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Margaret A. Kidder

April 5, 1945 December 18, 2018
Margaret A. Kidder
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Hyde Park – Margaret Kidder, 73, a lifelong area resident, died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born April 5, 1945 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Welch Ross.  Margaret was a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High Scholl and the Hudson River Psychiatric Center School of Nursing.   Mrs. Kidder was a Psychiatric Nurse at the Hudson River State Hospital for thirty-eight years until her retirement.   She was President of the Hudson River State Hospital Alumni Association; and was active with the Hyde Park and Dutchess County Historical Societies and the Hudson River State Hospital Museum. She was also a member of Poughkeepsie Moose Lodge #904.  

Margaret enjoyed trips to the casino, playing poker and mahjong, traveling to Florida, camping, reading, and cooking. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.   On May 28, 1966 at St. Peter’s Church, Poughkeepsie, she married Thomas J. Kidder, Sr. Mr. Kidder survives in Hyde Park.   In addition to her husband, Thomas J. Kidder, Sr., she is survived by her daughter, Cindy M. Cahill and husband, John, of Tivoli; four sons, Thomas J. Kidder Jr. of Hyde Park, Michael P. Kidder and wife, Lee, of Georgia, David J. Kidder of Saratoga, and Brian P. Kidder and wife, Tricia, of Albany; and six grandchildren.  

A period of visitation will be from 10am to 11am, Friday, December 21, 2018, at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the Kidder family respectfully requests memorial donations to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538. (   To send an online condolence or for directions, please visit

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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

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Dutchess County SPCA

636 Violet Ave.
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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