Obituaries: Giangreco, Francis, Nunn, Everetts

Angelina Giangreco, 87, homemaker, devoted to family

LIVINGSTON—Angelina S. Giangreco, 87, of Livingston passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born November 16, 1924 in Rockwood TN, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Hena (Schmidt) Spitaleri.

Mrs. Giangreco was a homemaker and devoted to her family. She loved to cook and sew for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She moved to Elizaville in 1980 from Bensonhurst.

She was the beloved mother of Maria Rose Rizzo of Livingston and Tony (Jean) Giangreco of Brooklyn; devoted grandmother of Sandra and John Funk of Kinderhook, Maurice and JoAnn Rizzo of Staten Island, Angela and Kenneth Rizzo of Levittown and Frank and Karen Rizzo of Monroe, NJ;  loving great-grandmother of Toni Ann, Maria and Nicholas Funk, Vincent, Salvatore and Marisa Rizzo, Vincent, Alexa and Daniella Rizzo and Kenneth Russo; and special aunt to several nieces and nephews in the US and Italy.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank R. Giangreco.

Visiting hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 9 at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Livingston Cemetery. To leave a message for the family go to

Robert Francis, 69, flew helicopters in Vietnam, general contractor

ALBANY—Robert C. Francis, 69, of Elm Street, Chatham died Monday, October 31 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born April 22, 1942 in Queens, the son of the late Conrad and Elizabeth (Schultze) Francis.

He was a graduate of Chatham High School and Dutchess Community College with an A.S. degree. Mr. Francis worked on the family chicken farm for several years before entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966. He served nine years and attained the rank of captain. He flew helicopters during Vietnam and later served in the reserves. Mr. Francis was employed with the Village of Chatham highway department and the police department for several years.

He was employed with Blue Seal Feed in Chatham for 14 years. Mr. Francis then started his own general contracting business, which continued up until three years ago. Mr. Francis was a member of the Iwo Jima Association, Pop A Smoke U.S.M.C., Helicopter Association, Ghent V.F.W. Post #5933 and a member of the First Reformed Church, Chatham.

A loving husband and father, he will be remembered for his jokes, storytelling and his witty sense of humor, he could make light of any situation.

He is survived by: his wife, Wanda (Reed) Francis of Chatham; daughter, Jamie L. Francis of Plattsburgh; sister, Kathleen Kandrach of Cheshire, MA; two nephews, a niece, several grand nieces, grand nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Annette Feeney.

A funeral service was held Friday, November 4 at the First Reformed Church, Chatham. Arrangements were with the Wenk Funeral Home, Chatham. Memorials may be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 55, Chatham 12037. For on-line condolences visit

Mary Nunn, 104, RN, Brooklyn Dodgers fan

VALATIE—Mary Estelle Nunn, who turned 104 Sunday, October 30 died Tuesday, November 1 at Barnwell Nursing Home.

She was born October 30, 1907 in Lancaster, Ontario, the daughter of the late Zenophile and Aimee (Aubin) Bonneville.

She came to the U.S. in 1925 and graduated from the Hudson School of Nursing in 1928.

Mrs. Nunn was a registered nurse at the North Shore Community Hospital in Glen Cove, Long Island for many years and later was a private duty nurse for Roy Campanella.

She was a Girl Scout leader on Long Island before moving to Florida in 1974, when she volunteered for the Kidney Foundation. In 1997, Mrs. Nunn moved to Chatham. She was a communicant of the St. James Roman Catholic Church. She was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan.

She is survived by: a daughter, Susan Merrill and husband James of Valatie; grandchildren, James Scott and wife Robin Merrill of East Greenbush, Lee Ann and husband Robert Schaub of LaPointe, WI; great grandchildren, James and Robert Merrill of East Greenbush; sisters, Gabrielle McHugh of Cambridge, Ontario, Madeline Sharlow of Calgary, Alberta.

Mrs. Nunn was predeceased by her husband, James Nunn in 1986; sisters, Noela Boynton, Eugenie Frappler; brothers, John P., Peter and Norbert Bonneville.

The family thanks the staff at Barnwell, especially the caregivers on floor 1 for their compassion and support.

A memorial Mass was held Saturday, November 5 at the St. James R.C. Church, Chatham. Inurnment was in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ghent Food Pantry, P.O. Box 98, Ghent 12075. For on-line condolences visit

Chester Everetts, Jr., 59, general contractor, devoted boss

GHENT—Chester “Boss” H. Everetts, Jr., 59, of Ghent died Tuesday, November 1 at his residence.

Born November 8, 1951 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Chester H. and Lois (Proper) Everetts, Sr.

He attended Ichabod Crane High School. He started his own general contracting business and was a devoted boss and worker for many years. He will always be loved and missed.

Mr. Everetts is survived by his wife, Carolyn Everetts of Ghent; sons, Matthew Everetts and companion Katie Cashman of Ghent and Chester H. Everetts, III; adopted son, Brian Stickles of Ghent; stepson, Jesse McGillem; daughter, Jennifer Everetts and companion Chester Denson, Jr., and their son Mathew Denson of Chatham; sisters, Lydia, Patty, Penny and Becky; brother, Billy Everetts; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 12, 2 p.m. from the St John Evangelist Church, County Route 25, Stockport. Memorial contributions may be made to the family at 2446 State Route 66, Chatham 12037. For online condolences visit


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