William Thorpe

William J. Thorpe Sr.

Wednesday, August 11th, 1937 - Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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MALTA William J. Thorpe Sr., 82, of Knabner Rd. died Wednesday October 23, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy he was the son of the late William and Nadine LaPlante Thorpe. He was a 1955 graduate of Waterford High School

Bill retired in 1996 from the Lydall Corporation, formerly, John A. Manning in Green Island after 37 years of service. He was a former member of the Watervliet Lodge of Elks #1500. He enjoyed camping and square dancing with the Tik Tockers. He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Waterford.

He was the husband of the late Jean Bariteau Thorpe who died in 2016. He is the loving father of William J. Thorpe (Wendy) of Saratoga Lake, Catherine J. Meyer (James) of Cicero and Laurie M. Thorpe (Tim McCoy) of Malta. He is the proud grandfather of Michael and Katrina Brienza, William and Aaron Thorpe and step grandfather of Melissa Stankevich (Paul) and Adam Meyer (Brittany) and great grandfather of Ryder, Ansley and Chase Stankevich and Donovin, Landon and Rylee Meyer.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 9:30 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday from 4-7 pm

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Dr #100, Albany, NY 12205.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 9:30am
    Saint Mary of the Assumption Church
    119 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Interment

    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Cathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. I love you and my heart is hurting for you. Mari
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