Francis J. DeVito MechanicvilleFrancis J. DeVito, 84, of No. Third Ave., died Friday morning, Nov. 16th, at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy following a short illness. A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born June 24, 1928, son of the late Orlando and Mary Valentino DeVito Sr., he was a 1945 graduate of Mechanicville High School. A US Army Korean veteran, he served with 50th Army Field Artillery Anti Aircraft unit in Korea for over a year. Fran was a control operator with General Electric's Silicone Products Div. in Waterford for 30 years until his retirement. A sportsman, Fran was a longtime hunter and fisherman, former golfer and enjoyed handicapping thoroughbred horse racing. He was a communicant of Assumption-St. Paul Church. Sadly, he was predeceased by an infant son, Frank; and his daughter, Tina Ann Yaksta, RN. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anne Caponi DeVito; daughter, Mary Jo DeVito-Symons and her husband, Kerry Symons of Vancouver, Wa; grandkids, Jessica (Scott) Maimone of Manlius, NY and Jarrod Yaksta of Stillwater; great-granddaughters, Sydney and Sophia Maimone; siblings, Anthony (Rose) DeVito of Mechanicville, Orlando Earl (Clorinda) DeVito Jr. of Latham, Rosemarie (Frank) Rossi of Ballston Spa, Louise Coreno of Mechanicville, Patricia (Robert) Tamaski of Georgia and Joseph (Linda) DeVito of Mechanicville; along with a number of nieces, nephews and in-laws. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday at noon at All Saints on the Hudson South Church (St. Paul's), 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Burial with military honors at the Saratoga National Cemetery. Calling hours at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St., Mechanicville on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County in loving memory of Francis J. DeVito. www.devito-salvadore fh.com to leave condolences and for directions.
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DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Nov. 17, 2012