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Aurelio "Ray" D'Avanzo

1931 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Aurelio "Ray" D'Avanzo Obituary
Aurelio "Ray"

D' Avanzo

Lagrange - Aurelio V. "Ray" D'Avanzo, 83, an area resident since 1958 and formerly of Yonkers, died on Friday, August 29, 2014 at his home from complications of multiple myeloma.

Born at home in Yonkers on June 14, 1931, Ray was the son of Alfonso and Linda DiLandro D'Avanzo. He graduated from Manhattan College and served in the US Navy. He was employed as the Manager of Accounting and Auditing for Central Hudson until his retirement in 1992. He was a parishioner of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church and a member of St. Mary's Council #4065, Knights of Columbus and the St. Denis/St. Columba Men's Club.

On May 19, 1958 at St. Eugene's Church inYonkers, Ray married Rosealice Rizzo who survives at home. He is also survived by his sons, Joseph (Maria), Thomas (Marie), Michael (Lori) and Peter (Gina); his daughter, Anna-Marie Dolgov (Dimitri); his sister, Rose (Frank) Raimondi; his brother, Andrea D'Avanzo; his cousin, Cora Nagy; and 14 grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Joseph A. D'Avanzo who was killed in action during World War II.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11am at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 1925 Route 82, LaGrangeville followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, Inc., 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc. For online condolences and memorial donations, please visit Ray's Book of Memories at

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2014
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