Vin Lettieri (1961-2018)
Vincent Lettieri, 57, a resident of Beacon and Hopewell Junction since 1970, died Sept. 5, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
Born in the Bronx on March 15, 1961, he was the son of Vincent Primo and Joanne (Downs) Lettieri.
A talented singer, guitarist and songwriter, Vin was always the life of the party and had a knack for making people laugh and smile. He grew up in a musical family, singing and playing with his siblings; they would also put on performances and make creative and funny videos. Early in life, Vin was drawn to Elvis Presley, emulating his moves and singing style. Later, even as he discovered hard rock and pop music, Vin would still devote a portion of his act to his Elvis impersonation.
In addition to his musical career, Vin worked at Fishkill Bowl in Fishkill and the Promenade Senior Day Program in New Windsor. It was at Promenade that Vin found his true calling in life, discovering how rewarding it was to work with senior citizens and engage them in social activities.
Vin enjoyed playing poker and would occasionally participate in tournaments. He also loved to travel.
As a teenager, Vin was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma; following treatment, he overcame great odds to graduate from John Jay High School.
Vin is survived by his partner, Ellen Manfredo; his siblings, Kathleen Goldsmith (Richard) of Poughkeepsie; Daniel Lettieri (Vance Yoshida) of San Francisco; and Paul Lettieri (Wanda Baez) of Poughkeepsie.
Memorial donations may be made to Promenade Senior Day Program, 264 Windsor Highway, New Windsor, NY 12553.
Evelyn Provnick, a lifelong Beacon resident, died Sept. 7, 2018, at home with her family by her side, after a long illness.
The daughter of Arthur and Theresa (Flynn) Grennan, she attended St. Joachim’s school and Beacon High School and worked in many of Beacon’s factories before marrying Francis Provnick on Sept. 17, 1955, at St. Joachim Church. He died in 1999.
She is survived by her daughter, Denise, and son, Jay.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., in Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11 at St. Joachim Church, 51 Leonard St., in Beacon, with burial to follow in the family plot at St. Joachim Cemetery.
Joanne Sabatini (1947-2018)
Joanne Sabatini, 71, a longtime resident of Beacon, died on Sept. 4, 2018, at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck.
Joanne was born in Yonkers on Aug. 29, 1947, the daughter of Chester and Vincentine (Fazio) Smith. She retired as a secretary for the Beacon City School District, where she worked at Rombout Middle School and Beacon High School. She was a member of the Beacon Elks Lodge No. 1493 and the Italian American Club. She married Anthony Sabatani and later was a companion to Al Zimmerman.
Joanne is survived by her children, Christina Pierantozzi (Tom) and their children, Kristin and Nick; John Sabatini (Kimberly) and their children, Jamison, Ty and Aidan; and Laura Lane (Justin) and their children, Kyle and Jessica. She also is survived by her sister, Kathy Moffatt (Robert); her sisters-in-law, Angie Rubio (Eddie), Connie Sabatini and Elissa Scopino (Mauro); and her brother-in-law, Gus Hertel.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 8 at St. Joachim Church in Beacon.
Dr. Barnet Winter (1916-2018)
Dr. Barnet Winter, 101, a longtime resident of Beacon, died Sept. 4, 2018, at Wingate at Dutchess.
Barnet was born in New York City on Sept. 14, 1916, the son of Louis and Sadie Winter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a dentist. On July 20, 1952 he married Louise Tilton, who died in 2011.
He was a member of the Southern Dutchess Country Club for many years, and an avid golfer and tennis player. He also enjoyed bowling, played the violin and loved to sing.
Barnet is survived by his son, Barry Winter (Carol Walker); his daughter, Jody Hale (Jack); a grandson, Jack Hale; and a nephew, Michael Winter.
Family and friends will gather on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., in Beacon, with funeral services of the Baha’i faith at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial with military honors will follow in the family plot at Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, New Jersey. Following services at the cemetery the family would like to invite everyone to the Southern Dutchess Country Club at 4 p.m. to celebrate Barnet’s life.
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