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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Jeneva Boss

Jeneva Iva Boss

Saturday, July 18th, 1931 - Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA - Jeneva Iva Boss, 87, died on May 2, 2019 at her home in Virginia where she has lived since 2016. She previously lived in Beacon, NY and Barre, VT.

Born on July 18, 1931 in Pomfret, VT, Jeneva was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Roberts) DeRosie. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

She is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Terry and David Prior, Iva and Dieter Kaltz, and Karen and Greg Deford; her grandchildren, Owen O’Neill, Liam and Larissa O’Neill, Seamus and Melissa Loftus, David and Rosalia Stauffer, Jason and Takako Stauffer, Kennard and Justine Stauffer, Markus Kaltz, Daniel Kaltz and Mary Valler, and Kristina Kaltz; her granddaughter-in-law, Adrienne O’Neill; her great-grandchildren, Michael, Trent, Nevaeh, Margaret, Kade, Terence, Chloe, Lucia, and Julia; her siblings, Gertrude, Arlene, and Margaret; and many nieces and nephews. Jeneva was looking forward to the birth of her 10th great-grandchild, Killian.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Kenneth M. Light in 1969, her husband, Eugene I. Boss in 2009; and her grandson, Terence O’Neill.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10-11 am at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A graveside service will follow at Fishkill Rural Cemetery. Please visit her Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc.
    Address
    1089 Main Street
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | 11:15am
    When
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 11:15am
    Location
    Fishkill Rural Cemetery
    Address
    801 Route 9
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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    Location
    Fishkill Rural Cemetery
    Address
    801 Route 9
    FISHKILL, NY 12524
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Karen Light

Posted at 02:08pm
Mom’s Life When Mom was a little girl they didn’t have very much, and she was one of 11 children. Christmas time did not bring a lot of gifts. Looking back on her childhood, she told us, she couldn’t understand why Santa Claus gave new toys to other kids, but brought them broken crayons. Mom resembled her father and for that reason he was especially fond of her. One Christmas he showed up (I guess they didn’t get to see him very often) and he went to her and handed her a bag of candy. She looked at it, and quickly handed it right back to him and said “I don’t want this, daddy - take it back and bring us back something to eat. We need food.” When mom was about 12 or 14, her mother sent her off to work in another city for a boarding house. She made biscuits and breakfast in the morning, then she made beds and cleaned rooms, emptied chamber pots, and mopped floors also. I don’t know if she got to keep the money or had to send it back to her mom to feed the smaller kids. When she was 17 or 18 she left Vermont with one of her brothers, (maybe uncle Ray?) and went to New York. She married a man from Beacon, NY and had three daughters. When her husband left her a young widow, she fell in love with another wonderful man who made her a princess. He loved her dearly, and was very kind and gentle to her. Just about anything she wanted she got! They had a good life together & were very dedicated to each other. She would often have her new nieces & nephews come stay with them for a week or so-she always lived kids! Everyone of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were precious to her. I know she would’ve liked to have seen them more often. She was big hearted, and many times she opened her wallet to people she met or knew that were less fortunate than her. Once that backfired though, when someone she helped out called A certain well/known Department/Catalog store, changed her credit card address and started having merchandise delivered to their home on mom‘s credit. She did not appreciate that at all! She had a lot of talents - she loved gardening, she loved crafts and sewing. She made many outfits for us girls when we were growing up. I still remember one Easter morning walking to church & each of us girls had on a brand new hand made dress with matching overcoat to wear to church Easter Sunday! Her love for her three girls was always prominent. She was also very talented at home renovations whether it be wallpapering, painting, refinishing the hardwood floor or working with Gene gutting and remodeling Apartments to rent. Gene & mom always went to Florida In winter, so they bought a home & spent many balmy winters there. Sadly though, our beloved Gene became ill, and left her. She spent her remaining (almost) 10 years with her 2nd daughter, enjoying and playing with her great grandchildren as their numbers grew!
 
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Karen Light Posted at 02:46pm

From Karen (Light) Deford Mom’s Life When Mom was a little girl they didn’t have very much, and she was one of 11 children. Christmas time did not bring them a lot of gifts. Looking back on her childhood, she told us she couldn’t understand why Santa Claus gave new toys to other kids, but brought them broken crayons. Mom resembled her father and for that reason he was especially fond of her. One Christmas he showed up (I guess they didn’t get to see him very often) and he went to her and handed her a bag of candy. She looked at it, and quickly handed it right back to him and said “I don’t want this, daddy - take it back and bring us back something to eat. We need food.” When mom was about 12 or 14, her mother sent her off to work in another city for a boarding house. She made biscuits and breakfast in the morning, then she made beds and cleaned rooms, emptied chamber pots, and mopped floors. I don’t know if she got to keep the money or had to send it back to her mom to feed the smaller kids. When she was 17 or 18, she left Vermont with one of her brothers, (maybe uncle Ray?) and went to New York. She married a man from Beacon, NY and had three daughters. When her husband left her a young widow, she fell in love with another wonderful man who made her a princess. He loved her dearly, and was very kind and gentle to her. Just about anything she wanted she got! They had a good life together & were very dedicated to each other. She would often have her new nieces & nephews come stay with them for a week or so-she always loved kids! Everyone of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were precious to her. I know she would’ve liked to have seen them more often. She was big hearted, and many times she opened her wallet to people she met or knew that were less fortunate than her. Once that backfired though, when someone she helped out called a well-known Dept Store/Catalog Co. and changed mom’s credit card address and started having merchandise delivered to their home on mom‘s credit. She did not appreciate that at all! She had a lot of talents - she loved gardening, she loved crafts and sewing. She made many outfits for us girls when we were growing up. I still remember one Easter morning walking to church & each of us girls had on a brand new hand-made dress with matching overcoat to wear to church Easter Sunday! Her love for her three girls was always prominent. She was also very talented at home renovations whether it be wallpapering, painting, refinishing the hardwood floor or working with Gene gutting and remodeling Apartments to rent. Gene & mom always went to Florida In winter, so they bought a home & spent many balmy winters there. Sadly though, our beloved Gene became terminally ill, and left her. She spent her remaining (almost) 10 years living with her 2nd daughter and her family, enjoying and playing with her great grandchildren as their numbers grew! Mom, I love you & miss you so very much. You will always remain in my heart as the most caring & loving mother we girls could ever have.
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