Rebecca Bales Brave Staley
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Bluffton, NC - Rebecca Bales Brave Staley, 74, of Bluffton, SC, formerly of Verbank, NY, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at NHC Healthcare in Bluffton, SC.
Rebecca was born on August 13, 1938 in Jefferson City, MO, the daughter of the late David Lee and Florence Corwin Bales. In 1973, she married Frederick Brave who died on December 31, 1987. A resident of Bluffton for the past 22 years, she was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.
She is survived by three sons, Jim Ventura of South Park, PA and David Ventura and his wife, Kathy Taylor, of Chadds Ford, PA and Ray Ventura of Bluffton, PA; two daughters, Karen Hickey and her husband, John, of Leesburg, FL and Pam Popoli and her husband, Charlie, of Millbrook, NY and two grandchildren, Natalie Ventura and Nathan Ventura.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Hufcut Funeral Home; 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY 12522 with Rev. Anthony Giuliano officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Building Fund, 333 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29909 or Hospice Care of the Low Country, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910. To send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hufcutfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2012