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OBITUARIES: Wickham, Colwell, Scott, Rogers, Gabe, Ellis, Rowen, Popow, Williams, Murphy

Carson Wickham

Carson E. Wickham (2022 – 2023)

COPAKE—The Good Lord sent down a tiny angel, February 21, 2022. He was named Carson Ellis Wickham. He was given to his parents, Victoria Lynn Edge of Copake and Tyler Wickham of Cairo and they loved him fiercely.

Carson’s journey was a difficult one, filled with more medical interventions and time spent in the hospital than most grown people could endure. But he was a strong and courageous angel. He touched every person who was privileged to love and care for him. His huge beautiful smile and his sparkling blue eyes that twinkled like he had a secret—captured us all.

Sadly, May 13, 2023 he was called back to Heaven, unexpectedly. He is survived by his adoring parents; his great-grandparents; his beloved grandparents; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private blessing for immediate family was held May 22 at Peck & Peck Funeral Homes in Copake. His parents have asked in lieu of flowers and cards that donations of any amount be made in Carson’s honor to the Mowat-Wilson Syndrome Foundation for research to help fund better education, treatment and hopefully one day a cure for this devastating disease.

Donations can be made online at the following link:

Maureen Colwell

Maureen E. F. Colwell (1938 – 2023)

PHILMONT—Maureen E. Friss Colwell, 84, of Hudson, recently of Philmont, died peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Pine Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born in Hudson June 13, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Elwood and Elizabeth (Lyons) Friss. She was a graduate of St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing and lifelong member of St. Peter’s Alumnae.

She is survived by: her son, Patrick Colwell (Kristy) of Kinderhook; daughter, Margaret McNamara (George) of Walden; grandsons, Matthew and Dylan Colwell, Matthew and Jack McNamara; several brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as her former daughters-in-law, Beth and Linda. She was predeceased by her beloved husbands, Paul James Colwell and Louis Conte and her sister, Margaret Friss. Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Funeral services begin at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Winston Bath officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society in her memory.

Joe Scott

Joseph P. Scott (1954 – 2023)

ALBANY—Joseph “Joe” P. Scott, 68, of Valatie passed away Monday, May 16, 2023 at Albany Medical Center.

He was the youngest son of the late Michael and Lucy Gamello Scott.

He was born in Newtonhook, May 31, 1954. He went to Ichabod Crane High School and graduated in 1972. After high school, his love of horses and horse racing took him to Foxboro, MA, where he worked as an apprentice trainer until a serious illness changed his life path. He returned home and was cared for by his mother and siblings. He worked for many years in his brother Tony’s auto body shop, but continued his lifelong love of following horse racing. Later in life he enjoyed activities such as bowling, going to the casino and his main love, golf.

He was predeceased by: brothers, Michael and Angelo Scott and sisters-in-law, Marie, Carol, Marie and Dorothy Scott. He is survived by: brothers, Anthony, Carlo (Elizabeth), James, and Frank (Jean); sisters, Mary Barber, Elaine (Adam) Jakiela and Elizabeth (Joseph) Paone; 16 nieces and nephews and many, many cousins. A celebration of his life will take place Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stuyvesant Falls. Burial will be at the discretion of the family. Arrangements are with Raymond E. Bond Funeral home, Valatie.

Cornelius Rogers, Jr. (1949 – 2023)

COPAKE—Cornelius “Sonny” Rogers, Jr., 73, of Hudson passed away February 18, 2023 in Frisco, Colorado. A celebration of his life will be held May 28, 2023 at Copake Memorial Park from noon until 6 p.m. Inurnment with Air Force honors will be June 2, 2023, 1 p.m. at Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery. Visit to leave condolences.

Robert Gabe

Robert E. Gabe (1926 – 2023)

ALBANY—First Master Sergeant Robert Eugene Gabe, 97, of Valatie passed away May 16, 2023 in the Albany Medical Center with his loving wife by his side.

Born in Syracuse, February 21, 1926, he was the son of the late Ethel and Joseph Gabe. He attended school in Hudson and was drafted into the Army immediately after. He completed 26 and a half years of active duty from May 1944 to September 1970. He was in three wars—World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Throughout his career, he received many awards and medals including four Purple Hearts, Good Conduct medals and four Bronze Star medals. After his Army career, he worked as a postmaster for 17 years.

He graduated from Albany Business College; worked for USPS for 17 years, retired as supervisor of mails, February 1988.

Mr. Gabe is survived by: his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce Gabe; his sister, Anne Brockway; grandson, Dylan Coons; his nephew and wife, Jeffrey and Marie Milges and his niece, Tony Shufelt.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughters, Diane Shirley and Rosalee Gabe; stepson, Donald Coons and his brother, Joseph Gabe.

Graveside services with military honors were conducted May 23 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. Visit to read about his complete extensive military career.

Sybil L. Ellis (1926 – 2023)

TROY—Sybil L. Ellis, 97, passed away May 15, 2023 at Samaritan Hospital.

Born January 31, 1926 in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late William Buren and Mattie O. (Chandler) Meredith and the wife of 64 years, to the late Robert L. Ellis.

She moved with her family to Fort Myers, FL, in her teens before marrying Mr. Ellis and relocating to Ilion, NY. After many years, the couple retired to Lake Pleasant in the Adirondacks, and spent their later years in East Greenbush.

Her southern charm made her easy to talk to. She was an engaging storyteller who lived through history, and shared many stories of an era gone by. She always took pride in being a wife and mother. Family was the center of her life, and she kept in touch with loved ones regularly. She was loved and will be greatly missed.

Sybil is survived by: her children, Michael L. Ellis of TX, and Martha (Jeff) Kole of Valatie; her grandchildren, Kati and Jenna Kole, Savannah Mayhew, Jacquelyn Veith and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers consider donating to Columbia-Greene Humane Society in her memory. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Earl F. Rowen (1935 – 2023)

HUDSON—Earl F. Rowen, 88, of Hudson passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Born March 9, 1935 in Hudson, he was the son of Earl and Freida (Jostlen) Rowen.

He dedicated his life to his family. They were always his first priority, and he loved them beyond measure. He worked in and around Hudson for the Hudson Knitting Mills, Lorbrook Corp. and retired from Columbia Memorial Hospital Housekeeping Division. In his leisure time, he enjoyed fishing.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Brian Laurange; son, Earl Laurange; grandchildren, Michael, Krystal and Brian (Michelle) Laurange; great-grandchildren, James Coleman, Raylyn Madison, Zaxton, Brendan and Austin Laurange; a brother, Harold Rowen and his dog, Sophia. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Joseph, and brothers, Roger and Frederick. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bates and Anderson.

Diane Popow

Diane F. Popow (1948 – 2023)

LIVINGSTON—Diane F. Popow, 75, of Livingston died peacefully Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Livingston Hills.

Born in Hudson January 29, 1948, she was the daughter of the late George and June (Simmons) Desmond.

She was a graduate of Hudson High School, she retired after many years of managing the J.C. Penney Catalog Store in Hudson. She was the widow of Thomas G. Popow, Sr., who died in 1995. She will be missed by her companion of many years, Kenneth Leggett of Livingston; her sons, Thomas Popow, William (Karen) Popow; one brother William Desmond; grandchildren, Jack Popow, Kaitlin (Doug) Mark, Gabriella, Alyssa and Bailey Popow.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023, 11 a.m. to noon at the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. Services will begin at noon at the funeral home with Pastor Joanna Tipple officiating. Burial will follow in Mellenville Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.

Harold E. Williams (1923 – 2023)

ALBANY—Harold E. Williams, “Corn Willy,” 100 years old, passed away May 22, 2023 at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany.

He was born in Valatie to Nelson and Hattie Williams, January 23, 1923. He left school after eighth grade to help support his family during the Great Depression. He worked at manual farm labor and at the Watervliet Arsenal and then enlisted in the Army and served and fought in seven European theater campaigns including Omaha Beach D-Day. He was honored with numerous medals and commendations. His military history is listed in the Veteran’s Hall of Fame (NYS).

Mr. Williams is survived by: his four children, his son, David Williams (Jane); daughters, Susan Perl (Raymond), Deborah Light (Thomas) and Elizabeth Trenholm (Douglas); six grandchildren, Julie Preder, William Perl, Sarah Light, Derek Trenholm, Casey Sylvaria, Austin Trenholm and 10 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Sarah “Betty”; grandson, Joshua Irish and second wife, Marie.

Memorial donations may be made to Clearview Alliance Church, 275 Schodack Drive, Castleton-on-Hudson, or the Capitol City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl Street, Albany.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023, 10 a.m. at the Clearview Alliance Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Louise Murphy

Louise E. Murphy (1955 – 2023)

HUDSON—Louise E. Murphy, 67, a resident of Hudson since 2004, died peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at Columbia Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Murphy worked as a certified nursing assistant with Unlimited Care Inc. based in Hudson for more than 13 years.

Born July 6, 1955 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Charles “Chuck” and Gwendolyn (Finkle) Gary. She attended schools in Poughkeepsie and locally at Webutuck High School in Amenia. On July 15, 2006 in Red Hook, she married Patrick Murphy. Mr. Murphy survives at home in Hudson. Mrs. Murphy was an avid bingo player and enjoyed bowling in her spare time. She will be dearly missed by her beloved family and many friends.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Murphy is survived by: her son, Richard “Rich” LaMere, Jr. and his fiancée Cathy of Germantown; her daughter, Becky Revette and husband Matt of Livingston; five grandchildren, Brittney LaMere, Daniel Revette, Taylor Sartori, Matthew Revette, Jr. and Brionna LaMere and two great grandchildren, Damien Craver and Everleigh Revette. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Skylar Waldorf.

Calling hours were be held May 22, 2023 at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton followed by a time of sharing memories and reflections of her life. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 111 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534. To send an online condolence to the family visit

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