F. Cacchione Sr.
Poughkeepsie - Deacon George Franklyn Cacchione, Sr., 80, of Poughkeepsie, died on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie.
Born December 21, 1932 he was the son of the late George Michael and Pauline Anthony Cacchione.
He proudly served in the United States Navy
aboard the USS Wisconsin during the Korean War
. George was a recipient of the Purple Heart
and Good Conduct medal.
George worked for the Poughkeepsie Journal in the printing department and upon retiring, became the Town of Poughkeepsie Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. A post he held for almost 30 years.
George was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, Florentine Council #304 in Poughkeepsie. Ordained as a Catholic Deacon on November 3, 1990, George was a communicant and Deacon at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Poughkeepsie.
He enjoyed playing the drums and singing for many years. He loved being a musician and was past president of the Musicians Union, Local # 238, Poughkeepsie.
Mr. Cacchione was also an avid fly fisherman.
On May 29, 1955, in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, he married Antoinette Paccione. Mrs. Cacchione survives at home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, George Cacchione Jr. and wife, Elizabeth, of Pleasant Valley; son, Tim Cacchione of Milbrook; daughter, Paula Benjamin and husband, Eric, of Pleasant Valley; daughter, Michele Eddington and husband, Scott, of Milbrook; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 pm, Wednesday, November 20th at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 97 Mill St., Poughkeepsie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Dominick Lagonegro at 10 am, Thursday, November 21st at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.
Burial with military honors will follow in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery, Poughkeepsie.
In lieu of flowers, Deacon George's family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 11 Mt. Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
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