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Hopewell Junction - Vertith Fornasa, 98 years old of Hopewell Junction, died peacefully at Dutchess Center for Rehabilitation in Pawling on Monday, June 17, 2013. She was born July 2, 1914 in Nelsonville, NY and was the daughter of the late Howard and Grace Monroe Zeliph.
Vertith had worked at Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring and then was employed as a supervisor for Tuck Tape in Beacon until her retirement in 1985. She enjoyed gardening and especially loved animals.
Vertith was predeceased by her husband, Louis Fornasa on February 6, 1968. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemarie Hyatt and her husband, Edwin, of Hopewell Junction; two grandsons, James and William Hyatt and three great-grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 am at Shenandoah Cemetery, 511 Shenandoah Road, Hopewell Junction, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Home, 900 Rt. 82, Hopewell Junction.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Putnam County Humane Society, the Dutchess County ASPCA or an animal shelter of your choice in Vertith's memory.
For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit www.hudsonvalleyfuneralhomes.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on June 19, 2013