Jeannie Nohai (1929-2018)
Virginia “Jeannie” Nohai, 89, of Fishkill, and formerly of Cold Spring, died Aug. 13, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
She was born in Peekskill on Aug. 1, 1929, the daughter of Charles and Carmella (Arpaio) Chefalo. On Nov. 6, 1955, she married Donald Nohai at the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill. He died in 2000.
For many years, Jeannie worked in the cafeteria at IBM in East Fishkill. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill.
Jeannie is survived by her three sons: Donald Nohai Jr. of Los Gatos, California; Jon Nohai (Marilyn) of San Jose, California; and Charles Nohai of North Hollywood, California; as well as three grandchildren. She also is survived by her brother, Joseph Chefalo (Sharon) of Newhall, California.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Aug. 18 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, with interment at Assumption Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Mary School Angel Fund, P.O. Box 780, Fishkill NY 12524.
Ann Ohlson (1928-2018)
Ann Teresa Ohlson, 90, of East Fishkill, died Aug. 16, 2018.
Born in Brooklyn on June 14, 1928, she was the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Dempsey) Spinelli. On June 19, 1948, at St. Michael’s Church in Brooklyn, she married Arvid “Al” Ohlson. He died in 2001.
Ann worked for many years as a waitress, including at Moogs Farm and Fishkill Inn in Fishkill, and the Seafood House in Cold Spring. Together with her husband, they owned and operated the Fishkill Grill for several years.
She then worked at Castle Point VAMC for more than 15 years until her retirement at age 72. While at Castle Point, she was recognized for saving the life of a disabled veteran who was choking.
Ann loved celebrating the holidays with her family and friends. No one could cook a turkey like Ann could. She was always dressed to the nines, and she never went anywhere without her red lipstick on. She was a woman of great spirit and independence.
Ann was a parishioner of St. Columba Church and was a life member of the St. Denis/St. Columba/St. Kateri Altar Rosary Society. She loved taking summer trips to the Saratoga Racetrack with her family.
Ann is survived by her sons, Richard Ohlson and Robert Ohlson; her siblings, Gloria Malinowski and Joseph Spinelli Jr.; her grandchildren, Caitlin, Kyle and John; and a great-granddaughter, Liliana.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Aug. 20 at St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction followed by interment in Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
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