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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Erasmo Saponaro

Erasmo J. Saponaro

March 26, 1939 - January 21, 2021
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Erasmo J. Saponaro, 81, a resident of Poughquag for 18 years and previously of Milford, CT and Yonkers, died on January 21, 2021 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born on March 26, 1939 in the Bronx, Erasmo was the son of Ralph and Concetta (Morano) Saponaro. On June 3, 1962 at St. Mary’s in Yonkers, Erasmo married the love of his life, Colomba “Chickie” Pantaleo who survives at home.

Erasmo proudly served our country in the National Guard in New York from 1956-1962 and was a member of UFCW Local 174. He enjoyed singing, playing cards and spending time with his family. He was the secretary and Sergeant of Arms for Dunwoodie Youth Association and a parishioner of St. Denis Church.

In addition to his wife, Erasmo is survived by his children, Constance Winant and her husband Kevin of Fishkill, Ralph E. Saponaro and his wife Stephany of Garnerville, Kathryn Sabatino and her husband Dominic of Poughquag, Karen Salatino of Hopewell Junction; his 12 grandchildren; his great granddaughter, Riley Rose Winant; and his sister, Maryann Mandile of White Plains. In addition to his parents, Erasmo was predeceased by his sister, Constance Cancro.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 1-5pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10am at St. Denis Church, 602 Beekman Road, Hopewell Junction followed by interment at St. Denis Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Service

    Monday, January 25, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, January 25, 2021 10:00am
    St. Denis Church
    602 Beekman Road
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  • Interment

    St. Denis Cemetery
    604 Beekman Road
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Tom & Vera Perry

Posted at 11:16am
May this grove of trees continue to grow as the Saponaro family has grown. Their roots continue to spread as will Erasmo's memory.......

3 trees were planted in the memory of Erasmo Saponaro

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Debbie Contini

Posted at 06:28am
Much love, support and prayers to all. Thomas is welcoming Ed with open arms, to be sure.
The Contini's

Sister Thaddeus Rajca

Posted at 04:39pm
My deepest sympathy to Chickie. Constance. Ralph. Karen and Kathy on the loss of Ed. He was a very kind and compassionate person; a true gentleman. I will always remember him for his deep faith and great love for his beautiful family. May he rest in God's peace.
Sister Thaddeus Rajca, CSFN

Carol and Joe Grieco

Posted at 12:05pm
Our sincere sympathy to Chickie on the loss of her dear husband and to her family on the loss of their father and grandfather.
May your memories console you during this difficult time. Ed was a good friend and a pleasure to know.

Judy Morabito

Posted at 10:59am
Chickie - so very sad to hear of Eddie's passing. You are in our prayers.

John and Judy Morabito

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