– Drinda LaLumia, 76, passed away January 14, 2021. She was born in
the Bronx, NY and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Susan
LaLumia. She lived in California for several years before moving
back to New York in 2005.
Drinda was a
talented actress and for several years performed on the “Tim Conway
Comedy Hour” which premiered in 1970. She also acted in several
movies; in 1970 The Purple Rose of Cairo, in 1998 Gia, 1993 The Dark
Hall, 2000 What Planet are You From, 2001 Road To Redemption and
2002 White Oleander. She also performed on the TV show NYPD Blue.
Drinda also was a NYS Certified Escort for oversized loads for
her sister, Rosemarie (Joseph) Beine; nephews, Brian Beine and
Joseph Gravino; devoted companion and friend, Don Hemstreet. Drinda
was predeceased by her sister Phyllis Gravino.
Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Saturday,
February 27th from 2 to 3 pm with a Prayer Service to follow at 3
pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of
Drinda to the
Schoharie County Animal Shelter, 304 Howe Cave Road, Howes Cave, NY