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Joseph Cornelius Horan Jr.

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STANFORDVILLE — Joseph Cornelius Horan Jr., 69, passed away Aug. 4, 2011.

He was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Yonkers, N. Y. He was the son of the late Jane Stottler, whose Dutch family have been residents of New York since 1636, and Joseph Cornelius Horan, a World War I veteran, whose family was from County Cork, Ireland.

Joseph attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, as well as St. Brendan’s Grammar School.

He worked for Citibank for more than 35 years and then Charter One Bank for five years.

Mr. Horan married Noel Sciarrotta, a former resident of the Bronx.

Joseph enjoyed singing. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Choir in Millbrook for 10 years and a member of Immaculate Conception’s choir in Bangall, N.Y., for more than 20 years. He also served on the stewardship council for Immaculate Conception parish for quite a number of years.

Joseph was an avid gardener and won quite a few ribbons in local community events for the interesting and tasty produce that he grew.

He enjoyed reading recipe books and going hunting as well as completing challenging crossword puzzles. He also enjoyed watching murder mysteries and Westerns.

In addition to his loving wife, Noel, he is survived by a daughter, Maria T. Vondras; a son, Joseph Cornelius Horan III; his grandson, Elijah Michael Horan; a son-in-law, Matthew W. Vondras; and a daughter-in-law, Robin Schmitt Horan.

He was predeceased many years ago by his brother, Thomas; and two sisters, Patricia and Lorraine.

He will be deeply missed by all of his immediate family, his very large extended family and his numerous friends.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Aug. 8 at the Immaculate Conception Church, the Rev. John Bida officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bangall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, PO Box 623, Bangall, NY 12506, or Maryknoll, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-9913.

Arrangements are under the care of the Peck and Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains.To sign the online register, go to peckandpeck.net.