Dorothy Ingrassia, who has been the Town of Wallkill’s tax receiver since 1986, is retiring effective Jan. 31.
Linda Harahan, the deputy tax receiver, is expected to fill the job until the November elections, when she would have to be elected to the office to remain.
Ingrassia was the highest vote-getter in the town in many elections, said Supervisor Dan Depew. He and several members of the town board wished Ingrassia well at Thursday night’s board meeting.
Two of Ingrassia’s kids, Lou and Louisa Ingrassia, are the town’s public works commissioner and clerk, respectively. Her husband, Lou Ingrassia Sr., who died in 2007, also had a long career of public service.