-- Henry “Hank” Thomas Mormile, Jr. of Ravena passed away
peacefully, after a long illness, on Sunday, June 16 at Albany
Medical Center Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was 87.
Born on September 23,
1931 in Coeymans, New York, he was the son of the late Ida
Mastropietro and Henry T. Mormile, Sr. He attended Coeymans High
School and left high school to help care for his family. He joined
the US Navy in October 1950 and fought in the Korean War. After
returning home from War, he worked for Hank Graves (alongside his
father) on construction and began his own business as a master
carpenter in 1960. Many people in the community were privileged to
live in a home or addition Hank constructed throughout his years as
a master carpenter.
Hank was an active
member of the community. He was a President of Hudson Valley Little
League and brought Miss Softball into our community, was Boy Scout
Leader and later became Commissioner, was a life member of the VFW
Post #959, the Greater Ravena Lions’ Club and a member of the Ravena
Grange. He was also a Town Assessor during the 1970s and then was
Town of Coeymans Building Inspector. He continued for many years on
the Board of Assessment Review. Hank was a communicant of St.
Patrick’s Church his entire life and served on the Parish Council as
a Eucharistic Minister, member of the Finance Committee, Building
Committee, and counter. Hank was an avid bowler and loved to golf
and was the President of two senior leagues, Sunny Hill and
Hank met the love of his
life Janice Albright in 1955 at the Beck’s Roller Rink and they were
married on July 1, 1956. He and his bride spent almost 63 years
together. Hank’s other love were his children and grandchildren. He
is survived by his five children, Margaret (Scott) Meyer, Loraine
(Chip) Bolen, Susan (Chris) Mielke, Judy (Brian) Zdgiebloski and
Henry (Michelle Ewert) Mormile and his seven grandchildren, Zach
(Caitlyn) Bolen, James and Gabrielle Bolen, Audrey Mielke,
Christopher and Stephen Roberts and Wyatt Mormile. He most loved
helping his children with any project that needed his expertise.
Hank is also survived by his two sisters, Clara Altimari and Rose
Anatriello and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his
sister, Vi Libertucci and brother, Frank Mormile.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. at The
Church of St. Patricks, Ravena with internment following at Saint
Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans. Relatives and friends may call at the
Babcock Funeral Home, Friday, June 21 from 3-7 p.m.
who wish to make donations in Hank’s memory can donate to
Saint Patrick’s Church, 21 Main Street, Ravena, NY 12143 or
the Greater Ravena Area Lions’ Club, c/o Bruce Stott, 9 Stott
Drive, Ravena, NY 12143.