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Walter Davendonis


1923 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Walter "Wally" John Davendonis
1923-2013
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. - Walter "Wally" John Davendonis, 90, passed away peacefully at his residence on October 26, 2013, after a long illness. Wally was born February 3, 1923, in Hoosick Falls, and was the son of the late John and Cecelia (Zabela) Davendonis.
He attended St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls, at the age of 17 he went to CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) in Lovelock, Ariz. Upon return to New York, he worked at the Watervliet Arsenal, prior to joining the Navy, during World War II, where he proudly served as a Gunner's Mate, 2nd Class.
Upon his return to Hoosick Falls, he met and married Margaret "Peg" Whittet who predeceased him in 1988.
Wally owned and ran his plumbing and heating business, then worked at the Hoosac School. He served as a Village Trustee and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Polish Hall, Pioneer Fish and Game Club, VFW and American Legion all in Hoosick Falls. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed taking a daily chance on the New York Lottery and Win for Life.
Mr. Davendonis is also predeceased by his son, Scott; and infant son; granddaughter, Emily DeLuca; sisters, Anne Como and Helen "Nellie" Toohey; also brothers, Ralph, Anthony, Peter and John Davendonis.
He is survived by his children, Christina (Walter) Passineau, Margaret (Wayne) Dukette, Thomas (Kim) Davendonis, Elizabeth (Leo) LaRoche, Janet DeLuca and Paul (Edith) Davendonis; his daughter-in-law,Nancy Davendonis; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; sister, Adelia (Raymond) St. Hilaire; sister-in-law, Eileen Davendonis and several nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday October 29, at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.
Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Monday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Rensselaer County Community Hospice or the Veterans Honor Flight through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 28, 2013
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