Obituaries: Seymour, Marchisio, Gorman, Murphy


Ronald Seymour, 72, former Clermont fire chief

RHINEBECK—Ronald N. Seymour, 72 , of Clermont died Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital of Rhinebeck.

Born November 4, 1938 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Rossman and Mildred (Hasbrouck) Seymour.

Mr. Seymour was a retired truck driver for F.H. Stickles and Son, Livingston. He was former chief of the Clermont Fire Company and active in the company and was a member of the C.H. Evans Hook and Ladder Company in Hudson. He was an avid duck hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his significant-other, Diane L. Seymour; three sons, Ronald P. of Clermont, Floyd R. of Stottville and Brandon R. of Claverack; one sister, Karen Davis of Ausable Forks; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert B. Seymour

Funeral services were held Monday, August 15 at the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown, with the Reverend David Tipple officiating.

Interment followed in the St. Luke’s Cemetery in Clermont.

Memorial donations are requested to the Clermont Fire Company.

Virginia Marchisio, 99, grandmother, church member

LIVINGSTON—Virginia “Jean” Marchisio, 99, of Germantown died Sunday August 7, 2011 at the Livingston Hills Nursing Home.

Born December 14, 1911 in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Mary Offer.

Before her retirement, she was employed for many years at W.T. Grants in Hudson and at Jean Serison’s Mountain Range Farm in Germantown.

Mrs. Marchisio was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church of the Resurrection in Germantown.

Survivors include: two sons, Andrew and his wife Diane of Germantown and Alfred Jr. and his wife Rose of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, George Offer of New Jersey; grandchildren, Andrew Jr., Kristen, Lori, Nicholas and Jill; and three great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Marchisio, who died December 12, 2005.

Funeral services were Wednesday, August 10 from the Yadack-Fox Funeral Home, Germantown and the Church of the Resurrection in Germantown, where the Reverend Winston Bath celebrated a Mass of the Christian Burial.

Interment followed in the Reformed Church Cemetery, Germantown.

Paul Gorman, 78, worked on county highways, liked to bowl and jitterbug

ALBANY—Paul “Eddie” Gorman, 78, of Hudson, passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Born May 6, 1933 in Hudson, he was the son of the late James and Beatrice (Cutler) Gorman. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marta Gorman and two brothers, James and Gerald Gorman.

He is survived by his devoted children, Lenora (Charles) Leggieri of Farmerville, LA, Mary Ellen (Carmen) Gramoglia of Glasco, James (Kathleen) Gorman of Greenport, Victor (Renee) Gorman of Greenport, and Ann (John) Eisner of Hudson; 12 beloved grandchildren, J. P. Gramoglia, Celeste Leggieri-Tyler, Colleen, Courtney and Charles Leggieri, Kristen, Kenneth and Kevin Gorman, Victor J. Gorman and Marta, Kimberly and John Eisner; seven great-grandchildren; his loving siblings, Michael and Thomas Gorman, both of Arizona, Joseph Gorman of North Carolina, John Gorman of Troy, Della Phillips of Hudson and Catherine “Babe” Leggett of Hillsdale; special friend, James Ban, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gorman served in the US Army from 1950 until 1953. He was retired from the Columbia County Highway Department, where he worked as a laborer for many years. He was a life member of the 787 BPOE and Rogers Hose Fire Company #2; a member of the Hudson Fish & Game Club, a member of the VFW Band, and a member of the famed Keyser’s Softball Team. He was an avid bowler and loved to jitterbug with his sister, Babe.  Mr. Gorman was a lifelong resident of Hudson and devoted to his family.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 17 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 18 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Cardiac Care Unit, 315 South Manning Boulevard, Albany 12208. To leave a message for the family go to

Robert Murphy, 81, Grand Union manager

SHARON, CT—Robert E. Murphy, 81, of Deer Run Road in Millerton passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the Sharon Health Care Center.

He was born in Manhattan, April 24, 1930, he was a son of Lawrence and Dolores (Rey) Murphy.

Formerly of Unionvale, Mr. Murphy attended Our Lady of Hope Parish in Copake Falls.

Prior to his retirement, he was evening manager at Grand Union in Hopewell Junction.

Survivors include: his son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Deborah Murphy of Millerton; his grandchildren, Christopher Murphy of Gilberts, IL and Erin Murphy of Millerton; and a great grandson, John Murphy.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helga.

Friends are invited and may call at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22, Copake, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Also Wednesday, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Hope Parish, 8074 State Route 22, directly across from the funeral home.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a local chapter of the American Heart Association.

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