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Obituary: Faraldi


Michael Faraldi, DPM, 38, passion for flying

KINGSTON—Michael A. Faraldi, DPM, 38, of Clermont, passed away as a result of an airplane accident, Saturday, February 26, 2011.
Dr. Faraldi, graduated from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. He completed his post-doctoral work at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston, in a two-year medical and surgical residency program, where he was chief resident 2002 to 2003. After completing his residency, he then began his current practice in Rhinebeck and subsequently became board certified in podiatric surgery. Dr. Faraldi had a passion and love for flying. As an avid pilot he volunteered his time for Angel Flight—an organization that provides free air transportation for ill or injured people in need of distant medical care.
Born September 13, 1972, in Ridgewood, NJ, he was the son of Judith (Shapiro) Rothstein and her husband Jim Rothstein of Mahwah, NJ.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in 1995, graduating with a bachelor in science in biology. He worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and Harvard Medical School doing cell biology/complement studies as a research assistant under Francis D. Moore, Jr., MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, chief of general and gastrointestinal surgery.
Dr. Faraldi married Donna Scarberry April 10, 1999 in Concord, CA.
In addition to his wife, he is survived at home by two loving daughters, Anna Faraldi and Isabella Faraldi; a brother, Tim Faraldi of Perry Hall, MD; a sister, Katie Faraldi of Boston, MA; and many colleagues and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, March 4, 11 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Church, Red Hook. Father Patrick Buckley will officiate. Burial in Red Hook will follow.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes Thursday, March 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the scholarship fund created for his two daughters. Checks may be sent to the Michael Faraldi Memorial Scholarship Fund, Account # 483022654174, Bank of America, c/o Denise Cioni, 451 Washington Avenue, Kingston 12401. Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 South Broadway, Red Hook. For directions or to sign the online guest book visit

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