Philipstown Obituaries

Jennie Adams (1936-2019)

Jennie J. Adams, 83, of Carmel, died Feb. 13, 2019, at Putnam Hospital Center.

Born in Nelsonville on Jan. 10, 1936, she was the daughter of Montrose and Jennie (Austin) Moshier. She married Albert Adams, who died in 2016.

Jennie worked for many years as a housekeeper for the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Philipstown.

She is survived by her son, Mark Adams, of Carmel and her daughter-in-law, Nancy Adams of Pleasant Valley, as well as her grandchildren, Heather Adams and CJ Adams. Burial will take place at Cold Spring Cemetery in the spring.

Joan D’Alessio

Joan D’Alessio (1936-2019)

Joan Marie D’Alessio, 82, of Cold Spring died Feb. 11, 2019, in Poughkeepsie, surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 24, 1936, in the Bronx, the daughter of Michael and Rachel (Marino) D’Alessio.

Joan is survived by her children: Frank Filannino (Adrienne Kalligeros), Ralph Filannino of Key West, Florida, and Regina Filannino (Philip Restifo), as well as her grandchildren, Alexandria, Marlana and Josiah Filannino. She also is survived by a brother, Ronald D’Alessio (Irene) of White Plains.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 16 at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring.

Hildegard Quintanilla

Hildegard Quintanilla

Hildegard Quintanilla, 85, of Cold Spring, died Feb. 11, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Berlin, where her father, Carlos Quintanilla Quiroga, was a diplomat. Soon after, the family returned to their native Bolivia, where her father rose to become commander of the army and, from August 1939 to April 1940, Bolivia’s interim president. After leaving office, he became ambassador to the Vatican and the family moved to Rome.

At age 10 Hildegard was sent to Argentina to attend a boarding school, the Esclavas del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Among her classmates were the sisters of the king of Spain. As a young woman, she was a member of La Camara Junior Cochabamba Bolivia, an organization dedicated to creating a better world. She traveled to various countries as its representative.

Hildegard lived in Belgium before returning to Bolivia to serve as a private secretary to two of the first ladies of Bolivia. She was then sent to New York City as a diplomat and later worked for Brooke Astor and Estée Lauder.

She is survived by her daughter, Carmen Norris (Lee), of Cold Spring, and a niece, Maria Elana Estenssoro.

Friends may call on Wednesday Feb. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott St., in Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 14 at Our Lady of Loretto in Cold Spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

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