Issue 13 — Thursday, October 27, 2016
MILFORD — Thomas E. “Poppi” O’Dea passed away at home with his family by his side, on October 14, 2016.
The son of the late Thomas J. and Jean M. (Parker) O’Dea, “Poppi” was born on December 9, 1926 in Paterson, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary O’Dea, his sister, Jean Capouet and niece, Pam Knoble. Survivors include a brother and a sister, four children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
“Poppi” was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Pacific and Korean War. He thoroughly enjoyed his experience on the Honor Flight of Hudson Valley in 2014. As a lover of American history, he founded Company E-15th NJ Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Veterans Civil War Reenactment Regiment and became a settler. “Poppi” was a lifetime member of the VFW and Marsh Kellogg American Legion Post. He loved sports and was Notre Dame’s number 1 fan. Our “Poppi” was a loving, generous father, grandfather and great-grandfather with a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by his family, friends and neighbors.
Private services will be arranged by the family. Final interment was held on Friday, October 21 10 a.m. at the Orange County Veterans Cemetery in Goshen, NY.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan, Center of Hope Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).
MATAMORAS — Dolores B. Sibi age 85 of Matamoras, PA passed away Monday,October 3, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 6, 1931 in Montclair, New Jersey the daughter of Louis and Sophie Alechnowicz Malacrida.
Dolores married Walter J. Sibi who pre-deceased her. She is survived by her three daughters Andrea Cobb and her husband Mark of Rocky Mount, Virginia, Suzanne La Berta and her husband Jack of Matamoras, Louise Andrews of Matamoras, her beloved grandchildren Jared La Berta and Erin La Berta Frinsancho, her two great-grandchildren Sophia and Sari Frinsancho, several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her brothers Rudy and Richard Malacrida. Dolores was a member of the Port Jervis Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Memorial services were held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 100 Shin Hollow Road, Port Jervis, NY.
Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit knight-auchmoody.com.
PORT JERVIS — Mrs. Viola G. Somarelli of Huguenot, NY and a lifetime resident of the area died peacefully at home on Monday, October 24, 2016. She was 91.
She was born April 20, 1925 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Frederick Gould and the late Mary Stellato Gould.
Viola married Thomas L. Somarelli and they were married for 65 years prior to his death on May 17, 2007.
She worked for C & D Battery in Huguenot, NY and Novelty Slipper and Shoe factory in Port Jervis.
Viola was a member of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Port Jervis; the Deerpark Senior Citizens; the Leisure Seniors of Deerpark; AARP and a former member of the Deerpark Craft Club.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Ramsay of Port Jervis, NY, Mary Ann Forbes of Huguenot, NY and Frances Alger Huguenot of NY; five grandchildren: William Forbes, Thomas Ramsay, Suzette Fitzpatrick & husband Tom, Rosanne Forbes and Marilyn Tynatishon & husband Tim; six great-grandchildren: Hunter Ramsay, Justin Forbes, Katelin Fitzpatrick, Colin Fitzpatrick, Ciera Fitzpatrick and Kiersten Tynatishon; a great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth Anne as well as nieces, nephews and cousins
She was predeceased by her brother John Gould and his wife, Mary; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Viola Somarelli and two sons-in-law: Robert Ramsay and William F. Forbes.
Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Thursday, October 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 28 with a 9:15 a.m. prayer at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Ste. 203, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice.
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com.