July 4, 1964 to June 5, 2014
Boonville-Clinton- Duane D. Grenier, 49, of Schuyler St. affectionately known as "Rudy," passed away after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer, on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.
He was born on July 4, 1964, in Watertown, a beloved son of Joseph Alderique (Aubrey) and Irene L. Leichty Grenier. Rudy grew up in Boonville, where he graduated from Adirondack Senior High School with the Class of 1982. While in high school he excelled at playing Baseball and American Legion Baseball. Following high school, he enrolled in several surveying courses. Rudy was currently employed as a Surveyor for various construction companies throughout the North Country and along the East Coast. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, and a former member of Boonville Fire Company. He was a current member of Charles J. Love Post # 406, Sons of the American Legion. On April 6, 2014, a benefit was held at the Boonville Elks Lodge that was absolutely overwhelming to Rudy and his family. He greatly loved his friends who were all very special to him. Rudy greatly enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle with his friends.
In addition to his parents, Joe and Irene, of Boonville, Rudy is survived by five special brothers, who brought him great joy throughout his life, Adrian Grenier and his wife, Patty, Brett Grenier, Curt Grenier and Michelle Andrews, all of Boonville, Eric Grenier and Chris Morrock, Westmoreland and Evan and his wife Laura, Holland Patent; nieces and nephews, Josh and Lisa Clemmons, Sarah Clemmons and Ryan Palmer, Cory Grenier and fiancée Kayla Zimmer, Dane Grenier and Fiancee Jennifer Glatt, Ian, Alex, Brandon and Hannah Grenier, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Sean Patrick O'Brien, on Monday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph's Church, Boonville, with interment to follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boonville.
Calling hours are Sunday 1-4 & 6-9 p.m. at the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 164 Boonville, NY 13309, or to a charity of your choice.