Beacon Obituaries

Carol Bowers

Carol Bowers (1957-2019)

Carol S. Bowers, 82, of Rock Hill, New York, and formerly of Beacon, died Aug. 14, 2019, at Catskill Regional Medical Center.

She was born March 5, 1937, in Liberty, New York, the daughter of Henry and Leslie (Shambler) Wyman. Her husband, Donald Bowers, and her companion, Kenneth Hill, died before her.

Carol worked as a cook for the Beacon City School District. In her free time, she enjoyed being creative, either crocheting or gardening. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed her camping trips, or relaxing with a good book. But above all else she loved spending time with her friends and family, and she had great faith in God.

She is survived by her children: Cindy Bowers (Flo Keahey) and Tim Bowers (Debbie); her grandchildren: Casey and Justina Karsten and Tim and Jennette Carter; and her great-grandchildren: Wesley, Luke, Lilianna and Josiah.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St., in Liberty. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home officiated by Carol’s grandson, Casey Karsten, with burial to follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Bill Incremona

Bill Incremona (1928-2019)

Orazio William (Bill) Incremona, 91, of Beacon, died Aug. 15, 2019.

He was born in Beacon on Feb. 19, 1928, the son of Frank and Lucia (Archimede) Incremona. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Edith Mohrman on April 23, 1949.

Bill loved making people laugh, playing the slots at casinos, attending his annual clambake, Facebook and spending time with his family and friends. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit.

He is survived by his daughter, Jayne Griesemer (Joseph) of Poughkeepsie and his grandchildren, William Incremona, Julie Ludlow (Brian), Matthew Griesemer (Amy), Michelle Trapani (Ross) and Melissa Glowacki (Rob) Glowacki, as well as 11 great-grandchildren: Will, Xenia, Liam and Ryan Incremona, Anya and Ethan Ludlow, Lucy and Annabelle Griesemer, Ellie and Abigail Trapani and Molly Glowacki.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., in Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Aug. 19 at 11:15 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road, in Poughkeepsie, with burial with military to follow at St. Joachim Cemetery, 325 Washington Ave., in Beacon.

Patricia Kelly

Phyllis Kelly (1967-2019)

Phyllis E. Kelly, 52, a longtime Beacon resident, died at her home on Aug. 15, 2019.

She was born in Cold Spring on Feb. 13, 1967, the daughter of Philip and Patricia (Williams) Baxter.

Phyllis was a graduate of Beacon High School. She received her associate’s degree from Dutchess Community College and later earned certification as an ophthalmic technician and worked for more than 20 years at the Hudson Valley Eye Surgeons and, most recently, for Care Mount Medical Group in Fishkill and Poughkeepsie.

On March 26, 1988, in Fishkill, she married Thomas V. Kelly Jr., who survives at home.

Phyllis enjoyed kayaking, visiting the ponies on Assateague Island, camping and beachcombing with her family. She also enjoyed giving back to others and volunteering, especially with Guiding Eyes for the Blind. She was remembered for her sense of humor and compassion. She was always an advocate for anyone in need and will miss being with her women of WOW.

Along with her husband of 31-years and her parents, Phyllis is survived by a sister, Patricia Rodgers (Daniel), and her brothers and sisters-in-law: Scott (Amy), Terri (Steve), Ricky, Peggy (Brian), Franky (Evelyn), Bob (Pat), Sue (Gerry) and Pat (Scott).

Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave., in Beacon, where a celebration of life will be shared at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 or to Mid-Hudson Animal Aid, 54 Simmons Lane, Beacon, NY 12508.

Nick Scalzo

Nick Scalzo (1958-2019)

Nicholas (Nick) Scalzo, 61, died Aug. 9, 2019, surrounded by family members.

Nick was born in Beacon on March 11, 1958, the son of Sal (Joy) and Ann Scalzo. He loved the history and culture of his hometown and volunteered at Bannerman’s Island, where his grandfather had served as a caretaker of the estate. He graduated from Beacon High School in 1976, worked for IBM and later graduated with a degree in nursing from Pace University.

Nicky loved anything retro or sci-fi, especially the “1969 World’s Fair” and “Lost in Space.” He loved baking and then eating what he baked. He became an award-winning gardener. Nicky loved being with his family and friends, telling stories of his antics in years past, and he had a contagious laugh and an ability to make ordinary events extraordinary. He also would want you to know, his family said, that he had the prettiest eyes in the family.

He is survived by his sister, Joy Ann Simmons; his sister-in-law, Sandy Scalzo; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Nicky would want everyone to remember him often by telling stories about him and his “above-average” looks. He never backed out of any idea that he had to make others laugh. He was fearless, his family said.

Services were held Aug. 14 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation in Beacon (

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