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Obituaries: Dellibovi, Palladino, Brock


Ellen Dellibovi (1955 – 2012)

RED ROCK—Ellen Dellibovi, 57, of Red Rock passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Albany, August 24, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Guy D. and Vivian (Packer) Bovi.

She is survived by: three sisters, Carolyn Bovi of McCowansville, Quebec, Claude Bovi (Charlotte Nicholes) of New Richmond, WI, and Nancy Wood (Charles) of Ghent and three nephews, Kerner and Collin Wood and Adam Sherman.

Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. An informal memorial service will be held at the Schor Conservation Area, 58 Shoreview Drive, Canaan, October 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. All are invited.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Red Rock Fire Company, the Columbia Land Conservancy or the Red Rock Historical Society.

Arrangements are with Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Phyllis O’Shea Palladino (1937 – 2012)

AUSTERLITZ—Phyllis O’Shea Palladino died Wednesday, October 10 at home in Austerlitz after a long illness.

Born in Ilion, September 27, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Francis B. O’Shea and Edith A. Butler.

Mrs. Palladino taught English at Chatham High School from 1980 to 1998. She brought a creative and challenging experience to all her students. Prior to that, she taught in Catholic schools at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels for 12 years.

She earned her BA in English from Siena and an MS in guidance from the University at Albany. She was a guidance counselor at Chatham Junior High School 1972 to ‘73, and later, an adjunct professor at the University at Albany. In 1992, she was awarded the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Teacher of Excellence medal. In addition to her school-related work, Mrs. Palladino was vice president and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Austerlitz Historical Society. Autumn in Austerlitz, the School House Reunion, Dinners at old Austerlitz were among her significant ideas in her leadership role in AHS. She authored “The Adventures of Dan and Meg.”

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Philip Palladino; her children, Daniel and Margaret-Mary; her sister, Patricia O’Shea; and grandson K. Hannibal Ben Chaabane. She was predeceased by her brother, Francis J. O’Shea.

Burial will be in the Austerlitz Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A memorial reception for friends and neighbors will be held at the family residence, Mrs. Palladino’s beloved home, at 11631 State Route 22, Austerlitz on Saturday, October 20 from 2 to 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in her memory to the Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414 or the Austerlitz Historical Society, P.O. Box 144, Austerlitz 12017.

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Ronald L. Brock (1942 – 2012)

TROY—Ronald L. Brock, 70 of Potter Hill Road, Petersburgh died Wednesday, October 10 at Samaritan Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in Petersburgh, February 1, 1942, he was the son of Elizabeth May Wescott Brock of Walloomsac and the late Lester Elwin Brock, Sr.

He was the loving husband of the late Thelma A. Knuetter Brock, who died on June 21, 1997. They were married in Grafton, March 19, 1965.

A lifelong resident of Petersburgh, Mr. Brock attended the one-room schoolhouse in Petersburgh and the Grafton Baptist Church.

In his early years he worked for Lawrence Church as a logger. He was later employed by the New York State Thruway Authority (formerly Canal Corp.) working on the Erie Canal. He retired in 1996 after 31 years of service. He was a member of both the Petersburgh and Berlin Rod and Gun Club. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and in later years socializing with family and friends.

Survivors besides his mother include: his children, Jenine R. (Jason) Morgan of Waynesville, MO, Ronald E. (Billie Jo) Brock and Karl D. (Lottie M.) Brock, Sr. all of Berlin; siblings, Jerome (Cindy) Brock of Hoosick Falls, Gerald Brock of Walloomsac, Allan (Desiree) Brock of Buskirk, Kathleen Arasin of Hoosick Falls, Carol (the late Harold) Delille of Ft. Mead, FL, Lester E. (Nancy) Brock, Jr. of Petersburgh; grandchildren, Karl Jr., Tonya, Amanda, Taylor, Josh and Dominic; a great-granddaughter, Maya along with many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by a sister Susan Brock.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 13 at the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh. Interment followed in the Berlin Community Cemetery next to his loving wife.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Petersburgh Rod and Gun Club or the Berlin Rod and Gun Club c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 361, Petersburgh 12138.


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