Hudson Valley Obituaries

Maria E. McCarthy Ringwood

WAPPINGERS FALLS - Maria E. McCarthy Ringwood, 39, a lifelong resident of Wappingers Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003 at New York Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.

Mrs. Ringwood was the Associate Director of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Foundation for the past three years. She was a member of the Theatre Arts Group in Poughkeepsie; a member of the County Players in Wappingers Falls; a member of St. Columba Adult Contemporary Choir and a member of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction. Born May 21, 1964 in Mineola, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Valerie Hennessy McCarthy, who survive in Wappingers Falls. On April 7, 1990 in St. Columba Church, Hopewell Junction, she married David J. Ringwood. Mr. Ringwood is the Executive Director of the American Heart Association. He survives at home.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is also survived by her son, Liam Edward Ringwood and her daughter, Grace Valerie Ringwood, both at home; her grandfather, A. Edward Hennessy and his wife, Josephine; her brothers, Thomas McCarthy and his wife, Michelle of Shelton, Conn.; Mark McCarthy and his wife, Rathi Pala Krishnan of Kigali, Rwanda; and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Charles A. and Helen J. McCarthy and Rosalie Hennessy.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, at the McHoul Funeral Home Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. Interment will be in St. Denis Cemetery, Hopewell Junction.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Foundation, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or the College of Mount St. Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10471-1093.