DeLois Bolde Briglia, 72, of Main St., Saugerties, formerly of Eddieville, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at Health Alliance Hospital, Broadway Campus, Kingston.
She was born in Dunlap to the late Herbert Jackson and Jane Evadcan Harmon Ewton. As a young women, she was employed at the shirt factory in Kingston and was a park attendant at Robert Post Park in Town of Ulster. A member of Rondout Valley Resort, she loved camping and the outdoors. She was also an avid gardener with a green thumb for growing beautiful roses.
A very spiritual woman who believed in the appearance of angels, she was an active member of Binnewater Union Free Church, where she faithfully attended services along with her beloved dogs, Puslia and Harley. She cherished spending time with her family and friends, especially at the Saugerties Village Diner, where they were regulars. She was an extremely passionate fan of country music.
Two highlights of her life were winning a trip to the Grand Ole Opry and vacationing in Hawaii with her husband, Michael C. Briglia, where she met Don Ho. Most of all, she loved and lived for her grand, great and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilson Harold Bolde and Michael Charles Briglia; daughter, Donna Louise Bolde; sister, Marlene Ewton; brothers, Gary, Jerry and H.B. Ewton; and brother-in-law, Thomas Bowman.
She is survived by her daughters, Anna Marie (Valdimir) Jambrih and Lisa (Paul) Bomba, both of Kingston; sons, Glen W. (Darlene) Bolde of Jacksonville, Florida, Wilson H. Bolde Jr. of Accord, Lannie (Susan) Bolde of Ulster Park, Martin (Carol) Bolde of Liberty, South Carolina and Richard (Patricia) Brunnegraber of Navarre, Florida; sisters, Priscilla Bowman of Signal Mountain, Betty Sue Wooden of Crossville and Virginia (Waymon) Harvey of Dunlap; brothers, Waymon (Donna) Ewton and Ricky Ewton, both of Dunlap, and Jimmy (Cindy) Ewton of Crossville; sister-in-law, Betty Ewton of Dunlap; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home with Pastor Albert Schofield Jr. officiating. Burial was in Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 19 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Stacy Seals officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the memorial service.
An online guestbook is at www.ewtonfuneralhome.com.
Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.