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OBITUARIES: Mancusi, Lovelace, Fournier, Hoyt, Pultz


William E. Mancusi, Jr. (1956 – 2015)

HUDSON—William E. Mancusi, Jr., 59, of Claverack, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born June 3, 1956 in New Rochelle, he was the son of William E. Mancusi, Sr., and the late MaryAnn (Piacitelli) Mancusi.

Mr. Mancusi was a driver for ShopRite Supermarket in Greenport. He was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. He was married to his wife, Colleen (Komlos) Mancusi for 39 years.

In addition to his father and wife, Mr. Mancusi is survived by: four children, William, III, Travis, Desiree and Anthony; five grandchildren, William, IV, Brittney, Gianna, Edward and Gavin; his great-granddaughter, Carina; four brothers; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother and his great-grandson, Ryan.

Calling hours are Thursday, November 5, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

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Albert E. Lovelace (1931 – 2015)

PHILMONT—Albert Edward Lovelace, a resident of Pine Haven Nursing Home, formerly Copake and Eastchester, passed peacefully Saturday, October 31, 2015 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 22, 1931 to William and Grace Lovelace in the Bronx. He attended local schools and enjoyed a happy childhood with his brother, Billy.

On April 18, 1959, he married the love of his life, Martha M. Mertz. “Theirs was a love affair like no other.”

Mr. Lovelace was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marine Corps. He started out as a bread and milk delivery man in the Bronx. He joined the Eastchester Police Department in 1965 and proudly served for 20 years. From there he founded Amlove Limousine Company. After retiring from the limo business, he moved fulltime to the summer home that he and Martha had built in 1963 in Copake. He was a past president of Taconic Shores Property Owners Association.

Mr. Lovelace was an avid Yankees fan. He loved to play softball and basketball, collected antique cars and enjoyed being on his boat.

His biggest accomplishment and greatest love was his family. He knew no greater joy than his wife, children, extended family and especially his grandchildren and pets.

He is survived by: his wife, Martha of Copake; daughter, Jean Adams of Copake; daughter, Lori Chamberlin of Copake; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Christopher Connolly of Copake and a son and daughter-in-law, Albert R. and Maryann Lovelace of the Nyacks.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Jennifer and Matthew Miller, Alyssa and Joshua Cukerstein, Caly Connolly, Matthew and Juliet Lovelace, Collin Chamberlin; great-grandchildren, Kaehley and Carter Cukerstein and his puppies, Teacup and Tennille.

He was predeceased by his brother, Billy and granddaughter, Jillian. “He will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him.”

Friends are invited and may call Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22 in Copake. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. following the visitation.

Interment will be in Williams Cemetery, Copake Falls.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation (, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society ( or a charity close to one’s heart. To send an online condolence visit www.peckandpeck. net.

Irene Fournier (1932 – 2015)

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Irene Fournier, 83, a longtime resident of Copake, passed away after a long illness Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Fairview Commons.

She was born June 14, 1932 in Irasburg, VT, a daughter of Lorenzo and Rosilda (Landry) Girouard.

Mrs. Fournier enjoyed many hobbies including bowling, knitting, bird watching and especially spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Survivors include: her husband of 62 years, Leonard; her children, Anita and her wife Kelly, son Rene and his wife Karen, son Donald and his wife Gail and son Ronald and his wife; four grandchildren, Abigail Fournier, Danny Fournier, Ashley Kristjansson and Michael Fournier along with two great grandchildren, Dustin and Kaitlyn.

She was predeceased by her eldest son, George June 27, 1992.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11 a.m. from the Parish of Our Lady of Hope, 8074 State Route 22 in Copake Falls.

Friends are invited and may call Friday, November 6, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22 in Copake.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family in new St. Bridget’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to the Community Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 327, Copake 12516.

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Dorothy M. Hoyt (1924 – 2015)

HUDSON—Dorothy M. Hoyt, 91, of Claverack passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born October 16, 1924 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Grace Sanford.

Mrs. Hoyt was a machine operator at Mohawk Novelties in Hudson for more than 17 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy J. Hoyt, August 15, 2015.

Surviving are: five children, Catherine Staats and Barbara Falkner, both of Hudson, Joseph Harpis of Timberlake, NC, Deborah Fuller of El Cajon, CA, and James Harpis of Dolgeville;many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 5, 1 p.m. at the Mellenville Union Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

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Guy C. Pultz (1928 – 2015)

HUDSON—Guy C. Pultz, 87, of Mellenville, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born in Hudson October 24, 1928, he was the son of the late Guy N. and Beulah (Stickles) Pultz.

Mr. Pultz was an assembler at the G.E. Manufacturing plant in Pittsfield, MA, until his retirement. He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his loving wife Mary A. (Pozza) Pultz of Philmont and his son, Guy N. and (Pamela R.) Pultz of Sebec, Maine. There are no funeral services planned. Burial of his ashes will be in Mellenville Union Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements with Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.


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