Mildred Moylan

Mildred Ann Moylan ROSENDALE-Mildred Ann Moylan, 92, of Wooldland Drive died peacefully Tuesday April 9, 2013 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus. She was born in Prattsville, N.Y. May 30, 1920 the only child of William and Mabel Carter Brissa. A lifelong area resident Mildred grew up in Stone Ridge where her father and uncle owned and operated Brissa's and Krom's, a local general store and service station. Mildred graduated from Kingston High School and went on to New Paltz Normal School. She became a teacher in the Stone Ridge and Vly area schoolhouses. In the early 1940's she met her future husband George J. Moylan in Rosendale where he was serving his apprenticeship at the McCardle Funeral Home. George than entered the U.S. Army during World War II and during his military service they were married Aug. 1, 1944 in Paris, Texas. When George returned after World War II they purchased the funeral home in 1946. Mildred became a licensed funeral director in 1951 and they worked many decades together in the funeral business, opening the Stone Ridge branch in 1966.They also operated an ambulance business in Rosendale until the mid 1960's. They were strongly dedicated to the business putting nothing else more important than assisting those in their time of need. Family vacations, holidays, even family functions were always second to those suffering a loss. Mildred was an extremely generous person, always willing to give of herself to help others, attested to by the tremendous amounts of the mail solicitations she received! She was also an independent person, living on her own and caring for herself until just a short time ago. Mildred was a survivor, having survived three bouts with cancer, the first being a radical mastectomy in the 1960's. She attended many of the Walk For The Cure cancer walks at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. She was a member of the Rosendale Senior Citizens where she enjoyed many activities and trips, the Rosendale - Tillson Post 1219 American Legion Ladies Auxillary, and the Redhatters. Mildred's hobbies included baking cakes for family and friends, always a nice vegetable garden, and breeding Boston Terriers. After her sons joined the business, Mildred and George enjoyed many winters in Florida and summers at their camp in the Catskills. She was extremely proud when a grandson became involved in the funeral business. Her husband, George J. Moylan Sr. died in 1995, a daughter, Mildred Ann Lowe, died in 2007, and an infant son, David Moylan died in 1963.She is survived by three sons, George J. Moylan Jr., and his wife Darlene of Bloomington, William E., of Rosendale, and James F. Moylan, her caregiver for several years, of Rosendale, and a son-in-law Edward Lowe of Raleigh, N.C. Also survived by eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons and another due this May. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Rte. 32, Rosendale. Rev. Arlene Dawber will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Rosendale. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Rosendale Senior Citizens, or to Commitment to Kids, PO Box 55, Bloomington, 12411.

Published in Daily Freeman on Apr. 10, 2013