Clarence Piga (1928 - 2013)

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Clarence Piga

Beacon - Clarence Piga, a lifelong Beacon resident, passed away at Wingate at Beacon on September 15, 2013. He was 85.

Born in Chelsea, New York on March 14, 1928, he was the son of Anna Borodach and Joseph Piga. On April 17, 1949 he married Julia DeRobertis who predeceased him on October 31, 2012. Clarence was a senior color matcher for forty-four years with the National Biscuit Company in Beacon. He was a lifetime member of Mase Hook and Ladder Company since 1959 and on the National Biscuit Bowling team. He loved the outdoors, golfing, fishing, feeding the squirrels and birds as well as metal detecting. He also did some carpentry work for WBNR when they were located on South Avenue in Beacon.

Clarence is survived by his daughters, Susan Pennacchio and her husband Frank, JoAnn Cable and her husband, Danny and Karen Piga; his grandchildren, Patrick J. Pennacchio and his wife, Virginia, Daniel Cable, Jr. and Jessica; and Jason Cable and Damaris; great-grandchildren, Erin Pennacchio, Alyssa and Isabella Cable, and Jason Cable, Jr.; step-grandchildren, Tara, Kayla, Kelsey and Antonio; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Margot Piga.

Besides his wife, Julia, he was predeceased by his brothers John and Edward Pega and Joseph Piga; and his sisters, Helen Bartenstein and Florence Cwill.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Halvey Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Willow Street, Beacon. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Entombment will then follow at Fishkill Rural Community Mausoleum, 801 Route 9, Fishkill.

Memorial donations in Clarence's name may be made to Mid Hudson Animal Aid, 54 Simmons Lane, Beacon, NY 12508.

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Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Peter T. and Patrick J. Halvey, Halvey Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Willow Street, Beacon.

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Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 831-0380
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19, 2013
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