2014-02-27 / Obituaries

Mahopac Businesswoman Remembered as a Caring Person

Eric Gross

A Mahopac businesswoman killed last week when struck by a hit and run motorist in front of her Jefferson Valley home is being remembered this week as a loving and caring person.

Georgia Turner, 72, was found in her driveway on East Main Street last Thursday evening. She was rushed to Hudson Valley Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Yorktown Police arrested a Mohegan Lake man 24 hours later, charging him with vehicular manslaughter in connection with the woman’s death.

Police said Turner had returned home from work at the Feed Barn, located at the A&P Shopping Center off Route 6 in Mahopac, when she was run down.

Co-workers John Dittmeyer and Joey Grimont recalled their colleague as a great lady.

“She always gave her customers advice about their pets as though they were her own. Georgia was so caring. What a terrible tragedy,” said Dittmeyer.

Grimont remembered Turner as a “woman with tremendous spirit. She had a joyous heart.”

Turner’s sister in law, Evelyn Perrault, called Turner a “gentle soul who was loved by everyone she touched.”

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