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Madelon 'Lonnie' Traudt

July 24, 1933 ~ May 31, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

Rhinebeck – Madelon ‘Lonnie’ Traudt, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022 in Rhinebeck.

Lonnie was a longtime Rhinebeck resident.  She was born July 24, 1933 in Dobbs Ferry, the daughter of Louis and Florence (Magri) Napoli.   After graduating from Dobbs Ferry High School, she worked for a time at Reader’s Digest before moving to Rhinebeck where she had met her husband, Howard Traudt, on a blind date. They married on January 8, 1956.  Together they raised four sons, Howard, Gerard, Roland and Thomas in Rhinebeck.  She was a devoted member of the Good Shepherd Church, as well as a member of the Women’s Society; a member of the American Legion Montgomery Post #429 Auxiliary;  the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mother’s Club; and worked for many years at the Northern Dutchess Thrift Shop.  While raising her sons she was a den mother for the Cub Scouts and helped raising funds for the Rhinebeck Little League.  Lonnie also worked for 39 years in many of the local shops and stores in Rhinebeck. 

Lonnie’s greatest joy in life was caring for and loving her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband Howard Traudt;  four sons and their families; Howard, and his wife Luciana Traudt; Gerard, and his fiancée Rebecca Hanlon; Roland, and Victoria Holt; Thomas, and his wife Kimberly; 15 grandchildren, Bianca (Jon) Nix, Nicholas Traudt, Sarah (Jonathan) Fernandez, Evan (Jessica) Traudt, Hannah (Nathan) DiRenzo, Emma Traudt, Schuyler (Kerri) Traudt, Miranda (Grant) Traudt, Kristina (Kevin) Traudt, Aggie (Garrett) Traudt, Elinor Traudt, Jillien Traudt, Natalie Traudt, Amelia Traudt and Sadie Traudt; and 17 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Priscilla Martabano, Nina Hoffman and Claire Boatright; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours Monday, June 6th, 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck.  Prayers will be offered at 6:45 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 AM, at the Good Shepherd Church, 3 Msgr. Joy Plaza, Rhinebeck.  Interment will follow at the Rhinebeck Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Church, 3 Msgr. Joy Plaza, Rhinebeck; or the American Legion Post #429, PO Box 429, Rhinebeck. 

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Services

Calling Hours
Monday
June 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dapson Chestney Funeral Home
51 West Market St PO Box 515
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Vigil Service
Monday
June 6, 2022

5:45 PM
Dapson Chestney Funeral Home
51 West Market St PO Box 515
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
June 7, 2022

10:00 AM
Good Shepherd Church (Rhinebeck)

Committal
Tuesday
June 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Rhinebeck Cemetery
Mill Rd
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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