Joan Orton

Joan Orton, 74, a long-time resident of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Joan was born November 23, 1939 at Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Harold W. and Alice D. (Litts) Kelley.
She was employed at Bradley’s Department Store for two years and worked at Price Chopper in the photo and video departments for 16 years. Both stores are in the Poughkeepsie area. Joan enjoyed watching movies at home and she also collected movies.

Nedra Riccoboni

Arkville resident Nedra E. Riccoboni, 90, loving wife of Cesare Riccoboni, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Margaretville Hospital.
Born in Allaben on January 18, 1924, she was the daughter of Marvin and Harriet Bussy.
Nedra and Chet owned and operated the well-known Ricci’s Bar & Grill in Arkville for many years. She also solely ran the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles in Arkville for several years.
She was an avid golfer who lived to play golf with her friends, and dearest friend, Betty Griffin.

Marie Laine

Marie E. Laine, 90, a resident of Dry Brook Road, Arkville, died at her residence on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Marie was born February 9, 1924 in Queens, the daughter of Nicholas and Viola (Schmitt) Mappas. She married Joseph A. Laine Jr. on March 31, 1956 at Deer Park.
Marie enjoyed bowling, knitting, and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Laine and three nieces, Barbara Schmittzeh and Donna Wacher, both of Florida, and Carol Berry of Long Island.

Lois Barrett

Lois S. Barrett, 51, a resident of Andes, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
Lois was born June 24, 1962 at Kingston, the daughter of Vinny and Beverly (Embree) Walker.
She is survived by her companion of 19 years, Robert G. Archibald Jr.; two sons, Cody Barrett and Joseph Magrane; her father, Vinny Walker and two brothers, Frank Embree and Jesse Flynn.
Lois was predeceased by her mother, Beverly.
A prayer service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.  25, 2014 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

Richard Merwin

Richard “Dick” Merwin, 72, of Station Road, Shandaken died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Mountainside Care in Margaretville. He was a native and life-long area resident.
He was born in Chichester on April 8, 1936, son of the late Richard and Vera (Eckert) Merwin. He was active in construction work most all of his life, both self-employed, and with the Teamsters Local #445. He was a past chief of the M. F. Whitney Hose Co. in Phoenicia, and past Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Shandaken.

Beatrice Buel

Beatrice M. Buel, 81, formerly of Gilboa, passed away peacefully with her family around her. She had recently moved in with family in Winsted, CT and spent her last months very happily surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Bea was born May 17, 1932 at Roxbury, the daughter of Ward and Mamie (Conrad) Brand.
She married Ross A. Buel on October 7, 1950 at Windham. Ross died on October 29, 2007.
Bea attended Roxbury Central School and was a former member of the Conesville Fire Department Auxiliary.

Helen Lehtonen

Helen M. Lehtonen, 97, formerly of Hurley, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingston where she received compassionate care from the nursing and support staff in her final days. She was an only child, born in Kelly’s Corner, to the late Eber and Neva McEwan Kelly. Her family moved to the Fleischmanns area where she spent her youth.

Jimmy Barth

Jimmy G. Barth, 77, a resident of Andes, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Margaretville Hospital.
Jimmy was born on October 1, 1936 in Germany. He was a self-employed tile setter in New Jersey and New York.
He is survived by his wife, Brigitte Barth; two daughters, Caroline Keller and Nicole Whitehead; three grand children; two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be  conducted at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville following calling hours that will be held from 4 p.m. until service time at 6 p.m.

Peter Hill

Peter George Hill of Bennington, OK was born October 9, 1929 in Margaretville to Aurthur and Mabel (Becker) Hill and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 24, 2014 in Bonham, TX at the age of 84.
Peter proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a mechanic on different types of aircraft for most of his life. He enjoyed deer hunting and was an avid fisherman. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Peter is preceded in death by his parents, Aurthur and Mabel Hill; brother, Robert Hill; sisters, Mary Hill, and Pauline Hill.

Audrey Case

Audrey Ann Case, 81, a life-long resident of Gilboa, died peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 surrounded by her loving family at the home of Dick and Terri Oakley.
She was born September 4, 1932 at Grand Gorge, the daughter of Erwin and Mary (Yanson) Snyder. Audrey married Clifford Case in 1953. He died in 1991.
She retired in 1991 from Gilboa Central School to take care of her husband, who died later that year.

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