Dennis J. Williams AmsterdamDennis J. Williams, 71, of West Main Street, Amsterdam, passed away on Saturday evening, October 6, 2012, at Ellis Hospital with his loving family at his side. Born May 8, 1941 in Montreal, Canada, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Brunnell Williams. Dennis moved from Montreal to Troy in his youth and he was a graduate of Catholic Central High School. He moved to Amsterdam in 1984 after living a short time in Schenectady. Dennis was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1965. He was a linesman for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in Schenectady and Amsterdam for 31 years until retiring in 1995. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Dennis always enjoyed doing electrical work. He raised angel fish and loved traveling and going to casinos with his wife, Kathy, and enjoyed cooking for his family. On October 18, 1986 he married the former Kathleen Greco. Besides his loving wife he is survived by four sons, Joseph Williams of Schenectady, Tim Williams (Patty) of Lake Norman, NC, Michael Niemczura of Gansevoort, NY and Jason Niemczura (Tami) of Suffolk, VA; two daughters, Mary Lou Howard of Schenectady, NY, Megan Lindemanis (Art) of Maine; four sisters, Diane Giard (John) of Texas, Carol Canfield (Bob) of Troy, NY, Louise Ruth (Ed) of North Carolina, Michelle Pietroniro of Colorado; eight grandchildren, Patrick Williams, Virginia Williams, Josh Williams, Sarahjane Williams, Elizabeth Williams, Shelby Williams, Sean Niemczura and Connor Niemczura; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 56 East Main Street, Amsterdam, with Father John Medwid as Celebrant. Burial of Dennis's cremated remains will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Amsterdam with military honors. It was Dennis's request that there be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Please sign the family guestbook at brbsfuneral.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Oct. 8, 2012