2013-04-24 / Obituaries

Barbara M. Dade

Barbara M. Dade, 81, of Cold Spring, has died from her battle with mold poisoning. Barbara, the former Children’s Librarian at the Butterfield Memorial Library, died Wednesday April 17, 2013, in the ICU of Hudson Valley Hospital, in Cortlandt Manor.

Born in Cold Spring on February 18, 1932, she was the daughter of Robert Mooney (mayor of Cold Spring during WW II) and Margite (Seeley) Mooney.

She was married. Her oldest son, James L. Dade II, died in 2009 in Arusha, Tanzania, leaving a wife, Happy, and a son, James L. Dade III. The youngest son, Andrew P. Dade, lived at home along with Barbara’s companion, Bob Petrucelli, the love of her life.

Barbara loved going to drag races—helping Bob to show his record-holding race car— and Civil War shows. Bob is an antique dealer specializing in Civil War items and Barbara was working on a book about John S. Mosby.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place. Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Clinton Funeral Home, Corner of Parrott and Pine Streets, Cold Spring, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Following, a service will be held at the funeral home with Rev. Edward Cleary officiating.

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