Obituaries

Anita P. Ladue, a Highland Resident, Dies at 95
Born in Chazy, New York on March 11, 1922, she was the daughter of Hector A. and Elizabeth Girard Poissant. She attended Chazy Central Rural School and graduated in 1942. She was Valedictorian and her future husband, Joseph was Salutatorian. He always bragged that his wife was smarter than he was. S…
Raili Marjatta Heino, a Hopewell Junction Resident, Dies at 88
Raili was active in the Lomala Civic Association, and was well known for the pulla that she lovingly baked. She loved music, gardening, and rooting for the Mets. She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Eetu Heino. She is also survived by: her daughter Sirpa and her husband Bill Quinn, so…
Boris Alexander Nachamkin, a US Army Veteran, Dies at 84
Born in New York City on December 6, 1933, he was the son of the late Abraham and Violet (Lotman) Nachamkin. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn where he was a two-time All New York City basketball player. He earned a basketball scholarship to New York University where he was …
Stephanie Ann Merritt, an Area Resident, Dies at 71
She is survived by her children, Joseph Volk of Beacon, Stephen Volk and his wife Jennifer of Hopewell Junction, Bruce Merritt, Cindy M. Merritt, Diane McKenna and her husband Peter, and Jean Merritt; her grandchildren, Jennifer Volk, Stephen Volk, Julia Volk, Amanda Merritt, Shane Walden, James McK…
Helen Figarella, an Area Resident, Dies at 87
On September 10, 1947 in the Bronx, Helen married Alfred Figarella, Jr. who predeceased her on November 16, 2005. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Nancy and Edward DiMuro of Poughkeepsie, Linda Castriota of Stamford, CT, and Robert and Jill Figarella of Wappingers Falls; her grandc…
Margaret Frances Speer, a Former Fishkill Resident, Dies at 79
Born in Fishkill on April 18, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Richardson) Dolfinger. She graduated from the Wappingers Central School district. Mrs. Speer worked for the Telephone Company, Dry Dock Savings Bank, and was an Administrative Assistant Manager with IBM in East Fish…
John P. Barrett, a Queensbury Resident, Dies at 90
Born in Brooklyn on June 26, 1927, he was the son of John and Sarah (Walsh) Barrett. John proudly served our country in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. He had retired from Conservative Gas in Wyandanch and then worked for the Wappingers Central School District. He retired as the Superinte…
Vincent J. Aquilino, a Rockville Centre Resident, Dies at 94
Born in the Bronx on February 12, 1923, he was the son of Godfrey and Marie (Marino) Aquilino. Vincent proudly served our country in the US Army during World War II. On June 6, 1944, he was part of the Invasion of Normandy. He then participated, endured, and survived the greatest land battle, The Ba…

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