Beacon Obituaries

Mabel Corrado

Mabel Elizabeth Corrado, 91, of Beacon, died Aug. 22, 2018.

She was born in Messena, New York, the daughter of Alpheda and Henri Salvas. She married Michael Corrado, who died in 2008.

Mabel retired from the Beacon City School District as a cafeteria manager. She was a decades-long member of the Fraternity of Blessed Father Solanus Casey Third Order of the Stigmata of St. Francis at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, a lifelong parishioner and volunteer of St. Joachim – St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon (sewing for the Church Ladies Group was her joy) and involved as a volunteer in many different capacities such as the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

She was devoted to Mary and the Miraculous Medal, all the Saints in Heaven and her Catholic faith.

Mabel is survived by six children and their spouses, as well as her siblings, Catherine Gregory and Walter Salvas. She also is survived by 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Joachim, 51 Leonard St., with burial to follow at St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2 Oak St., Beacon, NY 12508.

Shirley Coyle

Shirley Coyle (1940-2018)

Shirley Theresa Coyle, 78, a lifelong Beacon resident, died Aug. 21, 2018.

Born July 11, 1940, in Middletown, New York, she was the daughter of Charles Aloysius and Ida (Denton) Coyle.

Shirley worked several years at the Occupations Inc. facility in New Windsor, which helped employ the developmentally disabled.

She is survived by her son, Warren Tomlins (Natasha) and three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Nicholas and Brianna Tomlins. She is also survived by a sister, Anne Garo.

The family will have a private gathering to celebrate Shirley’s life. Memorial donations may be made the Center for Discovery, P.O. Box 840, Harris, NY 12742.

Ed Husted

Ed Husted (1931-2018)

Edward F. Husted, 87, a lifelong Fishkill resident, died Aug. 18, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born in Hughsonville on May 28, 1931, he was the son of Edward and Lena (Pietropolo) Husted. He served in the U.S. Army and earned a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam, with a piano major from the Crane School of Music, and a master’s degree from Western Connecticut State University.

On July 5, 1958, at St. Joachim’s Church in Beacon, he married Ann Vassalo. She died in 2010.

Ed was a music teacher with the Arlington School District for 30 years until his retirement in 1987. He also was a professional pianist, starting his career at the age of 12. Among his notable engagements were his solo performance of “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and as an accompanist for Ethel Merman’s performance with the Saratoga Pops Orchestra.

He also was a gifted athlete. After his sophomore year at Potsdam, he joined the Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate, the Janesville Cubs for two years. He returned to school during the offseason to finish his musical education, become Potsdam’s assistant baseball coach and was inducted into the 1985 Potsdam University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ed was a parishioner of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, and was a member of the Elks Club in Beacon. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of the Dutchess Golf and Country Club.

He is survived by his daughters, Sharon Husted, Susan Landers (Tom) and Stacey Husted (David Levitt); his grandchildren, Scott Bierce, Alexandra Landers, Tommy Landers, Grace Landers, Isabelle Landers, Ruby Levitt and Quincy Levitt; and his siblings, Jacque Negler, Jim Husted, John Husted, Richard Husted and Mary Townsend

The funeral service was private. Memorial donations may be made to: JazzFM Hudson Valley Public Radio (; the American Liver Foundation (; or the National Stroke Association (

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