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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media Her good friend photographer Karen Keats read a letter from writer Rick Moody who was unable to attend.
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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media One of her poems was read by friend and poet John S. Hall.
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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media Laura Shea, whom Estep nicknamed the "Hot Farmer," read an appreciation of her friend.
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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media Seth Rogovoy brought Estep's dog Mickey to the stage.
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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media Musician and songwriter Stephin Merritt sang a song called "Book of Love."
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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media Master of ceremonies Richard Boch performed the eulogy.
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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media Helsinki co-owner Mark Schafler spoke with actor Steve Buscemi after tributes had been recited. Buscemi contributed his own to the program.
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David Lee/Columbia-Greene Media Out in the snow-piled courtyard, Stephanie Monseu breathed fire while people watched and photographed from the second floor banquet room windows.
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Seth Rogovoy and Maggie's dog Mickey.
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There was a reception in the second floor banquet room at Helsinki following the eulogy and remembrances.
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:30 am
HUDSON — Hudson resident Maggie Estep was known for her fearless stage presence, so it was only fitting that her memorial would take place on stage.
Friends and family gathered Saturday morning at Helsinki Hudson to remember Estep, who died Wednesday at age 50 of a heart attack.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:30 am.