Beacon Obituaries

Jo Ann Faulds (1942-2019)

Jo Ann Faulds, 77, of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, and formerly a teacher in Beacon, died Jan. 5, 2019, at home.

Jo Ann was born on May, 13, 1942, in the Bronx to John and Julia (Schwarz) Faulds. She attended schools in Key West, Florida, Maine and Wappingers Central School, graduating in 1960. She graduated from Ithaca Collage in 1964 with a degree in physical education and began her teaching career in Sherwood, New York, before moving to the Beacon City School District, where she taught and coached for more than 30 years. She was inducted into the Wappingers and Beacon districts athletic halls of fame.

A passionate golfer, Jo Ann was a winner of the Dutchess County Women’s Senior Amateur Golf Tournament.

Jo Ann is survived by her partner, Janet Taylor, and her aunt, Peggy Aloise. She asked that no service be held.

Mary Ferland

Mary Ferland (1942-2019)

Mary P. Ferland, 76, a Beacon resident since 2010 and formerly of Cartersville, Georgia, and Hopewell Junction, died at home on Jan. 3, 2019.

Mary was born in Beacon on March 22, 1942. She graduated from St. Mary’s School in Wappingers Falls and graduated from Wappingers Central High School in 1960.

Mary was an avid reader and loved to travel. She and her husband accomplished visiting 48 states and also spent a summer touring Alaska. She worked for many years as a legal secretary for the Roosa & Roosa Law Firm and as a bookkeeper for Rodney D. Tobin, Inc.

Mary was a longtime parishioner of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction and St. Francis of Assissi Church in Cartersville. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America and was past president of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. More than anything else, she cherished spending time with her family.

On Nov. 1, 1958, she married Donald Ferland in Hopewell Junction. He died in 2017.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Donna Goodall (Andy) of Beacon; her father, Robert Moore (Janet) of Missouri; her son-in-law, Douglas DeLise of Florida; her grandchildren: Andrew John Goodall (Carianne), Derrick DeLise, Melanie Dina (Matt) and D.J. Goodall; her great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Zachary and Graeme; her brother, Charlie Welch (Eileen); her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dave Kyriazis, Noreen Ferland, and Howard and Priscilla Ferland.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at the McHoul Funeral Home, 1089 Main St., in Fishkill, followed by interment at St. Joachim Cemetery in Beacon. Memorial donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation ( or the American Diabetes Association (

Tillie Hayward

Tillie Hayward (1923-2018)

Mathilda A. “Tillie” Hayward, 95, a lifelong area resident, died Dec. 26, 2018, at her home.

Born in Dutchess Junction on Dec. 5, 1923, she was the daughter of Michael and Margaret (Hajj) Shebanie. Tillie graduated from the Dutchess Junction Elementary School and Beacon High School and then attended Shedden’s School of Beauty. She owned and operated Tillie’s Beauty Salon in Beacon for 12 years, and then went on to work at other local salons.

Tillie was a parishioner of St. Mary, Mother of the Church, and a member of the Catholic Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Dutchess Junction Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Fishkill Historical Society Birthday Women’s Club. Tillie enjoyed crocheting and playing cards on Mondays with her friends.

On May 21, 1961, in Fishkill, Tillie married Wilbert Hayward, who died before her. She is survived by her stepchildren and their spouses, Thomas and Patty of California, and Florence and Len of Peekskill; her step-grandchildren, Thomas, Danielle and Jenna; her brother, John Shebanie; and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Thomson (Jack).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson St., in Fishkill, followed by interment in St. Joachim’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Foundation of America ( or MidHudson Regional Hospital Home Care (

Linda McLaughlin

Linda McLaughlin (1961-2018)

Linda McLaughlin, 57,  of Beacon, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA on Dec. 23, 2018.

Linda was born Nov. 6, 1961 in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Earl and Angelina (Moore) McLaughlin. She graduated from Sanderson High School in Sanderson, Texas, and, because her father was a military man, grew up in Germany, Italy and North Carolina before settling in Beacon in the early 1980s.

Linda became a member of Springfield Baptist Church and was employed by the state Office of Children and Family Services at Harlem Valley Secure Center (later Brookwood Secure Facility) for 22 years until her retirement in 2010.

She enjoyed travelling and biking, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by a brother, Dwayne McLaughlin of Asbury Park, New Jersey, and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Jan. 4 at Springfield Baptist Church, with interment following at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Bill Sackel

Bill Sackel

William A. Sackel III, 68, of Glenham, died Dec. 28, 2018, at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh after a long illness.

Bill was employed for many years as a master technician in Beacon. He loved restoring old cars and building Harley Davidsons. He was known for his sense of humor, kindness, and sharing whatever he could, including his home, his vehicles, his friendship and support. He loved his cats, Nuisance, Ugly Kitty, Fred and Rosie, all feral rescues.

His illness was heartbreaking. After being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he quit smoking cold turkey, which added more than 10 years to his life.

Bill is survived by sisters, Debbie Giorgio (Joseph) of LaGrange, and Susan Fry (David) of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Memorial donations to be made to Mid-Hudson Animal Aid (

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