Beacon Obituaries

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson (1937-2019)

Carol B. Anderson, 81, formerly of Fishkill and Beacon, died on March 4, 2019, at her home in Winchester, Virginia.

Born in Beacon in 1937, she was the daughter of Irving and Helen (Hodge) Boss. Carol had worked as a secretary for the Ford Motor Co. in Beacon, and also for the Alps Sweet Shop. She volunteered in the library at Fishkill Elementary School. Carol enjoyed horseback riding, and had “Carol’s Funny Farm” for many years. She married Robert Anderson.

Carol is survived by her children, Mindy Dybas (David), Carol Pellerin (Aaron), Jackie Pennington (Steve), and Laura Burke (Jim); her grandchildren, Stephanye Maloney, Cindi and Greg Pullen, Joseph and Amanda Pellerin, Nick and Sara Pellerin, Tyler Pellerin, Cody and Cara Anderson, Dillon Losee and Austin Conklin; her siblings, Frances Henry, Carl “Butch” Boss and Dora Russell; and her sisters-in-law, Auncy Boss and Linda Boss. She also is survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home, 1089 Main St., in Fishkill. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Beacon. Memorial donations may be made to the Dutchess County SPCA (

Domingo Marcano

Domingo Marcano (1937-2019)

Domingo Marcano, 82, a 40-year resident of Orange County and formerly of Beacon, died at home on March 7, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Domingo was born in Nagüabo, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 31, 1937, the son of Margaro Marcano and Engracia Valentin. On Sept. 10, 1970, in Beacon, he married Alejandrina Ayala, who survives at home. Domingo retired from Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. He loved baseball and boxing. Domingo also had a passion for gardening, especially his vegetables and flowers.

In addition to his wife, Domingo is survived by his children, Jose Torres (Betsy) of Matamoras, Pennsylvania; Mayleen Rivera (German) of Clintondale; Margaro Marcano of Youngsville, North Carolina; and Gerardo Marcano (Giacomo Bonacasa) of Harlem; as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brothers, Gumercindo, Francisco, Enrique, Pedro, Siano, Tanislao, Joaquin, Jose Manuel, Migdalia and Luis and their spouses.

Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, March 12, from 11 to 1 p.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., in Beacon. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at St. Joachim Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties ( 

Ned Sampson

Ned Sampson (1937-2019)

Edward T. “Ned” Sampson, 81, of the Town of Newburgh, died Feb. 27, 2019.

He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Newburgh, the son of Paul and Anabel (Jova) Sampson. He attended Newburgh Free Academy, Andover Academy and Brown University, where he majored in journalism. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon his discharge he worked for several publishing houses. He later went on to work for and retired from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Ned’s passion was hiking. Over the course of his lifetime he hiked every local mountain from Bear Mountain to Mount Beacon and Breakneck, the Adirondacks, Catskills and the Sierra Nevada. He was a great fan of Ivy League football and hockey. He is survived by a sister, Joan Schmidt (Richard) of Bowie, Maryland.

Richard Terralavoro (1941-2019)

Richard H. Terralavoro, 78, of Beacon, died March 7, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

He was born in Poughkeepsie on Feb. 2, 1941, the son of Dante and Rita (Friel) Terralavoro. On March 19, 1968, he married Karen Krevokan in Hawaii. She died in 2010.

Rich was employed as a mason for Locals No. 1 and No. 5 of Poughkeepsie, and Local No. 1 of New York City. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 and 30 years later would receive an honorary high school diploma from Ketcham High School that he had not been able to earn because of his military service. Rich was also a member of St. Rocco’s Society in Beacon.

He is survived by his children, Christofer Terralavoro (Angela) of Walden, Kristin Cantele (Christopher) of Poughkeepsie and Peter Terralavoro (Kezban) of Cortlandt Manor, and his grandchildren Gabriella, Gisella, Mason, Phoebe, Kaydin, and Sevana. He also is survived by his siblings, Joanne Bartholomew of Florida, Marijane Valentino (Albert) of Midlothian, Virginia, and John Terralavoro (Debbie) of Poughkeepsie.

Friends may call at the Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main St., in Wappingers Falls on Sunday, March 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Animal Rescue Fund of Beacon (, the Dutchess County SPCA ( or Castle Point V.A. Hospital (

Michael Turcy

Michael Turcy (1947-2019)

Michael J. Turcy, a 71-year resident of Beacon, died March 1, 2019.

Born Nov. 20, 1947, he was the son of Joseph and Marion (Calaluca) Turcy. He was a member of St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist Church. On Feb. 13, 1971, he married Maureen Herzog in Beacon.

Mike spent 35 years at a maintenance mechanic for the Beacon City School District, retiring in 2002. After retirement Mike was employed by MTM Pharmacy, P&D Electric, Adam’s Nursery and FedEx at Stewart Airport. He also volunteered for Christmas in April, a community building project which helps low income families, veterans and the elderly.

Mike was a life member of W.H. Mase Hook & Ladder Co., where he was a past lieutenant and current trustee. Before joining the fire company, he was a bass drummer for 16 years with Chanler’s Drum and Bugle Corp, the oldest continuously active drum and bugle corps in the world.

He is survived by his daughters, Dawn Sela (Junus) of Beacon, Kristine Cahill (John) of Poughkeepsie and Theresa Turcy (boyfriend Brandon Costello) of Newburgh. He also is survived by his mother-in-law, Theresa Herzog; a niece, Stephanie Watkins (Jamel Watkins) of Poughkeepsie; and six grandchildren: Junus Sela Jr. of West Point, Kellen Michael Sela of Beacon, Madison Maureen Cahill of Poughkeepsie, Demetra Marie Sela of Beacon, Lola Dillon Cahill of Poughkeepsie and Giovanna Scarchilli of Newburgh. He also is survived by a brother, Joseph Turcy (Beverly) of Beacon.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Joachim’s Church, 51 Leonard St., at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. A Celebration of Life luncheon will be held immediately following at the QWL Building, 134 Matteawan Road, in Beacon. Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 54, Beacon, NY 12508 or a charity of your choice.

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