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Patrick Weir
B: 1937-03-28
D: 2017-05-27
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Weir, Patrick
Richard Beyer
B: 1935-10-12
D: 2017-05-26
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Beyer, Richard
Anna Maturo
B: 1930-06-07
D: 2017-05-26
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Maturo, Anna
Kenneth Gross
B: 1963-08-05
D: 2017-05-25
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Gross, Kenneth
Joann Blaikie
B: 1950-09-21
D: 2017-05-23
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Blaikie, Joann
Esther Lazenka
B: 1963-04-14
D: 2017-05-23
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Lazenka, Esther
Gelsomino Lombardo
B: 1957-07-24
D: 2017-05-23
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Lombardo, Gelsomino
Frank Fetzer III
B: 1934-09-20
D: 2017-05-22
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Fetzer III, Frank
Michael De Lorenzo
B: 1962-06-24
D: 2017-05-22
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De Lorenzo, Michael
Philip Touma
B: 1953-01-04
D: 2017-05-22
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Touma, Philip
A. Santos
B: 1935-02-08
D: 2017-05-21
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Santos, A.
Joseph Trimboli
B: 1943-05-24
D: 2017-05-19
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Trimboli, Joseph
Jean Cunningham
B: 1934-07-20
D: 2017-05-18
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Cunningham, Jean
Lee Travis
B: 1928-07-14
D: 2017-05-18
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Travis, Lee
Peter Letizia
B: 1935-04-27
D: 2017-05-17
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Letizia, Peter
Anthony Spano
B: 1930-02-26
D: 2017-05-17
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Spano, Anthony
Edmund Conley
B: 1929-02-06
D: 2017-05-17
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Conley, Edmund
Violet Sweeney
B: 1925-08-05
D: 2017-05-17
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Sweeney, Violet
Kathleen Fusari
B: 1943-02-18
D: 2017-05-16
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Fusari, Kathleen
Kathleen Schiaffino
B: 1947-06-06
D: 2017-05-14
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Schiaffino, Kathleen
Ruth Goers
B: 1932-09-27
D: 2017-05-14
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Goers, Ruth

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Douglas A. McHoul

Douglas A. McHoul is a second generation funeral director from Boston, MA. He graduated from the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, worked with his father and brothers for many years at their funeral home in Boston, and has been a New York State Licensed Funeral Director for almost 40 years. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1963 until his honorable discharge in 1969. Since moving to Dutchess County in 1966, Doug has participated in many community activities and has held leadership positions in such organizations as Hopewell Hose Company of the East Fishkill Fire District, East Fishkill & Dutchess County Historical Societies, East Fishkill Rotary Club (Charter Member and Paul Harris Fellow) , Knights of Columbus, Kevin Barry Irish Club, Whortlekill Rod & Gun Club, East Fishkill Republican Club (Past President), United States Navy League, American Legion, Sylvan Grange, and Dutchess County Pomona Grange. He has served on the boards of the United Way of Dutchess County, Dutchess County Agricultural Society, Association of Senior Citizens, Dutchess Community College, East Fishkill Community Library, Dutchess County Community Action Agency, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. He is a member of St. Columba Church, where he spearheaded the church building campaign. He has also served his community as an elected official, having been a Dutchess County Legislator from 1971 to 1991 and serving as Chairman of the Legislature for four years. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Dutchess County Office for the Aging, followed by a 1998 appointment as Commissioner of Dutchess County Personnel until 2002, when he retired. He also owns and operates Casa La Lanchita, a guesthouse on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Marikay Thomes McHoul

Marikay Thomes McHoul is also a second generation funeral director. A native of Stamford, CT, she moved to Pawling, graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and worked with her father and brother at their family owned business, Horn & Thomes Funeral Home, Inc. Nearly 50 years ago, Doug and Marikay moved to Hopewell Junction and established the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc. Marikay is very active in the community, participating in such organizations as the East Fishkill and Dutchess County Historical Societies, Kevin Barry Irish Club, East Fishkill Republican Club, East Fishkill Republican Committee, United States Navy League, Sylvan Grange, and the Dutchess County Pomona Grange. She is a member of St. Columba Church, and past president of the St. Denis-St. Columba Altar Rosary Society. Marikay is a motivated member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She has held many local, state and national leadership positions – Past Regent of the Melzingah Chapter, Honorary State Regent of New York, and National Corresponding Secretary General, to name just a few. In addition to holding her New York State Real Estate License, Marikay also owns and operates Casa La Lanchita, a guesthouse on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico.

Doug and Marikay have four daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, who all assist with the family business.

Lori McHoul Cassidy

Lori McHoul Cassidy is a third generation funeral director. She graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, and received her New York State Funeral Director’s license in 1987. Lori continues the family commitment to the community by maintaining an active membership in such organizations as the East Fishkill Rotary Club (Past President and Paul Harris Fellow), St. Columba Church, St. Denis – St. Columba Altar Rosary Society (Past President), and East Fishkill Historical Society. She is an active member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, where she serves on the local, state and national levels. For many years, Lori volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician with the East Fishkill Rescue Squad. She has also been involved with the St. Denis-St. Columba Parent School Association and the Our Lady Of Lourdes Parents’ Organization.

Peter and Lori are the parents of three daughters – Loretta, Carolyn and Allison, and have a grandson, Joshua.  They also own and operate Cassidy Memorials, Inc., Hopewell Junction.

Peter J. Cassidy

Peter J. Cassidy is a native of Fort Fairfield, Maine. He graduated from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences and has been a New York State Licensed Funeral Director since 1987. Upon his relocation to Hopewell Junction, Peter immediately became involved in many organizations, such as the Knights of Columbus (Past Grand Knight) , East Fishkill Historical Society and the East Fishkill Rotary Club (Past President and Paul Harris Fellow). A member of St. Columba Church, he has also been involved with the St. Denis-St. Columba Parent School Association and the Our Lady of Lourdes Parents’ Organization. An elected official, Peter is serving his fifth term as Councilman for the Town of East Fishkill. He was instrumental in establishing the Annual East Fishkill Community Day, that he still co-chairs. He also has been working to restore and maintain the many abandoned cemeteries in the Town of East Fishkill.

Douglas A.A. McHoul

Doug is a third-generation funeral director. He graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in 2002 and earned his NYS License in 2004.
An active member of the local community, he has served on the board of directors for many local non-profit and civic organizations such as the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Dutchess County Regional & Greater Southern Dutchess Chambers of Commerce, Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess, BSA Hudson Valley, American Cancer Society, and more. He's been the recipient of several awards including the Hudson Valley Top 40 Under 40, Community Advocate Award, and Next Generation Award.
Doug is a member of St. Mary, Mother of the Church in Fishkill, the Town of Fishkill Republican Committee, and Knights of Columbus.
In 2013, he was elected Town Councilman in Fishkill and began his first term in 2014.
He and his wife Stephanie reside in Fishkill with their daughter, Madelyn and son, Nolan.

Mary Ann McHoul Menuau

Mary Ann is also a third generation funeral director. She graduated in 1996 from Bay Path College with a BA in Business Administration. Before joining the family business, she worked for 12 years at Cartus, an international relocation company based in Danbury, CT. In 2010, she graduated with an AS in Funeral Services from the American Academy McCallister Institute of Funeral Service. She is a member of the St. Denis-St. Columba–Blessed Kateri Altar Rosary Society, East Fishkill Republican Committee, Melzingah Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and St. Denis-St. Columba PSA. Mary Ann is also active in the Children of the American Revolution, where she is currently a Senior State Officer and has held many senior state chairmanships.  She and her family participate in many local activities including the East Fishkill Soccer Club, East Fishkill Baseball, St. Columba CYO Basketball, and various fundraising events. Mary Ann, her husband Karl, and their children Karl & Jadyn live in Hopewell Junction.

Loretta Cassidy Rosa

Loretta Cassidy Rosa is a fourth generation funeral director following in the footsteps of her parents, grandparents and great-grandfathers.  She is a 2006 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School.  In 2010, she graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Business with Specialization in Sport Management from Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts. She then continued her education at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts where she received her Associates Degree in Funeral Service and at Nichols College where she received her Masters Degree in Business Administration.  She is a member of Melzingah Chapters, Daughters of the American Revolution where she has served on the local, state and national levels. She is also an Honorary State President of the New York State Society Children of the American Revolution. Loretta was married on July 5, 2013 to Josue Rosa and they reside in Hopewell Junction with their son Joshua.

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