Amanda Rose Funk, 36, of Red Hook, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 in Red Hook.
Born on June 12th, 1984, in Sharon, CT, she was the beautiful daughter of Penny (Gallagher) Funk of Red Hook and David (Leanne) Funk of Wappingers Falls, NY.
In addition to her parents and stepmother, Amanda is survived by her sisters, Christal Funk of Red Hook, NY, Eileen Roglieri of Kingston, NY, Amber Funk of Wappingers Falls, NY, and Keri Funk of Wappingers Falls, NY; the best grandmother in the world, Rose Funk of Elizaville, NY; a niece Abrielle Dingman of Red Hook, NY, who she absolutely adored and had a very special bond with; and a nephew, Salvador Acosta of Red Hook, NY, who was also her godson; along with a large extended family.
Her grandparents, John and Doris Gallagher, and John Funk predeceased her.
Amanda has worked as a waitress and bartender throughout the Hudson Valley for many years. Her beautiful smile, contagious laugh and chipper personality brought so much joy to so many of her customers.
Amanda had a passion for art and she would make the most unique things; she could make something out of nothing. However, her favorite form of art was pottery. She made such beautiful pieces of pottery that her family will cherish forever. Over the years, Amanda's father and her dear sister Christal had Amanda becoming quite the Dallas Cowboys fan too! More recently, Amanda had found a new love of cooking and when she would visit her sister or her Mother, she would take over the kitchen but it almost never failed, she would eventually say "hey mommy, can you come here?" or "hey Chris, do you think this looks normal?" They knew it was coming every time, yet every time it brought just as much laughter. It never got old! You could often find Amanda and her Mom playing an intense game of progressive rummy too! You had to be careful though because she would always try to peek at your cards!! Our Amanda did not like to lose, but she was the proudest sore loser around!
When Amanda was in your presence, she always brought love and laughter. She was a gem. There were so many special things about Amanda and if you are someone who had the chance to know her, you were lucky!
Funeral Services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Grace Smith House, 1 Brookside Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Grace Smith House is a local private nonprofit that provides residential and non-residential services to victims of domestic violence and their families. They offer shelter, counseling, transitional housing, advocacy, safety planning, preventive education and more to residents of Dutchess County, NY.
Their hotline is available 24/7 at 845-471-3033.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.