Michael Algiere, 80. of Wallkill
OCT. 16, 1935 - OCT. 6, 2016
WALLKILL >> Michael Algiere of Wallkill, N.Y., a resident of the area died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at home peacefully with his family by his side. He was 80.
The son of James Edward Algiere and Marie (Grasso) Algiere, he was born Oct. 16, 1935, in Pleasantville, N.Y. He grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and worked for the Mount Vernon Water Department for 10 years and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority for over 20 years.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, golfing and carpentry. He was known by many around town as “the mayor” and always loved to spark up a conversation or crack a joke to anyone that would listen whether he knew them or not. He also loved spending time with all of his grandchildren; they were his world.
He was predeceased by both parents and his sister, MaryLou Algiere.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rita Algiere, at home; son, Vincent Algiere, residing in Pawling, N.Y., and his children, Nicolette and Daniel Algiere; son, Alfred Algiere and (wife) Janet, residing in Red Hook, N.Y., and their children, Denise and Alfred; daughter, Gina Van Leuven and (husband) Joseph, residing in Gardiner, N.Y., their children Austin and Montana; daughter, Danielle Skowronski and (husband) Robert, residing in Huetten, Germany, and their children, Taylor, Riley and Oliver Michael; and son, Michael Algiere and (wife) Lisa of Chincoteague, Va., and their daughter, Stephanie.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, at Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, N.Y.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at St. Benedict’s Chapel, Wallkill Avenue, Wallkill, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550.
Arrangements are by Millspaugh Funeral Directors. For directions or condolences, please visit millspaughfuneralhome.com.