Thomas P. Dinardi, Sr., 97, of Hudson, passed away October 11, 2021. Born April 20, 1924 in Mount Vernon, NY, he is the son of Pietro and Alessandra (Poleci) Dinardi. Thomas honorably served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked at the Hudson Knitting Mills prior to becoming a Union Painting Contractor, of which he was very proud to have worked at IBM Fishkill for over 17 years. His painting skills led to his interest in carpentry and contracting, becoming an accomplished self taught builder. Thomas loved to built and create new projects throughout his home. He was always the first to lend a helping hand, and the last to ask for one. Thomas was a skilled bowler, winning many trophies and tournaments. He also enjoyed bartending at the Hendrick Hudson Lanes following his painting career. He was a Life Member of Greenport Pumper Co. -1. Thomas also loved camping and boating on the Hudson River, enjoyed cooking, and his independent living.
Left to cherish Thomas’ memory are his children; Thomas Jr. (Cindy) Dinardi, of Clifton Park, Peter (Bridget) Dinardi, of Pleasantville, and Sandra (Rick) Merritt, of Greenville. Her brother; Raymond of Mesa, AZ, and sister Helen of Coxsackie. Sixteen grandchildren; Dawn Merkley, Aaron Dinardi, Brenda Dickinson, Erika Dinardi, Thomas Dinardi, Bryan Dinardi, Adrienne Dinardi, Alex Dinardi, Christine Stafstrom, Russell Dinardi, Joanna Dinardi, Andrew Dinardi, Dustin Clookey, Michelle Thiessen, Scott Davis and Christopher Davis. Also 20 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Thomas was predeceased by his wife of 70 years Jennie Dinardi, granddaughter Raeann McElveen, and brothers Silvio and Nicholas.
Funeral services at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home will be Saturday October 16, at 11:00am. A visitation hour preceding the funeral service will begin at 10:00am. Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Greenport Pumper Co. -1, or The NYS Volunteer Firemen’s Home.