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“We are deeply sorry for your loss.Cousin Tessie was a wonderful lady who has left us with so many lovely memories.Our thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Randy,Lisa,Veronica & Kelly Russell - FL

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Tessie was a very kind and sweet lady. I will always remember her sharing her great veggies from her garden. It...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lonny and Tabitha Russell and family - FL

“Cousin Tessie, our favorite lady and friend. Her love of the outdoors and working with her plants and garden was an inspiration to us. And oh her...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Larry & Rose Marie Russell - FL

“Aunt Tessie was an wonderful, generous and caring person who will be missed by everyone. Truely Uncle Harold's angel. Debbie,Jim,sherry and Tracy our...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: David W. Halwick - Bethlehem, PA

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Rick & Kathy Roland - NY

“She will be missed,we always enjoying our rides into the country to see her and her family. Seeing her at Walt's Greenhouse was always a pleasure. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Mike Lovy - Austin, TX

“Always treated everyone as "another one of her kids". I will miss her, and remember her fondly. Debbie, Jim, and Tracy: I know what you are feeling...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Frederic R Ross - Pensacola, FL


Joan T. "Tessie" Halwick of East Side Hill, Ruby died Monday, June 22, 2009 at her home. She was 76.She was born in Kingston on August 11, 1932 a daughter of the late Angelo and Violet Walter Closi. Joan married Harold J. Halwick on January 27, 1951. He died May 26, 2007.An avid gardiner and reader, Joan enjoyed all of her pets Dinky, Boy, Girl, Tuffy and Chloe.One brother Walter Closi and one sister Nancy Mungavin both died previously.Surviving are three daughters Debbie Martin and her husband Dick of Plains, Montana, Sherry Ralph and her husband Tim of Ruby and Tracy McGinnis and her husband Bob of Ruby; one son Jimmy Halwick and his wife Denise of Saugerties; one brother Arthur Closi of Florida, one sister Carol Zangla of Leeds; seven grandchildren Tony Martin, Alisha Jarrett, Logan Halwick, Jimmy Brown, Michael Zehnick, Angelo Ralph and Britny Malloy; five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.Reposing at the Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. on Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be conducted on Thursday at 12:00 by Rev. Thomas C. Goodhart. Interment will follow in Mt. Marion Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Inc., 34 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

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