2003-11-19 / Obituaries

Mary Schmager Geurds

Mary Schmager Geurds age 90 of Fishkill, NY formerly a long time Philipstown area resident died on Wednesday November 12, 2003 at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Born in New York, NY on June 19, 1913 she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Marie (Tantillo) Alesi.

Mrs. Geurds was a homemaker and a resident of the area for the past 43 years, coming from New York, NY. She was a member of the Philipstown Senior Citizens and of the James Harvey Hustis Post #2362 of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Her husband Theodore Geurds of the home address survives her; Mrs. Schmager Geurds first husband Walter Schmager, Sr. predeceased her in 1995. Additional survivors include, three daughters, Jean Brady of Cold Spring, NY, Frances Thorbjornsen of Argyle, NY and Tina Merando of Cold Spring, NY, one son Walter Schmager, Jr. of Fishkill, NY, One brother, Jack Alesi of New York, NY, and one sister, Frances Flynn of Staten Island, NY. Thirteen grandchildren, 27 Great-Grandchildren and one Great-Great-Grandchild also survive. One son, Phillip Schmager, one sister Jennie Costello and one grandchild, predeceased Mrs. Geurds.

A Funeral Service was held on Saturday Nov. 15, 2003 at the Clinton Funeral Home a private cremation service followed.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to be made in her name to the Joanne Marie Brady Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Community Foundation of Dutchess County, 80 Washington St. Suite 201, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.


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