Ethel Nilsen (04/08/15)
Ethel Nilsen age 83, formerly of Cortlandt Manor, NY passed away on April 8, 2015 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, VT. Mrs. Nilsen was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was retired from IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY.
She was born on June 26, 1931 in New Paltz, NY to Charles and Irma Pole. On March 29, 1959 she married the late Nils C. Nilsen in Peekskill. Ethel is survived by her three loving sons; Nils C. Nilsen of New Wilmington, PA, Eric Nilsen and his wife, Chris, and Kevin Nilsen and his wife, Chris, both of East Fairfield, VT. Predeceased by, her husband, Nils C. Nilsen and a brother Carl Pole.
Ethel taught Sunday school at the church where she met her husband, Nils. Ethel was widowed at the age of 42. She dedicated her life to raising her three young boys. Ethel will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Ethel and her children would like to thank the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT, all the caregivers in ICU at North Western Medical Center in St. Albans, VT, as well as the entire staff at the Vermont Respite House for their care, compassion and support during her stay at these facilities.
Ethel supported many charities. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Visitation is today, Friday, April 10th from 4pm to 8pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Funeral Service is Saturday, April 11th at 10am at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Thomas D. Fitzgerald, Jr. (04/01/15)
Thomas D. Fitzgerald, Jr. of Buchanan, NY passed away on April 1, 2015. He was 52 years old. Mr. Fitzgerald worked for NYSDOCS for 30 years. He retired from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in 2013 as Deputy Superintendent of Security. He then began a second career as a vendor “Fitzy’s Famous Franks” located on Washington St. in Peekskill. He was born on October 9, 1962 in Glens Falls, NY to Thomas D. and Janice Simonetta Fitzgerald. On May 14, 1988 he married Lisa Catano at St. Christopher’s Church in Buchanan, NY. Thomas was a member of the NYSDOCS Emerald Society. He is survived by his wife Lisa Fitzgerald, two daughters; Kylie and Tauri Shea Fitzgerald. Also survived by his mother and stepfather, Janice and Joel Nolin, a brother, Robbie (Pam) Fitzgerald and a sister, Janet Nolin all of So. Glens Falls, NY. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Predeceased by his son, Thomas D. Fitzgerald, III and his father, Thomas D. Fitzgerald, Sr.
Visitation is Monday, April 6th, 7 to 9pm and Tuesday, April 7th, 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, April 8th, 10am at St. Augustine’s Church, Ossining. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.