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Christine M. Deneen

MILLERTON — Christine M. Deneen, 86, a 64-year resident of Millerton, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at Danbury Hospital following a brief illness. 

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Deneen worked as a sales associate for Peter Allen Jewelers in Millerton for more than 20 years. She also was a volunteer at the North East-Millerton Library for many years.

Born March 23, 1934, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Martha (Muschiol) and Herbert Piechula. 

Her first husband, Henry Murphy, passed away Nov. 3, 1966. 

On Aug. 5, 1972, at St. Patrick’s Church in Millerton, she married Richard M. Deneen. Mr. Deneen died March 4, 2013. 

Mrs. Deneen had a quiet, warm spirit and enjoyed spending time with her loving family. She will be dearly missed by all.

Mrs. Deneen is survived by five children, Valerie DeCelle and her husband, Richard, of Springfield, Mass., Patrick Deneen of Millerton, Ann Grabowski and her husband, Richard, of Manchester, Conn., Ann Deneen of Millerton and Debra Mordecai and her husband, Daniel, of Winsted; her sister, Elizabeth Emberlin of Phenix City, Ala.; a half-brother and sister, George Piechula and Bridgette Petzenhammer; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, and husbands, she was also predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Murphy Wheeler, in 1982; and three siblings, Bernard and Joseph Piechula and Johanna Gordon. 

Graveside services and burial will take place on Friday, Jan. 29, 11 a.m. at Irondale Cemetery in Millerton. The Rev. M. David Dawson will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Millerton American Legion Post #178, 155 Route 44, Millerton, NY 12546. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home in Millerton. 

To send flowers, or an online condolence to the family, go to www.conklinfuneralhome.com.

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