Mr. Paul F. Cahill of Lackawaxen, PA a retired fireman of 20 years with the FDNY and 28 year resident of the area, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA. He was 79.
He was born December 15, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY the son of the late Paul and the late Margaret Markham Cahill.
He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the late Gloria Cecere Cahill; she died Sept. 21, 1999.
Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola and FDNY Retirement Assoc.
Surviving are: 4 sons: Paul Cahill and his wife Bernadette of Honesdale, PA; Joseph Cahill and his wife Rose of North Babylon, NY; Michael Cahill and his wife Jody of Lackawaxen, PA; John Cahill and his wife Brenda of Greeley, PA. 2 daughters: Christine Obser and her partner William of Milford, PA and Carol Cahill and her partner Brian of Tampa, FL, Brother: Edmund Cahill and his wife Patricia of Oneonta, NY. Sister: Mary Hyer and her husband Charles of Danbury, CT. 13 Grandchildren: Douglas, Regina, Thomas, Joseph, Crystal, Travis, Kelsey, Logan, John, Rebecca, Nichole, Brian and Melissa. 1 Great Grandson: Colin Brian. Also several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the GRAY-RASMUSSEN FUNERAL HOME, 3412 Route 97, Barryville, NY 12719 on Friday, March 9, 2007 from 2-4pm & 7- 9pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2007 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Ann's R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA. Burial will be at St. Ann's Cemetery, Shohola, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's R.C. Church, 125 Richardson Avenue. Shohola, PA 18458 or the Lackawaxen Fire Dept., Lackawaxen, PA 18435
Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-RASMUSSEN FUNERAL HOME, 3412 Route 97, Barryville, NY 12719
Bertha Ann Cavallaro of Matamoras, Pa., a Court Clerk for William Sanquilly, Tafton, Pa., and a longtime employee of Jamesway, Montague, N.J., died Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at home. She was 60. The daughter of George Hickey and Josephine (Foresto) Sheehan, she was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Queens. She was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, Pa. Survivors include four sons, Anthony Cavallaro and his wife Stephanie of Matamoras, Pa., Vincent Cavallaro and his wife Mariann of West Orange, N.J. and Mark Cavallaro and his wife Sheilla, and Paul Cavallaro and his wife Cristin, all of Matamoras, Pa; two daughters, Luann Genovas and her husband Gregory of Matamoras, Pa. and Christine Cavallaro and her companion TJ of Milford, Pa; her mother, Josephine Sheehan of Westfall Township, Pa; two sisters, Susan Sheehan of Miami Beach, Fla. and Georgine Hickey of New York City; and 12 grandchildren, Amy, Alexis, Anthony, Gregory, Felicia, Vincent, Michael, Marielle, Peter, Dominique, Matthew and Ciera. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc., 405 West Harford St., Milford, Pa. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Matamoras, Pa. Interment will take place in St. Ann's Cemetery, German Hill, Shohola, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph's Church CCD Program, 300 Avenue F, Matamoras, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc., Milford, Pa.
Mrs. Catherine B. Cirelli of Barryville, a co-owner Main Street Liquor Store, Narrowsburg and 12-year resident of the area, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at home. She was 68, The daughter of the late Thomas B. and Philomena M. Boehling Byrne, she was born October 16, 1933, in Brooklyn. She was a graduate of Fort Hamilton High School, Brooklyn and a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. and the Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include her husband, John J. Cirelli, at home; two sons, John Henry Bessette of Barryville and Thomas Andre Bessette and his wife, Ann Marie, of Tobyhanna, Pa.; three daughters, Mary Eleanor Bessette of Highland Lake, Catherine Renee Murdock of Highland Lake and Robyn Ann Bessette of Saddle Brook, N.J.; one brother, Charles F. Byrne and his wife, Ellen, of Staten Island; one sister-in-law, Margaret Inez Byrne of Palmyra, Va.; four grandchildren, Brian Bessette, Eric Bessette, Alison Bessette and Cheyanne Renee Murdock; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Lt. Cmdr. the Rev. John E. Byrne and Thomas Michael Byrne. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 2, with a Mass of Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. with Monsignor William Ward officiating. Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Eldred. Memorial contributions may made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville.
Edna I. Clark, a resident of Lackawaxen and a longtime area resident, died on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale, PA. She was 81.
The daughter of the late August and Edna Clauss, she was born on April 28, 1923 in Glenburnie, MD. She was a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Shohola, PA.
A family statement reads: “She was a loving mother and grandmother that will be missed greatly.”
She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Thomas Clark, Sr. who passed away in 2003. She met her husband during WWII while doing her part for the war effort by working at a PX. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Margaret McKean, who passed away in 1996; two brothers, Robin and George Scheckles; one grandson, George McKean; and one great-grandson, Georgie McKean.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas Clark, Jr. and his wife Debra of Lackawaxen, Robert of Lackawaxen and John and his wife Sandra of Hawley; two sisters, June Kinder and Bertha Pfister; one brother, Herbert Clauss; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday, February 11 at the Grey-Rasmussen Funeral Home in Barryville, NY with the Reverend Thomas Petro officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery in Shohola.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 North Progress Ave, Suite 205, Harrisburgh, PA 17110 or to the American Cancer Society, 110 West Harford Street, Milford, PA 18337.
Florence B. Stahl Clark of Tafton, formerly of Greeley, died Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at home. She was 70.
Daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Rainforth Stahl, she was born in Brooklyn, NY. She was the widow of Raymond Clark.
She was a member of Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church in Hawley and attended St. Veronica’s Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna R. Uhler and husband Edgar, and Tierney L. Ball and husband James, of Tafton; a brother, John Stahl of Flushing, NY; four grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, Sierra and Emelia; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Joann Johnson.
A Mass was offered at Queen of Peace Church in Hawley. The Rev. William B. Healey, pastor, officiated. Burial was in St. Ann’s Cemetery in Shohola Twp., PA.
Gail M. Clark of Shohola died at home on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. She was 61.
She recently retired from Delaware Valley School District and was a member of St. Ann’s Parish.
Daughter of Donald and Rosemarie (McMahon) Martinsen, she was born Sept. 2, 1954, in Hartford, Conn.
She married the late Richard W. Clark Sr. in 1976.
Survivors include her children, Lisa and Joe Youngblood, Erin and Erick Torres, Richard W. Clark Jr., and Colin Clark and Christina Colahan; siblings, Donald, Leonard, Robert, Mary, Gerard, Rosemarie, and Cathleen and their spouses; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; her three grandsons; and her dog, Delilah.
She enjoyed reading, watching sports, spending time with her family, and encouraging the students of Delaware Valley to reach their fullest potential.
Joseph H. Clark of Lake Ariel, PA, former resident of Lackawaxen, PA for 49 years, died on July 13, 2007. He was 85.
The son of the late Mary Kestler and William F. Clark, he was born in Lackawaxen.
Joseph was married to the late Eva G. (Ernst) Clark, who died in 1995, for 47 years. He was a construction laborer who retired in 1994. He was also a chicken farmer in Pike County for many years. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of St Ann’s RC Church, Shohola, PA and a member of the Laborers’ Local #158, Harrisburg, PA.
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Balmer of Hawley, PA; a granddaughter, Kathleen Conklin of Lackawaxen; a sister, Patricia McKean of Clarksville, VA; twin great-granddaughters, Alora and Alayna; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased in death by two sisters, Bertha Gemp and Gertrude Christian; and four brothers, Bernard, William, Thomas and Mickey.
Funeral services were held at BVM Queen Of Peace Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. The Reverend Richard W. Beck, pastor, officiated. Private cremation was held at the Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
Memorial contributions may be submitted to American Heart Association NEPA District, Scranton, PA.
Richard W. Clark Sr., 51, of Shohola, Pa., died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 in Huntsville, Ala. He was a program analyst for Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, N.J. He was a member of St. Ann's Church in Shohola, Pa. The son of Harry and Mary (Crawford) Clark, he was born in Newark, N.J. on November 16, 1953. He married Gail Martinsen on October 16, 1976. Survivors include his wife Gail; two daughters, Lisa Clark-Ivy of Longmont, Colo. and Erin Clark of Shohola, Pa.; two sons, Richard Clark Jr. and Colin Clark both of Shohola, Pa.; one brother Harry Clark of Frisco, Texas; one sister, Mary Leonard of Clark, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Church, Richardson Ave., Shohola, Pa. The Rev. Thomas Petro will officiate. Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, Pa. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. Burial will take place in St. Ann's Cemetery in Shohola, Pa.
Thomas M. Clark, Sr., a retired carpenter and a lifelong area resident, died Saturday, February 1, 2003, at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center, Honesdale, PA. He was 89.
The son of the late William and Mary Kestler Clark, he was born in Tusten.
Survivors include his wife, Edna at home; three sons, Thomas M. Clark, Jr. and Robert W. Clark, both of Lackawaxen, PA, and John R. Clark of Hawley, PA; one sister, Patricia McKean of Virginia; one brother, Joseph Clark of Lackwaxen, PA; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Margaret McKean; a grandson; a great-grandson; three brothers, William, Bernard and Raymond; and two sisters, Gertrude and Bertha.
Funeral services were held at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville. The Rev. David Cramer officiated. Burial will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Shohola, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ulster County Unit, 159 Green St., Kingston, NY 12401 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Mid-Hudson Chapter, 2 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 102, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-4027.
Raymond L. Clouse of Barryville, retired owner of Clouse Brothers General Store in Barryville and lifetime resident of the area, died Monday, January 25, 1999 in Mercy Community Hospital, Port Jervis. He was 79.
Son of the late Frederick and Emma Clouse, he was born January 7, 1920 in Barryville. He was married for 56 years to Elsie Parker Clouse, who died January 6, 1997. He was a member of St. Ann's R.C. Church, of Shohola Local Retired Postmasters Auxiliary, National League of Postmasters Auxiliary, Town of Highland Lions Club and the A.A.R.P.
Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Eleanora Palmer and Hazel Iasiello, both of Barryville and Shirley Scarano of Crystal River, FL; a brother-in-law, William H. Parker, Jr. of Canajoharie, NJ; also many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was predeceased by a son, R. Bryon Clouse in 1965; and a brother, Joseph Clouse.
Friends may call at Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97 Barryville on Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 a .m. Lions Club services are at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be on Thursday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, PA with Rev. Michael Guinnan officiating. Burial will be in the Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the R. Bryon Clouse Scholarship Fund, c/o Eldred Central
Doris Mildred Collette, 86 of Shohola, PA passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, NY. She was a member of the Saint Ann’s Church, Shohola, PA.
The daughter of the late Bernard and Mildred (Haas) Brennan, she was born May 25, 1931 in Matamoras, PA. She was married first to the late Robert Fahrenbach who preceded her in death in 1964 and was married to Lowell Collette who preceded her in death in 2000.
Doris leaves behind her daughters, Susan Casey and her husband, Frank of Milford, PA, Bette Pike and her husband, Charles of Milford, PA, Donna Taylor and her husband, Scott of Port Jervis, NY; sister, Betty Guest of Cypress, CA; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; step-children, Pamelia Long and her husband, Brian of Port Jervis, NY and Kyle Stevens and his wife, Terrie of Spring Lake, NY. Doris was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Brennan.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Saint Ann’s Church, Shohola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Ann’s Church, P.O. Box 86, Shohola, PA 18458.
Arrangements made by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford Street, Milford, PA.
Lowell Edward "Ed" Collette of Shohola, a retired carpenter with Kolmar Labs, Port Jervis and resident of the area for most of his life, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, in Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 69. The son of the late Glen and Anna Collette, he was born May 15, 1931, in Fairmount, Ind. Mr. Collette was a member and caretaker at St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa.; and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Doris Brennan Collette, at home; one son, Kyle Collette and his wife, Theresa of Spring Lake, N.C.; one daughter, Pamelia Long and her husband, Brian of Port Jervis; three stepdaughters, Sue Casey and her husband, Frank and Bette Pike and her husband, Church, all of Milford, Pa. and Donna Taylor and her husband, Scott of Port Jervis; 10 grandchildren, who said "God now has the best grandfather in heaven."; local brothers and sisters, Harold Collette of Sparrowbush, Richard Collette of Buffalo, Gary Collette, Gene Collette and Glenna Ryder, all of Matamoras, Pa. and Jacqueline Rau of Port Jervis; other brothers and sisters out of state; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Route 97, Barryville. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. The Rev. David W. Cramer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Shohola, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Ann's R.C. Church, Shohola, Pa. 18458. Arrangements were made by Gray-Rasmussen Funeral Home, Barryville.
Dorothy Eileen (Brannigan) Cooney passed away on May 11, 2018 in Milford, PA surrounded by her loving family.
She was born December 12, 1926 in Plains, PA to Joseph S. and Catherine C. Brannigan. She attended Sacred Heart High School, and during World War II, trained at Mercy School of Nursing in Wilkes-Barre, PA as a member of the Cadet Nurse Corp, a branch of the Army that trained women to serve in hospitals during wartime. She graduated in 1948 as a registered nurse, which was not only her vocation, but her passion. She loved her patients and her family, taking care of her parents and many of her mother’s 12 siblings during their later years.
Dorothy and her dear friends, Sweeney, Jeanne, Marie, Peggy and Bettilou moved to White Plains, NY as young nurses, where she worked until 1973 at St. Agnes Hospital. She relocated to Shohola, PA and worked at what is now Bon Secours Hospital until 1989. She then worked for Drs. Wang and Auerbach well into her 80s, retiring only when computers were introduced into her doctor’s office. She continued to volunteer at blood pressure clinics as long as her health permitted.
Dorothy wed Edward B. Cooney of White Plains on June 21, 1952, and they were married until his death in 2006. She is survived by their children, Sally Cooney and her husband David Porter of New York City; Peter Cooney and his wife, Henriette, of Milford; and Marikate Oset and her husband Michael, of Yulan. Her grandchildren were the joys of her life and include Celia (Oset) Golden and her husband Justin; Timothy Oset; Elizabeth and Katie Cooney; and Finn Cooney Porter. She was predeceased by her beloved brother, Joseph A. Brannigan.
Dorothy was a member of St. Ann’s Parish in Shohola, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15th at St. Ann’s Church, Shohola, PA with Rev. Thomas Major officiating. Burial will follow in German Hill Cemetery, Shohola, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. The family would also like to thank the wonderful and professional staff at Belle Reve Senior Living for all their kindness and caring. Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA
Edward B. Cooney, 78, of Shohola, Pa., passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006 at Gino Merli Veterans Center, Scranton, PA.
He was a retired fireman in White Plains, N.Y. and a retired dispatcher for Pike County Communications Center, Milford, PA. Mr. Cooney was a member of St. Ann's Church, Shohola, Pa., life-member of the American Legion, White Plains, and a US Navy WW II veteran.
The son of the late William and Rosemary O'Dowd Cooney, he was born on April 28, 1927 in Peekskill. He was married to Dorothy Brannigan Cooney on June 21, 1952 in Plains, PA.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sally Cooney of Manhattan, Marikate Oset and husband Michael of Yulan; his son Peter Cooney and wife Henriette of Milford, PA.; four grandchildren, Celia, Timothy, Elizabeth and Katherine.
Friends may call at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford on Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ann's Church, Shohola on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. The Rev. Philip Rayyapan will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Ann's Cemetery, German Hill, Shohola.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
Thomas Michael Corcoran, 59 of Shohola, PA died on January 14, 2018. He was a contractor operating TMC Contracting in the North Jersey area.
The son of the late Martin and Doris (Murell) Corcoran he was born on January 14, 1959, raised in Hillsdale, NJ and lived in West Milford, NJ before relocating to Shohola, PA. He was married to Kathleen (Radomski) Gannon Corcoran.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; sons, Joseph, Michael and Nicholas Corcoran; step-sons, Daniel and Colin Gannon and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Briella.
A Christian Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church, 123 Richardson Ave., Shohola, PA on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2 PM with the Rev. Thomas Major officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Ann’s Church, P.O. Box 86, Shohola, PA 18458.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 W. Harford St., Milford, PA. www.stroyanfuneralhome.com
Dorothy Alma Voigt Costello passed away at the age of 101 on July 31, 2010 at the Belle Reve Assisted Living Center in Milford, PA under the care of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. She was born on September 18, 1908 in Hawley, Wayne County, Pennsylvania to Arno Constantine Voigt, M.D. and his wife, Elizabeth Loretta Shanley of keystone Street, Hawley. She was also the stepdaughter of Rachael Davies Voigt and Eleanor Croop Voigt. She was the great great granddaughter of Samuel Voigt and August Ackerman of the Kingdom of Saxony and Texas, the granddaughter of August Voigt and Emilie Margaretha Ott Voigt of Hawley and Honesdale. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles James "Cos" Costello in 1972. She resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Edward S. Nikles at Twin Lakes for over 17 years.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Arno Voigt and George Voigt, M.D. and a sister, Janet Voigt Silverman. She is survived by a sister in law, Katherine Chapman Voigt of Hawley, PA.
Surviving are her daughter, Beth Eleanor Costello Nikles and her husband, Edward S. Nikles of Twin Lakes, Shohola Twp., PA, and two sons James Voigt Costello of Brooklyn, NY and Dan Thomas Costello and his wife, Katherine Dallas Costello of Mountaintop, PA.
She is survived by her six grandchildren, Edward Daniel Nikles and his wife, Denise Lynn McAllister Nikles, of Milford, PA; Diane Julia Nikles Chudoba and her husband, David Paul Chuboda of Milford, PA; Toby Lynn Costello Landon and her husband, James Landon of Kingston, PA; Erik Costello of Brooklyn, NY; Douglas Costello of Mountaintop, PA and Dr. Andrew B. Costello and his wife, Jamie Grey Costello of Carlisle, PA.
She is also survived by her eight great grandchildren, Eileen Elizabeth Nikles and Colin Edison Nikles of Milford, PA; Jenna Catherine Chudoba and Abigail Julia Chudoba of Milford, PA; Samantha Grey Costello; Reilly Alexander Costello and Noah Katelyn Costello of Carlisle, PA and Connor Thomas Costello of Mountaintop, PA.
She is further survived by nieces and nephews, Mark Silverman of Windemere, FL; Clay Voigt of VA; Jane Voigt of VA; Robert Costello, Sharon Costello, Thomas Costello and Terry Costello, all residing in NJ. She was predeceased by a niece, Elizabeth "Sis" Voigt of Peekskill, NY and nephew, Arno Voigt of Arkansas.
Surviving cousins include P. Richard Monaghan of Forest City, PA; Elizabeth Monaghan of Hawley, PA and "Bud" Croop of Saratoga Springs, NY.
Dorothy graduated from the Hawley High School in 1926. She was further educated at Bloomsburg State Normal School (now Bloomsburg University). She was an accomplished pianist and harpist and attended the Julliard School of Music in New York City where she further studied the harp. For some years she played the harp with the symphony in Port Jervis, NY.
She co-owned and operated the Cos-Mid Inn (now known as the Windy Dog) located at Twin Lakes, together with her late husband Charles Costello from 1946 to 1973.
There were seven separate birthday celebrations held in honor of Dorothy's 100th birthday in 2008, and she actively participated in each one. She was an accomplished and award winning quilter and gifted many of her works to family members.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Teeter Funeral Chapel in Hawley, PA. A service will be held on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Shohola, PA. Internment will be held at the convenience of the family at Queen of Peace Cemetery in Hawley, PA.
At her request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Center for Developmental Disabilities of Pike County, Ltd. (CDD), 101 Pocono Drive, Suites 2 and 3, Milford, PA 18337, attn.: Vice-president of Development.
Joseph Y. Couturier, a longtime resident of Shohola, PA, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Bon Secours Community Hospital. He was 80.
The son of the late Laurent and Edwidge LeBlanc Couturier, he was born in Moncton, Canada on December 2, 1932.
Joseph was a veteran serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon finishing his time in the service, he married, moved to Massachusetts and started a family. He was a specialist in creating wrought iron fences, railings, light fixtures and stairs. His talents expanded to carpentry where he built custom homes. He eventually moved to Shohola, Pennsylvania where he became a General Contractor for Concrete Systems. He ended his working career as a realtor with Reber Realty in Barryville, NY. He was for married 52 years to Katherine Bosi Couturier, who survives.
Joseph was a member of Shohola Township Vol. Fire Dept., a member of Lions Club, a member of Shohola Rod and Gun Club, and a VFW life member.
A family statement reads "Joseph was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to hunt, fish. garden, snow mobile and ride his John Deere tractor. His favorite spots of all time are his Uncle Henry's hunting camp in the Allagash (Maine) and smelt camps on the frozen Pensacot river, also in Maine. He had a personality bigger than life. His great big laugh will be with us for years to come. He may have departed this great earth but nothing can take away the impact he left on everyone he met. He will be solely missed but never forgotten."
Survivors include: his wife: Katherine, his three children :Ann Brink and her companion Thomas DiViccaro of Brick, NJ, John Couturier and his wife Lorraine of Shohola, PA and Robert Couturier and his wife Colleen of Shohola, PA. Grandchildren: Sydney, Carlina, and Lukas. He is also survived by his three siblings: George Couturier of Massachusetts, Albert "Alby" Couturier of Florida and Dorothy Geehan of Massachusetts. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Joseph is predeceased by his two brothers and a sister.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Church, Shohola, PA. Father Thomas Major officiated. Christian Burial followed in St. Ann's Cemetery, Shohola, PA.