edith (Colli) DiMattia Sr. He was employed by IBM in East Fishkill until his retirement and was a member at John 3:16 Christian Center in Verbank.

On May 18, 1963, he married Claudia Verlato, who survives at home. He also is survived by his siblings, Ada Fonteneou (Albert), Rita Langevin (Jim), Helen Orach and Alfonso DiMattia Jr. (Marge).

A funeral service was held on July 25 at McHoul Funeral Home in Fishkill, followed by entombment at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the John 3:16 Christian Center or the American Heart Association.

Angelo Pucino

Angelo Pucino

Angelo J. Pucino, 77, a resident of Fishkill and formerly of Beacon, died on Aug. 17, 2017, at Elant at Fishkill.

Angelo was born Mar. 31, 1940 in Beacon, the son of Orlando and Catherine (Lanni) Pucino. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965 and became a certified sharpshooter.

On Oct. 31, 1971, he married Patricia Brown, who survives at home. He was pressman at National Biscuit Company in Beacon until it closed, after which he worked at Craig House. He was an associate member of Protection Engine Co. No. 1 in Fishkill and earned his GED in September 1991, at age 51. Known as “Ang” to his family and friends, he had a passion for metal detecting and coin collecting. He was an animal lover and especially loved birds and birdwatching.

In addition to his wife, Angelo is survived by his daughter, Lynn Marie Pucino of Fishkill; his sisters, Viola Plass (Ralph) of Fishkill, Brenda Kimmel of Beacon, Tina Robinson (Harold) of Chestertown, and Donna Suich of California.

The family will receive friends and family on Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Halvey Funeral Home, 24 Willow St. in Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 31 Willow St., with burial with military honors at St. Joachim Cemetery, 325 Washington Ave.

Beatrice Russo (1918-2017)

Beatrice Alberti Russo, 99, of Beacon, died Aug. 17, 2017.

A lover of her family, daisies and other simple things, she is survived by her daughter, Corinne Smith, her grandchildren Michelle and Sean Smith, and her great grand-children, Dylan and Mia.

A memorial service is being planned in October; family and friends will be contacted. Memorial donations can be made to The IDEAL School of Manhattan, a school of diversity and opportunity that has supported her great-grandson Dylan (theidealschool.org). Or, plant some daisies in your yard for her or do a good deed in her name.

Hulda Sellingsloh

Hulda Sellingsloh (1912-2017)

Hulda Knipling Sellingsloh, 104, a former longtime resident of Beacon, died on Aug. 15, 2017, at her son’s home in Hopewell Junction.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1912, in Calhoun County, Texas, as the youngest of nine children of Henry and Hulda Knipling, who were cotton farmers near Port Lavaca. She married August Sellingsloh, who died in 1998.

After graduating in 1931 from Port Lavaca High School as class president, she attended Draughan’s Business College in San Antonio. She was a drafting employee and a secretary for a Title Company as a pre-law student in Texas Lutheran College before graduating from Houston Law School in 1939 and passing the Texas Bar in 1940. She was also employed a number of years with the Foh’s Oil Company.

After marriage to a World War II lieutenant in 1943 in Baltimore, she became an assistant engineer with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. After the war ended in 1945, Hulda, her husband and two children became 26-year residents in Beacon and Glenham. At age of 50, Hulda began studying art.

She and her husband retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico, were she painted and did charity work, later moving to Fort Worth. She moved to Hopewell Junction in 2004.

Besides her son, John Sellingsloh, she is survived by her daughters, Susan Sellingsloh, Marian Sellingsloh and Ellen Allen; her granddaughters, Marie and Abigail; and her son-in-law, Bruce Allen.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Aug. 19 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, with interment at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Noreen Sheils

Noreen Sheils (1938-2017)

Noreen F. Sheils, 79, of LaGrange, died July 17, 2017, at home. Among her survivors is a son, James Joseph Ray, and a daughter, Mary Lane (Christopher), both of Beacon.

Born Jan. 12, 1938, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Lovett) Sheils. She was employed as a clerk by Dutchess County Department of Motor Vehicles for 20 years until her retirement in 1997. She attended church at St. Kateri in LaGrange and St. Joachim in Beacon.

Besides her son and daughter, Noreen is survived by her sons John A. Ray (Marla) of Jupiter, Florida, and Charles Ray (Aimee) of Orlando. She also is survived by five grandchildren and her siblings, Dennis Sheils, Charles Sheils (Mary), James Sheils and Margaret Ryan, all of Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on July 21 at St. Joachim Church, followed by interment in St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

Nancy Tierney

Nancy Tierney (1924-2017)

Nancy Lee Tierney, 93, of Fishkill, died Aug. 17, 2017, after a short illness, with her daughter at her side.

Born July 15, 1924, in Fishkill, Nancy was the daughter of John and Bertha (Baxter) MacCallin. She was a graduate of Beacon High School and Albany Business College before enlisting in the WAVES in 1944. She completed recruit (basic) training at Hunter College and assigned to Staff Headquarters 3rd Naval District New York and later the Brooklyn Naval Yard.

After an honorable discharged from the U.S. Navy Women’s Reserve in 1946, she returned home to work for the New York Telephone Company. On June 18, 1947 she married Joseph E. Tierney, who died in 1989.

She is survived by her son Joseph Michael Tierney (Linda) of Oak Ridge, North Carolina, her daughter Joan Tierney of Fishkill, and three granddaughters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 21 at St. Mary’s Church, 103 Jackson Street, Fishkill, with private burial with military honors at Fishkill Rural Cemetery, about a mile from where she was born. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


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