Obituaries

Marian Connell

Marian Louise Connell, 97, of Margaretville, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Margaretville. Surviving are Trudy Klapper, a dear friend; a sister, Constance Connell McNeilly; nieces, Marian Louise McNeilly and Kathleen McDonough and a nephew, R. Scott McNeilly and his wife Sharon Goodman. Also surviving are other nieces and nephews.


Scott Mayer

Scott Neering Mayer, 72, husband, father, grandfather and mentor, a longtime resident of Manchester Center, Vermont, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at his home in Manchester, VT, after a four-year battle with cancer. He was born in Springfield, IL to Hank and Ada Mayer on July 6, 1935.
His family moved to Vermont in 1946 and then later to New York where his father was employed on the East Delaware Aqueduct. They lived in Shavertown, NY.


Francis McArdle

Francis “Frank” J. McArdle died Monday, June 2, 2008 in Rochester. He was born May 30, 1920. Surviving are his sons, Peter, Andrew (Kimberly), and James McArdle; grandchildren, Emily Rose, Hannah, Ian and Krista and a brother, John (Joyce) McArdle.


Josephine Sprague

Josephine Sprague, 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the home of her daughter, Brenda Fehsal in Arizona. She was born January 8, 1939.
Surviving are her husband, Gregg of Andes; six children, Brenda (Ray) Fehsal, Arizona, Anita (Dennis) Blockburger, Salem, Irvin Tifft, Steve (Tammy) Tifft, Tina Tifft and Michele Tifft, all of Bennington, VT.


Robert Tompkins

Robert K. Tompkins, 80, a longtime resident of Downsville, passed away early Friday morning, June 6, 2008, at the Countryside Care Center, Delhi, after a long illness. He was born in Gregorytown on October 18, 1927, the son of the late William and Flora (Foote) Tompkins. Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked at construction in the Downsville area.


Francis Herr

Francis John Herr, 78, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 4, 2008 at O’Connor Hospital in Delhi after a courageous battle with cancer. Fran was born on February 15, 1930 in Hoboken, NJ, the son of the late Henry William and Dorothy (Scories) Herr.


Lorraine Perkins

Word has been received of the passing of Lorraine Perkins, formerly Lorraine Finch of Margaretville. Lorraine was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Terwilliger of Wawarsing. Her sister is Loretta Weaver of Hamden.


Ethel Bryant

Ethel Bryant of 94-31 N. Holyoak Terrace, Dunnellon, Florida, formerly of Big Indian and Lake Katrine, died in the hospital after complications from surgery on Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
She was born in Astoria on October 20, 1929 the daughter of William and Frances Krohn, Ethel was the sixth of eight children.


Julia Liberatore

Julia Liberatore, 92, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
She was born June 7, 1915, a lifelong resident of Yonkers.
She married Louis J. Liberatore on April 23, 1938, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Julia worked at Yonkers Raceway for 22 years. She enjoyed cooking for and taking care of her family.


Anneliese Marco

Longtime Margaretville resident Anneliese Marco, 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, after a short illness.
She was born July 14, 1914, a native of Hamburg, Germany, and was looking forward to her 94th birthday.
Anneliese married Pascal Marco in Salzhausen, Germany on December 2, 1944 and both immigrated to the United States in 1947, settling in Astoria, Queens.


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