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James Albano, 74, Korean War vet, outdoorsman


HUDSON—James F. Albano of Hudson, formerly of Brooklyn, died Monday October 4, at Community Hospice in Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was 74.

Born in Brooklyn, January 16, 1936, he was the son of the late Michael and Sonia (Switzer) Albano.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and upon his return was a painter for Happy Homes in Kings Park. Later, he was a welder for W.B. McGuire in Hudson for 28 years and then drove for Independent Living of Hudson. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman. Mr. Albano was recently the president of the Elders Quorum at his church.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Angie (Scollo) Albano at home; step-son, Frank and (Lisa) Donoso of Hudson; daughter, Wendy A. Albano and her fiance Thomas Kidder Jr. of Hyde Park; one sister, Joanne Morrow of Pensacola, FL; grandchildren, Lindsey and her companion Joey, Matthew, Sarah and Cody, Jennifer, Julia, Sophia; and great-grandchildren, Hunter Orion, Brianna Hope; and finally his loving companion and pet Quincy.

Mr. Albano was predeceased by one brother, Lawrence Albano.

Calling hours are Thursday, October 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at McDonald-Valenti-Richards Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 8, 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Church of Jesus Christ LDS Claverack President Eric Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Linlithgo Cemetery.


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