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Hope Ann McLucas

June 21, 1964 June 7, 2019
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TOWN OF UNIONVALE- Hope Ann McLucas, 54, a life-long area resident, died unexpectedly as a result of an automobile pedestrian accident on June 7, 2019, in the Town of Washington.She was born on June 21, 1964, in Poughkeepsie and is survived by her mother Patricia Fox Lesperance Kosinetz of Pleasant Valley, along with her sister, Patsy Kosinetz, and her companion, Bill Reynolds Jr., of Hyde Park. In addition to her mother, she is survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as, her long-time friends, Debbie and husband, Phil Knauss, Darryl and Dana Secor, and Hope's Goddaughter, Madchen Knauss, and Debbie's sis­ters, Vickie and Missie. She was also survived by her former husband, Scott McLucas. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Lesperance, and first husband, Fred Newhard, and her beloved ani­mals: Sissy, Reggie, Nicholas (dogs), Cali, Yoda, Blacky, (cats) and Samantha, her squirrel!Hope was a graduate of Millbrook High School and was a School Bus Driver for the Wappingers Central School District for more than 20 years. Hope enjoyed life, spending time with friends going to shows, concerts, movies, hikes, parades and traveling in her early years which she loved camping at Cape Cod. She enjoyed celebrating holidays, most especially Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas!!!
     She was the proprietor of the Tail Winds Café at Sky Acres Airport and Tail Winds West at the Dutchess County Airport. She developed strong relationships with her pi­lots, staff, and patrons.
     She attended the Verbank United Methodist Church. Her true passion was her LOVE for ANIMALS for which she is survived by her precious dogs Freida, Charlie, and KiKi, along with her cats Gabby and Duke, and her parrots: Wooo and Maverick!
     In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.
     Memorial calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm Sunday, June 23rd at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.Graveside services and burial of her ashes will be at 11 am, Monday, June 24th at the Verbank Cemetery. Rev. Megan Sanders will officiate. In lieu of flowers, Hope's family respectfully and strongly suggests that memorial donations to be made to the Hudson Valley Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, 9 Barnes Drive of Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (www.hvars.org).
     To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

23

Jun

2:00 PM 6/23/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/23/2019 4:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Visitation

Sunday

23

Jun

7:00 PM 6/23/2019 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6/23/2019 9:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Graveside

Monday

24

Jun

11:00 AM 6/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Verbank Cemetery

8 North Clove Rd.
Verbank, New York 12585

Verbank Cemetery
8 North Clove Rd. Verbank 12585 New York
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Verbank Cemetery Final Resting Place

8 North Clove Rd.
Verbank, New York 12585

8 North Clove Rd. Verbank 12585 New York
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hudson Valley Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

9 Barnes Dr.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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