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Obituary of Ignatius A. Cavaluzzi Jr.
Ignatius "Nat" Cavaluzzi, 79 passed away on April 21, 2021, peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer. He was born on January 5, 1942, in the Bronx, NY to the late Ignatius and the late Sally (Sophie) (Pozinski) Cavaluzzi.
Nat married his wife Heidi (Schimmel) on February 20, 1999. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Matthew Cavaluzzi of Hyde Park, NY, son Ignatius Cavaluzzi III of Beacon, NY, daughter Loreli Cavaluzzi of New Windsor, NY, daughter Marianne Cavaluzzi Brunner of Seymour, CT, and son Michael Cavaluzzi of Trumbull, CT. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Amanda and Christopher, great-granddaughter, Skylar, mother-in-law Lorraine Schimmel-Rose, brother Nicholas Cavaluzzi (Camille) of Bronxville, brother-in-law James Schimmel (Brook), God-daughter, AnnMarie, and several nieces and a nephew.
Nat was a proud member of the UAW and worked for General Motors for 34 years. After his time at General Motors, Nat had a second career as a Security Officer at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He was a lifelong Yankees fan and loved talking about his hero Mickey Mantle. He took great pride in his ability to fix anything from cars to household appliances. He was an avid gardener and loved to share his produce with his family, friends, and neighbors. Nat passed his time by building models and especially loved to build those from matchsticks. Nat loved vacationing and making memories with his family; he especially enjoyed visiting Maine and Disney World. He took comfort in and adored his two cats, Daisy and Oliver.
Nat's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff, nurses, and doctors at the Oncology division of Vassar Brothers Medical Center, especially the nurses in the Infusion Center. Your compassion and care helped us navigate this long journey with grace, dignity, and humor. The work you do is outstanding. We would also like to thank the staff at Premiere Urology for their continued support, especially Dr. Goldfischer, Lisa C, Lisa G, and Jeannie.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 10 am to 12:30 pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home 371 Hooker Ave Poughkeepsie, New York 12603. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:30 pm. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hudson Valley Hospice.
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