Beacon Obituaries

Ricky Cabot Jr. (1964-2018)

Richard L. Cabot Jr., 53, of Beacon, and formerly of Valhalla, died on Jan. 17, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Valhalla on Jan. 29, 1964, Ricky was the son of Richard L. and Barbara (Little) Cabot. He was employed as a painter.

Ricky is survived by his daughters, Taylor Forcelli, Tara Cabot and Jessica Cabot; and his siblings, Kathy Dengler, Kelly Cabot, Sharon Cabot, Glenn Cabot and Denise Clappier. A memorial service was held Jan. 20 in Stormville.

Vince Romanelli (1922-2018)

Vincent Anthony Romanelli, 95, a longtime Beacon resident, died Jan. 6, 2018, in Toms River, New Jersey.

Vince was born in Beacon in June 1922, the son of John and Rose (Soldiveria) Romanelli. He married Maylin Bassil of Poughkeepsie, who died in 2009.

Known to his friends as “Ears,” Vince was a retired carpenter who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1946 he joined Local Carpenters Union No. 323 in Beacon, where he spent his career, which included instructor for the Carpenter Apprentice Training program.

After he retired, Vince was a building inspector for Beacon and Poughkeepsie, as well as Fishkill. He was a founding member and chairman for 18 years at the Beacon Housing Authority, a lifetime member St. Rocco’s and Mase Hook and Ladder; and a member of Elks Club.

Vince also was active in St. John’s Church in Beacon and St. Mary’s Church in Fishkill. He was an enthusiast of golf, the Yankees, Frank Sinatra and John F. Kennedy.

He is survived by his five children: Dr. Vincent Romanelli Jr., Sandra Ticehurst, Robin Ballo, Lisa Romanelli and Gail Archer (Kevin); his grandchildren Vincent Romanelli III, Lauren Romanelli, Tyler, Abigail, Adam and Katharine Archer; and a sister, Mary Collins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church in Beacon. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Animal Rescue Foundation ( and Serenity Hospice Care (

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