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Katherine (Mary) Lyle

MILLERTON — Katherine (Mary) Lyle, 85, previously of Millerton, passed away on April 23, 2019, at Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla. 

She was born on her family’s farm on Nov. 30, 1933, in Ancram, the daughter of Mary (Kratt)and Maty Paley.  

A lifelong dairy farmer, she later owned and operated Peaceful Valley Farm in Millerton with her husband and children. 

She enjoyed gardening and was very proud of her roses. A gifted baker, she was well-known for having a full pot of coffee and a jar of cookies at the ready to entertain friends and visitors for lively conversation around the kitchen table. Her annual 4th of July picnics were a highlight of the summer.  

She liked to travel, spending winter vacations in Florida before retiring permanently to Winter Haven.  

On Nov. 30, 1952, in Hudson N.Y., she married Glenn Lyle. They enjoyed over 66 years of marriage, and he survives her at home.

In addition to her loving husband, Glenn, survivors include her son, David Lyle and his wife, Andrea; her daughter, Lauren Duffy and her husband, Glenn; her son, Bruce Lyle and his wife, Lauren; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Matthew and Peter Paley; and many nieces and nephews.  

Calling hours are Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains. 

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. William Mayhew officiating. Interment will follow directly in the Evergreen Cemetery in Pine Plains.

To sign the online register, go to www.peckandpeck.net.