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Obituaries: Vona, Colclough, Corbett, Gilbert, Stocchetti, Weed, Palladino, Lamont, Hoffman, Brightly, Jensen, Warrington


Susan Vona
Susan Vona

Susan Vona (1957 – 2023)

KINDERHOOK—Susan Vona, 65, of Kinderhook passed away May 26, 2023 at her home.

Born August 21, 1957 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Mary E. Zessin and the wife of Tom Mahoney. She was a graduate of Albany High School and a self-employed bookkeeper. Besides her husband, she is survived by: her daughter, Wendy (Thom) Williamson of Gray, GA; her sister, Edna Madeline of Valatie; her niece, Maryann Madeline of Valatie; and her partner-in-crime, Faith (Chris) Cozzy of Selkirk. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Karl Zessin. Funeral services were held June 2 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie.

Catherine F. Colclough (1937 – 2023)

Catherine F. Colclough

MCLEAN, VA—Catherine Frances Colclough, née Griffin, 85, previously of Hingham, MA, passed away in McLean, VA, Memorial Day, May 29, 2023. She was born in Kiltulla, County Galway, Ireland, October 26, 1937 to Mary Anne “Babe” Griffin and Michael “Mic” Griffin, the second of six children.

At the age of 16, she immigrated to Boston, MA, living with dear friends and working as a children’s caretaker, while studying at night for her secretarial certification.

In the 1960s, she proudly worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology supporting the NASA Apollo Space Program. In 1972, she married her lifelong partner, Lindsley DeWitt Colclough, initially settling in Randolph, MA, and later purchasing their home of more than 40 years in the Liberty Pole neighborhood of Hingham, MA. After her three boys graduated from college, she went back to school for her associate’s degree leading to work as a certified nursing assistant and fulfilling her lifelong calling as a helper to those in need.

She poured out love and kindness to everyone she met. Her constant care and attention for others, led her to pick up little gifts or mementos—sure to charm the recipient on a birthday, holiday or just because. She remembered names, birthdays, and interests of friends down the road and relatives far away in Ireland. She loved to keep busy—working outside in her garden while singing a familiar Irish song or visiting her many neighborhood friends. She never met a stranger and could stir up a “good chat” with loquacious ease. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a regular parishioner at Resurrection Parish in Hingham, MA.

Mrs. Colclough is survived by: her three beloved sons, Douglas, Gerard and Joseph, their loving spouses Leigh, Yen, and Erin; her precious seven grandchildren; her dear sisters, Sheila and Anne, many kind nieces and nephews, and countless close relatives.

A time for offering condolences and sharing of memories was held June 2 at Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 3 from Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 3 Mulberry Street, Rhinebeck. Burial followed in North Hillsdale Cemetery.

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Patrick F. Corbett, Jr. (1970 – 2023)

Patrick Corbett

ANCRAM—Patrick F. Corbett, Jr., beloved son of Patrick and Dianna Corbett, went to be with the Lord, May 27, 2023.

He was born in Hudson, July 28, 1970. He worked side by side with Michael Ferrusi at Millerton NAPA for 32 years. He was known as “the Gravely Man.” He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his “mule” in the woods with his father, Amy and Todd Elliott. Deke Handlowich was always there for him to help with his furnace and plumbing repairs.

Mr. Corbett leaves behind: his parents, Patrick and Dianna Corbett of Ancram; his brother, Matthew Corbett of Perris, CA; his sister, Melissa (Woody) Tucker of Virginia Beach, VA. He was a nephew to Robin and Butch Concra of West Taghkanic, and Peter and Kathy Corbett of Bells Pond. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Concra, Jr., of West Taghkanic also survive. He was the uncle to Kourtni and Noah Tucker, Matthew Jr., Marcelo and Marciuz Corbett. He is additionally survived by his longtime companion, Stephanie Call.

The family thanks everyone for the outpouring of love and kindness over the last few days. There will be no formal services observed. Donations in his memory may be made to the Ancram Fire Company or to Community Rescue Squad. To share a favorite memory or to leave a message of condolence visit

Jerrold Gilbert (1937 – 2022)

NEW YORK CITY—Jerrold Gilbert, 84, of New York City died June 13, 2022 peacefully at home.

Born Jerrold Zlotowitz October 29, 1937 in Baltimore, MD, to Betty Fanny and Morris David Zlotowitz, “Jerry” is survived by wife of 45 years, Merry Psaty Gilbert; two daughters, Aedin Veronica Abbey and Sinead Una Ochinero; three grandchildren and younger brother, Sheldon.

He enjoyed the practice of law, opera, modern art, reading and, especially, time in Columbia County with Merry and “Harry Wiggles,” their scruffy canine companion. He was appreciative for each day. Naturally giving, with a quick and quirky sense of humor and an affecting outlook, he uplifted all who knew him. Arrangements were with the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, New York City.

Vincenzo Stocchetti (1933 – 2023

Vincent Stocchetti

STOCKPORT—Vincenzo “Vincent” Stocchetti, 90, of Stockport died Thursday, June 1, 2023 at his home. Born in Amorosi, Italy, March 10, 1933, he was the son of the late Filippo and Anna (DiGoia) Stocchetti. He was a former facility director for the City of Hudson Department of Youth for many years. He will be greatly missed by: his beloved wife, Teresa Maria (Marrone) Stocchetti; his son, Filippo and wife Lori Stocchetti; daughters, Anna Bartlett and Patrizia and husband John Gallo as well as grandchildren, Vincent and Talia Stocchetti, Ethan and Dylan Bartlett, Nicholas and Nathan Gallo. He was predeceased by his brother, Guliano Stocchetti.

Funeral services were held June 6 at the Sacco Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport with Fr. Winston Bath officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stuyvesant Falls.

Donald Weed (1955 – 2023)

Donald Weed

ALBANY—Donald Weed, 67, of Hollowville died Friday, June 2, 2023 at St. Peter’s Hospice in Albany. Born October 14, 1955 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Charles and Bertha (Hoyt) Weed. He worked in maintenance at the Hudson Terrace Apartments in Hudson for several years. He was also a life-member of Becraft Pumper Co. #2, Greenport Fire District.

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially going on adventures with Cassandra “his baby girl,” as well as going fishing with his son, Aaron.

He will be greatly missed by his: beloved wife, Beverly (McGeary) Weed at home; his daughters, Donna (Charles) Baker, Patricia (Rick) Smith, Misty Weed, Donielle (Travis) Ulerick; sons, Aaron (Michelle) Smith, James (Leslie) Smith, Donald (Tanya) White; brothers, Charles Weed and Dennis Weed; sisters: Fay (Mark) Coons, Anna Marie Hoang, Marion (Sam) Scott; several grand- and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, David Hinkein. A memorial service will be announced when arrangements are complete with the Sacco Funeral Home, Greenport.

Gerard C. Palladino (1938 – 2023)

Jerry Palladino

CHATHAM CENTER—Gerard Charles Palladino, 84, passed away peacefully in his home with his family and wife of 63 years by his side, June 2, 2023.

A resident of Chatham Center, Gerard “Jerry” was the youngest of three boys. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony “Buddy” Palladino, James “Jimmy” Palladino and cousin, John “Jack” Paladino.

He is survived by: his loving wife, Betsy Goold Palladino of Chatham Center; their son, Scott (Kathleen Shaw); daughter, Joanne (Ralph Mitchell), and three grandchildren Chelsea, Cassidy and Carissa Palladino.

Born July 25, 1938 in Astoria, Queens, he was the son of the late Antonio Palladino and Antoinette DeSalvo Palladino. When he was eight-years-old, his family moved from Queens to Columbia County, where they bought and ran a dairy farm in Chatham Center.

His parents moved him from the New Lebanon school district to Chatham High School to study agriculture, where at the age of 17, he met his wife, Betsy Goold.

It was love at first sight, and they were married December 26, 1960.

Mr. Palladino moved on from farming to start Palladino Brothers Tree Service with “Buddy” and “Jimmy,” which he eventually went on to run himself for many years.

He loved the outdoors, traveling, the New York Giants and pizza, but most of all he loved his family. He was an influential force in the lives of everyone around him and particularly enjoyed watching his grandchildren learn and grow throughout the years. He never missed an opportunity to celebrate or support his family, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A funeral service was held June 7 at the Wenk Funeral Home Chatham, followed by a burial in Chatham Center Cemetery.

All family and friends were welcome to enjoy a celebration of his life at his home in Chatham Center after the burial.

In lieu of flowers, consider planting a tree in his memory or donating to the Valatie Rescue Squad. For online condolences visit

Robert C. Lamont (1997 – 2023)

TAGHKANIC—Robert Charles Lamont, 26, of Craryville passed unexpectedly Monday, May 29, 2023 from injuries received in automobile accident in the Town of Taghkanic.

A complete obituary will be forthcoming.

Funeral services will be private. Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, Copake.

Joseph R. Hoffman (1936 – 2023)

Joe Hoffman

HUDSON—Joseph R. Hoffman passed away on his 87th birthday, May 31 while at home surrounded by his family.

He was born May 31, 1936 in Greenport to Dominic Joseph Richards and Jennie B Hoffman.

“Joe” married the love of his life, Barbara Garry, June 11, 1967 in Hudson.

He was a hard worker and was employed as a dairy clerk at ShopRite for 20+ years and Finast in Chatham for 20+ years.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman were married for 55 years and blessed with one daughter, Michele Maxfield (Shawn), who had twin daughters, Ashley and Paige.

Mr. Hoffman did everything for his granddaughters and was completely dedicated to his family.

He was an avid New York Yankee fan and was never seen without something Yankee on. He was also an avid fan of the Lebanon Valley stock car races.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, James and Jesse Hoffman and his beloved cat, Bella.

He is survived by: his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Michele Maxfield (Shawn) and his grandchildren Ashley, Paige and Cody. He is survived by his cat, Buddy Bear; his brothers Arthur Hoffman, Don Perry and sisters, Elizabeth Kim and Donna Argyle.

Visitation was held June 5 at the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home in Hudson followed by a graveside service at Cedar Park Cemetery.

Jackie Brightly (1946-2023)

ANCRAM – Jackie Brightly, 76 of Ancram, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 3, 2023 at her residence with family by her side.

She was born on December 10, 1946 in Rhinebeck, a daughter of the late Harvey and Clara (Reinke) Kilmer.

Mrs. Brightly was employed by the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in Ancram for over 25 years.

She was predeceased by her husband George Brightly in 2014. Survivors include her children, Tammy Lougheed (Kyle), George Brightly, Michael Brightly and Lisa Mortenson (Eric). She also leaves her grandchildren Nicole, Kyle, Lindsay, Candace, Michael, Eva and Erin and great grandchildren, Emmaline, Bjorn, Parker, Charlotte, Juliette and Cecilia. In addition, she is survived by a brother, Pete Kilmer and dear friend Dorothea Hotaling.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday June 11 at 1 p.m. at the Peck and Peck Funeral Home, 8063 State Route 22 in Copake. Vicar Jackie Jefferson will officiate.

A reception will be held at the Ancram Fire House immediately following the service.

Private Interment will be held on Monday at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be offered to the Ancram Fire Co., Ancram NY 12502.

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Mary Lou Jensen (1939-2023)

Mary Lou Jensen, RN

COPAKE – We are sad to announce the passing of Mary Lou Jensen of Copake. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, nurse, and friend. She left this world suddenly on June 2, 2023, at the age of 83.

She was born to James Lewis Murray and Lois Irene Howie on September 8, 1939 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

After graduating high school, she attended the Women’s College of Nursing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mrs. Jensen chased her dreams to become a nurse and served the Sharon Hospital patients for 52 years, serving in the ICU and PACU for most of her career. Over her career she was recognized with many awards and accolades from patients and co-workers, as her first concern was always her patient’s safety.

She met her husband Peter A. Jensen in 1959 and married the love of her life in 1961, together they had three boys, Christian, David, and Kurt.

She loved spending time in the garden attending to her flowers and making her needlepoint pillows. She was also an avid baker just like her mother, providing many friends and family with cakes and pastries for events and birthdays.

Mrs. Jensen is survived by her husband and sons, plus many nieces and nephews, and her granddaughters and grandson, plus two great-grandsons. She is predeceased by her parents and sister.

Friends and family are invited to an end-of-life celebration on Saturday, July 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at a location to be announced.

Interment was on Sunday, June 4 at the Copake Methodist Church in Copake.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Columbia Greene Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home of Copake.

Emily Margaret Warrington (1973-2023)

Emily Margaret Warrington

GHENT – It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Emily Margaret Warrington on May 29, 2023. Born Emily Whiffen on August 22, 1973 in Hudson to parents Timothy & Glennis Whiffen and big brother Timothy “Tyler” Whiffen. After attending and graduating from the Chatham School District, she went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Plattsburgh in the field of Environmental Science. After putting her degree to excellent use for many years working for the Columbia Land Conservancy, Mrs. Warrington brought her talents to the Columbia County office of the Cornell Cooperative Extension, where one of her favorite aspects of the job was working with her 4H families.

Most recently, she returned to her alma mater, taking a position as a Teaching Assistant, allowing her to continue working with kids, which brought her great joy.

She spent her entire childhood growing up in Spencertown, where, much like her parents, her love of nature was born and she began her appreciation for all creatures, great and small. In more recent years, trips with her family to their camp in the Adirondacks were treasured, as were her girls’ trips to outlet shop for the holidays, and excursions to Montana for Western fresh air, blue skies and cousin-time. As for guilty pleasures, she would often joke that a large fountain soda and a stack of unread People magazines could fill hours. Her subtle sense of humor would leave you giggling, and your giggles were always met with her heartfelt laughter in response. She had the kindest heart and was the most loyal of friends; those fortunate to know her well were honored to give that loyalty in return. Of all that she cherished, it was the love for her family that ran deepest. Her affection and dedication for her husband, Rob, and her son, Jesse, was unparalleled and she felt the love they returned was her greatest possession.

She is survived by Rob and Jesse Warrington; her mother, Glennis Whiffen; mother-in-law, Brenda Warrington; sister-in-law, Karla Whiffen and nephew, Cole Whiffen; aunt and uncle, Valerie and Peter Wallin; aunt and uncle, Richard (Rusty) and Jan Whiffen; and cousins Katie Whiffen, Heidi (Mike) Nick and Douglas (Linda) Ferm. She also leaves behind several dear friends, for whom she will never be replaced. She is predeceased by her father, Timothy Whiffen, her brother Tyler and her father-in-law, Robert Warrington, Sr.

The Warrington and Whiffen families would like to thank everyone for their generosity in these last days since Emily’s passing; it’s been a great comfort and is much appreciated.

Funeral arrangements will be private for the family and will be arranged by Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham.

In that vein, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson, NY 12534

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