Audrey G. Cothren (10/05/17)
Audrey G. Cothren of Peekskill, NY passed away on October 5, 2017. She was 90 years old. Prior to retiring Audrey was an Executive Secretary for IBM America’s Far East Headquarters in Westchester County for over thirty years. She was born on November 21, 1926 in Peekskill to John and Florence Robinson Galati. Audrey was a graduate of Peekskill HS and graduated from Berkeley Secretarial School in New York City. On April 6, 1947 Audrey married Harry F. Cothren at the Assumption Church in Peekskill. She was a lifelong member of the Peekskill Presbyterian Church and served several years as a Sunday School Teacher.
She is survived by one sister; Lorraine Vezina of Mahopac, sister-in-law, Virginia Galati of Long Island and brother-in-laws; Jack Cothren and Patrick Cothren. Also survived by many, many, loving nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Harry F. Cothren in September, 1971 and four brothers; Salvatore, Joseph, Anthony and Frank Galati and two sisters; Genevieve Palmer and Althea Snowden. Also predeceased by two sister-in-laws, Alice Kelly and Joan McGuirk.
Visitation is Monday, October 9th,from 4pm to 8pm at the Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, Peekskill, NY. Funeral Service Tuesday, October 10th, 10am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.
William Neil Blenkinsopp (10/03/17)
William Neil Blenkinsopp of Buchanan, NY passed away on October 3, 2017. He was 90 years old. Prior to retiring, he was a Customer Engineer for IBM in Armonk and also taught Continuing Education classes at BOCES. He was born in Liverpool, England on December 10, 1926. William served in the British Royal Navy and Merchant Marines. While a Merchant Marine he met his future wife, Marilyn Yarwood in New York City; they were married in Brooklyn on October 14, 1956. She predeceased him in 2014. William is survived by two daughters, Heather Blenkinsopp of Ossining and Hazel (Jose Pena) Blenkinsopp of Tarrytown and a granddaughter, Jasmine Pena. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 7th, from 9am to 10am. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home, 10am. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Trinity Boscobel United Methodist Church, 275 Church St. Buchanan, NY 10511.
His family would like to thank the Bethel Nursing Home staff and residents for their care, support and friendship for the past several years.