OBITUARIES: Gallo, Fisher, Petrillo, Brandley, McConville

John J. Gallo

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL—John J. Gallo, age 68, died Tuesday May 17, 2016 at Bayfront Hospital with his family by his side after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born in Hudson, the son of Michael and Julia Gallo, who predeceased him.

Mr. Gallo is survived by: his loving wife, Janet; his daughter, Elissa (Paul) Wells; his son, John (Patrizia) Gallo; four sisters, Catherine Gallo, Rosemary (Peter) Tanzillo, Francis Gallo and Susan Gallo; two brothers, Anthony Gallo and Michael Gallo, Jr.; three grandchildren, Nicholas and Nathan Gallo and Jacob Wells. He was the stepfather to Sharon (Felix) Nordfors, Tracey (Edward) Dewitt and grandchildren Austin Sullivan, Lindsey Sullivan, Taylor Hermance, Brandon Dewitt, and Colton Dewitt, as well as great-grandchildren Kadence and Karter Johnson and Porter Sullivan.

Mr. Gallo was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He grew up in Hudson. When he returned from Vietnam he continued the family tradition starting a career as an iron worker. Mr. Gallo retired to Florida to pursue his other passions, golf and spending time with family and friends.

Services will be held Thursday, June 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bates & Anderson Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

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Wayne L. Fisher (1957 – 2016)

VALATIE—Wayne L. Fisher passed away May 20, 2016.

He was born March 23, 1957.

After attending Ichabod Crane High School, he proudly served in the United States Army. He worked as a carpenter for several years and then he dutifully cared for his mother and father, Mary Elizabeth Fisher and Dr. Donald Fisher of Kinderhook until their passing.

He was predeceased by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Fisher and his-sister-in-law, Helen Ann Fisher.

He is survived by: his brother, Dale Fisher of Schodack Landing; two nieces, Laura (Jeremy) Gordon of Hudson, FL, and Katrina Fisher of Port Richey, FL; his loyal dog, Corkey and several lifelong friends.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie.

Eugene N. Petrillo (1926 – 2016)

VALATIE—Eugene N. Petrillo, 90, of Valatie died Monday, May 23, 2016 at Barnwell Health Facilities.

Born April 1, 1926 in Lynbrook, he was the son of the late John and Jane (Maffucci) Petrillo.

Mr. Petrillo served with the US Navy during World War II as a signalman. He was a well-known accountant and longtime resident of Valatie/Kinderhook. He and his parents ran Petrillo’s Inn (the former Lindenwald Hotel) for many years. He was also a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.

He is survived by: his brother, Bernard Petrillo of Valatie and seven nieces and nephews, John, June, Joyce, Jim, Janet, Jeanne and Joe. He was predeceased by his brother, John Petrillo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Route 9, Valatie, with the Reverend George Fleming officiating. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Memorials may be made to the Community Hospice of Columbia / Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

Andrew F. Brandley (1933 – 2016)

VALATIE—Andrew F. Brandley, 83, of Schodack Landing died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Barnwell Health Facilities.

Born February 1, 1933 in Schodack Landing, he was the son of the late John August and Gladys (Otty) Brandley.

Mr. Brandley was a dairy farmer in Schodack for many years.

He is survived by: five children, Virginia Pertgen of Schodack Landing, Cheryl Sweet of Schodack Landing, Donna Brandley of Inverness, FL, Gayle Bartels of Middleburgh and John Brandley of Schodack Landing; seven grandchildren, Amy, Jennifer, David, BJ, Krystal, Amanda and Jason; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha and seven siblings.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 25, 1:30 pm at Schodack Landing Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie prior to the service. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Edward P. McConville, Jr. (1932 – 2016)

KINDERHOOK—Edward P. McConville, Jr., died after months of illness, on the afternoon of May 18, 2016.

He passed away in the arms of his family at his home in Kinderhook. He was 83 years old.

Mr. McConville is survived by: his devoted wife, Michelle; sons, Steve (Tina) of Schenectady and Collin (Amy) of Pultneyville.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Edward McConville Sr. and mother, Anne (Leonard) McConville.

He was born November 5, 1932 in Albany. Although he traveled greatly for work, Albany was always home. He attended Vincentian Institute, and worked at Stittig’s as a soda jerk, which is where it is presumed he developed his never-ending sweet tooth and unusual sense of humor.

Mr. McConville attended the University of Notre Dame, which forever made him a member of the fighting Irish and in 1956 he and obtained his law degree from Albany Law School.

He was a founding partner in the law firm, Maney, McConville, Liccardi & Powis; served as town attorney for the Town of Kinderhook; a hearing officer for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets; and is listed in “Who’s Who in America Law.”

Mr. McConville was an avid equestrian and past member of the Old Chatham Hunt. He also was a long-time member of the Albany rowing club.

He will unquestionably be remembered for his kind-heart and quirky sense of humor. “He will be missed—lublubs~”

Funeral services were held Monday, May 23, 2016 from the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass at St. Vincent De Paul Church, Albany.

The Rite of Interment was held at St. Agnes Cemetery, immediately following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. To leave a special message for the family or light a candle visit

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