2010-03-11 / Obituaries

Ursula M. Cuggy

Ursula M. Cuggy, age 82, a resident of Brewster since 1958, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, in Brewster.

Ursula was born in the Bronx on April 24, 1927, to Elmer and Anna (Lyden) Gertenbach. She was graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx.

Ursula married George R. Cuggy on October 22, 1949, at St. Mary’s Church in the Bronx, where they lived until 1958. Mr. Cuggy died on November 1, 1990.

Ursula worked as a clerk for the Southeast Town Assessor in Brewster for 24 years, retiring in 1985.

Through the years, Ursula held many positions within the community, including twice past Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America – Court Bernadine #185, a member of the Past Grand Regents Association, the Doansburg Chamber Ensemble, the Southeast Museum Society, the VFW post #672 Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, the Brewster Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the Landmarks Preservation Society, the San Damiano Fraternity, the Republican Town Committee, and the Southeast Republican Committee.

Ursula enjoyed traveling with the 100th Infantry Division reunion group and the St. Lawrence O’Toole Globe Trotters. She was even Mrs. Claus and the Easter Bunny for the Southeast Recreation Committee.

Ursula is survived by her four children, Barbara C. Cullum and her husband Doug of Wappinger Falls; George R. Cuggy of Bear, DE; Paul F. Cuggy and his wife Donna of Waterbury, CT; and Robert L. Cuggy of Brewster; a sister, Arline Kasen and her husband Mike of Leesburg, VA; four grandchildren, Catherine Gallagher and her husband Joseph; Christopher Gebhardt and his wife Jessica; George Cuggy; and Lisa Marie Cuggy; one great grandson, Ryan Joseph Gallagher; two nieces, Michele Kasen, Kathleen and David DiGirolamo; one nephew, Michael, and Olga Kasen; three grand nephews, Jacob, Joshua, and Zachary DiGirolamo. Also a former son-inlaw and daughter-in-law for whom she cared for greatly, Richard Gebhardt and Chela Cuggy.

Contributions in Ursula’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Putnam County Unit, 220 Route 6, Mahopac, 10541 and/or The Michael J. Fox Foundation, for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163.

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