Demetrio Rende

Obituary of Demetrio Rende

Demetrio "Dino" Rende, 63, a resident of Marlboro, NY passed away on November 13, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. The son of the late Rocco and Elvira Garreffe Rende, he was born on May 14. 1954 in Greenwich, CT. He graduated from Greenwich High School in 1973 and enlisted in the U.S.Army that same year. Upon completion of his service, Dino began a long and rewarding career as a contractor in CT and NY, specializing in carpentry and home restoration.

Dino was a member of St. Mary's Church in Marlboro, Hosana Church in Highland, and the Father Hanely Council 7266 Knights of Columbus. He was an active volunteer for the Marlboro Central School District, Milton Library, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, and Marlboro Youth Baseball & Softball Association.

A talented musician and artist, Dino was a member of the Visionary Art Collective at the Varga Gallery in Woodstock, NY. Throughout the years, he greatly enjoyed creating and performing music with fellow artists at local festivals and fundraisers.

In 2016, he had the great honor and distinction of being one of the oldest graduates of SUNY Ulster's Class of 2016 with the goal of becoming a full-time art therapist.

Equal to his love of the arts was the immense joy he had for his family. He was extremely proud of his children, nieces, nephews and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren Bronwyn, Samuel, and Thomas, grand-niece Jillian and grand-nephew Griffin.

Survivors include his son Robert Rende of Marlboro, his daughters Angela (Tim) Wilson of CT, Leanne Rende of Dover and Mia Rende of Marlboro. Dino is also survived by his brother Francesco (Mari) Rende and sisters Michelle Andreoni, Viola (Ray) Ramaglia, Virginia Kurpeawski and Antonietta (John) Morgan, all of CT.

In addition to his parents, Dino was predeceased by his sons Frank and Rocco Rende.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Friday, November 24th from 4:30-8:00pm at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W, Marlboro

A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Saturday morning, November 25th at 11:00am at St. Mary's Church, 1209 Route 9W, Marlboro.

Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date in St. Joseph's Putnam Cemetery, CT.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.

(845) 236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com