March 13, 1948 - August 8, 2019
Albany-Louis Donato, Jr died August 8, 2019 peacefully surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Mary (Eck) Donato and his in-laws Louis and Ruth DePoalo, his brothers: Nick, Joe, and Tom and his sister-in-law, Susan (DePoalo) Wolberg and brother-in-law Robert DePoalo. Survived by the love and light of his life, Louise (DePoalo) Donato, his beloved and cherished daughter, Karen Donato Plunkett (Greg); his siblings John (Joyce), Bill (Linda), Patrick, Susan (Aldas), Pete, Jerry (Karen) and Wayne (Amy); and beautiful Goddaughters, Mary Ellen and Lily Flores, his in-laws: Teresa and Steve Kegg and Sandra and John Weiler; Evan and Eric Wolberg, many nephews and nieces and his extended family Ed Bartley, Kathi Bartely, Dave and Danielle VanDenburg, and Elaine, Eric, Ethan and Lily Luper. Lou was a Navy Veteran: retiree of New York State: a member and former Trustee of West Albany Italian Benevolent Society; past Chief of New Salem Volunteer Fire Department; and a member of the American Legion-Joseph E Zaloga Post. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and playing bocce and darts. Anyone who knew Lou, knew he liked good red wines, some of the best were home made from his friend Mike Gaudio. His true passion was construction; building rabbit pens or a horse barn for Karen, a beautiful home for himself and Louise, and especially enjoyed working with his brother John on various projects. The family wishes to thank Dr Rosenberger, Eileen, Laura, Paula, and Kim at The Community Hospice for their care and support. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Lou’s family Monday, August 12, 2019 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany, NY 12206. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 11:00 am at McVeigh Funeral Home, Albany. The interment will be held at 1:30 pm at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to West Albany Italian Benevolent Society, 50 Exchange Street, Albany, NY 12205.
Albany-Louis Donato, Jr died August 8, 2019 peacefully surrounded by his family. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Mary (Eck) Donato and his in-laws Louis and Ruth DePoalo, his brothers: Nick, Joe, and Tom and his sister-in-law, Susan... View Obituary & Service Information
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