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OBITUARIES: Williams, Hotaling, Scott, Gagliardi, Godfrey


George Edward Williams (1921 – 2014)

HUDSON—George Edward Williams, 93, of Spencertown died December 20, 2014 at Columbia Memorial Hospital.

Born December 9, 1921 in Herkimer, he was the son of the late George Evan and Eunice Irene (Ball) Williams.

He was predeceased by his wife Virginia (Whiteman) Williams.

He is survived by three children, Gary Williams and Peggy Holland, both of Spencertown and Richard Williams of Fort Edward and one brother, Kerry Williams of Tolland, CT.

Funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Charles Hotaling (1947 – 2014)

PHOENIX, AZ—Charles “Chuck” H. Hotaling of Golden Valley, AZ, died December 22, 2014 after a short illness. Born in Hudson, July 11, 1947, he was the son of the late Lewis and Youstina Hotaling of Stuyvesant Falls.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, who served during the Vietnam era.

He leaves behind: his wife of 42 years, Angela (Josie Whelan); daughters, Sandy Parea, Nancy Sill and Vicki Gill; several grandchildren; his sister, Etta Shultis; brothers, Lewis and Allen Hotaling; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

He was predeceased by his son, Patrick.

A memorial service will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church, corner of Route 9 and County Route 46 (Newton Hook Road), Stuyvesant Falls, Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. Contributions to the family can be sent to Emanuel Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 96, Stuyvesant Falls 12174.

Michael Anthony Scott, Sr. (1937 – 2014)

ALBANY—Michael Anthony Scott, Sr., 77, of North Greenbush, a loving father, brother and grandfather, died December 23, 2014 at Albany Medical Center.

Born March 14, 1937 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Michael and Lucy (Gamello) Scott.

Mr. Scott was a self-employed contractor and was retired from Laborers Local #190. He was a member of the Stockport Fire Company and the East Greenbush Elks Lodge.

He is survived by: four children, Joan Rapp of East Greenbush, Michael Scott of Kinderhook, David Scott of Lake George and Lisa Gabriel of East Greenbush; nine siblings, Tony, Angelo and Carlo Scott, all of Stockport, Jimmy Scott of Delmar, Mary Rose Scott of Rockland, Frank Scott of Kinderhook, Elaine Jakiela of Stuyvesant, Elizabeth Paone of Albany and Joey Scott of Valatie; 10 grandchildren, Kayla, W. Scott, Meagan, Michael, Connor, Ryley and Hannah Scott, Joseph, Nicholas and Andrew Gabriel and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of St. Joseph, 1820 Route 9, Stuyvesant Falls, Monday, December 29, 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, December 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Church of St. Joseph.

Anthony Gagliardi (1935 – 2014)

ALBANY—Anthony “Gig” “Tony” Gagliardi, 80, of Ghent passed away Monday, December 15 at Albany Medical Center following a brief illness.

He leaves behind: his three daughters, Kim, Lisa and Holly; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Pasquale; many close, personal friends, as well as, his two canine companions, DeeDee and CeeCee.

He was born in Hudson, the son of Carmen and Angelina Gagliardi in 1935.

By the time he was four-years-old, his mother had passed away and he and his two brothers were placed in foster care at St. Colman’s Home near Albany. There, he attended school and was raised by the nuns until the age of about 12. Mr. Gagliardi eventually came to live with a well-respected stone mason and his family in the Chatham area. It was through the teachings of his “step-father” that he learned the trade and soon became a much sought-after mason in his own right.

Mr. Gagliardi graduated from Chatham High School in 1954. He worked as a stone mason for several years on his own before eventually going to work with Bervy Excavation in 1984, where he worked happily doing what he did best until the day of his passing.

He had a love of the outdoors, hunting, cooking and especially gardening. “If you were a friend of Gig’s, you could always count on a carload of cabbage, zucchini, peppers, etc. every summer.” He was probably as equally sought-after for his famous pig-roasts and fresh tomato sauce as his masonry.

Mr. Gagliardi had many close, devoted friends to whom he was forever loyal and generous. “He was a unique man—there was only one Gig. It was a lucky person who considered himself a friend of Tony’s. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.”

A memorial service will be held in the spring for those wishing to celebrate Mr. Gagliardi’s life. Condolences may be conveyed at

Rose E. Godfrey (1927 – 2014)

ANCRAM—Rose E. Godfrey, 87 of Ancram, formerly of Pawling, passed away Sunday December 21, 2014 at her residence.

She was born August 21, 1927 in Poughkeepsie, daughter of the late Allan F. and Rose (Cary) Tartter.

A housewife, Mrs. Godfrey had been a local resident since 1998.

On February 9, 1946 in Poughkeepsie, she married James Godfrey, Sr., who survives her at home in Ancram.

Also surviving are: her children, Kathleen Yeno of Dover Plains, James Godfrey, Jr., of Walden and Allan F. Godfrey of Santa Clarita, CA. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Route 22 in Millerton.

There are no calling hours.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake.

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