Arlene Lee

Arlene Lee (1951-2023)

Arlene G. Lee, 72, of Poughkeepsie and formerly of Beacon, died on Nov. 23 at her home, surrounded by family members. 

She was born June 18, 1951, in Callicoon, New York, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Sinrod) Brodsky. On Oct. 30, 1969, she married Robert J. Lee.

Arlene was a member of the local meatcutters and wrappers union who worked at several supermarkets and owned Butcher Bob’s Meat Market. She also was a real-estate broker. She was a member of Beacon Elks Club Lodge 1493 and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Hopewell Junction, and she was also a member of the New Hamburg Yacht Club. 

She was known as a vacation specialist who loved traveling the world and taking cruises. She also had a passion for dance and was a ballroom dancer and instructor with Love to Dance.

In addition to her husband, Arlene is survived by her children: Charles Lee, Catherine Lee Ramos (John) and Michael Lee (Maria), as well as her grandchildren: Ashley, Kevin, Michael, Alexander, Andrew, Isabella and Gabrielle; and her siblings, Ted Brodsky, Herbert Brodsky and Judy Golden; and her in-laws, Eva, Roland, Emma, Edward, Richard, Elizabeth, John and Donnah. Her son, Robert E. Lee, died before her.

Family and friends will gather on Sunday (Nov. 26) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Funeral Home by Halvey, 2 Beekman St., in Beacon. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday (Nov. 27) at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery.

Julius Tkaczyk

Julius Tkacyzk (1942-2023)

Julius Tkaczyk, 81, a brother with the Capuchin Franciscans in Beacon, died Nov. 19.

He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on Feb. 16, 1942, the son of John and Nellie (Skowronski) Tkaczyk.

Julius entered the Capuchin Franciscans and made his first profession on Aug. 19, 1972. He was stationed at St. Francis Seminary in Lafayette, New Jersey, before volunteering for the foreign missions, where he served for 12 years in Zambia. The last 24 years of his life were spent at St. Lawrence Friary doing building maintenance and grounds keeping.

He is survived by his siblings John, JoAnne and Patricia.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday (Nov. 28) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., with a wake at 7 p.m., at St. Lawrence Friary, 180 Sargent Ave., in Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday (Nov. 29) at 11 a.m. in the chapel of St. Lawrence Friary, followed by interment at the St. Lawrence Friary Cemetery. 

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