Obituaries

Maxine Hanley

Maxine Hanley, 83, of Rosa Road, Arkville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at her residence, which would have been her 65th wedding anniversary.

She was born July 19, 1928 at Kelly Corners, the daughter of Garner and Hilda (Trowbridge) Whipple.
She married Robert L. Hanley on November 17, 1946 in Arkville. He died April 11, 1996.
Maxine had worked at Kass Inn and then for over 35 years was employed at Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Care Center. For many years she was the supervisor in the housekeeping and laundry department.


Catherine Meehan

Catherine Patricia Meehan, 67, of Andes, passed away at her residence Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.
She was born September 3 1944 in Brooklyn, the daughter of Gustave and Anna (Swilick) Hoffmann.

Catherine graduated from New Hyde Park Memorial High School in 1961. After graduating she worked for Manufacturer Hanover Trust Bank, NYC. She also worked in the computer department of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and later worked with her husband, Jim, operating Carpets by Jimmy in Margaretville.


Kenneth Hill

Margaretville native Kenneth David Hill died on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in Easley, South Carolina.
Kenneth was born in Margaretville, the only child of Robert Arthur Hill and the late Ruth Thompson Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Lydia Fedortion Hill, his father, Bob Hill, and a daughter, Jenni Rich, of Holly Springs, Mississippi.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Pickens, SC.


Michelle MacNaught

Michelle Cassidy MacNaught, 21, left this Earth to be with the angels on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.
Michelle gracefully and courageously battled ovarian cancer for the past 13 months. Her final days were spent surrounded by her friends and family, sharing laughter and memories.

Michelle was born September 22, 1990 in Cooperstown, the beloved daughter of Mary MacNaught of DeLancey and John MacNaught of Delhi.


Mollie Boatwright

Mollie J. Boatwright, 76, former resident of Margaretville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at the Advent Christian Village, Dowling Park, Florida.

Mollie battled ALS for almost nine years, in which time she wrote a children’s book, The Dreamin’ Tree illustrated by her 12-year-old granddaughter, Priscilla Boatwright. During this time period, Mollie also wrote a pamphlet on care giving titled, Are You A Dove?
Mollie was born on April 24, 1935 in Sodus, New York, the daughter of William and Mae C. Almekinder.


Ronald Ballard

Ronald E. Ballard “RB” 83, passed away at Albany Medical Center, Albany, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.
He was born August 27, 1928 in Torrington, Connecticut, the son of Edward Smith Ballard and Doris “Sims” Ballard.

Ronnie moved to Roxbury in 1937 and graduated from Roxbury Central School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Flora Wright January 3, 1970 in Roxbury.

Ronnie was the owner-operator of a salvage yard.


Daniel Cohen

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, the world lost a great man. Daniel Cohen was a teacher, coach and family man in Margaretville for decades. He was a man who helped to shape the lives of countless people and will continue to do so for many years to come.


Lyder Dignes

World-class ski jumper and founder of Lydo Precision Products, Lyder K. Dignes, 87, died peacefully at his home with his wife Gerd at his side on Monday, October 10, 2011.

Lyder was born in Vikersund, Norway on September 1, 1924. He attended university in Norway and first traveled to the U.S. to start his career as an engineer. He immigrated in the early 1950s. He later launched his medical device manufacturing company, which fabricated medical instruments and orthopedic implants of which he was president until his retirement.


Gertrude Chappell

Gertrude Chappell, 77, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 after a long illness, in the peaceful surroundings of her home in Halcottsville.

She was born in Borghorst, Germany.

After graduating from the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, she moved to Canada, where she played piano for the Royal Ballet in Ottawa. Later she owned and operated a dog grooming and pet shop. Her great love for animals was very heartwarming.


Patricia Bove

Patricia “Pattty” Rose Bove, 48, of Hattiesburg, MS, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.

A memorial service was held at Hardy St. Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Her remains will go home to New York to her mother.

Patty was born February 23, 1963 in Brooklyn. The family moved to Margaretville in the 1970s. Patty graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1980. She joined the Air Force in 1982, did her basic training in Texas and graduated in June of that year. On June 14th she was sent to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs until her discharge.


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