Nicholas Mabee

Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 5, 2022
Donovan Funeral Home, Inc
82 South Church Street
Goshen, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, August 6, 2022
St. James Episcopal Church
1 St James Place
Goshen, New York, United States

Obituary of Nicholas D. Mabee

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Nicholas D. Mabee, III, age 85, of Goshen, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Garnet Health Medical Center. Nicholas was born December 4, 1936 in Middletown, NY. He is the son of the late Nicholas and Mabel (Longworth) Mabee. Nick, best known as "The Archway Cookie Man", was a loving and caring father and grandfather and was always involved in his community. He was a Naval Reserve Veteran, a past member of the Cataract Engine & Hose Co. and served as a Warden and Vestry member at St. James Episcopal Church. When his children were growing up, he was always involved in their sports and activities including, running the summer and winter Goshen Recreational Basketball Program, coaching Little League, and driving the school bus part-time to sports events. He was an outdoorsman and loved camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and sharing stories about growing up and working as a young man on his family farm in Goshen. He is survived by his five children: Brian Mabee and wife, Ammy of Sunnyvale, CA and their sons Nicholas and Michael, Keith Mabee and wife, Anne of Sparrowbush, NY, Wendi Mabee and wife, Colleen of Tucson, AZ, Matthew Mabee and wife, Lorraine of Westtown, NY and their sons Aaron, Evan and Kyle, and Brenda Kurth and husband, Fred of Greenville, NY and their sons Quentin and Ryan; and his sister, Evelyn Sherman, sister and brother-in-law, Doreen and Steve Vogt, and brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Lisa Mabee. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Roberta (Holden) Mabee and his brothers Donald Mabee and Eugene Mabee. Calling hours will be Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY. The funeral will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at St. James Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Place, Goshen, NY with The Rev. M. Carl Lunden officiating. Inurnment will be immediately following the funeral service in St. James' Church, Goshen. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be sent to St. James Church in memory of Nicholas Mabee. Arrangements under the care of Donovan Funeral Home, Inc. To leave a condolence online please visit
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