Obituaries: DiNapoli, Stoneburner, DeCrosta

Francis DiNapoli, 85, WWII vet, mason

NIVERVILLE—Francis A. (Frankie D) DiNapoli, 85 of Niverville died Saturday October 22, 2011 at his home.

Born in Boston, MA, July 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Angelo C. and Elizabeth Musante DiNapoli.

Mr. DiNapoli was a World War II veteran of the US Navy and served aboard the USS Gwin.

He was a retired mason with Local #2 in Albany.

He is survived by: his wife, Marie A. (Riggs) DiNapoli; 11 children, Michael DiNapoli of Ravena, Steven DiNapoli of Catskill, Debbie and Kimmy DiNapoli, both of Hawaii, Laura Greene of Connecticut, Linda DeVino and Steven Farley, both of Vermont, William Farley of Nassau, Robert Farley, Lisa Fischer and Lee Ann Brignull, all of Niverville; a sister, Beverly Hoyt of

Florida; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his stepson, Thomas Hickey.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 26 at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, lnc., Route 9, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. DiNapoli’s memory may be made to Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Kathleen Stoneburner, 66, LPN, loved her family

ALBANY—Kathleen M. Stoneburner, 66, of Kinderhook, died Saturday October 22, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.

Born in Albany, December 27, 1944, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Katherine (Harrigan) Quinn.

Mrs. Stoneburner was a licensed practical nurse at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She loved her children, grandchildren and family unconditionally.

She is survived by: five children, Robert M. Stoneburner and James L. Stoneburner, both of Chatham, Donna L. Lauster (Raymond) of  Kinderhook, Eric C. Stoneburner (Cristin) of Lawrenceville, GA, Todd J.

Stoneburner (Meghan) of Dallas, GA; a sister: Jane Monahan (Damien) of Kinderhook; a sister-in-law, Linda A. Boucher of Wynantskill; six grandchildren, Nicole, Kaylee and Gabrielle Stoneburner, Zachary Lauster, Dylan and Tyler Stoneburner; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Stoneburner.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 25 at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie. Interment followed in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rensselaer. Arrangements were with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Valatie.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.

Edward DeCrosta, Jr., 85, chemical engineer, veteran

FLORIDA—Edward F. DeCrosta, Jr. passed peacefully in his sleep October 19, 2011 at Sun City Center Hospice.

He was born September 20, 1926. He attended St. Mary’s Academy High School in Hudson and graduated as Valedictorian of his class. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, his MBA from RPI in Troy and his Master of Science degree from Siena College.

Mr. DeCrosta had a very successful career as a chemical engineer with Albany International in Albany. He was the chairman of the Engineering Division of TAPPI where he was a TAPPI Fellow.

Mr. DeCrosta was a member of the American Chemical Association for 50 years. He received numerous awards related to the pulp and paper industry and had a number of patents to his name.

He was a US Air Force veteran and was a longtime member of the Order of the Elk, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Sons of Italy in Hudson. As a Boy Scouts of America Leader for Troop 105 in Hudson, he helped many Hudson youths obtain their Eagle Scout Rank. He is listed in the Who’s Who in the World for his contributions to the pulp and paper industry.

Mr. DeCrosta is lovingly survived by: daughters, Donna Marie DeCrosta and Lisa Ann Szafran; a sister, Christine Herzog; grandchildren, Matthew MacGiffert, Rachel Ann Phillips, Andrew Szafran, Nicholas MacGiffert and Michele Szafran and a great grandson Ryan Phillips.

He was preceded in death by family members, Mary Nicholson, Louis DeCrosta, Virginia Gardner, Robert DeCrosta, Jeanette DeRose and Ann Marie Alger.

Family and friends gathered Monday, October 24 at the McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated that day at St. Mary’s Church, 429 East Allen Street, Hudson with Father Winston Bath officiating. Burial was in Cedar Park Cemetery.


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