Patricia Gentile

Patricia Ruth Gentile (Hodoroski)

Sunday, August 21st, 1938 - Monday, January 21st, 2019
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Patricia R. Gentile (Patty) passed away on Monday January 21st surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 21, 1938 in Watervliet, NY to William and Ruth Hodoroski. She then moved to Rotterdam, NY where she raised her family and was a lifelong resident.

Patty attended St. Columba’s School in Schenectady, NY. She worked for New York Telephone Company and then on to Price Chopper until her retirement after twenty-nine years. Patty also enjoyed donating her time to the Rotterdam Little League and Babe Ruth organizations.

She is survived by her husband of forty-five years Richard W. Gentile Jr. Her three beloved sons Gene Ballmes Jr. (Kathy), David Ballmens (Holly) and Richard W. Gentile III (Lesley). Her cherished stepdaughters Laurie Gentile, Denise Gentile (John Quay) and Richelle Strube (James). Her brothers William Hodoroski Jr. (Barbara), Richard Sheehan (Rhonda), Robert Sheehan (Sharon) and sister Patricia Pena. Her grandchildren Gene III, Brent, Britney, Kayla, Jacob, Lauren, Renee, John Jr., Jasen, Kyle and Gannon. Several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Patty’s giant smile, kindness, generosity and love of laughter will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life ceremony Saturday January 26th from 5-7 p.m. at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Avenue, Schenectady, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Hope Club at American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110
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    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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    A celebration of Patricia's life


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Christina Tetreault

Posted at 11:07am
To the family and friends of Patricia Ruth Gentile (Hodoroski)

Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. In the past two months I have loss 4 beloved friends and relatives. This Scripture has helped me.

"And I have hope toward God., which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous."
Acts 24:15

If you would like more comforting Scriptures, please visit


Christina Tetreault


Mary Oliver

Posted at 09:42am
So sorry for your loss--will keep your family in my prayers.

Ken Clements

Posted at 04:18pm

My condolences to you and your family.

Jerry Wilson

Posted at 02:25pm
Dick & Kids, My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to one and all.
Patty was one heck of a lady !!!

Linda Ward

Posted at 05:57pm
With loving memories. Patty will be greatly missed as she was loved by all. Love Lynn, Chris, Brett, Danielle, Jordan and Benjamin.
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