Louis F. D’Onofrio

Louis F. D’Onofrio, 96, formerly of Saranac Lake and Albany, died Saturday July 22, 2017, at the Whittier Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent where he had been a resident for the past two years.

Born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 5, 1920, he was the son of Joseph and Rosa (Martone) D’Onofrio. Louis, married Hazel M. LaRose on March 23, 1941 in Saranac Lake. She predeceased him on Dec. 7, 2006.

Lou had been a resident of Saranac Lake for 36 years. He attended and graduated from Saranac Lake High School and was well known as an exceptional hockey player for the High School Hockey team. Lou was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II. He was also a past member and past assistant chief of the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Lou and Hazel eventually moved to the Albany area where he lived for over 50 years and was employed as a printer for Capital Newspapers until his retirement. Lou was a local bowling champ, enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, going to Saratoga Race Track and was a lifelong New York Yankee’s fan.

He is survived by one daughter, Carole (Joseph) Kobrzycki of Rocky Hill, Connecticut and two grandchildren: Louis (Tammy) Graver of Feura Bush and Derek Greenwald (Edie) of Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

He was preceded in death by two daughters: Nancy Attanasio of Schenectady and Kimberly D’Onofrio of Albany; five brothers: Anthony, Frank, Leo, Thomas and Salvador D’Onofrio; and two sisters: Mary Duprey, and Antoinette McRobbie.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at noon Tuesday, Aug. 1, at St. Bernard’s Church, with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake.

Friends wishing to remember Louis F. D’Onofrio may make memorial contributions to Elderwood at Uihlein Mercy Center in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.