C. Rocky Patire
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1923 - 2012 HOOSICK FALLS, NY C. Rocky Patire, 89, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, at his residence on the Hill Road. He lived there with his wife of 66 years, Annie Marge (Macaluso) Patire.
Rocky was born on May 3, 1923, in Passaic, N.J., son of Joseph and Angelina (Mastajohn) Patire. He attended vocational school in New Jersey. Rocky was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He was a prisoner of the war until the end in May of 1945. After the war, Rocky started as a mechanic and continued in the auto business for the next 44 years, eventually owning and operating Patire Chevrolet _Oldsmobile-Buick, Inc., in Hoosick Falls for 43 years. Rocky was a member of the Hoosick Falls Country Club, Kiwanis, where he was a past president and the former V.F.W. and Elks, all in Hoosick Falls. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. Rocky loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors other than his wife, Marge, include his sons, Edward Patire (Barb) , New Jersey, and Bruce Patire (Carol) of Hoosick Falls; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.
Rocky was predeceased by two sisters, Katherine Renna and Lucy Pickhart, and a brother, Neddie Patire, who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, Nov. 9, at 12 noon from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main St. on Thursday from 4 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Immaculate Conception Church or Rensselaer County Community Hospice through the funeral home.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 6, 2012