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Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf ("Patty")

October 6, 1937 February 8, 2018
Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf ("Patty")
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Obituary for Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf ("Patty")

Kathryn Patricia Elmendorf (affectionately known as Patty), 80, a lifelong area resident, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2017 (four days after her husband, Harry) at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born October 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, NY, she married Harry P. Elmendorf. He predeceased her on February 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 Stoneridge; 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 Pm on Sunday, February 11th at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for both Patty and Harry at 10 am on Monday, February 12th 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 charity of your choice.

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4:00 PM 2/11/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/11/2018 8:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home

Rte. 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home
Rte. 9 Hyde Park 12538 NY





10:00 AM 2/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
Regina Coeli Church

2 Harvey Street
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Regina Coeli Church
2 Harvey Street Hyde Park 12538 NY

Cemetery Details


Saint Peter's Cemetery Final Resting Place

171 Salt Point Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

171 Salt Point Turnpike Poughkeepsie 12603 NY
United States

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