Doris W. Colucci, age 77, of Gardiner, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at the Kent Nursing Home in Kent, CT.
Mrs. Colucci was born April 10, 1933. She spent her entire life in Gardiner. She was the daughter of the late Daniel and the late Doris (Harris) Warren. She married Bart V. Colucci on Jan. 4, 1953 in Hyde Park.
She was a real estate broker since 1971; recently working at Colucci Shand Realty in Gardiner.
Doris loved developing magnificent flower gardens and working around the farm. She was an active volunteer in numerous organizations and was honored with the 2003 Community Service Award by the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce.
Doris also loved being surrounded by her family. She was known as the matriarch of the community.
She is survived by her husband, Bart V. Colucci; daughter, Teresa “Terri” Colucci Shand of Gardiner; son and daughter-in-law, Paul Colucci and Laura Watson of Gardiner; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Deby Colucci of High Falls; son and daughter-in-law, Robert & Theresa Colucci of Gardiner; grandchildren, Sean Colucci, Joseph, Marissa and Elias Colucci, Kyle and Amanda Shand, Celia, Alana, Greg Colucci. She is also survived by a brother, William Warren of High Falls and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Daniel “Bud” Warren.
The family asked that donations be made to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail Association, P.O. Box 1048, New Paltz, NY 12561-1048. http://www.gorailtrail.org.
Funeral arrangements were by Copeland Funeral Home, Inc.
John H. McAleer
John H. McAleer, age 60, of Modena, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.
Mr. McAleer was born on June 6, 1950 in Springfield, MA. He was the son of the late Francis J. and the late Patricia P. (Fondry) McAleer. He married Kathryn E. Poreda on Sept. 4, 1971 at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in Enfield, CT.
John attended school in Springfield, MA and graduated from Technical High School in 1969. He attended Springfield Technical Community College and he also served in the Air Force Reserves at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, MA. He was an accomplished salesman for nearly 20 years with Sears-Roebuck & Co. in Springfield, MA. He was a fisherman, an outdoorsman and an avid pool player. He was a member of the American Pool players Association for many years while living in MA. His passion for playing pool led him to the Hudson Valley where he established and maintained the largest APA pool league in NY for the last 20 years.
John was a sports fan who loved the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots and other New England teams. He enjoyed auto detailing, landscaping and traveling. Most important of all, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
John is survived by his wife, Kathryn E. (Poreda) McAleer; three sons, John P. and wife Na; and granddaughters, Celina and Kaitlyn McAleer, of Highland; Kevin M. and wife Terri and granddaughter, Kerri McAleer of Kingston; and Ryan A. McAleer of Modena. He leaves one brother, Francis J. McAleer of West Springfield, MA; one sister, Maureen McAleer of Atlanta, GA; and was predeceased by a sister, Elaine Gregory of Atlanta, GA.
Friends and relatives may call on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz. The funeral will be Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow at Modena Rural Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 (www.heart.org/heartorg) or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 (www.jdrf.org) or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813 (www.kidneyfund.org).
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Copeland Funeral Home, Inc.
Joseph A. Caradonna
Joseph A. Caradonna, 87 of Lattintown Road, Marlboro, NY, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 in Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie.
Born in Astoria Queens on June 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Salvatore and the late Rose LaPiana Caradonna. Joseph was married to Mary Trapani who predeceased him on Oct. 31, 1999.
He was a self-employed farmer of Caradonna Farms, Marlboro. He was a United States WWII Army veteran and a member of the Marlboro-Milton Senior Citizens.
He is survived by two sons, Sal Caradonna of NJ, Bernie and wife Linda Caradonna of Milton; one sister, Lena Tralongo of Marlboro; and two nieces, Marie and husband Joe Noto and Rose and husband Bruce Kurek; four grandchildren, Skye, Jessica, Gina and Nicholas; several great nieces and great nephews and good friends Eddie and Rosie Floor and Eric and Lisa Truhn.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Jan. 6 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro.
A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Marlboro. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lattintown Road, Marlboro.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Lawrence M. Cavazza and Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.