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Obituaries Archives The Altamont Enterprise, March 1, 2007
Joseph Ferraioli, a Navy veteran and owner of J & J Supply at Osborn Corners near Altamont, died Feb. 26, 2007, following a long illness. He was 87.
"Joseph will be remembered for his penchant for practical jokes but most definitely for his generosity to family, friends, and community," his family wrote in a tribute.
Born in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Frank and Madeline Ferraioli and husband for 60 years to Frances (Scandurra) Ferraioli who has given him loving and devoted care through his long illness.
He attended Altamont High School and was a Navy veteran, serving as a deep-sea diver, performing critical salvage work on the USS Normandy at Pier 51 in New York City. He served on the salvage ship, USS Protectorate in the treacherous waters surrounding the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
He dabbled in Guilderland politics for several years as a Democrat committeeman.
Following employment at Schenectady General Electric for eight years, he was the builder and owner of J & J Supply for over 30 years. What started as a basic appliance and repair business developed into an all-purpose general store with extensive inventory filling the needs of a rural community. "From hardware, to plumbing to penny candy, if you couldn’t find it there, you couldn’t find it anywhere!" his family wrote in a tribute.
Survivors in addition to his wife, include a daughter Linda Haight and her husband, Paul, of Altamont; a sister, Anna Wilson and her husband, Raymond, of Valdosta, Ga.; and several nephews and nieces.
His son, Michael, died before him as did his brothers Dominic, Patsy, Anthony an
d Richard, and a sister, Lillian Spina.
Arrangements are through Newcomer Cannon Funeral Home in Colonie. An announcement will be made of a graveside service at the Fairview Cemetery when weather permits.
Memorial contributions may be made to a local hospice or a charity of choice.
KNOX Frank Papasso died Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at his home in Knox. He was 68.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deanna Papasso; four children, Linda Bablin, and her husband, John, of Malta, N.Y., Laurie Stalter, and her husband, Peter, of Pine Island, N.Y., Michael Papasso of Rotterdam and Cynthia Papineau, and her husband, Michael, of Chittenden, Vt.; one sister, Joan Bloetjes, and her husband, Bob, of Clifton, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Papasso, Erin Tremblay, Mitchell Beede, Nicole Dulmer, Michael Dulmer, Adam Dulmer, Alexandra Papineau, and Michael Papineau.
Friends may call March 1 (Thursday) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont. All other services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
Interment Clement P. OClair
KNOX Clement P. O’Clair, a Korean War veteran and self-described Knox "country boy," died Feb. 19, 2007. he was 73.
Interment, with military honors, will be Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at Prospect Hill Cemetery on Western Avenue in Guilderland. Family and friends are welcome.
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