Connors, Joseph L. MAYFIELD Joseph Leo Connors, 77, of Mayfield passed away on November 21, 2013. Formerly of East Norwich, Albany and Troy, Joe was a self proclaimed "accidental Chime Historian." He rang the bells at St Patrick's in Troy until the last Mass was said there in 2010. Joe was also known for the post card business he carried on from his father and his post cards can be found in numerous shops in the Tri-City area. For many years Joe was a volunteer firefighter with the East Norwich Volunteer Fire Department. He served in the United States Army and played trumpet in the Army Band. He was born to the late Arthea Davis and Joseph F. Connors on April 10, 1936 in Averill Park. Joe is survived by his loving companion, Gayle Q. Walrath; six children, Michael Connors (Michelle) of Newburgh, Lisa Canale (Donald) of Syosset, Steven Connors (Karen) of Leesburg, Va., Julie Hochman (Neil) of Syosset, Joseph C. Connors (Jennifer) of East Northport, and Michelle Giannotti (John) of Greenlawn. He is the beloved grandfather to 13 grandchildren. Funeral, Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. from the Gardner Earl Chapel in Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood Avenue, Troy, where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the Riverview Funeral Home, Inc., 218 Second Ave. (corner of 104th Street), Troy on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will take place immediately following the service in Oakwood Cemetery. For further information and online condolences, please visit TheRiverview FuneralHome.com.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 24, 2013.