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Fishkill - Maria Phillipovich, a longtime Fishkill resident, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital, Newburgh. She was 86.
Daughter of the late Friedrich and Therese Erhart Markl, she was born November 30, 1927 in Munich, Germany. On August 24, 1964 Maria married Joseph Phillipovich. Mr. Phillipovich predeceased Maria in 1986.
Maria is survived by her daughter, Deborah Nicita and her husband, Santo of Winston-Salem, NC; her grandchildren, Michelle Scarchilli and her husband, Michael of Fishkill, Kristen Cucci and her husband, Joseph of Galway, NY and Eric Russell and his wife, Danielle of Pleasant Valley; her great grandchildren, James Russell, Chelsea Cucci, Madison Scarchilli, Mia Scarchilli, Chase Russell and Payton Russell; her great great granddaughter, Hayleigh Russell.
In addition to her parents and husband, Maria was predeceased by her step-son, Joseph Phillipovich.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in memory of Maria may be made to either Animal Rescue Foundation, P. O. Box 1129, Beacon, New York 12508 or to Mid Hudson Animal Aid, 54 Simmons Lane, Beacon, New York 12508.
To send the family a personal condolence please visit www.halveyfh.com.
Funeral arrangements are under the supervision of Peter T. and Patrick J. Halvey.
Halvey Funeral Home
24 Willow St
Beacon, NY 12508
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on May 4, 2014