Bruno T. D'Olivio
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HOPEWELL JUNCTION - Bruno T. D'Olivio, 89, a lifelong area resident, died on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Wingate at Beacon.
Born in Chelsea (Town of Fishkill) on November 26, 1923, he was the son of Guiseppe D'Olivio and Pauline Venturi D'Olivio. Bruno attended St. John's Elementary School and Beacon High School. He had worked for Kartigainer's Hat Shop in Beacon and retired as a Carpenter Foreman for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 279. In addition to building his own home, he was instrumental in the construction of the East Fishkill Town Hall and Our Savior Lutheran Church, as well as many other area landmarks. He was a parishioner of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction. He enjoyed golfing and crafting beautiful Colonial and Shaker furniture which his family cherishes.
On July 31, 1949 at St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls, Bruno married Irene Sokoloski who survives at home in Hopewell Junction. He is also survived by his daughter Raphael Kosek and her husband Stanley of Hopewell Junction; his grandchildren, Kateri Kosek of Falls Village, CT and John Kosek and his wife Kristin of Wappingers Falls; his brother, Robert D'Olivio of Wappingers Falls; his niece, Donna Hochlowski of Wappingers Falls; and his nephew, Michael D'Olivio of Wallkill. He was predeceased by a brother, Fernando D'Olivio.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 6-8pm and Friday from 9:30-10:30am at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff at the Wingate at Beacon.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Columba Church, PO Box 428, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.
For driving directions, online condolences and memorial donations, please visit Bruno's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
895 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, 2012