OBITUARIES: Hanson, Costa, Grima

Paul L. Hanson (1952 – 2017)

OLD CHATHAM—On November 30, 2017, Paul Louis Hanson passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side.

The son of Palma Ambrosio Hanson and Thomas F. Hanson, he was born August 3, 1952.

Mr. Hanson lived most of his life on Haddock Hill Road in Old Chatham where he converted a 19th century barn into a welcoming home for his family.

He attended SUNY Cobleskill, worked many years as a roofer, and owned and operated Hanson Floor Finishing. He was a member of St. James R. C. Church and the Knights of Columbus.

In his youth, Mr. Hanson was an outstanding athlete playing football, baseball and rugby.

In addition to his wife of 38 years, Sherri Bartholomew Hanson, he is survived by: daughters, Lyndsie Hanson (Brian Ackerly), Ashley Hanson (Jonathan Macagnone); grandsons, Connor and Avery Ackerly and Gianni and Carmine Macagnone.

He is also survived by: siblings, Ann Marie Stanton, Michael Hanson (Vicki Blizzard), Rita VanAlstyne (Ronald), Thomas Hanson (Teresa) and Margaret Calhoun (Birge), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by siblings, Ralph and Rosemary.

He will be remembered for his affable personality, his gentle demeanor and his wonderful smile. Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of Mr. Hanson’s life, Monday, December 11 at The Vanderbilt Inn in Philmont from 6 to 8 p.m.

Pasquale J. Costa (1932 – 2017)

ALBANY—Pasquale J. “Pat” Costa, 85, of Valatie died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Albany Memorial Hospital.

Born March 23, 1932 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Cozza) Costa.

Mr. Costa was a retired shipping clerk for BASF in Rensselaer and a life-member of both the Niverville and Stuyvesant fire departments, as well as, a member of the Kinderhook Elks Lodge #2530.

He is survived by: his daughter, Deborah Seeley (David) and his son, Kevin Costa (Stacey), both of Niverville; and a sister, Sylvia Hoose of Valatie.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie I. (Luckey) Costa.

Calling hours will be Monday, December 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Niverville Fire Department.

Lydia E. Grima (1944 – 2017)

RHINEBECK—Lydia E. Grima, 73, a longtime Elizaville resident, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital.

She was born October 27, 1944 in Malta to the late Gaetano and Josephine (Siad) Azzopardi.

Mrs. Grima was a cook for many years at the Mill Road Elementary School in Red Hook. She loved being in the kitchen. Artistic throughout her life, she was an exceptional seamstress and enjoyed crafts including painting and ceramics.

She married Charles Grima May 25, 1963 in Jackson Heights. They were happily married for more than 54 years. He survives at their home.

Mrs. Grima is also survived by: her daughter, Christina (Bryan) Hedges of Pine Plains; her son, Charlie (Brenda Houston) Grima of Germantown; her sister, Carmen Wei of Harlem; her brother, Gaetano Azzopardi of Flemington, NJ; her grandchildren, Emma and Anthony Grima, Cody and Gabriel Hedges and Lily Houston; former daughter-in-law, Kelly Pinho; along with numerous extended family and friends.

Mrs. Grima was predeceased by her two sisters, Mary Mizzi and Paula DeFelice.

Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home, 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook,Sunday, December 10, 2017 from noon to 2 and 4 to 6 p.m.

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