Deloris C Traver

Born: Sat., May 25, 1940
Died: Tue., May 5, 2020


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Deloris C Traver 79 passed away May 5, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Hospital due to complications of COVID virus. The daughter of the late Geneive and Harold Groupe. Deloris was born on May 25, 1940 in Long Island, New York. She graduated from FDR. High School in 1958. Deloris married Vincent Traver on May 5, 1973 in Poughkeepsie, NY. He preceded her on May 16, 2009.

  She retired from Dutchess Community College in 1993 where she served as Secretary to the Dean of Administration, Supervisor of The Word Processing Center, and Executive Secretary to the President of the College and Recording Secretary to the Board of Trustees at DCC. She served a two year term as 4th Warm Council in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  After being weekend and summer residents for many years Deloris and her husband relocated to Long Lake, NY. She entered real estate in 1995 as a “second career” as Associate Broker at Gillis Realty in Long Lake, NY. Deloris is survived by her daughter Deborah Brink (John), Butch Elmendorf (Lisa), all of Poughkeepsie, NY and Corine Prindle of Gloversville, NY. Grandchildren Bo Brink (Shannon) of NC, Jason Brink (Daronica) ,Jennifer Gugliuzza (Daniel), and Phoebe Elmendorf all of Poughkeepsie, NY. Great grandchildren Isiah, Elijah, Jaydin, Jason, Taniya, Jah’sir, Nyjai, Myasia, John Vincent, and Jayce. Sister Sandra Anthony of NC. Brothers James Corey (Barbara) and Stephen Corey of Essex, MD. Nieces Kim Anthony of NC, Lisa and Alana Anthony of Poughkeepsie, NY. Deloris enjoyed lunch dates and spending time with her grandchildren.

  The family would like to thank all of the Doctors, Nurses and all staff that took care of Deloris during her time there.  Due to CDC Guidelines a service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted with Joseph J. Darrow Funeral Home INC 39 SO. Hamilton St Poughkeepsie, NY. To send online condolences www.darrowfuneralhome.org

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Sandra Anthony
   Posted Sat May 16, 2020
I miss and love you so much Sis and I’m so terribly sorry this happened. RIP with your husband, Mom and Dad, and the rest of our departed family. We will meet again one day🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️😪😪💔💔

Trish Ruland
   Posted Sat May 16, 2020
Upon my return to Long Lake in a few weeks, I will sadly miss seeing Deloris. She was such a professional, beautiful lady inside and out. Rest In Peace with your husband that you spoke so fondly of and your dog. ❤️

Sharon Waagner
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
My husband, Lou, and I are so very sorry and want to give our condolences to Deloris's family. We knew Deloris as a friend and neighbor in Long Lake as we lived not that far away on Deerland Road. In fact, Deloris helped us to sell our home when we moved closer to our family. She was a caring woman, always smiling and ready to talk about her children and grandchildren. May the many wonderful memories bring you comfort during these difficult days.
Sharon and Lou Waagner

Patsy Newman Costello
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
The Class members of F. D. Roosevelt High School Class of 1958 send our condolences to Deloris's family on this sad occasion. She was at the last Class of 1958 Reunion in September 2018, however, I was unable to attend due to lower back surgery. Sorry I missed Deloris at that time. However, I am sorry to see another classmate has passed away and will notify our other classmates. She was always a positive, happy, helpful person! May she rest in peace! Prayers will be offered for Deloris and her family and friends.

Patsy Newman Costello
Hyde Park, NY

Lou and Jean Zampier
   Posted Thu May 28, 2020
Deloris was a lovely lady. She sold some property for us a few years ago. More recently we knew her from the Wesleyan Church where we attend in the summer. She was a joyful Christian, always smiling and with a kind word for everyone. We will miss her. We extend our sincere sympathy to all her family. Jean and Lou Zampier

Susan Taylor
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
We just heard this sad news.

Deloris helped us choose our camp in Long Lake in 2011 and we always enjoyed bumping into her in town, particularly during the summer.

As we were house-hunting, we had our three girls in tow. The girls had cameras on their phones, which was new for them and they enjoyed snapping photos during visits. At one particular house, there was a doll collection and the girls wanted to take picture of it but I told them this didn't seem like a great idea. Deloris told them, "of course you can take pictures of it". Keep in mind that people didn't really share photos at this point; it was all just a bit of fun. Deloris seemed to recognize that kids will be kids and my girls really loved her for that. They still remember it.

She was a true professional and very honest. I can't think of a nicer person to introduce us to Long Lake. Your family is in our thoughts.

Betty Cox and Phil Paschall
   Posted Thu July 30, 2020
My husband and I just learned of Delores' passing and are very saddened. After a years long search for a camp in the Long Lake area, Delores found us the perfect spot and sought us out at the motel where we were staying, to urge us to come and see it right away. Thanks to her, we saw the place just before it went on the market. We felt like she had taken us under her wing and will always be grateful to her. She had just the right touch with people, making them feel comfortable.

We will miss her.

Betty Cox and Phil Paschall

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