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Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf

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Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf Obituary
Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf HYDE PARK- Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf (affectionately known as Patty), 80, a lifelong area resident, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, (four days after her husband, Harry) at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. Born Oct. 6, 1937 in Poughkeepsie, Patty was the daughter of the late Russell Sage Aldrich, Sr., and Marjorie Anna Cronk Aldrich. She attended Poughkeepsie Schools. She worked at Dutchess County BOCES for many years until her retirement. Mrs. Elmendorf was a communicant and Eucharistic Minister at St. Peter’s Parish in Hyde Park. She was also a former Poll Inspector for the Dutchess County Board of Elections. Patty enjoyed gardening and her favorite thing in life was vacationing, especially at the beach. On June 30, 1956 in Middlehope, N.Y., she married Harry P. Elmendorf. He predeceased her on Feb. 4, 2018. Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl A. Swenson and husband, Mark, of Hyde Park; daughter, Caren M. DuPrey and husband, Alan, of Hyde Park; son, Craig S. Elmendorf of Stone Ridge; three grandchildren, Mark R. Swenson, Jr., and wife, Devon Luty Swenson, of Poughkeepsie, Jennifer L. Swenson of Poughkeepsie, and Justin A. DuPrey of Hyde Park; and two great-grandchildren, Theodore and Elliott. She is also survived by her sister, Jorie Aldrich Van Wagenen and husband, Jon, of Pleasant Valley; several nieces and nephews; and her goddaughter, Doreen Baglieri of Highland. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Russell Sage Aldrich, Jr. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Patty and Harry at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Regina Coeli Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Fr. Patrick Curley will officiate. They will be buried together in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Poughkeepsie. Memorial donations may be made to the . To send an online condolence or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfu neralhome.com.
Published in the Daily Freeman on Feb. 10, 2018
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