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OBITUARIES: Clapp, Horner, Sacco, DiNapoli


Mirial M. Clapp (1923 – 2018)

GEORGIA—Mirial M. Clapp, 95, of Riverledge Road, Hudson died August 15, 2018 in Georgia.

Born in Hudson May 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Lillian (Reynolds) Perlee.

A lifelong resident of Hudson, Mrs. Clapp graduated from Hudson High School and the State University at New Paltz, where she was a member of its honorary teaching society, Epsilon Delta Chi. She taught for one year at the Martin Van Buren School in Kinderhook and for 34 years in the Hudson City School District.

Mrs. Clapp was a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association and a life-member of the Columbia County Retired Teachers Association. As a member of the Columbia Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Hudson Branch, she served as secretary and vice president. Other memberships included the Hudson Opera House, the Columbia County Historical Society, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, the Columbia Golf and Country Club, and Friends of the Hudson Area Library. She was also a secretary and president of both the Trippers Club and the Hudson Fortnightly Club.

An active member of the First Reformed Church, she served as both deacon and elder on the consistory. For more than 40 years she was a teacher and superintendent of the Sunday School.

Surviving are: nieces and nephews, Mrs Norman (Suzanne) Baur, Mrs. Hubert (Donna) Klose, J. Reynolds Perlee, Donald Clapp and David Clapp.

She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Clapp; her brother, Willard Perlee, and her sister-in-law, Florence (Mac) MacKeever Perlee.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 13, 2 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Hudson.

Contributions in memory of Mrs. Clapp may be made to the First Reformed Church, P.O. Box 322, Hudson 12534, the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or to the Hudson Area Library.

Harold D. Horner (1939 – 2018)

COLUMBIAVILLE—Surrounded by his loving family, Harold D. Horner, 79, of Columbiaville passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 after a long courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Born August 8, 1939 at home in Rossman, he was the son of Frank and Clotilda (Oelkers) Horner.

He graduated from Hudson High School in 1957, then served in the United States Air Force. He served 17 months in South Korea, and was honorably discharged in 1961 as an A/1C. His careers included working for Gifford-Wood, the U.S. Postal Service in Chatham, and Mid-Hudson Automatic Sprinkler System, from which he retired in 1995. After retirement, Mr. Horner went on to work for Camphill/Triform in Livingston. He will by dearly missed by all the clients and staff of the Triform family.

He served as town justice for the Town of Stockport from 1996 until his passing. He was a 63-year life-member of the Stockport Fire Company, and was also a member of the New York State and Columbia County Magistrates Association. Mr. Horner recently restored a 1965 Ford Mustang which belonged to his son, Jeffrey. He loved bringing his car to shows, and was very proud of the many awards it won.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Ann (Smith) Horner of Columbiaville; sister, Roberta Healy of Johnstown; brother, Gary Horner of Stuyvesant; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Horner and brothers, William and Frank Horner, Jr.

Visitation hours will be held Friday, August 24 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bates & Anderson Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson. Funeral services from the funeral home will be Saturday August 25 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Horner may be made to Stockport Masten Park, c/o Town of Stockport, 2787 Atlantic Avenue, Hudson 12534; the Stockport Fire Company or Community Hospice of Columbia Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414.

David B. Sacco (1962 – 2018)

HUDSON—David B. Sacco, 55, of Hudson passed away at his home Friday, August 17, 2018.

Born in Hudson on November 3, 1962, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Opal (Horton) Sacco.

Mr. Sacco was a loving brother and uncle. He loved his NY Yankees, and was a NASCAR and hockey fan. He also greatly enjoyed attending concerts and county fairs.

He will be greatly missed by: his brother, Benny “BJ” and Diane Sacco of New Port Richie, FL; two sisters, Benita Hotaling of Greenport, Darlene and (Anthony) Concra of Greenport; several nieces and nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his brother, Vincent Sacco, Sr.

There are no calling hours. Burial will be private at Cedar Park Cemetery, Hudson.

Arrangements are with the Sacco-McDonald-Valenti Funeral Home, 700 Town Hall Drive, Greenport. To leave online condolences visit

Marie A. DiNapoli (1938 – 2018)

ALBANY—Marie Ann “Gram” DiNapoli, 80, of Valatie died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.

Born June 5, 1938 in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Douglas Mansel and Anna Kruzeski.

Mrs. DiNapoli was a homemaker and babysitter. She loved baking, especially for her Senior Center.

She is survived by: seven children, Laura Greene of NH, Linda Devino of VT, Steven Farley of VT, William Farley of Nassau, Robert Farley, Lisa Fischer and Lee Ann Brignull, all of Niverville; two sisters, Helen Nestler of Nassau and Nancy Krebbs of East Schodack; endless grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Francis DiNapoli and her brothers, Mickey and Sonny Riggs.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 23, 2018, noon at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, 1015 Kinderhook Street, Valatie. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Valatie. Calling hours will be Thursday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Community Hospice of Columbia / Greene, 47 Liberty Street, Catskill 12414. The family extends “the utmost admiration and gratitude” to the staff of the Community Hospice of Columbia Greene and St. Peter’s Hospice Inn for the excellent care given to Mrs. DiNapoli.

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