Beacon Obituaries

Bonnie Bachand

Bonnie Bachand

Bonnie Bachand (1957-2023)

Bonnie Cohen Bachand, 66, a longtime resident of Wallkill and formerly of Beacon, died July 1. 

Bonnie was born in Beacon on Jan. 28, 1957, the daughter of the Benjamin “Barney” and Elsie (Simmons) Cohen.

Bonnie is survived by her children, Nina Reagan (Earl Edward Reagan III) and Benjamin Bachand (Elizabeth Cotler); as well as her grandchildren, Orion and Ophira Reagan. Along with her parents, her brother, Walter, died before her.

Family and friends will gather on Monday (July 10) from 9 to 11 a.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St. in Beacon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (

Paul Cavaccini

Paul Cavaccini

Paul Cavaccini (1942-2023)

Paul E. Cavaccini, 81, died July 7 at Putnam Hospital with his wife at his side. 

He was born in Newburgh on March 10, 1942, the son of Edward and Emma (Marchio) Cavaccini. On Feb. 25, 1991, in New Orleans, Paul married the former Maryanne Greggo. On May 25, 1991, they were married in a Catholic Mass at the West Point Chapel.

Paul worked as a union carpenter for Local 323 in Beacon.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his brother, Frank Cavaccini (Carol), his niece, Paula, and his great-niece, Marissa.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday (July 20) at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim Cemetery, 325 Washington Avenue, in Beacon. Memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter.

Robert Corbett

Robert Corbett

Robert Corbett (1959-2023)

Robert J. Corbett, 63, died June 29 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

He was born Dec. 6, 1959, in the Bronx, the son of George and Catherine (Miller) Corbett. On July 9, 1983, he married the former Mary Ann Farley. Robert retired from Metro-North, where he worked in the Power Department.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his sons, Bill Corbett and Jon Corbett; his twin sister, Grace, and his other siblings, Diane, Michael, Joseph, Daniel, Mary, John and Rosemarie. His siblings Katherine, George and Frank died before him.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 3 at St. Joachim’s Church in Beacon.

Michael Manzoeillo (1949-2023)

Michael J. Manzoeillo, 74, died July 3.

He was born May 8, 1949, in Beacon, the son of Luciano and Eva (Geralds) Manzoeillo. He graduated from Beacon High School and attended trade school. He began his working career at A&P in Beacon and then worked as a draftsman for Standard Gage in Poughkeepsie and other local machine works.

Michael is survived by a nephew. His parents and his brother, David, died before him. A graveside service was held July 7 at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Ella Snook

Ella Snook

Ella Snook (1946-2023)

Ella Mae Snook, 76, a lifelong Beacon resident and most recently of Poughkeepsie, died July 4 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  

She was born in Beacon on Dec. 18, 1946, the daughter of Benjamin and Edna (Scofield) Stanton. She graduated from Beacon High School. She married Donald Snook, who died in 2001.

Ella was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, where she was an elder, deacon, choir member and directed the bell choir.

She was also a member of the church’s Welcome Table, which met and fed those from the community every week. Ella spent many years in banking, working for JPMorgan Chase until she retirement.

Ella is survived by several cousins. Her three sisters, Mary Ellen Stanton, Judith Burris and Dorothy Ramirez, died before her. 

Her family will receive friends on Friday (July 7) from 3 to 7 p.m. at Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Ave. in Beacon, where a service  will be held at 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday (July 8) at Fishkill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Welcome Table, First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, 50 Liberty St., Beacon, NY 12508 ( 

Rachel Stephens

Rachel Stephens

Rachel Stephens (1973-2023)

Rachel Stephens, 49, died June 26 at her home in Marlboro.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1973, in Cold Spring, the daughter of Robert Stephens II and Judy Agunzo. For most of her childhood, Rachel was raised by her paternal aunt and uncle, Mary Ellen and John Bride.

She was baptized Catholic, in which she made her communion and confirmation. In 2019, she was born again as a Christian at Calvary Chapel in Highland.

Frequently, Rachel moved back and forth between Beacon and Marlboro. She graduated from Marlboro High School in 1992 but attended other schools for a short while, like Rombout Middle School in Beacon and Newburgh Free Academy.

Rachel worked as a bank teller and later for IBM. After she left IBM, she went back to working for a bank as manager of three Trustco banks. She also was a cosmetologist. She loved the Kardashians; her favorite one was Kylie. Everyone loved when Rachel did their hair and/or makeup, her family said.

Rachel loved to draw, sketch and writes. She was very creative and she loved to laugh and make jokes, her family said. She was a strong woman with strong energy.

She faced a lot of trials and tribulations throughout her life, and dealt with a variety of unfair, unexpected tragedies, her family said. But she stayed strong and never gave up. 

She was the type of mother who was determined to make sure her children, and her grandchildren, had the best of the best Christmases and birthdays. She also made sure that she had her children in the top-of-the-line clothes since they were infants, and would faithfully take her children out for school shopping every year. She loved everything designer, and was big into fashion and cosmetics. She was a phenomenal cook, as well. Her family and friends always told her that she should open up a restaurant because her cooking was that good.

Rachel is survived by her partner, Ernest Greiner, her fiancé and high school sweetheart. Her partner and the father of her children, Leo Supple III, died in 1999. She is also survived by her daughters, Ariel and Lea Supple; her grandchildren, Miana Walker and Kennedy Supple; her sons-in-law, Daniel Supple and Robert Walker; her sisters, Shannon, Heather and Kathleen Bride; and her brother Mark Supple (Rhianna Valentin). She is also survived by her former husband, Joey Zahn, and a lifelong friend, Andrew DeMer.

A funeral service was held July 3 at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey in Beacon. Family and friends gathered at the funeral home July 6 to drive to the cemetery together for interment. 

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