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John Giammichele, of Yorktown, Dies at 88

The man proudly served in the US Navy during World War II as a Quarter Master 3 He was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church and a member of the American Legion in Yorktown.

John M. Giammichele, 88, a resident of Yorktown Heights and formerly of Poughkeepsie and the Bronx, died on Monday, Dec. 2 at his daughter's home surrounded by his loving family.

Giammichele was in the Bronx on Aug. 23, 1925. He was the son of John and Etta Giammichele. He proudly served in the US Navy during World War II as a Quarter Master 3 and was employed by the City of New York Department of Sanitation for 25 years until his retirement in 1976.

He was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church in Yorktown Heights. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in the Bronx and American Legion in Yorktown. An avid bowler, Giammichele was also a great fan of the New York Yankees and Giants.

On Sept. 26, 1948, John married Camille Benzio who predeceased him on Oct. 30, 1995. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Janet and Quentin Bishop of Yorktown Heights, John and Paula Giammichele of Hopewell Junction, Patricia and Paul Peffers of Poughkeepsie; his brother, Michael Giammichele of Yorktown; his sister, Joyce Benizio of CA; his grandchildren, Taryn Farrington, Shaun Giammichele, Justin Giammichele, Chelsea McCorkell, Kristianna Peffers, Lucia Peffers and Diana Perrella; and his great-grandchildren, Lacey, Ella and Rylee Farrington, Brayden Giammichele, Ryan and Andrew Perrella.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights followed by entombment at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Putnam Valley. He will be buried with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made for prostate cancer research to NYU Cancer Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, Office of Development, One Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

For driving directions, online condolences and memorial donations, please visit John's Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com

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