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John "Cosi" Legari

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
5:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Buono Funeral Service, Inc.
100 Main Street
Saugerties, NY 12477

Wednesday, January 14, 2009
11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
Route 32A
Palenville, NY

Palenville – John “Cosi” Legari died Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Albany Medical Center. He was 88 years old.

He was born October 4, 1920 in Castellana, Italy, the son of Vito and Carmela Maria Schiana Legari. He married the former Irene DeRenzis on February 16, 1956.

He was the Proprietor of The Hamlet Inn in Palenville, NY. Previously he owned a trucking company in Jersey City, NJ and was shop steward of Local 707 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. An ardent hunter and fisherman, he was also president of the Mountaineers Hunting Club. He was also an avid golfer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Carmela Legari of Palenville, NY and her husband Eugene Edwards; his son Michael Legari of Palenville, NY and his wife Gina; his grandson, Joseph P. Tramontana II; his granddaughter Gabriella A. Legari; and his sister, Anna Chiappa of Easton, PA. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by three brother, Frank, Peter, and Vito.

A Funeral procession will form 10:00 AM Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Buono Funeral Service, Inc., Main Street Chapel, Saugerties, NY and then proceed to Sacred Heart Church in Palenville, where a 11:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Father Anthony Motta, Pastor of Sacred Heart Church will officiate. Interment will follow immediately in Palenville Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Buono Funeral Service, Inc.


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