Beacon Obituaries

Joanne Boyle

Joanne Boyle (1956-2018)

Joanne Boyle, 61, of Beacon, died May 12, 2018.

Born on July 7, 1956 in Beacon, she was the daughter of John DeCarlo and Catherine (Kay) Nolan. Joanne worked in the Beacon City School District for 36 years and was looking forward to retiring this summer. She was a proud member of the VFW Auxiliary and was just elected as Conductress of Post 5913.

She is survived by her children, Michelle Coughlin (George), Michael Boyle and Kelly Conway (Patrick) and her grandchildren, Gavin, Patrick, Lillie, Kollin and Corey. She is also survived by her siblings, Cathy DeCarlo, John DeCarlo, Christine DeCarlo, Sue Silvestri, Willie Silvestri, Sandra Frye and Sally Canavan; her stepmother Doreen DeCarlo; and Denny Boyle.

Visitation will be held at Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave., in Beacon, on Wednesday, May 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joachim Church, 51 Leonard St., in Beacon on May 17 at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Victor L. Bracone VFW Post No. 5913, 8 School St., Wappinger Falls, NY 12590.

Michael Lentini

Michael Lentini (1939-2018)

Michael Lentini, 79, an area resident for 30 years and formerly of Queens, died on May 14, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh.

Born in Caltanisetta, Sicily, on Jan. 15, 1939, he was the son of Francesco and Lucia (Giglio) Lentini. He married Elda Bautista, who survives. Michael was employed as a foreman for Dorel Hat Co. in Beacon for many years. He enjoyed watching the horse races, listening to Frank Sinatra and Andre Bochelli, and visiting St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon each day. Above all, he loved being with his family.

Besides his wife, Michael is survived by his children: Frank Lentini, Ernie Lentini, Maria Lentini, Michael Lentini Jr. (Tina), Jennifer Constantino (John) and Melissa Lentini; and 13 grandchildren: Daniel Lentini, Amanda Lentini, Matthew Lentini, Michael Lettieri, Paul Lettieri, Nicholas Lentini, Mia Lentini, Khloe Bradley, Luca Lentini, Anthony Constantino, Mason Bradley, Charlotte Lentini and Stella Constantino. He also is survived by three siblings, Salvatore Lentini, Josephine Lentini and Antoinette Gentile.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at McHoul Funeral Home, 1089 Main St., in Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on May 16 at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 Willow St., in Beacon followed by interment in Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

Debra Pavelock

Debra Pavelock (1954-2018)

Debra L. Pavelock, 64, a lifelong area resident, died May 8, 2018, at the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence in Newburgh, surrounded by her family.

Born in Cold Spring on Feb. 14, 1954, she was the daughter of John and Ruth (O’Dell) Powlis. On March 26, 1977, in Wappingers Falls, she married Frank Pavelock, who survives at home.

Debra retired from Chelsea Ridge Apartments where she worked as the head of housekeeping. Before that, she worked at Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her children: Nancy Coulter (Michael) of Beacon and Tanya Rossignol (Phil) of Beacon; and her grandchildren, Erica Vathke, Alexa Coulter, Olivia Coulter and Philip Rossignol III. She also is survived by her siblings: John Powlis (Amy), Ruth Kniffen, Gary Powlis (Sue), Jeffrey Powlis, Fred Powlis (Kim), Dennis Powlis (Terry), Robert Powlis (Linda), Kevin Powlis (Jody), Mary Laffin (Rich) and Jackie Khan.

Funeral services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Kaplan Family Hospice Residence (

Chickie Pynnonen

Chickie Pynnonen (1939-2018)

Emilia “Chickie” Pynnonen, 78, of Beacon, died on May 11, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh after a long battle with cancer.

Born July 14, 1939, in the Bronx, she was the daughter of Maurice and Mildred Cataldo. She grew up in Cold Spring, where she graduated from Haldane High School. She married Raul Pynnonen, who died in 1985.

Chickie was a stay-at-home day care provider and a teacher’s assistant at Care 4 Me Daycare in Beacon, from which she retired. Many referred to her as “Grandma Chickie.”

She is survived by her son, Jason Pynnonen; her grandson, Riley Pynnonen; and her brother, John Cataldo of Beacon. She also was the adopted mother and grandmother to Cindy Aviles, Alexa Fish and Jovani Aviles.

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