Pasquale C. Miele
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Hyde Park - Pasquale C. 'Pat' Miele, 90, a resident of Hyde Park since 1957 and formerly of Suffern, NY, died Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at home with his family by his side.
Born October 21, 1922 in Tallman, NY, he was the son of the late Vito and Adeline Pepe Miele. He was a graduate of Suffern High School and attended Stevens College in Hoboken, NJ before entering the United States Army.
Pat proudly served in the Army during World War II. Injured during the war, he received the Purple Heart Medal.
He was an engineer for IBM for many years until his retirement.
Mr. Miele enjoyed sports. In his youth, he ran track and field and in more recent years, loved watching sports and playing golf. He was one of the founders (and a former coach) of the Hyde Park Pop Warner football program, and also coached Little League when his children played. Pat most enjoyed a good martini, simple food and being the most wonderful PopPop in the world.
He was a communicant of Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park, and Fourth Degree Knight and member of the Hyde Park Knights of Columbus Council 6111.
On November 11, 1950 in Suffern, he married Louise T. Somma. Mrs. Miele survives at home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his five children, Stephen Miele of Los Angeles, CA, Ralph Miele and wife, Maria, of Red Hook, Michael Miele and wife, Vickie, of Danbury, CT, Adeline Miele of Hyde Park, and Kenneth Miele, of Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren, Sophia Miele - Hughes and husband, Paul, and Regina, Kevin, Addie, and Jody Miele; and two nieces, Linda Canavan, and Andrea Sexton.
He is also survived by his faithful canine companion, Sonny.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Marie Sinell, and Ellen Jane Yeomans.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Sunday, September 22nd at Sweet's Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. The Knights of Columbus will conduct services during the calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Joseph Gaspar at 10 am, Monday, September 23rd at Regina Coeli Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
Burial with military honors will follow in the family plot in Union Cemetery of Hyde Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.
Sweet's Funeral Home
4365 Albany Post Road Hyde Park, NY 12538
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Sept. 20, 2013