Dr. Emma Argulewicz of Stone Ridge, age 97, died December 25, 2018 at Ten Broeck Center, Lake Katrine, NY. Born, at home, on 7/2/21, in Glasco, NY, Dr. Argulewicz was the daughter of the late Antonio and Erminia Castiglione Francello. She was a communicant of St. Peter's Parish in Rosendale, NY.
A graduate of Saugerties High School in 1938, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors, in English and French in 1962 from State University College at New Paltz. A recipient of a Middlebury College Scholarship, she studied at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont, where she received a Master of Arts degree in English literature. Dr. Argulewicz, also did post-graduate studies at Harvard University. She was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the State University of NY at Binghamton in 1974.
Before entering the doctorate program, she taught at the Bennett School, Boiceville, for five years, where she was advisor to the Bennett Banner, school newspaper. For the next 18 years, until her retirement, she taught at the State University College at New Paltz, as an Assistant Professor of English and World Literature. After retirement, she enjoyed watching NY Yankees baseball and Duke University basketball games with her husband Paul, as well as reading and gardening.
She is survived by her children, Anthony and his wife, Louise, of Kingston and her daughter Eileen Berilla and her husband, Paul, of Annapolis, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Alex Argulewicz and his wife, Melanie, of Parlin, NJ; Nicholas Argulewicz and his wife, Danielle, of Stone Ridge, NY; Elizabeth Kavanaugh and her husband Matt, of Swoyersville, PA; Michael Berilla and his wife Erica, of Gaithersburg, MD; great-grandsons, Nicholas, Joshua, Grayson, Hudson, and great-granddaughters Karina and Hannah.
In addition to her husband, Paul, Dr. Argulewicz was predeceased by her brothers: Louis Francello and Santo Francello of Saugerties, Fred Francello of Glasco, Dr. Joseph Francello of Allentown, PA and by her sisters, Elvira Persons of Burnt Hills, NY, and Susan Studt of Oklahoma.
Dr. Argulewicz was a longtime member of the Keats- Shelley Association Of America, the Byron Society, and the Publication of the Modern Language Association of America.
The immediate family held a private viewing and memorial service as per Dr. Argulewicz's wishes.