Mildred A. LeFever

Aug 7, 2022


Mildred A. LeFever “Mitzy” of Poughkeepsie formerly of Cold Spring  passed away peacefully on August 7, 2022.  She was 92.

Born on May 7, 1930 in Cold Spring to the late Samuel and Katherine Trimble Monroe.  Mildred married the love of her life Raymond J. LeFever in 1951 at Our Lady of Loretto Church. 

She was employed at the...

Carol A. Vathke

Aug 2, 2022


Carol A. Vathke of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2022 at her home surrounded by her children.  She was 85.

Born on November 24, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Robert and Helen Liebla Clinton. 

Carol is survived by her children Christopher Vathke, and Eric Vathkee and his fiancé Angela Pizzolongo.  Grandchildren Erica and...

James J. Gallagher

Aug 2, 2022


James J. Gallagher of Cold Spring passed away peacefully on August 2, 2022 at home.  He was 86.

Born on November 17, 1935 in New York City to the late James and Agnes Sullivan Gallagher.

James was a retired Manager for Lucent Technologies/Nokia for many years prior to his retirement. 

He is survived by his life long partner...

David W. Dickinson

Jul 28, 2022


David W. Dickinson ,74, died July 28, 2022 in Cold Spring, NY. David was born and raised in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of Wayne and Mildred Dickinson. He attended University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse and graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a liberal arts degree. He began his early career as a teacher, a family tradition, and enjoyed his experience...

Helen V. Livermore

Jul 25, 2022

Helen V. Livermore of Marlboro, New York passed away on July 25, 2022 at Elant of Fishkill.  She was 99.

 Born on December 29, 1922 in Peekskill, New York to the late James and Bertha Rose Warren. 

 Helen lived in Garrison and Cold Spring during her childhood. 

 She was a member of the Hopewell Senior Citizens  where she lived for...

Dorothy A. Gordon

Jul 23, 2022


Dorothy A. Gordon, 99 of Cold Spring passed away peacefully on July 23, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Born on March 20, 1923 in New York City to the late Richard and Catherine Fahey Hughes. 

Dorothy was a very independent woman, working in New York City for Dukes Moving and Express while living in the...

Nicholas R. Donato III

Jul 3, 2022


Nicholas R. Donato, III, age 60, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 3, 2022.  Born in North Tarrytown, NY on April 20, 1962 to Nick and Sophie Donato.  He is survived by his 2 sons, Michael and Nicholas Donato (Teresa), as well as his beloved fiancé, Maureen Athow. Additionally, Nicky had one brother, Kenny Donato (Teresa) and one sister,...

Conrad D. Vogel

Jun 19, 2022

Funeral Services will be private with burial in Cold Spring Cemetery.  

John W. Downs

Jun 16, 2022


John W. Downs of Torrington CT, passed away on June 16, 2022 in Cold Spring.  He was 68.

Born on January 5, 1954 in Saint Louis, Missouri to the late William Mayo Downs and Grace Ruth Arft Downs. 

John was a welder by trade until he retired in 2018.  He was a loving husband who traveled around...

Barbara A. Scarola

Jun 4, 2022


Barbara A. Muscat ( Scarola) passed away peacefully on June 4, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.  She was 56.

Barbara was born on May 11, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Salvatore and Mary Scarola.

Barbara was a graduate of SUNY Oneonta and Pace University where she earned her degrees in History and Political Science. 


Chester Warren

May 20, 2022

Chester Warren a lifelong resident of Nelsonville passed away on May 20, 2022 at Hudson Valley Hospital. He was 79.

Born on February 12, 1943, in Cold Spring to the late Chester and Helen Warren.

Chester was retired from IBM as a Quality Control Inspector, where he worked for 30 years in East Fishkill. He enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting,...

Robert Appleton

May 18, 2022

Robert John Appleton of the Bronx, passed away suddenly on May 18, 2022.  He was 55.

Born on October 26, 1966 in Aspen, Colorado to Robert Floyd Appleton and Patricia Haas Johnson.

Robert was raised in Aspen, Colorado and Lake Bluff, Illinois.  He spent his teen years in  Minneapolis, MN, and later moved to San...

Mary Scarola

May 2, 2022

Mary E. Scarola, Formerly of Cold Spring, NY and Clermont, Florida passed away on May 2, 2022 at her home.

Born on December 31, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York and raised by loving parents late Joseph and Mary Doran Taylor.

Mary graduated from St. Francis Xavier Academy High School in 1957, Saint Catherine Hospital School...

Joseph Nelson

May 1, 2022

Joseph Lawrence Nelson (1938 – 2022)

Born 5/22/1938 in Staten Island, NY to Gustav and Sheila (Wilson) Nelson, he attended Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School in Staten Island, NY. In 1959, he married Carmella Venturini who gave him 2 children, Sandra and Joseph. They moved to Rockland County - first to Nanuet in...

Edward Griffiths

Apr 24, 2022

Edward Thomas James Griffiths of Cold Spring, New York formerly of the Bronx, passed away on Sunday April 24, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was 81 years old. Born on December 16, 1940 in the Bronx, to the late Francis and Emma Marie HvastaGriffiths.

Ed grew up in the Bronx where he worked...

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