Audrey HinzAugust 30, 1936 ~ September 6, 2017 (age 81)
Audrey Elizabeth Hinz, 81, of Copake passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.
Audrey was born on August 30, 1936 in the Washington Heights section of New York City. She was proud of her Irish heritage as the middle daughter of the late John and Rebecca (Chambers) Long, also of Copake, who were both Irish immigrants. She spent her entire childhood and high school years growing up in Suffern, NY graduating from Suffern High School in 1955.
Between 1970 and 1972, Audrey work as the sewing teacher at Westover School, an all-girls boarding school, located in Middlebury, CT. After permanently moving to this area in 1973, Audrey worked for various local businesses including the Ancramdale General Store, Cecilia's Apparel, Ancramdale Bakery, and Jack’s Circle Delicatessen where she broke the long string of Jack Lyden’s “deli boys.” Audrey was also employed as a seamstress for Country Curtains and The Jennifer House in Great Barrington, MA. In her spare time, she could be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens or taking care of her dogs. Audrey was also an artist who worked with pen and ink creating beautiful detailed scenes from nature. Her artwork has been featured at local galleries, festivals, art shows, newspapers and private homes.
Audrey was an avid sports fan and there was not a day that went by when she did not talk about her beloved New York Yankees and New York Football Giants, offering either praise or criticism for the teams’ efforts on the field.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Ronald Hinz of Copake, her daughter Diana Clark and her husband Jonathan Menzel of Bristol, VT, her son Brian Clark and his wife Heather of Wayne, NJ, her sister Evalyn Adele Stiles and her husband Wilbur of Tallahassee, FL, her sister Jacqueline Manning of Tucson, AZ, her sister-in-law, Dorothy Clark and her husband Edmund of Queensbury, the father of her children, Carlyle W. Clark of Tacoma, WA, four grandchildren, Madison and Maya Menzel and Fallon and Kiera Clark, three nieces and four nephews and their families, step sons Eric Hinz of Ancram, Randy Hinz of Columbiaville and Robert Hinz and his family of Chatham, and her great companion Brittany Spaniel, Tobey
At Audrey’s request, there will be no calling hours; however a Memorial will be held as part of the 11:00 AM Sunday Service at St. John’s Church on October 1, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a Memorial Donation in Audrey’s name to St. John’s Church, 1350 County Route 7, Ancram.
Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home of Copake, NY.
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