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Frank Joseph Pugliese

Frank J. Pugliese of Kripplebush, NY, died Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was 82 years old. Mr. Pugliese was born on March 28, 1930 in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Frank and Stella (Cena) Pugliese.

On June 27, 1954 Frank had married Joan Van Vliet in Ellenville. Together they have lived in Kripplebush for the last 37 years. He was analyst for IBM and did a lot of traveling for them before his retirement. He was a communicant of Our Lady's Chapel in High Falls and a Life Member of the Kripplebush-Lyonsville Fire Company. For many years Frank had been a member of the Rondout Valley Golf Club. He had a real passion for playing golf and also enjoyed Mets games, and doing some hunting and fishing.

Mr. Pugliese is survived by his loving wife Joan. His daughter, Lisa Pugliese-Dortch and her husband Eric of Los Angeles, CA. His son, Frank M. Pugliese and his wife Sawalee of Paoli, PA. His grandchildren, Luke Dortch, Terri and Tracey Pugliese. And his sister, Vita Marie Pittelli of Kerhonkson. Frank was predeceased by his twin brother Vincent Pugliese. And a special mention to Maggie, a little dog who added such happiness to the last four years of his life.

Visiting will be held Wednesday, November 14th from 6-8pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. Visiting will continue on Thursday the 15th from 9-11am and a prayer service is scheduled for 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Frank's name to the Ulster County SPCA, 20 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401 &/or to the Kripplebush-Lyonsville Fire Company, 519 Pine Bush Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.

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Wendy Lutz - November 19th, 2012 at 8:14pm - Email
I was so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I remember both Joan and Frank fondly from many years of attending Christ the King in the 80s and 90s. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tony Pugliese - November 15th, 2012 at 2:42pm - Email
I'm sorry for your lose and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christine Hoppe - November 14th, 2012 at 7:52pm - Email
Wishing you peace in this time of immeasurable sorrow, the entire Hoppe Family.

Paul and Debra Breger - November 13th, 2012 at 9:55pm - Email
Deepest sympathy.

Bob - November 13th, 2012 at 12:29pm - Email
Sory to hear about Frank. We knew hm and Vinnie from work and the golf club.

Dave Nichols - November 13th, 2012 at 12:21pm - Email
Dear Mrs Pugliese and family, Your sorrow is shared by his friends at Rondout country club.I had the good fortune of being his Tuesday night league partner.His love of the game was infectious.His company will be missed. I feel privileged to have counted Frank as a friend. Sincerely Yours, Dave Nichols

Michele Carpino Atkins - November 13th, 2012 at 12:09pm - Email
My condolences to your family. You may remember me many years ago when you lived in Lake Katrine. I was a friend of Lisa. I often wonder about those who moved out of the community...mom is still there, dad passed in 1990. Again, so sorry for your loss. May good memories sustain you.

Gail and Jerry VanNatta - November 12th, 2012 at 5:23pm - Email
Our hearts go out to Joan and family. Such a sad day to lose Frank. He was always such a sweet man. Many thoughts and prayers are with you. Life is eternal and love is immortal. We hope that the love and wonderful memories you shared with Frank can sustain you.

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