Joseph DeGasperis

Joseph D. "Jay" DeGasperis

Wednesday, October 13th, 1948 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Joseph D. “Jay” DeGasperis, 71, passed away on Sunday January 12th at Albany Medical Center.

Born in Niskayuna, Jay was the son of the late Nicholas and Clorinda (Mone) DeGasperis and a 1966 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School.

A welder with Local 301 at the General Electric Company for over 37 years, Jay retired in 2004. A member of the United States Army Reserves, Jay was an avid golfer, hunter and loved being at the casinos. He was also a member of the Rotterdam Elks Lodge # 2157 and St Paul the Apostle Church.

Jay is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Paula A. (Andreadakis) DeGasperis who he married on October 19, 1968, his twin daughters, Denise A. DeGasperis and Debra R. Saburro (William) both of Schenectady, his grandchildren, Joseph Sutter and Danielle Carrigan, brother, Robert J. DeGasperis (Kathy) of Edinburg, NY and 2 nieces and a nephew.

A visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 9:15 am at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, NY followed at 10 am at St Paul the Apostle Church, 2733 Albany St., Schenectady, NY 12304. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Jay’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the B 2 Floor at Albany Medical Center for all their care and compassion.

Interment will be held in St Cyril’s Cemetery in Rotterdam.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Jay’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Paul the Apostle Church
    2733 Albany St.
    Schenectady, NY 12308
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    Mass of Christian Burial
    Rev.Desmond Rossi
  • Interment

    St. Cyril and Method Cemetery
    Duanesburg Road
    Rotterdam, NY
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Stephanie Livingston-Reed

Posted at 11:43pm

Tom and I are heart broken to hear the sad news. You and your family are in my prayers. Spanish 21 will never be the same without Vente Uno. I hope you will not hesitate to use my number and call. I’ll always be here for you. Love from us.

Richard Szczepanski

Posted at 07:28pm
Pqula, Bobby and the Girls :

As you know, Jay and I have been friends since High School, and we spent many an evening either talking, playing cards, drinking, or some combination of all of the things. Jay will be greatly missed by all of his friends and acquaintances. I can still remember reading the letter (Yep, we wrote letters !) that he sent me at college to tell me about the birth of the twins. He was so proud, but scared to face the next phase of his life. But, he passed it with flying colors.

My thoughts go out to all of your family, and remember all of the good times that you shared with Jay.

Rit Szczepanski

David Gill

Posted at 12:10pm
To Paula and your entire family,
I will miss Jay a lot at the casino and in my life. The world is smaller without his smilling hello. I hope for him he has found the ultimate Dillie Dillie in hevan. May God bless him.
David Gill

Connie gleason

Posted at 07:47am
Paula, my dear friend. My heart and love are with you and your family at this sad time . God gives us memories

Mary Ann Amedore

Posted at 06:53pm
Paula we were so sorry and surprised to hear about JD George said he’s known Jay since they were young boys growing up in Bellevue. And that Jay was a great student, a great athlete, and very well liked amongst his peers. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Sincerely, George and Mary Ann Amedore

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