Joseph D. “Danny” Chiappini

Joseph Chiappini

Joseph D. “Danny” Chiappini – 89 – of 2341 County Route 109, Hornell (Town of Howard), died Monday morning (September 20, 2021) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in San Antonio, TX on November 10, 1931, he was the son of Lambert & Evelyn (Drew) Chiappini.

Danny grew up in Patterson, NJ and attended vocational school.  He resided for a time in Lodi, NJ and for 17 years was employed as a mechanic in Ridgewood, NJ.

Moving to Hornell in 1985, Danny was employed as head custodian at the Alfred University College of Ceramics.  He retired in 1995.

A skilled mechanic, carpenter, plumber & electrician, Danny enjoyed spending time watching TV (History Channel and educational programs) and was an avid reader of educational books.

Danny was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Chiappini and his half-brother, Leonard Polito.

He was married in Lodi, NJ on October 15, 1955 to the former Claire Bonin who survives.  Also surviving are his daughter, Victoria Chiappini of Arizona; his son, Derek (Sandy) Chiappini of New Jersey; 1 sister, Elizabeth Sekeed; 2 grandchildren, Madeline Chiappini and Nicholas Chiappini.

At Danny’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the Chiappini Family Cemetery, Town of Howard.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Danny’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Faith in Action, 20 Broadway Mall. PO Box 117, Hornell, NY 14843.

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