Beacon Obituaries

Deanna Argenio

Deanna Argenio (1966-2019)

Deanna Anne Argenio, 53, of Middletown, and formerly of Beacon, died June 6, 2019.

She was born in Beacon on Feb. 15, 1966, the daughter of Samuel and Lila (Jakab) Trifilo.

Deanna graduated from Beacon High School and Russell Sage College. She worked in the optical field before switching careers to become a docent at Boscobel in Garrison. Deanna’s Christian faith inspired many people, according to her family, and she loved to share the Gospel.

Her passions were helping others, caring for her pets, taking courses, home schooling her nephews, playing video and board games, playing the harp, entertaining and studying the Bible. Known to her family as “Aunt D,” she had a quirky and joyful sense of humor.

Deanna is survived by her husband, Michael; her mother, Lila Trifilo (Edward Guardia); her sister, Lisa Reno (Jeff); her nephews, Brien, Andrew, Dylan and Alexander Reno; her sister Adria Trifilo (Mike Cronin); her father-in-law, Richard Argenio (Laura); her brother-in-law, Scott Argenio (Jennifer) and her nephew and niece, Cole and Madeline; her sister-in-law Cathy Eisgruber (Richard) and nephews Joseph and Tyler; and her great-niece, Vivian.

The family will gather with friends on Thursday, June 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave., in Beacon, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, followed by interment in St. Joachim Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to The Rock Hill Church of the Nazarene Youth Group, 210 Katrina Falls Road, Rock Hill, NY 12775.

Mary Ruckdeschel

Mary Ruckdeschel (1931-2019)

Mary F. Ruckdeschel, 87, a resident of Newburgh for more than 85 years, died June 4, 2019, in Beacon.

Born in Newburgh on Nov. 7, 1931, Mary was the second child of Pietro and Mary Gruini. She graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and was a retired seamstress

On Nov. 6, 1950, the day before her 18th birthday, at Sacred Heart Church, she married Donald Ruckdeschel. They were married for 69 years and enjoyed traveling and bowling together.

Mary was a multi-faceted woman whose skill and knowledge led her down the path of seamstress, stained-glass artist and Italian cuisine chef. With her husband, she helped manage a courier service, a delicatessen and an ice cream stand. She was a longtime member of the women’s VFW Newburgh chapter and dedicated much of her time to community services such as Meals on Wheels.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Donald Jr. Ruckdeschel and Gary Ruckdeschel; her grandchildren: Jana Calabrese (Rich) and Jessica (Gregg), Michael, Alyse (Brad) Jones, Donny (Maria), and her great-grandchildren, Jackson Marinelli and Matteo Ruckdeschel. She also is survived by her sisters-in-law: Beatrice Gruini and Ruthann Cosman, and a longtime friend, Rose Moresco. Mary is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Nancy Ruckdeschel and Jeri Rhoades.

A service to celebrate Mary’s life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Goodwill Church Montgomery’s Lindsey-Pohlman Chapel, 2135 Route 208, in Montgomery.

John Shebanie

John Shebanie (1922-2019)

John Francis Shebanie, 97, a lifelong Dutchess Junction and Beacon resident, died June 5, 2019, at his home.

John was born Jan. 21, 1922, at home in Dutchess Junction, the son of Michael and Margaret (Hajj) Shebanie. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946. John was a charter member of the Dutchess Junction Fire Co. and served as its commissioner for 15 years.

On April 24, 1949, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Beacon, he married Mary Ann Daddario, who died in 1991.

John worked for many years as a foreman at the Bobrich Blanket Factory in Beacon, the Lighting & Electronic in Beacon, and Dutchess Industries. He was also the co-owner of the Golf Cart Rental Corp. He was an avid gardener and loved his tomato garden. He also loved to travel with his wife and was a fan of the Mets and Jets.

He is survived by his son, John F. Shebanie Jr. (Joanne) and daughter Michelle Cohen (Larry), as well four grandchildren: Ishia Shebanie-Wilson (James); Jason Shebanie (Jill); Mary Cohen and, Sarah Cohen (fiancé Josue Ramos); and a great-granddaughter, Hayden Wilson.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave., in Beacon. After a procession to St. Joachim Church at 51 Leonard St., a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment with military honors at St. Joachim Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made the Dutchess Junction Fire Co., 75 Slocum Rd., Beacon, NY 12508.

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