Beacon Obituaries

William Kendall

William Kendall (1949-2019)

William R. Kendall, 69, of Beacon, died on May 25, 2019, at home, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Beacon on May 27, 1949, the son of the Joseph and Tillie (Fredrick) Kendall. He had a 30-year career with Metro-North Railroad, where he was employed as an iron worker and bridge inspector.

On April 18, 2009, in Fishkill, he married Brenda Tinker, who survives at home.

William was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles and chopping wood. He valued the importance of physical fitness and attended the gym daily. He was also a member of Narcotics Anonymous for 33 years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Michael Kendall (Lori); his stepdaughters, Courtney Nacewicz and Alyssa Belleville (Jeff); his granddaughter, Madelyn Presley Kendall; and his brothers, Joseph Kendall (Beth) and Robert Kendall (Joann).

A memorial service was held on June 1 at McHoul Funeral Home in Fishkill. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (

Paul Lamoree

Paul Lamoree Sr. (1932-2019)

Paul Anthony Lamoree Sr., 87, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and formerly of Fishkill, died on May 18, 2019 in Myrtle Beach, where he moved 23 years ago.

Born in Beacon on June 3, 1932, he was the son of Robert and Margaret (Evans) Lamoree. After serving in the Marines, Paul was a corrections officer at Fishkill Correctional Facility for 29 years until his retirement in 1985. He then worked as a letter carrier for 12 years for the U.S. Post Office in Wilton, Connecticut.

Paul served as assistant chief of the Protection Engine Company of the Village of Fishkill Fire Department and was a founding and charter member of the Rombout Fire Company in Fishkill and served as chief in the 1970s. He also served as a sergeant for the Village of Fishkill Police Department.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Planten-Lamoree; his children, Paul Lamoree Jr. (Patricia) of Wappingers Falls, Robert Lamoree (Laraine) of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Gary Lamoree (Susan) of Brunswick, Georgia, Eric Lamoree of Wappingers Falls, Sean Lamoree of Savannah, Georgia, Marie Vazquez (Ricky) of Elijay, Georgia, and Jonathon Planten (Alison) of Myrtle Beach. He also survived by 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his brother, Joseph Lamoree of Fishkill; his former wife, Donna Moranski-Barr of Elijay, Georgia, and his siblings, Roberta Morgan and Gordon Lamoree.

A firematic service was held on May 31 at McHoul Funeral Home in Fishkill, followed by a funeral service there on June 1 and burial at St. Joachim Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Rombout Fire Co. (

Marie Muyot

Marie Muyot (1933-2019)

Marie Muyot, 86, of Fishkill, died May 25, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Beacon on Feb. 2, 1933, the daughter of John and Mary McCaffrey.

Marie was the first in her family to obtain a college degree when she earned a bachelor’s in Spanish from SUNY Albany. She also earned a master’s degree from Albany Teaching College.

After college, Marie moved to New York City while she worked as a Spanish-English translator for a major corporation. In 1963, while at a USO dance, she met her future husband, Mariano Muyot, a sailor with the U.S. Navy and native of the Philippines. They were married on April 4, 1964, in San Diego, and were together 52 years before his death in 2016.

Marie retired from Fishkill Elementary after 30 years of teaching. She also volunteered as a translator for the Department of Health, visiting the homes of new mothers to translate for the nurses, and for Birthright of Dutchess County. Her passion for the Spanish language and for helping others continues on in her grandsons, who are all bilingual in Spanish and English, and who have spent time studying and helping people abroad, from Panama to Nicaragua to Nepal.

Marie is survived by her daughter Juliana LoBiondo (Anthony) of Newburgh, and her son, Michael Muyot of Newburgh; as well as four grandsons: Vuk Muyot, Christian LoBiondo, Nikola Muyot and Michael LoBiondo.

A funeral service was held on June 1 at St. John’s the Evangelist in Beacon, followed by a private burial. Memorial donations may be made to Birthright of Dutchess County, 1081 Main St., Fishkill NY 12524.

Peter Phillips

Peter Phillips (1947-2019)

Peter D. Phillips, 72, of Fishkill, died of cancer on May 25, 2019.

Born in Beacon on Feb. 7, 1947, he was the son of Douglas and Esther “Tippy” (Williams) Phillips. He graduated from Roy C. Ketcham High School and SUNY Plattsburgh. On Oct. 3, 1970, in Plattsburgh, he married Cristina Hansen, who survives at home.

Peter worked for 31 years for the Wappingers Central School District as a social studies teacher until his retirement in 2005. He was teacher-in-charge of the Social Studies Department at Ketcham and served as student council advisor, yearbook advisor, junior class advisor and senior class advisor. Pete was honored nine times with selection to Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

From 1988 to 2001, Pete served in the Dutchess County Legislature, where he was Majority Whip and chaired the Public Safety Committee. During his time as a legislator, he was instrumental in the development of the Dutchess County E-911 system. He became a member of the Village of Fishkill Board of Trustees in 2005 and became deputy mayor in 2006, a role in which he served up until his death.

Pete was a member of Fishkill Protection Engine Co. No. 1 since 1966 and served as the company’s president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. He was also a trustee of the Fishkill Rural Cemetery for 20 years and served as its first vice president.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on May 29 at St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, with entombment at the mausoleum at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Fishkill Protection Engine Co. No. 1, 1132 Main St., Fishkill, NY 12524.

George Tracy III

George Tracy III (1934-2019)

George E. Tracy III, 85, of Hopewell Junction, and previously of Peekskill, died on May 26, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born on March 15, 1934 in Peekskill, George was the son of George E. and Sara Frances (Lent) Tracy Mullen. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and, after an honorable discharge as a corporal, was a member of the Civil Air Patrol at Peekskill High School. George was employed as a meter reader for Central Hudson in Beacon, Fishkill and Wappingers Falls for 34 years until his retirement in 1999.

George was a member of the Zion Episcopal Church choir in Wappingers Falls for 30 years; past governor of the Peekskill Moose Lodge; and past president of the Peekskill American Legion Fife and Drum Corp.

On June 1, 1958, at St. Mary’s Church in Mohegan Lake, George married Eileen Hochsprung, who survives at home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Dawn Gregg of Hopewell Junction, George E. Tracy IV (Susan) of Elbridge, Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) Craig Tracy (Veronica) of Gulfport, Mississippi, Brett Tracy (Toni) of Wappingers Falls, Kerry Tracy of Philmont and Shane Tracy (Niki) of Hopewell Junction.

He also is survived by 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Phyllis Foley of Florida and Patty Perry (Robey) of Peekskill; and his sister-in-law, Betty Tracy of North Carolina.

A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Satterlee Place, in Wappingers Falls. Following the Mass there will be a luncheon in the parish hall. Memorial donations may be made to Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 114 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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