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Obituaries: Phillips, Desmond, Hall


Margaret N. Phillips (1915 – 2013)

VALATIE—Margaret N. Phillips, 98, of Stockport, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Barnwell Nursing Center.

Born in Stuyvesant Falls, March 31, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Charlotte Nawrocki.

She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Phillips, who died in 1985.

Mrs. Phillips graduated from Hudson High School in 1932. She was employed as a bookkeeper with the Farm Credit Service in Hudson for more than 28 years. She previously worked at the Reilly Company in Valatie and at Huyler’s Restaurant in Albany. She was secretary for the Stockport Senior Citizens since it’s organization in 1976.  She was a member of the Church of St. Joseph’s, St Mary’s Parish in Stuyvesant Falls and was secretary of the Ladies Guild and Social Club. Mrs. Phillips was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles, playing cards and doing crafts.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, cousins and good friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Friday, April 5 at the Church of St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Church in Stuyvesant Falls.

Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Stuyvesant Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of St. Joseph’s.

Arrangements were with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Visit www.batesanderson.com to convey condolences.

Eva Desmond (1934 – 2013)

RHINEBECK—Eva Desmond, 78, of Clermont, a faithful wife, devoted mother and beloved grandmother, passed peacefully through the doorway to eternal life, Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Mrs. Desmond was a longtime communicant of St. Christopher’s Church in Red Hook and Holy Trinity Parish of Germantown and Hudson.

Throughout her life her focus was always on her family, especially preparing food for them. No matter what time of night you arrived home, if you were hungry she would cook something for you. In later years, her grandchildren all knew that at Grandma’s house you could have whatever you wanted for breakfast-even pasta with her famous meatballs and sauce. To those outside the immediate family, she will forever be remembered for her lasagna and Christmas cookies. In earlier years, Mrs. Desmond also volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Red Hook.

Born September 30, 1934, in Millbury, MA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Zona) Mongilio.

She married Robert Desmond on May 7, 1960 in Millbury, MA and he survives at home.

In addition to her loving and devoted husband, she is survived by: her two daughters, Theresa Desmond of Red Hook and BethAnn (Arthur) Proper of Kinderhook; her two sons, David Desmond (Jennifer) of Rochester and John Desmond (Debbie) of Pepperell, MA; her grandchildren, Rachael, Nicholas, Maggie, Anthony and Monica Desmond, Heidi and Phillip Proper.

Mrs. Desmond was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Love and a brother, Robert Mongilio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. Christopher’s Church, Red Hook. Fr. Winston Bath will officiate. Burial will be at St. Sylvia’s Cemetery, Tivoli.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Scriptural Rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Desmond’s memory to the St. Christopher’s Church, 7411 South Broadway, Red Hook 12571 or to Holy Trinity Parish, 429 Allen Street, Hudson 12534.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook.

For directions, or to sign the online guest book, visit www.Burnett-White.com.

Wayne Adair Hall (1928 – 2013)

HUDSON—Wayne Adair Hall, 84, of Hudson died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born October 31, 1928 in Ghent, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Jeanne Hall.

Mr. Hall served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War with the 101st Airborne. He was a well-known local musician and performed at the Grand Ole Opry with Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Mr. Hall was a self-employed painter in the Hudson area.

Surviving are: his four children, Benjamin Leroy Hall of Greenport, Dawn Hall Penrose of New Braunfels, TX, Debra Card of Valatie and Leonard Hall of Ghent; three sisters, Nirell Hall of Hudson, Darlis (Hall) Austin and Joan (Hall) Quick, both of New Symrna, FL; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and special friend, Patricia Roos of Hudson.

He was predeceased by his wife, Martha M. Hall; two brothers, Sherwood and Benjamin Hall and one sister, Arlene (Hall) Parent.

Calling hours will be 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 10 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.



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