Howard Fleming

Howard “Bud” Fleming passed away March 15th, 2013 at home with his loving family by his side. Bud lived in Cold Spring for most of his life, born in Beacon on 11-27-27 to the late William and Edith Fleming. Survived by his loving wife Josie (Bocchino)Fleming, his son Ralph (Teri) Fleming, daughters JoAnn (Anthony) Nastasi and Rose (Jim) Heusinger. His cherished grandchildren who he spent as much time with as possible: Krista and Brittney Fleming, Aaron (Larry) Brooks, Ryan and Olivia Nastasi, Joseph and Brian Heusinger, and two great grandchildren, Colin and Brayden Brooks whom he adored. Bud is also survived by his younger sister Beverly Dworkin, predeceased by 3 brothers (Ralph, Harold and Robert) and 5 sisters (May, Marie, Clara, Helen and Lil). Bud also has many nieces and nephews on the Fleming and Bocchino sides of the family, and he spent years entertaining them at family gatherings with stories and pranks (He loved a good prank).

Bud was a lifelong carpenter, and worked his trade for too many to count, always available to family and friends when in need. He retired as a Maintenance Administrator at Craig House in Beacon, NY, but never really stopped working.

Bud had been suffering with emphysema over the years, and pneumonia almost took him from us over 2 years ago, but he was always a fighter. Those two years were a true gift from God for all of us. Those of you that knew him would understand completely that life inside the house on oxygen was not for him – he was always outside, hunting, fishing, but mostly working on things for his family and friends. He was a “jack of all trades”, but where he differed from most was that he mastered all of them. He could fix anything, and he will be deeply missed by us all. It is a blessing that he passed so peacefully, now he can rest and breathe easily again… We love you Dad.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Ligenza and Penny Lou Lyons and the entire Hospice Staff for their excellent care and loving support to our father.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 19, from 2:00 – 4:00pm and 7:00 – 9:00pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY.
Graveside Services will be held Wednesday March 20, at 10:00 am at the Cold Spring Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Putnam and Westchester, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591-5132.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY. (845) 831-0179.
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Date Of Service
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Location Of Service
Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508

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  1. Toni Taylor says:

    Uncle Bud was so full of life, so happy, so funny, so entertaining. His smile and sparkling Irish eyes are engraved in my memory. Mom could never say enough good things about him, she adored him; and he was one of my dad’s absolute favorites. I think of him, my dad, and so many of our guys in heaven…are they hunting, fishing, or working with his fellow Carpenter Jesus? One day we will see them all again. God bless you all with peace, comfort and love until that day comes.

  2. Meg Headley says:

    We will miss you Bud. You always had that smile and a laugh that made you feel wonderful. Watch us and we will remember you always fondly. Love, Meg

  3. The Contini Family says:

    So very sad to hear of your loss. Always keep those happy memories in your hearts. Our prayers go out to all of you.

  4. Cathy & Tom Marck says:

    Prayers are being said for all of you. We know Bud will be smiling & dancing up in heaven. He will truly be missed by many.
    God bless you all!

  5. Robin Tempestilli says:

    Oh Josie where do I start! I know you and I did knew Bud for many years.. I watched your family grow into the beautiful family it is today! Bud was always so nice to me when he came into the store to get his coffee…He will be missed by many in Cold Spring not to mention your Loving Caring Family! My heart and Prayers are with all of you at this sad time of your lives, as I know only to well how it feels to lose your dad, grand father…and one that you love…I always felt in my heart that my dad was on vacation in a beautiful place that someday I would get to see and enjoy with him….RIP BUD! I am so sorry Josie, Joanne, Ralph, and Rose.. You are all loved…. XO Robin Tempestilli and family

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