ALBANY—Theodore “Ted” A. Bottiggi, 88, of Valatie, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Albany Memorial Hospital.
Born in Quincy, MA, December 30, 1921, he was the son of the late Angelo and Mary (Vergobbi) Bottiggi. Mr. Bottiggi was a native of Quincy MA and attended the public schools there.
He studied mechanical engineering at Northeastern University and graduated with a B.S. in engineering in 1943. While in college he enlisted in the United States Navy and received his officer’s training at the University of Notre Dame. Between 1944 and 1946 he served in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Antietam.
After the war, Mr. Bottiggi went to work for the Carrier Corporation in Syracuse and in southern California. As director of facilities he designed and supervised the building of manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world.
Mr. Bottiggi retired in 1982 and he and his wife built a home in Kinderhook. Mr. Bottiggi was a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and an avid golfer. In Columbia County he was a member of the Columbia Country Club, Winding Brook Country Club, the Northern Columbia County Rotary Club and the 50 Group of Columbia County. He was also a member of St. John the Baptist parish in Valatie.
He is survived by his wife, Sally (Metzger) Bottiggi, two daughters, Susan M. Bottiggi (Rick Kucharski) of Columbus, OH, and Sally B. Naramore (Bruce) of Kinderhook; a sister, Mary Gagnon of Boston, MA; and two grandchildren, Sarah E. and Susan A. Naramore.
Funeral services will be held Monday, August 16 at 11 a.m. from St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. John Molyn. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Route 9, Valatie.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or the Valatie Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 242, Valatie 12184.