Jose Serrano

Serrano, Jose R. of Poughkeepsie, formerly of Beacon, entered into rest peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He was 97.
Born in Venezuela, March 19, 1916, he came to the United States as a young man and became a U.S. Citizen. He worked as a Jewelry Maker in New York City, then moved to Ulster County and worked for Manufacturing Companies in Orange County until his retirement.
Jose married Felicita Irrizarry-Perez in 1944 and they divorced in 1984, Felicita died in March 2013.
Jose leaves two daughters, Lucia Gunchin of San Pedro, CA. and Delia West of Peachtree GA., a stepdaughter Isabel Tortorici, Legal Guardian and a stepson, Michael Asencio-Serrano. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kimberly West, Ryan Gunchin, and great-grandchildren Alexis Gunchin. Step-grandchildren, include Scott Tortorici, Todd Tortorici and his wife Jamie, step-great grandchildren, Denielle Tortorici, Cameron Tortorici, Tyler Tortorici, and a step-great great grandchild, Jeremy Hays.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY, where at 7:00 pm a funeral service will take place.
Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179
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Date Of Service
Tuesday, February 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm where at &:00 pm a funeral service will take place

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

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  1. Joyce says:

    Condolences to the family. I met Jose about 2 years ago down at Waryas Park along the river in Poughkeepsie. He was with a caregiver/friend, Barbara, enjoying the afternoon sunshine on a nearby bench. Each time I would run into the two of them at the park Jose was so happy, smiling & chatting and I would really love to sit and visit with him briefly. What a lovely man he was! He would have me guess his age and when he told me I just could not believe him and we all laughed. I always said he was a lovely man and am sorry that I will no longer see his smiling face at the park. So I will look up at the stars and know that he is still shining.
    Blessings~ Joyce

  2. Patty Jones says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your father\’s passing. Take solace that he is at Peace with the Lord. You are a wonderful daughter, and your Dad was lucky to be surrounded by your Loving presence and Kind heart. May he Rest In Peace.
    Love, Patty Jones

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