RAVENA – Daniel M. Persico, Sr., 81, passed away peacefully Sunday,
June 12, 2011 with his loving family by his side. Dan was a lifelong
resident of Ravena. He served four years in the US Air Force during
the Korean War. For 10 years Dan had worked for the former NY
Central Railroad and for 40 years owned and operated Persico Service
Station in Ravena.
Dan was a member of the Colonie Elk’s Lodge, Mother McAuley Council
3424 Knights of Columbus and the Ravena VFW. His favorite pastime
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane (D’Angelo) Persico; children,
Daniel Jr. (Brian Swartz), Peter (Joanna), Catherine, and Paul;
grandchildren, Nicole, Lauren, Jenna, Hollie, Gregory, Tiffany,
Leanna and Monica; brothers, Guy and Salvatore Persico; and a large
extended family with numerous nieces and nephews. Daniel was
predeceased by his son, Thomas, parents Salvatore and Assunta
Persico, sisters, Mary Dardani, Della Frangella and Edith Fisk and
brother Gene Persico.
Funeral services will be held 9 AM Thursday, June 16th at St.
Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s
Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home,
Ravena on Wednesday, June 15th from 5 to 8 PM. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made to the Coeymans Fire Co., PO Box 55,
Coeymans, NY 12045.