Bessie Kolodziejski

Bessie Viola Kolodziejski (Corkedale)

Thursday, July 1, 1920 - Friday, October 23, 2020
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July 1, 1920 – October 23, 2020
Roseland, VA formerly of Cornwall, NY

Bessie Viola Kolodziejski of Roseland, VA entered into eternal rest on October 23, 2020, at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, VA. She was 100 years old.

The daughter of the late John Corkedale and Emma (Hall) Corkedale, Bessie was born on July 1, 1920 in Salisbury Mills, NY.

Bessie was a retired Substitute Teacher’s Aide with the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District. She was a volunteer at the Cornwall Senior Center and the Cornwall Hospital. She was a member of the Harriman Methodist Church, Cornwall Golden Age Club, Cornwall Recreation Committee, Orange County Senior Council Committee, National Campers & Hikers Association, Newburgh Bowling Association, one of the 1st inductees to the Newburgh Bowling Hall of Fame, American Legion Auxiliary, Orange County Ladies Fire Auxiliary and the Harriman Engine #1 Fire Auxiliary where she held many offices. Bessie visited all 50 states – twice. She also traveled a good deal throughout Europe. In May 2016, Bessie was awarded the “Outstanding Contributions by a Senior” from the Orange County Office for the Aging. Needless to say, Bessie did not let any grass grow under her feet.

Bessie was predeceased by her loving husband, John J. Kolodziejski, in 1993. She is survived by her daughters: Patricia A. Turco and her husband George of Saugerties, NY; Elizabeth Kane and her husband Peter of Roseland, VA; and her son, John J. Kolodziejski and his wife Patricia of Cornwall, NY; her grandchildren: Jack (Eleanor), Jeremy and Jared Kolodziejski, Peter and Sean Kane, Cristin (Nima) Kane-Soleimani, Patricia Marie (Scott) Douglas and Catherine Lenz; her great grandchildren: Brittany and Michael Lenz, Marisa and Stephanie Douglas; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Bessie was predeceased by her siblings: Mary Jane Thompson, Percy, John, Joseph, and George Corkedale.

Visitation will be held from 12 PM to 2 PM on Friday, October 30th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Chapel Service will follow the visitation at 2 PM. Due to the continued public health concerns of COVID-19, please know that there is an occupancy limit which may cause a wait time. Facial coverings must be worn in the funeral home at all times. Interment will follow the Service at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Washingtonville, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Bessie’s name may be made to the Cornwall Senior Center, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or for directions to the funeral home, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, October 30, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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  • Service

    Friday, October 30, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, October 30, 2020 2:00pm
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery - Washingtonville
    Fr. Tierney Circle
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Donations are being accepted for: Cornwall Senior Citizens.


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Jacqueline O’Malley-Satz

Posted at 10:19am
So very sorry for your loss ...
How very fortunate you and your family were to have your mother with you for so long.
I read the obit in the THR and live in Orange County (for over 45 years).
Not sure if you (John) grew up in Uniondale LI and went to Shamanade HS around 1965 ... if you are ... my name is Jacqueline (Jackie Fedden) O’Malley-Spatz
And I knew you when we were very young ... I can be reached at: jnomalleysatz@gmail

Pete and Ronnie Kaufman, Lisa Williams

Posted at 09:50am
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