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Yolanda Debellis

Obituary of Yolanda M Debellis

Yolanda M. DeBellis (Lonnie) passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Mid Hudson Regional Hospital.

Lonnie was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on January 11, 1944, to Thomas and Anna Caruso

DeBellis. She attended Mt Carmel School and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in

June, 1961.

Lonnie joined IBM in 1966.  She began her career in the Legal Department as a secretary;  and

after holding several positions, one being Executive Secretary to the VP and General Manager of

Manufacturing, she was promoted to Manager in the Administrative Service Center. She went

on to manage in Manufacturing and was promoted to Senior Planner in the Laboratory, where

she retired in 1993.  Once retired, she received her paralegal certificate from Marist College and

worked for SDI for over 10 years, handling the contracts for sub-contractors who worked for


In addition to her parents, Lonnie was predeceased by her brother, Michael DeBellis, her sister,

Antoinette Lattanzio and her brothers-in-law, Thomas Ranalli, Savino Lattanzio and Edward

Ossolinski. She is survived by her sister Mary Ranalli, brother Thomas A. DeBellis (Carole),

Lagrangeville, sister Gloria Ossolinski, and brother Robert DeBellis (Marie), Raleigh, NC. She

is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many great nieces, great nephews and many cousins.

Lonnie loved to travel in the US as well as in Europe. She loved going to the beach and Lonnie

spent many summers going to the Rhode Island and Cape Cod beaches with her family, as well

as going to Long Beach Island with her friends, playing Mahjong and going to the casinos. She

enjoyed family gatherings, whether it be holidays, birthdays or our annual family reunion which

was held every summer.

Friends and relatives may call on Thursday, May 13, from 3-5 PM at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc.  371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mt. Carmel

Church, 95 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, NY on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny

Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive,

Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. To send an online condolence, please visit our website at

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Event Name 1

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home
371 Hooker Ave.
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Event Name 1

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, May 14, 2021
St Peter's Cemetery
Salt Point Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States