Beacon Obituaries

Jean Arquilla

Jean Arquilla (1930-2018)

Jean Arquilla, 87, a longtime Beacon resident, died July 2, 2018.

She was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Ossining, the daughter of Anthony and Jennie (Trinckino) Luposello. In 1954 she married Joseph Arquilla, and they made their home in Beacon. They had been married for 57 years when he died in 2011.

Jean is survived by her siblings Ronald Luposello (Emma), Bernice DeRocco (Anthony) and Alfred Luposello (Sandy).

A funeral mass was held July 7 at the Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton, with burial at St. Augustine Cemetery in Ossining.

Frank Heinrich

Frank Heinrich

Frank Richard Heinrich, 72, a former Beacon resident, died in Cape Coral, Florida, on July 2, 2018, where he lived with his two youngest daughters.

Known to his friends and family as Richie, Doc, Dado, Papa and Grandpadad, he was born in Beacon, the son of Frank and Claire Heinrich. He spent most of his young life running up and “living off the grid” on Mount Beacon.

Richie was an artist, stone worker, master butcher, avid reader, chess master, pool player and “doctor.” He loved to travel and was known for his storytelling abilities and sense of humor. He loved music and singing.

He is survived by his children, Lisa Riley (Michael), Anthony Heinrich, Esther Roos (David), Shawna Eraca and Nicole Munno (Vincent), as well as 10 grandchildren. He also is survived by a sister, Janet Battistoni (David).

The family held a private service, but condolences may be sent to 204 SE 30th St., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Alfred Miller Sr.

Alfred Miller Sr. (1937-2018)

Alfred Otis Miller Sr., 81, a lifelong resident of Beacon, died July 3, 2018, at the Baybrooke Village Care and Rehab Center, in McKinney, Texas.

Alfred was born in Beacon on May 15, 1937, the son of Irving Johnson and Ella Mae St. George. He married Virginia Mae Evans of Broadnax, Virginia, on Sept. 9, 1961, and they celebrated 36 anniversaries before her death.

Alfred attended Beacon High School and played football and basketball. He remained a dedicated athlete throughout his life, playing softball and basketball. In his later years, a new sport, track and field, became his passion, watching his granddaughters Aaliyah and Alyssa win state and national titles.

Alfred retired in 1980 from the Ford Motor Co. assembly plant in Mahwah, New Jersey, where he was a member of UAW Local 906. He later worked as a custodian for the Beacon City School District.

Alfred is survived by his son, Alfred O. Miller Jr. (Debbie) and his grandchildren, Aaliyah Mae Miller, Alyssa Love Miller, Daniel Padilla (Jenna) and David Padilla, all of McKinney.

A gathering will be held on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church, 8 Mattie Cooper Square, in Beacon, followed by a service at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to McKinney Track Attack, P.O. Box 2941, McKinney, TX 75070.

Camile Price

Camile Price (1930-2018)

Camile Valentino Price, 88, a lifelong area resident, died July 7, 2018.

She was born in Beacon on May 16, 1930, the daughter of Lawrence and Rachel Marinaccio. She was named after her mother’s favorite film (the silent version) with a slightly idiosyncratic spelling.

Camile learned to play piano at an early age, playing the classics — Chopin, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Strauss — and the popular music of the day — Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington. She graduated from Beacon High School in 1948 as second in her class and worked at Bobrich Manufacturing Co. to earn money to attend Krissler Business Institute. She exploring her more creative side by playing piano in a jazz band at local night clubs.

She married Joseph Valentino of Marlboro. Camile opened Val Mar Food Store in Fishkill with her mother, on property bought in 1952 by her father on Route 52. Camile ran the business side, doing the books and handling the money, while Rachel did the cooking. She sold the deli in 1970 to care for her husband, who died the next year at age 43.

In 1971 Camile started work at Fishkill Town Hall as the bookkeeper for Supervisor Herbert Muller. The next year she was appointed budget director and deputy supervisor.

In 1978 Camile married Richard Price, who worked at IBM and was a Fishkill police officer, Dutchess County Deputy Sheriff, and volunteer fireman for Chelsea Fire Dept. Dick was also an avid Yankee fan, while Camile was an ardent Met fan.

Together, they took several road trips across the country, scheduling their travels to coincide with those of the New York teams in various cities and ballparks. Dick died in 1994.

While serving on the Fishkill Town Board, Camile was elected to the Dutchess County Legislature in 1990 and served until her retirement in 2007.

In 2005, Camile married Robert Paternoster, a fellow parishioner at St. Mary’s Church in Fishkill. A devout Catholic, Camile performed the duties of Eucharistic minister and treasurer for her parish.

Camile is survived by children Judy and Joseph, her grandson David and her brothers Ralph and Tom.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered July 12 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill followed by interment in Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of America (

Dolly Wimberly

Dolly Wimberly (1916-2018)

Dolly Wimberly, 102, died July 3, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh.

Known to friends and family as Ms. Dolly, she was born in Oakland, Mississippi, on March 6, 1916, to John and Zana (Tolbert) McDowell. She was the fourth of seven siblings and the last survivor of the family.

After her parents died, the two oldest siblings moved with the others to Paterson, New Jersey. Rosie raised the two younger girls and John raised the three younger boys. Dolly’s first job after finishing her education in Patterson was at Bobizon Silk Mill, where she folded gowns and slips.

In 1943 Dolly married Edward Wimberly. They moved to New York City and in 1945 came to Beacon. Dolly joined the Beulah Baptist Church in Wappingers Falls but enjoyed visiting other churches, especially Springfield Baptist in Beacon.

She was a member of the Addie W. Hunton Club in Beacon and regularly attended school board and City Council meetings. In the 1960s and 1970s she baked pies and cakes to raise money for block parties for children and for girls’ clubs.

Dolly worked at several jobs in Beacon. One of her first jobs was making button holes for military uniforms. She also worked at Trynell Nursing Home as a cook and was a waitress and cooked greens at BJ’s Restaurant.

In 1974 Dolly moved to Davies South Terrace, on the third floor, where she lived until her death. When asked why she did not want an apartment on the first floor, Dolly always said, with a smile, “because I don’t want anyone walking over my head.”

Her husband, Edward, died in 2008. Until February 2015, when her youngest sister, Everdeen, 96, died, Dolly would catch the Shortline Bus to Ridgewood, then to Paterson, to help care for her.

Dolly loved the Mets and bingo night. Until a few years ago, you could still see her walking from South Avenue to Teller Avenue for bingo. She also loved cooking, baking, sewing and playing the lottery. Anyone visiting Ms. Dolly would most likely have smelled her favorite meal, chicken and a pot of stringbeans and potatoes cooking in her kitchen.

Dolly recited Psalm 23 every night before going to bed and every morning before getting out of bed. She ruled the roost at Davies South Terrace. She is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held July 11 at Springfield Baptist Church, with interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery & Crematory in Paterson.

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