Donald Panessa

Donald A. Panessa

1941 - 2002

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Obituary of Donald A. Panessa

Donald A. Panessa, 61, a 10-year resident of Red Hook, NY, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 26, 2002, at his home. Before moving to Red Hook he lived in Pleasant Valley. Mr. Panessa was a heavy equipment operator for Route 82 Sand & Gravel in Millbrook, NY. Along with his wife, he collected antiques. In particular he collected antique thermos bottles, lunch boxes and tools. He also made all of the wooden parts for his wife�(TM)s craft projects. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY on April 1, 1941, he was the son of Caroline Contursi Panessa of Poughkeepsie, and the late Anthony Panessa. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park. On May 27, 1983, in Pleasant Valley, he married Dianne Sioleski Grega. Mrs. Panessa survives at home. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Noelle Vetter of Bristol, CT, a sister, Grace Rodak of Wappingers Falls, a brother, Joseph Panessa of Poughkeepsie, two step-children, Kelly Crawford, and Michael Grega, both of Poughkeepsie, 3 step-grandchildren, Damian Crawford, Michael Crawford, and Zoe Crawford. Several nieces & nephews also survive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at10:00 AM on Saturday, Dec. 28th, at Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church, 11 Mt. Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie. The Rev. Peter Khim will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Hyde Park. Friends may call on Friday, Dec. 27th, from 5 - 8 PM at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook. Memorial donations may be made in Donald�(TM)s memory to American Heart Association, 301 Manchester Rd. Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Arrangements are by Kenneth G. Giek, Burnett & White Funeral Homes, Red Hook. Please sign the online guest book at www.Burnett-White.com. Directions are also available. Read Donald Panessa's Obituary and Guestbook on burnettwhitefuneralhomes.com.
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Friday
27
December

Visitation

7:00 pm
Friday, December 27, 2002
Burnett & White Funeral Home
7461 S.Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States

Funeral Home

Burnett & White Funeral Home
7461 S.Broadway
Red Hook, New York, United States
Saturday
28
December

Mass

10:00 am
Saturday, December 28, 2002
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Chruch
11 Mt. Carmel Place
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Saturday
28
December

Cemetery

11:30 am
Saturday, December 28, 2002
Union Cemetery
1076 Violet Ave.
Hyde Park, New York, United States