Beacon Obituaries

Doris Hogan

Doris Hogan

Doris Hogan (1930-2021)

Doris Jean Hogan, 90, formerly of Beacon and Hopewell Junction, died on March 9 at The Wingate at Dutchess nursing home in Fishkill.

She was born in Peekskill on June 15, 1930, the daughter of Frank and Irene (Roake) Miller. On Aug. 25, 1951, she married LeRoy Hogan, who died in 1995.

Doris loved to laugh and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her children: Patricia Whipple (Bruce) of Solon, Maine; Doreen McLaud (Eric) of Milford, Pennsylvania; LeRoy Hogan (Carrie) of Plattekill; Michael Hogan (Pat) of Wilson, North Carolina; Laurie Hogan of Hopewell Junction; and Karen Kelso (Andrew) of Highland.

She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kathleen McGlynn, Kelly McGlynn, Brian Whipple, Nicholas Hogan, Richard Hogan, Sean Hogan, Amanda Hogan, Kimberly Whipple and Ryan Kelso; and her great-grandchildren, Jackie Fenton, Dominick Hogan, Chloe Hogan, Jason Whipple and Sarah Whipple.

Ted Lee

Ted Lee

Ted Lee (1941-2021)

Theodore R. “Ted” Lee, 80, a longtime resident of Beacon, died on March 14 at his home, surrounded by family members.

Ted was born on Jan. 4, 1941, in Hyde Park, the son of Theodore and Helen Lee. After graduating from high school, Ted enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a hospital corpsman second class until 1969. On Sept. 11, 1971, he married the former Jean Baxter.

Ted was a registered nurse for the Veterans Administration and retired from the Castle Point VA Medical Center in Wappingers Falls. He was also a member of the Beacon Elks Club, a life member of the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council No. 445 in Beacon and a past commander of the American Legion in Poughkeepsie. He was a coach for the Beacon Soccer Club for many years and an avid bowler.

Along with his wife of 49 years, Ted is survived by his children, Kimberly Cacchiani (John) and their children, Megan and Noah; Matthew Lee (Cherilynn) and their children, Matthew, Kaylis and Avery; and Kelly Edouard (Antoine) and their children, Alanna and AJ.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 18 at St. Joachim Church in Beacon, followed by burial with military honors at St. Joachim Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice (

Olga Lucas

Olga Lucas

Olga Lucas (1924-2021)

Olga Lucas, 96, of Poughkeepsie, and formerly of Beacon, died March 2 at Northern Dutchess Hospital of complications of COVID-19.

She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Aug. 27, 1924, the daughter of Harry and Pauline Ferrence. As a young child, she moved to Beacon. On July 11, 1943, she married Vincent Lucas, at St. Joachim’s Church. He died in 1981.

She was employed as a contractor with IBM for 43 years before retiring from Temco Services in 2007. Olga was an reader and passionate about politics. She will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, zest for life, abiding faith in God and her radiating smile, her family said.

Olga is survived by her son, Richard Lucas (Lynn Kara). Her four siblings died before her. A graveside service was held on March 8 at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Raymond Morris

Raymond Morris

Raymond Morris (1930-2021)

Raymond W. Morris, 90, of Hopewell Junction, died March 8 at his home.

He was born in Beacon on Oct. 9, 1930, the son of William and Hazel (Blaine) Morris. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he was employed as manager at Fishkill Farms. Raymond was a life member of the Wiccopee Fire Department No. 4, where he had served as the fire commissioner for 10 years.

On April 15, 1951, at the Fishkill United Methodist Church, he married Jane Wright.

Along with his wife of 70 years, he is survived by his children: Patricia Hart (Raymond), Michael Morris and Kim Secor; his grandchildren, Meaghan LeMon (Robert), Bryan Hart, Christine Kress (Andrew), Michael Morris Jr., Carson Morris and Hillary Klegg, Shane and Kristy Morris, Teddy Rupp and Amanda Rupp; seven great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Linda Lawson and Nancy Rickle.

Burial with military honors took place on March 14 at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the East Fishkill Rescue Squad, Wiccopee Fire Company or the Wiccopee United Methodist Church.

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