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Obituaries: Hagadone, Albright, Dixon


Arthur D. Hagadone (1949 – 2014)

ALBANY—Arthur D. “Sonny” Hagadone, 65, of Valatie died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Albany Medical Center.

Born April 3, 1949 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Daniel and Laura (Mazal) Hagadone.

Mr. Hagadone worked at Sterling – Winthrop Drug for 40 years as a chemical operator. He was an avid music buff and enjoyed listening to and transferring old music to tapes and CDs.

He loved watching baseball, especially the New York Yankees and also collected all kinds of baseball memorabilia.

He enjoyed spending time with his cats.

He is survived by: his wife, Sharon (Mackey) Hagadone:  two sons, Joshua C. Hagadone and Nicholas A. Hagadone both of Valatie; five siblings, George Hagadone, Daniel Hagadone, David Hagadone, Cookie Mackey and Jane Williams all of Valatie; three beloved cats, Trish, Torrie and Little Jimmy; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie, with the Reverend Nick Becker officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Mildred Albright (1924 – 2014)

PHILMONT—Mildred “Millie” Albright, 89, of Pumpkin Hollow Road, Hillsdale passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Pine Haven Home.

She was born June 28, 1924 in Craryville to Elsworth and Millie (Brusie) Rogers.

On February 11, 1940 in Philmont, she married Harold L. Albright. He predeceased her in 1992.

Mr. and Mrs. Albright were the longtime operators of the family business, Albright’s Catering Service. They also worked together as Copake Lake Estate Caretakers and Landscapers. Mrs. Albright ran the former Ship and Shore Store at Copake Lake and was also a rural mail carrier in Hillsdale.

Mrs. Albright had many great friends over the years and cherished the time spent with them. Her dogs at home were her pride and joy and she enjoyed talking about them to all who would listen.

Above all, Mrs. Albright loved her family very much and they returned that love.

She leaves her 15 children, Carol Clough of Philmont, Helen Clough of Craryville, Robert Albright of Copake, Arnold Albright of Hillsdale, Suzanne Coleman of Hillsdale, Berniece Tripp of Hillsdale, Elizabeth Yole of Florida, Linda Aragi of Craryville, Joyce Concra of Craryville, Leonard Albright of Hudson, Timothy Albright of Hillsdale, Roger Albright of Craryville, Kathy Dierkes of Livingston, Harold Albright of Craryville and Kevin Albright of Hillsdale. She was a grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to several. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Albright was predeceased by two sisters and eight brothers, Mardel Scutt and Marguerite Bethman, Milford Rogers, Lewis Rogers, Casey Rogers, Eddie Rogers, Joe Rogers, Clifford Link, Curtis Rogers and Lee Rogers.

At her request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in the West Copake Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activities Fund, c/o Pine Haven Home, Route 217, Philmont 12565.

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Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake.

Gerald E. Dixon (1941 – 2014)

ALBANY—Gerald E. Dixon of Chatham passed away April 16, 2014 at Albany Medical Center.

Born in the Bronx, August 3, 1941, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Villanova Dixon.

He moved to Chatham in 1962 after serving in the U.S. Army. He married Joyce Dardess on May 7, 1966. He worked as a laborer for Local 190 and then as an independent contractor.

Mr. Dixon was a member of the Chatham American Legion where he had been very active. He enjoyed spending time at home with his family.

He is survived by: his wife, Joyce; his son, Eric Dixon; his brother, Charles Kuhn; his sister, Dr. Margaret Kuhn-Basti; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in Saint James Church.

Those who wish may contribute to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society in Mr. Dixon’s memory.

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