Barbara “Bonnie” Hyde, a Lifetime Hudson Valley Resident, Dies at 74
Barbara "Bonnie" Hyde, a lifetime resident of the Hudson Valley, entered into rest on Monday, January 8, 2018. She was 74.
Born September 7, 1943 in Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Major Louis (Retired) and Mary (Cullen) Losee. Bonnie was very proud of being an Army "Brat", and graduated from VCU with a Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Horticulture and worked as an Administrative Assistant for many different companies. When Bonnie retired she decided to drive her RV back and forth all over the country for several years in pursuit of historic sites with her traveling companion, Cavier, her Lab. When she returned to the Hudson Valley Bonnie found that helping people in the community brought her much joy.
Bonnie was a parishioner of St. Augustine Church, where she loved to sing in the choir, and was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. Bonnie volunteered at Neighbor to Neighbor at the Office of the Aging, and served on the council at Lifetime Learning Institute in New Paltz.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving children: Bob Hyde and wife, Diane of South Orange, NJ, Diane Maniscalco and husband, Joe of Lake Katrine, NY, Dennis Hyde and longtime girlfriend, Jan Luppino of Sacramento, CA, Barbara McCaw and husband, Peter of Newburgh, and Debbie Brueckner-Magistro and husband, Pete of New Windsor; her sister, Mary Lou Abramshe and husband, Richard; her brothers: Lou Losee Jr. and wife, Heidi and Peter Losee and wife, Nancy; her grandchildren: Brenna Berchielli (Brad), Alanna Maniscalco, Ian McCaw (Christine), Kevin Hyde (Kinley), Emma Maniscalco (fiance, Kevin Rademaker), Brian Brueckner, Angus McCaw and Anthony Magistro; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Penelope McCaw; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents Bonnie was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph and Anthony Losee.
Memorial Visitation will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 14 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 15 in St Augustine Church, Highland, NY with burial following in Calvary Cemetery, New Windsor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or online at www.stjude.org.