Josephine "Jodi" V. McTague, 88, of the Town of Marbletown, passed on Friday evening, January 29, 2021 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingston,
She was born on July 22, 1932 in New York City and was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Caulfield.
For many years Jodi worked for WGHQ in the news department, working closely with Harry Thayer. She was very involved in the news department of the radio station, was a registered NBC reporter and worked closely with Mary Margaret McBride, the First Lady of Radio. She interviewed many political and civic leaders, and such personalities as Jack Lord, Tom Selleck, Romeo Muller, the author of Rudolph Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.
One of her favorite things was hosting the popular local radio show "Speak Out" a forum for people to express their views and opinions. She always wanted everyone to be represented and feel their voice was heard.
She volunteered her time helping those in need, especially those at the Benedictine Hospital, many lives were touched by her acts of kindness
Josephine was married to the late Shamus J McTague, she is survived by her sons Stephen McTague and James McTague, she was predeceased by her brothers Buddy, Joe, Harry and Malchey Caulfield and her sisters Mary Hall and Margaret Caulfield. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Arrangements entrusted to the care A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, NY. The service will be private. A tribute for Josephine may be found at www.CarrFH.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
"To my childhood friends - I accidentally found your Mom's obituary when logging in to review my own mother's obituary. Jodi's face popped up first thing, and my heart sank. My deepest condolences to all of you! You had a wonderful mother and aunt. I met her when I was 14 years old and she became a profound source of comfort, strength, wisdom, and courage. She was my second mother and my professional mentor. I think of her often and have prayed for her often when her sickness set in. I will continue to pray for her and for all of you - that you are thankful SHE was your mother/aunt. I believe we were all privileged to know her, and I am grateful that God brought her into my life for practically my whole life. I know she is experiencing the joy of eternal love and peace now. The passing of a mother is so painful, but I wish peace of mind for all of you, and with time, the joy of having had her in your life..... God bless you, Jodi, my friend. I will see you again down the road.
"Jodi was every bit a beautiful lady both inside and out. I have not seen her or talked to her in a number of years but when we would meet we would always have a wonderful time. I own The Orchids Shoppe Florist and she was a customer of mine for year and just loved flowers. Rest my friend and I am abetter person or having known you. Ron
"My sincere sympathy to Jodi's family. I had the privilege of working with Jodi for several years at WGHQ. She was a true friend and always there to help. Her secret for success on " Speak Out" was always to be genuine and to listen. She had a great rapport with the listeners. She will be missed. R.I.P. Jodi. Cameron Hendrix "
"Jody was a second mom to meet and helped me greatly throughout high school and up until her passing. I love her and always will. Never a bad word or meanful word came out of her mouth. She was so supportive, loving and extremely funny. She would tell me about her love/hubby Seamus and how she dealt with his early death. She was such an empathetic soul. Ee had many a lunch ?ladies? lunch which I will treasure forever. I love you Jody. rest now until we meet again geraldine"
"Dear Jodi's family - We are very sorry to learn of Jodi's passing. We knew Jodi for many years and it was always a pleasure talking with her whether it was on the radio or in person around town. We made sure we always had the radio on when she was on the air. We're sure you have many great memories of Jodi to comfort you in this very sad time. Terri & John Dwyer"