Danielle Papa

Obituary of Danielle Amber Papa

Danielle Amber Papa of Fonda and Schaghticoke, passed away suddenly in New Hampshire Sept. 4, doing what she loved most; traveling to, and hiking the many area mountains.


Born December 17, 1981, she was the daughter of Diane D. Carpenter and Andrew F. Papa, Jr. of Fonda.


She was a Class of 2000 graduate of Fonda-Fultonville Central School. She attended Boston University where she received B.A.’s in Classical Civilizations and Philosophy; Northeastern University where she received an M.B.A; and The New England College of Business and Finance where she received an M.S. in Business Ethics and Compliance.


Dani was employed as a Management Specialist 2 at the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General in Albany since 2013. While there, she continued her education and was able to add “CPC-A, CPIP” to her signature.


While in Boston, Danielle volunteered her spare time to several of the local homeless shelters and food kitchens. After returning to the Albany area, she offered that time to local animal shelters and rescues, like Out-of-the-Pits.


Dani was member #9561 of the Adirondack 46ers Club, having climbed all 46 of the Adirondack’s highest peaks in her first year’s attempt in 2016. She has also hiked in Yellowstone, California, Vermont and New Hampshire; and had been an editor on the ADK Backcountry Hikers Facebook page.


She is survived by her longtime hiking partner and fiancé Ian Hamelin; her fur babies Emma and Max; her twin sister Desiree (Jeremy) Krizan and their children Jeremy Jr., Christopher and Isabella; her parents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


Always the free spirit, Danielle loved a party; loved hiking; and loved being “Aunt Dani”.


The family would like to thank the Berlin Fire Department and EMS, the Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue, and the New Hampshire National Guard for their assistance in providing Dani aid.


Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Jackson & Betz Family Funeral Home, 15 Main Street, Fultonville, NY 12072, on Friday September 16, 2022, from 4 pm to 7 pm.  


Donations in Dani’s honor can be made to 46Climbs Suicide Prevention Program, or to any of the above organizations.

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 16, 2022
Jackson & Betz Funeral Home
15 Main Street
Fultonville, New York, United States
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