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Phyllis Halstead (1942 - 2012)

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Phyllis M.


Milton, NY - Phyllis M Halstead, age 70, of Milton passed away Sunday, August 26, 2012 at home.

Phyllis was a Dutchess Community College graduate. She retired from the Texaco Research Center in Beacon, NY in 1996.

Phyllis was born February 11, 1942 in Elmira, NY. The daughter of Karlyle and Violet (Rosier) Gray. On August 6, 1983 she married Kenneth T. Halstead. In addition to her husband Kenneth of Milton survivors include daughters: Robin Alexander of Canandaigua, NY, Christine Boucher and her husband Henry of Nashua, NH and Cara Cea and her husband Christian of Suffern, NY, together with 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Phyllis enjoyed making greeting cards on the computer and embellishing same before presenting.

In lieu of flowers donations in her name to Dutchess/Ulster Hospice Inc. will be greatly

appreciated. Hospice was a great source of comfort to Phyllis and her family.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 29th from 10am to 12 noon with a 12 Noon service with the Reverend Dauber at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY.

Burial will take place the following day, Thursday August 30th 11am graveside at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845) 236-4300,

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 27, 2012