BEACON, N.Y. -- Josephine Merante, a lifelong resident of Beacon and Cold Spring, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, surrounded by her family at Hudson Valley Hospital Center.
She was born in Beacon and was the daughter of the late Michael and Bertha (Lewis) Centofant. She was married for 47 years to the late Thomas P. Merante and worked as a department technician at IMB in East Fishkill for 15 years until her retirement.
Merante was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America at Our Lady of Loretto Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Cold Spring. She was a dedicated volunteer with many charities especially the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by her daughters, Melinda Merante and Michele Wilcox (George); her grandchildren, Daniel Thomas Wilcox (fiancée Nora Rosoff) and Elizabeth Rachel Wilcox.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Cold Spring Cemetery.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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