Issue 8 — Thursday, September 22, 2016

PAUPACK — On January 26, 1927, the world was blessed with the arrival of Janet Ansley Fucci, who passed away September 6, 2016.
Janet was born in Paupack to Leonard and Marguerite Lillian (Correll) Ansley, whose long family heritage stretched back to 1774. The Ansley Homestead is one of the oldest homes in Paupack. They were farmers, who later turned the home into a bed and breakfast. Janet and her two sisters, Marion Isabel “Diz” Lukacinsky and Clarissa “Kitty” Ansley, helped with the cooking and everything that needed to be done.
After graduating from Hawley High School, Class of 1944, she attended Westchester State Teacher’s College where she met Vincent Fucci. They were married on November 25, 1947, and had three children, Terry (Jung), Sandy (Connell) and Vinnie.
She had a long, rich, interesting life in New Village, NJ, as a teacher at Holland Township School, where she retired in 1987 after a 25 year career. She was a member of all four New Jersey educational associations.
Among the many qualities of her complex life, she was a loyal friend to many, a loving Christian, a quilter, a fabulous cook, a musician, a gardener, a great dancer and an avid Yankees fan. She loved nature and all the birds and deer that visited her backyard. Her flower gardens were lovely.
Playing 500 rummy or pinochle, she made other players her victims, taking no prisoners. She loved to make people laugh and had a unique talent for storytelling and sharing jokes. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She liked to say she “ran on hugs.”
Her hours were spent volunteering at the Wallenpaupack Historical Society and the Paupack United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir and had been the organist from 1986-1988.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paupack United Methodist Church Food Pantry, PO Box 335, Route 507, Paupack, PA 18451.
Her Memorial Service was held at the Paupack United Methodist Church, Route 507, Paupack, on Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m., followed by burial of her urn in Pine Grove Cemetery, Paupack.
Janet’s family would like to give thanks to her daily caregiver, Sherri Stauffer, all her friends, family members and Wayne Memorial Hospice for their loving care along the way.

MILFORD — Joan H. Horens, 76 of Milford, PA passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, Fredon Twp., NJ. Joan was a member of the Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Milford, PA and a retired associate manager for Solix in Parsippany, NJ.
The daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Rachoski) Komisar, she was born on June 21, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ.
She is survived by her son; Keith L. Horens and his partner Theresa Tracy of Flanders, NJ, her brother; Andrew Komisar and his wife Janet of Surf City, NJ and her sister; Elizabeth Prais of West Milford, NJ. Joan was predeceased by her daughter Stacey Ann Horens on January 5, 2013.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, September 21 10:30 a.m. at Saint Patrick’s Church, Milford, PA. Reverend Alfred Vito officiated. Final interment will be held at the George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ at convenience to the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA 18337.

SPARROWBUSH, NY — John O. Little, Jr., age 60 of Sparrowbush, NY passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 holding his Louie’s hand surrounded by his children at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, NYC, NY.
He was born on September 1, 1956 in Sussex, New Jersey the son of John O. Little, Sr. and Shirley Cosh Little. John owned and operated John Little Construction, Corp., in Sparrowbush as well as being a former lion tamer. He was a faithful member and chairman of the trustees of the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church. He was also an associate member of Terrace First United Methodist Church of Long Beach Township, NJ.
He married Kathy Husson Little on November 3rd, 1979 who survives at home. He is also survived by his daughter, Dr. Sara Little and her husband Dr. Brandon O’Connor of Milford, PA, his three sons; Johnny Little and his wife Roselle of Port Jervis, Justin and Jordan Little both at home, his parents, John and Shirley Little of Port Jervis, his grandson, Colin O’Connor, his sister Renee Little of Port Jervis, two brothers Tom Little and his wife Charlene of South Carolina, Herb Little of Tenn., his mother-in-law Jane Husson, three brothers-in-law, George Husson and his husband Michael Bamrick, Michael Husson and his wife Mary all of Sparrowbush, along with several nieces and nephews. In addition, John was a friend of small dogs and his survived by his pet dog “Petey”. He is joining his beloved pet dogs Buddy and Tucker in heaven.
Visitation was held Thursday, September 15, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, September 16 at the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, Sparrowbush, NY. Rev. Amy Garrett officiated. Cremation will follow at HG Smith crematory, Stroudsburg, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparrowbush United Methodist Church, PO Box 596, Sparrowbush, NY 12780. 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

William Pagano

PORT JERVIS — William J. Pagano age 80 of Port Jervis, NY passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 at Port Jervis, NY. He was born on December 20, 1935 in Port Jervis the son of Joseph J. and Marion Weiser Pagano. Bill proudly served our country during the Korean War with the US Army and was a member of the American Legion in Milford, PA. He retired as a conductor for New Jersey Transit. in Port Jervis. Bill was a faithful member of St. James The Greater R.C. Church, in Montague.
He married his beloved wife on October 11, 1958, Irma H. Conklin Pagano who pre-deceased him on July 13, 2010.
He is survived by his two sons Joseph R. Pagano, William M. Pagano and his wife Lynn all of Port Jervis, two daughters Valerie Halupka and her husband Kenneth of Port Jervis, Karen Lombardo and her husband Thomas of Sparrowbush, seven grandchildren; Kenneth and Jennifer Halupka, Kristin Trovei and her husband Steve, Teresa Lewis and her husband Danny, Alyssa Pagano, Scott Marion and Angie Smith; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Alexis Trovei, Riley and Brody Smith, Coral Marion, his sister Dolores Joergle of Port Jervis, brother-in-law Charles Meloi (card playing Buddy) of Montague, NJ, sisters-in law, Vivian Reeves of Port Jervis, Maryann Pagano of Deltona, Fla., Beth Conklin of the State of Florida, several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis. Prayers were offered 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. James The Greater R.C. Church, Montague, NJ. Interment followed with military honors at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942. 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

Virginia Petri

DINGMANS FERRY — Virginia Petri, 72 of Dingmans Ferry, PA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Virginia was a retired beautician.
The daughter of late Dionisio and Ophelia (Puello) Ramilo, she was born on February 5, 1944. Virginia was married to Dennis Richard Petri on November 3, 1984 in Brooklyn, NY who predeceased her on March 28, 1999.
Virginia is survived by her children; Nichole Petri, Bruce P. Venery Jr., Lisa Perez, Sarina Middaugh and her husband Raymond and Keith Venery and his wife Christina; two brothers Gabe Soler and Danny Somoza; six sisters Millie Trezza, Olivia Asaro, Carolina Vega, Vivian Evans, Susan Diaz and Nancy Providencia; distant brother Joseph “Joey” Colon; grandchildren Amanda Joray, Christa Venery, Melissa Venery, Elizabeth Venery, Peter Venery, Brad Middaugh, Todd Perez, Anthony Buckle, Kristian Venery, Cameron Venery, Caleb Venery and Kayden Venery; great-grandchildren; Jaiden Joray, Tristan Varney, Aliyah Smith and Aviana Middaugh. She was predeceased by her brother, Philip Dante.
A viewing will be held at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W Harford Street, Milford, PA on Sunday, September 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. with Rev. Niels Nielsen officiating.
Burial will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA on Monday, September 19 at 9 a.m..
Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 103 Delaware Crest Dr, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (

Geraldine Talmadge

MILFORD —Mrs. Geraldine Belle Talmadge a lifetime resident of Port Jervis, NY died Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Place in Port Jervis. She was 82.
She was born June 15, 1934 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Russell C. Conklin and the late Catherine E. Clark Conklin.
Geraldine was married for 32 years to Richard Talmadge, Sr. prior to his death on July 23, 1988.
She worked in the Housekeeping Department for Eddy Farm Hotel in Sparrowbush, NY.Geraldine was a member of the Port Jervis Little League Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are two sons: Russell Potter and his companion Kathy Shortell of Port Jervis, NY and Richard Talmadge, Jr. and his wife Alana of Montague, NJ; daughter: Deborah Sutton and her husband Michael of Unionville, NY; two sisters Harriet Mayfield of Greenville Township, NY and Donna Conklin and her husband George of Matamoras, PA
Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Russell Potter, Jr. and his wife Susan, James Potter and his wife Patricia, Michele Potter and her companion William, Michael Talmadge and his wife Melissa, Megan Talmadge, Brett Sutton and his wife Katie, Kyle Sutton and his companion Hannah. As well as 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
She was pre-deceased by a son, Michael Talmadge and three brothers: Gary Conklin, Phillip Conklin & Russell Conklin, Jr.
Friends called at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Monday, September 19 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM from Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.
Burial will be at Rural Valley Cemetery, Cuddebackville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123
Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845-856-5191 For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit


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