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OBITUARIES: Oldenburg, Reed


Louise G. Oldenburg (1941 – 2020)

CLAVERACK—Louise G. Oldenburg, 79, of Claverack passed away surrounded by loved ones after a short illness, November 29, 2020.

She was born July 10, 1941 in Brooklyn to Costantino and Phyllis Spatafora.

She was an avid reader and her favorite TV show was “Criminal Minds.”

She happily enjoyed her retirement, and prior to that she worked as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn and Manhattan for various companies for many, many years.

After spending the majority of her life in Brooklyn, she and her husband of 58 years moved upstate where she would start her retirement.

Mrs. Oldenburg is survived by: her son, Richard (Melissa) Oldman; her two daughters, Debra (Vincent) Pellegrino and Karen (Jon) Jankowsky; her adoring grandchildren, Nicole and Ariel Pellegrino, Aiden Jankowsky, Lucas and Aurora Oldman; by her sister, Elena Ruocco; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with her wish’s services will be private. To leave a message of condolence for her family, visit

Margaret T.S. Reed (1931 – 2020)

CANAAN, CT—Margaret Theresa (Stephen) Reed, formerly of Ancram, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Geer Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Martha (Daly) Stephen; her brother, Walter Stephen and son-in-law, Patrick Hoysradt.

Mrs. Reed is survived by: her loving husband of 70 years, Fay William Reed, who resides at Geer Village in Canaan, CT; her children, Michael (Beth) Reed of Austin, TX, Nancy (Tim) Lynch of Tivoli, Pamela Hoysradt of Portland, OR, Mark (Julie) Reed of Hillsdale, Jean Harpp of Red Hook and Robert (Pam) Reed of Germantown; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place from the Parish of Our Lady of Hope in Copake Falls, with the Reverend George Brennan officiating.

Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Pine Plains.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial Processing, Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake. To send an online condolence visit

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