We mourn the loss of our friends, neighbors and relatives who have passed. Our memories of life at the Lake are entertwined with our memories of those who shared their lives with us here.
Many neighbors around Yankee Lake will mourn the loss of Bernice Armistead, mother of Kevin, Robert, Matthew and Stephen.
Bernice Armistead, a longtime area resident, died on Tuesday, 15 June 2010 at Glen Arden Health Care Center in Goshen. She was 85.
The daughter of the late John and Martha Reilly Nolan, she was born on 25 July 1924 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She married Robert T. Armistead, who predeceased her 17 October 1983.
She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary at Valley Hospital, and the Orange County Historical Society, as well as a volunteer at Hill-Hold Museum in Montgomery.
During her lifetime, Bernice was a member of both Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg, and St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Bullville. She enjoyed peaceful times sitting out on her porch as a resident at Yankee Lake.
She is survived by her four sons, Robert and his wife Susan of Campbell Hall; Matthew and his wife Nancy of Oradell, NJ; Kevin and his wife Susan of Goshen; and Stephen and his wife Ellyn of Port Washington, NY; and ten grandchildren, Robert, Kane, Brian, Matthew Jr., Daniel, John, Elizabeth, Lillian, Madelyn and Justin; and seven great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wurtsboro.
Memorial contributions in Bernice's name may be made to Hill Hold, 128 State Rt. 416, Campbell Hall, NY 10916.