Saturday, September 24, 2016


William E. "Bill" Freeman (09/16/16)

William E. “Bill” Freeman of Garrison, NY, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday September 16, 2016. He was 87 years old. Bill worked as a roofing contractor and later as a co-owner of Garrison Woods, Inc., a custom home building and remodeling firm.

He was born on May 1, 1929, in Ossining, NY, to Augustus and Frances Cullen Freeman. On November 3, 1951, he married Margaret “Peggy” White at St. Theresa’s Church in Briarcliff, NY. Bill was a loving husband, and was devoted to his children, grandchildren, and church. He was a scoutmaster, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was looked upon as father and grandfather by more than his own children and grandchildren. He was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed the game with his wife, his grandsons, and most of all the “core four.”

He is survived by six children: Beverly (Steven) Leardi of Garrison; Peter (Elizabeth) Freeman of Aurora, CO; Patrick (Karen) Freeman of Beacon, NY; Robert (Susan) Freeman of Garrison; Timothy Freeman of St. Augustine, FL; and Michael Freeman of Garrison.

He was “Papa Bill” to thirteen grandchildren: John William (Katherine) and Steven “Odie” Leardi (Tricia Sharp, fiancee); Sandra (Robert) Murphy; Naomi (Thomas) Dankworth; Sasha, Garrett, Zachary, Molly (Connor Walsh, fiance), Lucas, Madison, and Courtney Freeman; Christine (Cody) Mueller; and Kelly (Robert) Sprague. And also to seven great-grandchildren: Morgan Joan, Robert Thomas, III, and Julia Margaret Murphy; Steven Michael and John Rocco Leardi; Addlyn Margaret Dankworth; and Vale Elizabeth Mueller.

Bill was predeceased by Peggy and his eldest son, William E. “Billy” Freeman, Jr.

A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 11 A.M., at Our Lady of Loretto Church, in Cold Spring, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, P.O. Box 300, Garrison, NY 10524.

Maureen Finn-Margariello (09/13/16)

Maureen Finn-Margariello of Verplanck, NY passed away on September 13, 2016. She was 73 years old. Survivied by her husband, Craig R. Margariello of Verplanck. Graveside Service will be held, Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11am at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Verplanck.

Barcliff "Eddie" Atkins (09/02/16)

Barcliff “Eddie” Atkins of Peekskill, NY passed away on  Friday September 2, 2016. He was 89 years old. Eddie worked at Walmart for upwards of 20 years where he was a greeter. He was born in Jamaica on December 29, 1926 to Celyne and Susan Atkins.  He immigrated to England in 1955, then to the United Stated in 1982. He is survived by his son, Danny Atkins and his daughter in law Eve Atkins of Ossining. His grandchildren: Jill Duffus and Betty-Ann Atkins and  three great grandchildren Tamaya,   Jasmine and London   Duffus. Predeceased by his wife, Lenore G. Atkins. Visitation is Thursday, September 8th from 4pm to 8pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY.  Funeral Service will be held at 7pm during calling hours at the funeral home.

Anton Onorato (09/12/16)

Anton Onorato, age 77 of Mahopac, passed away on September 12, 2016. visitation on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 9am to 11am. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered following visitation at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Shrub Oak at 11:30am.

Judeann Roush (8/29/16)

Judeann E. Roush, a lifelong Buchanan resident, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at NY Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital.  She was 57.  Judy was a Bookkeeper for Burke Fuel, in Hawthorne.  She was born on June 16, 1959 in Sleepy Hollow, NY, the daughter of Alfred D. Roush, Sr., and Eileen Cox Roush.  She was raised and educated in the Hendrick Hudson School District and graduated from Hen Hud High School in 1977.  Judeann was an avid NY Mets fan, and adored her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  She is survived by her sister, Jane Roush, of Peekskill, and 2 brothers Alfred Roush, Jr. and Andrew (Kelly) Roush, both of Buchanan.  She also has 6 nieces and nephews and 4 great nieces and nephews.  Judeann was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Eileen Roush.  There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 2, 2016, 10:00am at St. Christopher's Church in Buchanan.  Burial will follow at St. Augustine's Cemetery in Ossining.  Friends may call on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 5-9PM at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Tel. 1-800-822-6344, email:

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