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Nancy Bates

Nancy A. Bates (1941 – 2020)

RHINEBECK—Nancy Ann Bates, 79, of Germantown passed away November 14, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Born in Valatie, she was the daughter of the late Edson and Nettie (Stribeck) Folmsbee, Sr.

Before retiring, she was a custodian for 35 years at the Milroad School in Red Hook. Over the years, she met and was loved by many children during her time there.

She is survived by: two sons, Robert (Remilyn) Bates of Poughkeepsie and Edward Bates, Jr., of Germantown; one grandchild, Lyanna Bates; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 19, 11 a.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Friends are invited to attend calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 18 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Valatie. Visit to leave condolences.

Lonnie R. Hoyt, Sr. (1938 – 2020)

HUDSON—Lonnie R. Hoyt Sr., 81, passed away peacefully November 14, 2020 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

He was born December 18, 1938 in Hudson, the son of David and Anna (Madison) Hoyt. In 1956, he entered the Army and served until 1958.

A painter by trade, he also owned and operated the Once Around Antique Shop in Greenport. No yard sale was safe, as he would search out the bargains, antiques and treasures. Other times, he could be found hunting or fishing with his family. He was a member of the Hudson VFW and the Moose Club. He will be remembered for his avid storytelling, and his flirtatious personality.

Mr. Hoyt is survived by: his three sons, Lonnie, Jr., and his companion Sherry, Robert and his wife Martha, and Ricky and his fiancée Tina Florio; his three grandchildren, Kacie Hoyt, Robert Hoyt, Jr., and Melissa Hoyt; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many cousins.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jennie (Snow) Hoyt in 2013; his grandson, Lonnie Hoyt, III, and granddaughter, Heather Hoyt.

Visitation hours will be held on Wednesday, November 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

Frances Hallenbeck (1947 – 2020)

STUYVESANT—Frances Hallenbeck, age 73, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home in Stuyvesant, November 15, 2020.

She was born March 13, 1947 in Queens to Robert and Dorothy Levy.

She graduated from Hudson High School, Class of 1965.

“Fran” was a majorette in high school, and was also a long time member of Roz’s Dance Studio in Hudson.

She worked most of her career as a bookkeeper, she never forgot her gift with shorthand.

The thing that made her the happiest was spending time with her family.

She also loved Tom Jones music, a fresh everything bagel with cream cheese and lox, and watching General Hospital.

Mrs. Hallenbeck is survived by: her husband of 53 years, Gerald Hallenbeck, Jr.; her daughters, Lori Angus (Kevin) and Kelly Hallenbeck (Dave Vallee); grandchildren, Bethy, Tim, Lydia, Andrew (Mackenzie), Kristen, Jordan and Tyler; sister, Millie Hotaling; several nieces and nephews and brothers and sister-in-law.

The family extends its gratitude to Community Hospice of Columbia and Greene County.

Viewing hours and funeral will be private for the family at Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. To send condolences visit

John H. Ferrari (1941 – 2020)

RHINEBECK—John H. Ferrari, 79, of Gallatin passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Meadows, Rhinebeck.

He was a very talented automobile mechanic and technician; throughout his career he worked at Friendly Pontiac, Volkswagen, the Rhinebeck Garage and finally at Kingston Volkswagen. He also raised homing pigeons and was a member of the Catskill Pigeon Racing Club.

Born October 7, 1941 in the Bronx, he was the son of John and Margaret (McCormick) Ferrari.

On June 21, 1964 in Yonkers, he married Donna Hodges.

In addition to his wife Donna, he is survived by: a son, John; daughter, Diane; his brother-in-law, Kenneth Hodges and two sisters.

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Hugo Gardina (1921 – 2020)

HUDSON—Hugo Gardina, 99, formerly of Ghent, died November 13 at the Firemen’s Home.

There is going to be a private family service. Send online condolences at

Steven Poisman

Steven D. Poisman (1961 – 2020)

NEW YORK CITY—Steven D. Poisman, 59, of Red Hook passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Born March 2, 1961 in Grosse Point, MI, he was the son of Gerald Poisman of Red Hook and the late Carol (Burnap) Poisman.

“Steve” married Christine Hitzel February 25, 2006 in Red Hook. She predeceased him March 2, 2012.

For many years, Mr. Poisman worked as an assistant engineer with the New York State Department of Transportation based in Poughkeepsie.

He was a member of 3D Trials, and an avid Forge of Empire player. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and taught a motorcycle safety course for several years. He loved long walks with his granddaughter, Elliana, while soaking up sun and visiting neighbors. He enjoyed bowling, road trips with his family especially to Key West, and yelling at the TV during Giants and Yankees games. He previously volunteered as a local EMT. He could often be found entertaining friends during a neighborhood “porch party.” A father to everyone, he had more adopted kids than one could count. He was happiest at home surrounded by family, watching old movies, drinking good beer, and eating good food (which always happened to be spaghetti.)

In addition to his father, he is survived by: his loving sister and brother-in-law, Shirley (Craig) Dorion of Germantown; his children, Thomas (Steven) McCarthy of Kingston, Erin McCarthy of Kingston, Victoria “Tori” (Terrence Boyer) McCarthy of Mount Tremper and Amber (Dean Capabianca) McCarthy of Red Hook; his granddaughter, Elliana Capabianca; along with extended family, colleagues, and numerous friends.

Donations may be made in Mr. Poisman’s memory to the National Motorcycle Safety Fund.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook, Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Covid-19 guidelines including masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be adhered too.

Interment will be private.

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Dorothy Rousseau

Dorothy M. Rousseau (1949 – 2020)

NEW CITY—Dorothy M. Rousseau, 71, of Valatie passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Friedwald Center.

Born May 26, 1949 in Yonkers, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Hobbie) Rousseau.

She was a secretary for Columbia-Greene Community College for many years.

She is survived by: her daughter, Cynthia Bobb of Castleton; two siblings, Janet Winters and Michael Rousseau, both of Hudson; and two grandchildren, Amber and Tayler Bobb.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, November 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Albany NY Office Pine West Plaza Building 2, Suite 204, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany 12205.

Allan Maloney

Allan F. Maloney (1949 – 2020)

NASSAU—Allan Francis Maloney, aged 70, suddenly passed away at his home November 13, 2020.

“Al” was born at Samaritan Hospital November 26, 1949 to Francis and Phyllis Maloney.

He is survived by: his sister, Diane Parks; brother-in-law, Stephen and nephew, Brendon.

He was employed by New York State as a programmer for 30 years. He developed several personal passions over his lifetime including woodworking, stained glass creations and drawing via multiple mediums. He taught himself these creative skills and was masterful at each one. His creations are cherished by the family and friends he bestowed them upon. He was a loving and loyal friend to the many people he touched.

A graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School, he attended Siena College. He had a lifelong love for dogs and always had a loyal companion by his side.

There will be no memorial service at this time. He will be cremated and his remains will be interred at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may to sent to The Regional Food Bank or The American Heart Association. For additional details contact the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home at

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