In Memory of



Obituary for Peter Pinori

Peter Pinori, born in Mount Kisco, New York on September 13, 1952 passed away at the age of 70 on Monday, February 27, 2023 at Albany Medical Center. He resided in the town of Hoosick Falls, New York. Peter will be buried at a later date in Union Valley Cemetery in Mahopac New York, alongside his daughter Paige Pinori.

Peter was an acclaimed airbrush artist throughout most of his career, appearing in hot rod and hot bike magazines, and countless car shows throughout the 1980’s. His artistry was not just on motorcycles and cars, but ran through various ways such as gardening, décor, and most importantly fly tying. Peter was the best fly fisherman known. The art of tying flies and the meticulous precision needed to make a fly was an incredible talent. He was a fantastic musician, playing mainly the drums, but also the guitar. Throughout the 70’s Peter played in bands and in most recent years continued to play for fun with his old bandmate Clark Sheck. Peter worked for a few years at Berkshire Farm Center taking care of kids, and afterwards continued to help kids at Hillcrest Educational Center in Pittsfield Mass. Of course, he also taught them all how to tie a fly and bang on drums.

Most of Peter’s life was spent in Westchester, New York. His father a migrant from Italy, and his mother Irish, Peter grew up in and around Goldens Bridge and Katonah, attending St. Joseph’s Catholic school and John Jay High School. Peter eventually had a family and moved to Columbia County New York in a town called Canaan. Later, he moved upstate further to Hoosick Falls.

Peter is survived by his son Artie Pinori and wife Laurene, his sister Donna Fallon and nephew Sean, and by cousins from the Angilello, Magaletto and Graves families. There are also close friends of his from the early years he still communicated with, and new close friends of his later years. Just as important, the support system of friends and family within Hoosick Falls. Peter was very lucky to have Shannon Prokopiak by his side for around a decade, he was also very fortunate to have been in the company of many others in town, and his son is forever grateful for that.