Edwina, known by all who loved her as Winnie, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was 83 years old.
Born Edwina Mary Delbaugh on August 11, 1933 in Cornwall, NY, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Margaret A. Ricker Delbaugh. A 1953 graduate of Highland Falls High School, Winnie married her high school sweetheart, Robert Gee in 1954. Winne and Bob have three daughters: Barbara Murphy, Karen Diaz, and Robin (James) Spink. Her pride and joys were her grandchildren: Erin (Dennis) Murphy-Sharrock, Thomas RG Murphy, Jason (Danielle) Diaz, Michelle Diaz, Robert (Jennifer) Spink, Jonathan Spink, Kaitlyn Spink, and her great-granddaughter Mackenzie Diaz. Winnie is also survived by her brother Edward M. Delbaugh, Jr., and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Joan Jarrett.
Winnie retired from the Orange County Office of The Aging as Director of The Town of Highlands Nutrition Center.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, August 7th at William F. Hogan Funeral Home, 135 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 8th at Sacred Heart Church, 353 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY. Interment will follow in Eagle Valley Cemetery in the Town of Highlands, NY.
The family has asked for memorial donations in lieu of flowers to: Sacred Heart Church, of Highland Falls, Fort Montgomery Fire Dept., 865 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, NY 10922, and Town Of Highlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps., PO Box 35, Highland Falls, NY 10928.