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Joseph C. Damante

July 16, 1940 November 30, 2018
Joseph C. Damante
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Joseph C. Damante, 78, a lifelong area resident died on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.  Born July 7, 1940 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Charles and Isabelle Catanzaro Damante.    Following high school, he proudly served in the United States Navy. Mr. Damante worked as a manager at IBM for many years until his retirement.      Joe was a former Hyde Park Little League Coach and an avid New York Yankees and Giants fan. He attended Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter’s Parish.   On April 11, 1964 in St. Mary's Church, Poughkeepsie, he married the former Nancy M. Lillis. Mrs. Damante predeceased him on April 6, 2018. Joe is survived by his daughter, Charlene Eagen, and husband, Ray, of Hyde Park; son, Chaz Damante, and longtime companion, Stephanie Green, of Hyde Park; four grandchildren, Dakota, Nickolas, Jessica, and Ashley; one great-grandson, Lucas; sister, Nancy Groeninger and husband, Bob, of Hyde Park; and nieces and nephews, Marty, Ann, Brian, Loni, Ricky, Tony, and Tina.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.  Memorial calling hours will be from 4 to 7 pm, Thursday December 6th, at Sweet’s Funeral Home Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Friday, December 7th, at Our Lady of The Rosary Chapel of St. Peter’s Parish, 185 Hudson View Dr., Poughkeepsie. Inurnment in St. Peter’s Mausoleum in Poughkeepsie will take place at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the Damante family respectfully requests memorial donations to the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, 347 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. ( To send an online condolence or for directions, please visit

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4:00 PM 12/6/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/6/2018 7:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

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10:00 AM 12/7/2018 10:00:00 AM
Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Church

185 Hudson View Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of St. Peter's Church
185 Hudson View Drive Poughkeepsie 12603 NY
United States

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Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

374 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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