Deirdre Epstein

Deirdre Teresa Epstein (Thompson)

Tuesday, February 25, 1969 - Monday, March 18, 2019
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Deirdre Teresa Thompson Epstein, 50, a lifelong resident of Amenia, NY, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019, at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Deirdre worked at several different retail stores. She was known as a fashionista, always knowing the appropriate gift for all occasions.

Born on February 25, 1969 in Sharon, CT, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Margaret (Murphy) Thompson. Deirdre was a graduate of Webutuck High School class of 1987. She later attended the University of New Haven.

Deirdre is survived by her loving companion, Edward Gereg of Amenia, NY; an aunt, Joan Murphy of Amenia, NY, and five sisters, Linda Winchcombe of Wassaic, NY, Nancy Nowak of Amenia, NY, Sandra Corrigan of Amenia, NY, Patricia Millius of Millerton, NY, and Susan Thompson of Superior, CO. She is also survived by three nephews, Andrew and Zachary Nowak and Sean Winchcombe; two nieces Sara Chandra and Amanda Parker; four great nieces, Kira, Kenna, Katelyn and Aisha.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 4 Lavelle Road, Amenia, NY with Rev. R. Kent Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia. Memorial contributions may be made to Dutchess County SPCA 636 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hufcut Funeral Home
    3159 Route 22
    DOVER PLAINS, NY 12522
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    4 Lavelle Road
    AMENIA, NY 12501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Kent Wilson
  • Interment

    Immaculate Conception Cemetery
    Rt. 22
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA INC.


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Cynthia Jobe-Parker

Posted at 03:09am
I’m so saddened to hear of Dede’s passing. she was always such a vibrant and funny friend in school. We had so many great times with our friendship group. She will be greatly missed.

Sue, Alan, Max, & the kids

Posted at 10:22am
Our thoughts and sympathies are with you. You will always be in our hearts.
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Eric Rhodes

Posted at 09:33pm
With heartfelt condolences, Deirdre's memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved her.
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Rich Epstein

Posted at 03:48pm
So upset and saddened to hear about the passing of Deirdre. She was a wonderful sister in law and an amazing aunt to my 3 kids, Daniel, Lauren and Matthew. Such a warm, intelligent, caring person who would light up a room with her smile. Some of my fondest memories include the yearly Father’s Day bash she hosted when our two families, the Epsteins and the Thompsons would get together for great food, drinks and lots of laughs. And of course the smile on my kids face every Christmas watching out the window for when when Deirdre and my brother Steve would pull up in the car with a ridiculous amount of presents. Rest in peace Deirdre.

Christine Conklin Gillette

Posted at 02:36pm
To Deirdre's 5 sisters and family, We are so shocked to hear about Dede (how I referred to her during our close friendship- age 10 to about 30). We graduated together and had so many memories that we had to lend each other our yearbooks for a week after graduation to leave the perfect farewell. Dede loved her friends, her family, opossums, music, especially Pink Floyd, her saxophone, Jim Morrison, cats, appreciated fine album artwork, and a good cappuccino from the Moviehouse. Her nickname in our circle was "Possum." She appreciated the details of life. I spent a lot of time in Bog Hollow. We went to Ireland together in our twenties with Petrina, Emmet, Chris, and Mahoney. Too many laughs to count. I also like to think that she is at peace with her dear parents, Jeff, and her beloved cat Agatha. We miss and love you Possum. With Sincere Sympathy, Christine ("Weezie") Conklin Gillette

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