Josephine Chadwell

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Josephine Lynch Chadwell

MILLBROOK - Josephine Lynch Chadwell 88,a lifelong resident of Millbrook, died Friday March 21 at the Renaissance Rehabilitation Center in Hyde Park.

Born in Poughkeepsie on June 14,1925,she was the daughter of Edward James Lynch and Phoebe T. Clarke of South Millbrook. Josie graduated from Millbrook High School in 1943 and soon after began her career in banking.

She worked for a short time at the Bank of Millbrook then moved on to the Fallkill Bank in Poughkeepsie, eventually retiring from The Amenia Bank as an auditor in 1987.

On June 20th 1959 Josie married Earl B. Chadwell in a ceremony held at Rally Farms in Millbrook. With her marriage Josie became a valued aide-de-camp to Earl who was the Head Huntsman for the Millbrook Hunt Club. She spent many happy days following the hounds during Fox hunting season. Josie and Earl enjoyed vacationing at Old Orchard Beach in Maine and snowmobiling in the Adirondacks. She was predeceased by Earl in 2005.

Josie is survived by her nieces, Beverly Berg Jenkins(Christopher) of Poughkeepsie and Judith Lynch O'Connor(Daniel) of Millbrook and their extended families. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her sister Catherine M. Lynch and brother James E. Lynch.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 28 at 11 am at Nine Partners Cemetery, Millbrook.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Funeral Home, 3270 Franklin Ave., Millbrook.

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Allen Funeral Home
3270 Franklin Ave.  Millbrook, NY 12545
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Mar. 26 to Mar. 28, 2014
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