Vairin M. Henshaw

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  • Vairin M. Henshaw

Vairin M. Henshaw of Greenwood Lake (formerly of Nyack) passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 73 years old.

She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 5, 1944, to Troup and Alice (Westfeldt) Mathews.

Vairin worked in customer service for Capital Risk Management, an insurance brokerage firm in Nanuet, for many years.

While she enjoyed gardening, reading and needlework, she most enjoyed spending time with her family.

Vairin is survived by her three daughters: Alice Henshaw of Pine Bush, Eleanor (Nora) Henshaw and Katerina Ravielli, both of Greenwood Lake; a son, Joseph “Chip” Farnham III of Los Angeles, California; three sisters, Sarah Escowitz and Christine Batten both of Berkeley, California, and Mary Mathews of Nyack; and five grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be held at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, on Friday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a memorial service at 6 p.m.

Private cremation.

In lieu of flowers, please honor Vairin’s wish and her memory by sending a donation to Hospice of Orange County, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. For further information or to send an online condolence, visit

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