Remy Dios, a forty year resident of the Woodstock area, passed away at the age of 72. Her life’s journey began in Larchmont, New York, with her given name of Wendy Daniels. A letter from 1984 from her mom, Diane, praised her daughter for “being a warm and loving human being, with a great sense of humor.” The letter also praised her daughter for being a “very good mother, raising twins, as a single mom, during a violent and inflationary era”.
Wendy named her twins Doug and Jennifer and a few years later decided that she was more of a Remy Dios and legally changed her own name. She helped guide her children’s journey through adulthood with their lives in Manhatttan, and then Bloomfield, NJ. During this time she started her life long passion for writing and reading.
Remy found her true home in 1987 when she moved up to Mount Tremper, New York near Woodstock, There she became a long time member of the Birds of A Feather drumming group in Woodstock. An artist working in many mediums (writing, drawing, painting, music or many different combinations of things), which lead to the creation and facilitator of the Epiphany Medicine Show (an ongoing art, insight and performance piece). She truly enjoyed books, art and music as they were at the center of her life. Sundays were a day to go for lunch and meditation at the Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper. She loved nature and being outdoors. She was an exceptional overtone singer who sang with various groups in the area over the years.
Her friends have described Remy as one of the wisest people they have ever known. Her insights into people and situations were incredibly accurate and astute. Remy had a magical, creative spirit, and touched the lives of many people.
Running errands with Remy around the area would always lead to numerous conversations with friends and acquaintances who were always happy to see and talk to Remy. These past few years, she was thankful for the continued love and support of her close friends, Betty MacDonald, Carol Seitz, Don Pollock, and from her son Doug Drossell, daughter-in-law Kirsten Drossell, and her thoughts were always with her grandchildren, Emily Drossell and Susan Drossell.
Her life included love, happiness, adventures, great friends, dancing, sadness, the loss of a daughter, and ultimately a disease that robbed her of many of her joys of life. Through the end though, she continued to have hope, tell others to breath, and used her skills as a life coach to others, to help herself remain Remy Dios.
A memorial will be held in the back yard of her house on September 16, at 5415 Route 212 Mount Tremper, starting at 1:30pm. Parking available at the church parking lot next door. The family has set up go fund me page to help support the clean up of her beloved home in Mount Tremper. Please contact Doug at 845-978-3368 for questions regarding arrangements. https://www.gofundme.com/remy-dios-memorial