DON ANTHONY CAROFANO
HEMET, CA - Don Anthony Carofano, loving husband and huggable dad and granddad, died December 29, 2017. He was 70. Born February 24, 1947, in Troy, NY, Don is son of the late Dominick and Mary (Klee) Carofano. He attended the SUNY College of Technology in Alfred, NY, followed by Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, and, finally, Union College in Schenectady, NY, graduating with a master’s degree in engineering. Don worked at General Electric, a career that spanned more than three decades and across two cities: Schenectady, NY, and Marietta, GA. Don retired in 2007 and moved to Hemet, CA in 2011 where he resided for six years. Don is survived by his wife, Diana (Podeswa) Carofano; his three children, Jennifer Carofano-Rosen of Los Angeles, CA, Beth Magin of Torrance, CA, and Justin Carofano of Saratoga Springs, NY; his three grandchildren, Everett Rosen and Arya and Cora Magin; and his brother, Garry Carofano. He will be remembered for his kind and calm disposition, his silly sense of humor and his love for fuzzy cats, adventures big and small, and family above all. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, June 16, at The Academy of the Holy Names Chapel at 10 a.m., followed by a reception at the Student Commons at The Academy of the Holy Names; both are located at 1075 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY, 12208. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Don’s memory to the Trauma Fund at Renown Regional Medical Center or the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission.