Frank Pipitone SAUGERTIES- Frank Pipitone, 64, of Rte. 32, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Kingston Hospital after a brief illness. Born April 25, 1948 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Frank and Catherine Carlucci Pipitone. A Veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War in the combat infantry. He was retired from Verizon where he was employed for over 32 years. While serving his country in Vietnam, Frank became interested in the training of dogs used in combat. When he relocated to this area in 1980 to raise his young family he was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of owning and operating his own dog boarding and training facility, Pheasant Hill Kennels. He was very respected in the dog training and field trial community. He towed his dogs and his family up and down the east coast, competing in and winning many field trial competitions. An avid hunter, one of Frank's greatest joys was hunting with his sons, especially when they traveled to Texas on long expeditions. He adored his five grandchildren and loved nothing more than fishing with them on his boat in the Adirondacks. Survivors include his wife, the former Linda Macagnone, with whom he recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary; daughter, Stacy and her husband Thomas DeGaray, of Saratoga Springs; sons, Jason and his wife Joanna Pipitone, of Highland, and Christopher and his wife Patricia Pipitone, of Saugerties; sister, Patricia and her husband Arthur Schuff, of Conn.; and grandchildren, Maja and Shawn DeGaray, Lucas and Isabella Pipitone, and Zander Luz. Several nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, and dear friends, also survive. His Funeral Procession will form 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc., corner of John & Lafayette St. Thence to St. Mary of the Snow where at 10 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Friends will be received Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will follow in the Blue Mt. Cemetery. Expressions of condolence may be shared on Frank's Memory Page at www.SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com
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Published in Daily Freeman on Dec. 7, 2012