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Obituaries

Memorial service: Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini

NORTH CANAAN — Dawn (Weaver) Spadaccini passed on March 2, 2018. 

The family will hold a celebration of her life at the Canaan VFW, Post 685, 1104 S. Canaan Road, North Canaan, on Saturday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 860-824-7537.

Memorial service: Mildred K. Rick

SHARON — Mildred K. Rick, a former resident of Upper Main Street, died on May 14, 2018, at Noble Horizons. She was 98 years old and the widow of Walter H. “Ricky” Rick of Sharon. 

A summer celebration of Millie’s life will be held at the Sharon Historical Society on Saturday, July 7, at 3 p.m. 

The Kenny Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

James G. Law

NORTH CANAAN — James G. Law, 90, of North Canaan and formerly of Sheffield died on June 10, 2018.

He was born in Lindenhurst, Long Island, N.Y., on June 30, 1927, the son of Ann (Gilligan) and William C. Law.

James grew up in Lindenhurst and graduated from Lindenhurst High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Navy in January 1945 at the age of 17. Just before graduation from high school, he left for basic training in Sampson, N.Y. 

Helen O. McGhee

MILLERTON — Helen O. McGhee, 98, a lifelong Millerton resident died peacefully on June 16, 2018. at Noble Horizons. 

She previously resided with her loving daughter, Patricia Boice, in Millerton for many years. 

Mrs. McGhee worked as an assembler for General Electric in Connecticut for 25 years retiring in 1975; she then provided private residential care for 15 years at her home in Millerton.

Born Feb. 21, 1920, in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Anna (Marchoki) and Peter Malarchuk. 

Eleanor J. Goldsmith

PINE PLAINS — Eleanor J. Goldsmith, 88, passed away at home on June, 17, 2018.

She was born on June 21, 1929, in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of the late Irene (Webb) and Michael Stehr.

Mrs. Goldsmith attended East Greenbush High School. 

She was a longtime member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Pine Plains. Eleanor enjoyed playing cards, ceramics, traveling and knitting. Her greatest enjoyment of all was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Ida Jane Hanaburgh

POUGHKEEPSIE — Ida Jane Hanaburgh, 79, passed peacefully on June 7, 2018.

Ida, affectionately known as Peachy, will be greatly missed by those who knew her as a neighbor and friend. For many years during her own illness she remained instrumental in her role as caregiver to our mother, Ida Hanaburgh (age 97). 

Peachy was a peaceful soul, positive and courageous; I never heard her complain! 

William Paul Dooley

KENT — William Paul Dooley, an active land preservationist, public servant and successful businessman, died May 26, 2018, after a long struggle with GIST cancer. 

Paul was born in New York City on Sept. 15, 1937, the son of Raymond Nelson Dooley from Bloomington, Ill., and Lovilla (Frederick) Dooley from Walnut, Ill. Paul’s mother passed away in 1946, and then his father (a former president of Lincoln College) married Florence (Adams) Dooley. 

Edward Henry Murphy

MILLERTON — Edward Henry Murphy, 65, a 14-year resident of Millerton and formerly of LaGrangeville, N.Y., died peacefully at home on June 5, 2018, with his loving family at his side. 

Ed was the owner and president of Tri-County Auto Glass in Lagrangeville from 1983 to May 2018. 

Born June 4, 1953, in Berlin, Germany, he was the son of the late Helga and Robert Murphy. Ed was a graduate of Millbrook High School. 

On June 4, 1977, in Mahopac, N.Y., he married Deborah L. Coelho. Mrs. Murphy survives at home. 

Patrick Joseph Moloney

AMENIA — Patrick Joseph Moloney, 82, a longtime area resident, died May 31, 2018, at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. 

Mr. Moloney was a supervisor for New York State Electric and Gas for nearly 40 years.

Born Aug. 8, 1935, in Tulla, County Clare, Ireland, he was the son of the late Catherine (Broderick) and Patrick Moloney.  

Patrick attended and graduated high school in New York and served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1953-1956 during the Korean Conflict. 

Timothy Brian Whalen

SHARON— Timothy Brian Whalen died April 6, 2018, in Douglas, Ariz., from a fatal heart attack.

Tim was born in Sharon on May 9, 1948, the son of Victoria (Hines) and Joseph Whalen. 

He graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in 1966. He was a scholar athlete.