Joseph Frisenda (1933–2015)

Joseph J. Frisenda, 81, formerly of Cold Spring, passed away peacefully at his home on July 14, 2015, with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 25, 1933, to the late Joseph and Benedetta (Giachinta) Frisenda. While the manager of the family’s Hudson Theater, he met and married his wife Carol (Townsend), who survives at home.

Frisenda was a retired cement mason with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, working many years at Indian Point. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion, the Cold Spring Fire Department and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his motorcycle, boating, watching the Yankees and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife of 52 years, Frisenda is survived by his children and their spouses: Patty and Matt Craft of Poughkeepsie, Mark and Dianna Frisenda of Cold Spring, Bernadette Frisenda and Linda Anderson of Beacon, and Karen and Dan Kish of Wappingers Falls. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, William and Christina Chronister, Ryan and Andi Chronister, Mark Frisenda, and Bernadette Kish; and a great grandson, Jacob Chronister. He is survived by his sisters Connie Verdile of Beacon and Josephine Pidala of Cold Spring. He was predeceased by his sisters Santa Ferrara and Bernice DiMarco and his brothers Salvatore Frisenda and Anthony Frisenda.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caring staffs of Hudson Valley Hospice, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Elant at Fishkill and Mid Hudson Regional Nursing Service.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 17, at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair St. in Cold Spring. Private cremation will follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, at the corner of Parrott and Pine streets (21 Parrott St.) in Cold Spring, on Thursday, July 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frisenda’s name to Hudson Valley Hospice, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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