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April 27, 1922-June 12, 2010
Hilda Bacino, a longtime resident of Blauvelt and owner of Hildegard's Antique Shop in Nyack, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2010 at St. Teresa's Nursing Home in Middletown. She was 88.
One of 13 children, she was born on April 27, 1922 in the providence of Wehlah, Germany. At the age of 14, she was chosen to work as one of Queen Elizabeth's Ladies in Waiting. During that time, she learned all about the finer things in life. She met and married her first husband in Germany, and together they raised two daughters, Barbara and Judy. A War survivor, she came to America after meeting her second husband Anthony, who was a U.S. soldier. Hilda ran her Antique shop for many years in the Franklin Antique Center on Main and Franklin Street in Nyack She was both an exceptional cook and a smart businesswoman. She prided herself in her fairness in business dealings. She was a determined woman, so determined that she applied for, and was granted her first driver's license at the age of 74. She was our family's Matriarch and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Didden of North Bergen, NJ; her sisters, Meta and her husband Kurt of Naples, Fl and Gerta of Germany; her granddaughters, Theresa Fix and her husband Walter of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jennifer Knapp and her husband John of Middletown, Diane Dipalma of Ft. Montgomery, NY and Melody Petraglia of North Bergen, NJ and her grandson, Duke Dupont and his
girlfriend Nancy of West Haverstraw. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Jett and Ayla DiPalma,. Forest, Matilda and Delilah Knapp and Alyssa and Kianna, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visitation hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 8 pm on Tuesday evening, Rev. Jack Lohr will officiate. A Graveside service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the family plot in St. Paul's Highview Cemetery, Middletown Road, Nanuet, NY.
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