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Obituary for Gertrude Hilda "Gert" Marvin (Frattarola)

September 13, 1928 – September 12, 2023
Davenport, FL formerly Cornwall, NY

Gertrude Hilda Marvin, a former Cornwall, NY resident, died peacefully with family by her side on September 12, 2023 at her residence. She was one day shy of 95 years old.

The daughter of the late Domenico Frattarola and Brigida (Pompili) Frattarola, Gertrude was born on September 13, 1928, in Farindola, Italy and entered the United States through Ellis Island in 1934. She grew up in Highland Falls, NY and later moved to Cornwall where she lived for over 60 years. Gertrude married the love of her life, Ernest A. Marvin Jr. on June 16, 1954. He predeceased her in 2017. After his death, Gertrude moved to Norwich, CT and spent the last 3 years of her life in Davenport, FL.

Gertrude spent several years as a military wife, living all over the world. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Cornwall Oil Company and Garage and on the sales staff at Edgar’s Clothing Store on Main Street in Cornwall for many years.

Gert enjoyed spending time visiting her family, grandkids, and great grandkids. She always looked forward to lunch out with her friends. She loved doing word search puzzles and reading the newspaper front to back. Gertrude loved gardening and was a great designer of gardens and rock walls. She always loved shopping for that new purse to add to her collection of many.

Gertrude is survived by her two sons: Ernest A. Marvin, III and his wife Doreen of Davenport, FL and Michael D. Marvin and his wife Carole of Highland Falls, NY; her grandchildren: Dominic Marvin and his wife Kristen of New Windsor, NY, Jenna Denning and her husband Cathal of Crompond, NY, Dr. Kastley Marvin and her husband Dr. Fernando Rios of Sneads Ferry, NC, and Stefan Marvin and his wife Anastasia of Norwich, CT; her great-grandchildren: Callie, Lily and Mikey Denning and Mackenzie Marvin; her sister and brother-in-law: Anita and John Orlando of Cornwall, NY and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Gertrude was predeceased by her sister: Filomena Brower, and her brother: Romano Frattarola.

Memorial Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson Street Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Chapel Service will take place at 12:00 p.m. following the Visitation. Inurnment will follow at West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Gertrude’s name may be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2140 E County Road 540A, Lakeland, FL 33813: or on-line at

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to