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Richard H. "Dick" Liporace

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HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. and SARASOTA, Fla. -- Richard H. Liporace, 68, of King Avenue in Hudson Falls, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, March 9, 2003, as a result of a fall while vacationing in Louisiana.

Born on Nov. 24, 1934 in Hoosick Falls, he was the son of the late Charles and Exzilda (Valle) Liporace.

Dick was a 1953 graduate of Hoosick Falls High School and a 1957 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh. He served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

His first wife, Marguerite “Margo” Liporace, died on Dec. 17,1990.

For 32 years, he taught elementary education, retiring from Hudson Falls Central School District in 1992.

His memberships included the New York State Retired Teachers Association and the Marine Corps League Memorial Detachment.

Making stained glass products with James Mills has been a great interest of his for 20 years.

Dick is survived by his wife, Emma (Ringer) Liporace of Hudson Falls and Sarasota; two daughters, Kathryn Varney and her husband Lee, of Hudson Falls and Kimberly Brauer and her husband Christopher, of Boston, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Deborah Morin and her husband, Christopher of Lawrenceville, Ga. and Dianna Kenneally and her husband, Daniel of Virginia Beach, Va.; one stepson, Philip H. Hart, Jr. and his wife, Joyce of Pittsford; one brother, Anthony C. Liporace and his wife, Sylvia of N. Adams, Mass.; nine step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at the St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

Rite of committal will follow the mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Edward.

All are welcome to gather at McManus Hall, next to the church, with Dick’s family, anytime following the mass or following the burial.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220, or the American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9 Plaza, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. at 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 10, 2003
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