July 31, 1959 - August 19, 2021
Idajet Dragoj, 62, of Waterford passed away on August 19, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pogradec, Albania on July 31.1959 , he was the son of the late Nevruz and Behije (Bego) Dragoj. After graduating the Marine Academy, Idajet started his career with the Albania Custom and Border Patrol. He was very passionate about his job and put his heart and soul into providing security and service to his community, city, and country . At age 58 Idajet decided to leave the country and city that he loved and all of his family and friends to start a new life in the United States of America where he would join his children Arber and Denisa who had been living there for many years . His life in America was completely different and hard at times but he did his best to adjust and do any job required to provide and help his family. That was one of many sacrifices he made in his life. He worked at St. Peter's health partners for about 10 years as an environmental aide until the day he was admitted to the hospital where he passed away after five weeks . Idajet is survived by his wife Fillareta Dragoj, son Arber Dragoj, daughter Denisa Dragoj , his son in law Alban Shukle , daughter in law Jona Dragoj, his sister Nexhmije ( Dragoj) Mancellari, brothers Fatos Dragoj, Dashamir Dragoj, Sokol Dragoj, Elton Dragoj, his grandchildren Lucas and Lydia Shukle, and his nieces and nephews. Idajet's family will always remember the laughs and great memories they shared together, his generous and kind spirit, and the help he gave to everyone in need. He was a man with a big heart. His grandchildren will cherish the memories of their daily walks to the park, drop offs at school, and the shopping sprees that he would to take them on. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will then take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Waterford.
Idajet Dragoj, 62, of Waterford passed away on August 19, 2021 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, NY surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pogradec, Albania on July 31.1959 , he was the son of the late Nevruz and Behije (Bego) Dragoj. After... View Obituary & Service Information
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