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Hazel McCullough, 82, Of Beacon

BEACON, N.Y. — Hazel McCullough, 82, of Beacon, died Tuesday, Oct. 25.

She was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Cold Spring, the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Muschock) Scoba and was one of nine children.

She attended Haldane High School in Cold Spring and Kingston Nursing Hospital, where she was capped in 1954 and graduated and received her nursing license in 1957. She worked at Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring after graduation and, for many years later in her career, at Mount St. Mary’s Infirmary in Newburgh, caring for retired Dominican Sisters of Hope, an opportunity of which she loved.

She prided herself as being one of the only nurses still to wear her nurse’s cap as part of her uniform.

She was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Hasha Scoba, Catherine (Darwin) Timmerman, Helen (Benjamin) Bertoline, Susan (Charles) Rapalje and Mary (Charles) Etta; and two brothers, Charles (Catherine) Scoba and Michael (Barbara) Scoba.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret Giachinta.

A visitation will be conducted from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. at Halvey Funeral Home Inc., 24 Willow St., Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial and Remembrance will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joachim Church, 51 Leonard St., Beacon,. This Mass will be officiated by retired Monsignor Patrick J. Keenan, a family friend. Burial will follow at St. Joachim Cemetery in Beacon.

Memorial donations in her honor can be made via mail to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, or to St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist Church, 2 Oak St., Beacon, NY 12508.

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