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Frank P. Passante Jr. ULSTER PARK- Frank P Passante Jr. of Ulster Park died peacefully at home on April 16, 2013 after a courageous battle with a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Ulster County who served the community of Highland as a history teacher, coach and mentor for over 30 years. The son of Frank (Matt) Passante Sr. and Angelina Doyle was born Feb. 26, 1947. Affectionately called “Butch” by friends and family, he was lauded for his athletic achievements in both basketball and softball. While attending Highland High School he was named First Team UCAL in basketball for the 1963-1964 season. He later went on to play basketball for SUNY New Paltz. As proprietor of the Lakeside Lounge and surrounding Mirror Lake Park, his softball teams were consistently some of the best in the area. Butch is survived by his lifelong companion of 28 years Janet Mulford of Ulster Park. Surviving family includes: mother Angelina Doyle and husband Matt of New Paltz; sister Jackie Cappillino and husband Nick of Highland; daughter Rene Marie Hogue and husband Patrick of Estero Fla.; son Frank A Passante and wife Kellee of Saugerties; grandchildren Daniel Joseph Passante of Saugerties, Anna Lynn and Lyla Ann Hogue of Estero Fla.; niece Nicole Cappillino of Highland; nephew Nick Cappillino of Highland; grandnieces Nicalina and Ella Cappillino of Highland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Butch was predeceased by his father Matt in 2006. Calling hours will be held Friday April 19, 2013 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Michael Torsone Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 38 Main St, Highland NY 12528. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 20th 10 a.m. at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church Highland, with burial to follow at the Highland Cemetery. For directions or online condolences, please visit our web site at www.torsonememorial.com

Published in the Daily Freeman on Apr. 19, 2013
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