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Sunday August 25th, 2019
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Monday August 26th, 2019

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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Monday August 26th, 2019

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Alfred "Fred" Tetta

Alfred “Fred” Tetta, age 85 of Samsonville, NY passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 28, 1934 in Brooklyn and was raised in the Bronx by his parents Joseph and Marie (Barcia) Tetta. He married the love of his life, his wife of 65 years Ana Garcia Tetta.

Fred and Ana owned and operated Tetta’s Store for 50 years and owned and operated Tetta’s Tire. Fred was an accomplished athlete. He played basketball; he was a stock car driver and bowler. From a very young age Fred played softball and he played for the Town of Olive Softball League when it was founded in 1973. He played into his late seventies for a handful of teams on numerous fields, never missing a season for over 35 years. One of his most memorable moments was pitching a perfect game on June 28, 1994, on his 60th birthday.

Fred’s greatest enjoyment was gathering with his family on holidays and other occasions. Known for his sense of humor and quick wit, as well as his generosity, Fred will be remembered by many in his community. Fred’s greatest achievement in addition to raising his four children was taking over his family’s business.

In addition to his wife Ana, Fred is survived by his children: Diane (Jonathan) Kortright of Kerhonkson, Debra (Rudy) Tetta-Goop of Bloomingburg, Joanne (Richard) Stropoli of Samsonville and Anthony (Eleanor) Tetta of Kerhonkson. Also surviving are his nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his sisters; Lucille Ebert and Annmarie Lewis.

Visiting hours will be held from 3 to 7 PM on Sunday, August 25th at Humiston Funeral Home, 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday, August 26th at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Kerhonkson. Burial will follow at Krumville Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Fred’s name to the charity of your choice.

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I have been going to Tetta's since I was a little boy. My fathers father and mother ( Cecil and Melvena Krom ) lived right up the road and whenever we visited them we stopped at Tetta's to pick up a six pack. They are the times I will never forget. My father introduced me to Fred. My sincere condolences to Fred's family and friends. Time marches on.

David Krom ( Krom Rd. ) Sep 10 2019 12:00 AM

To Ana and the Tetta children and family,I was saddened to learn of Fred's passing, and I send my sincere thoughts and prayers to each of you. I will miss seeing Ana, Fred, and the Tetta family at the the store. Ana, Fred, their store, and especially Fred, will always be part of the fabric of the hamlet of Samsonville.Godspeed Fred.

Larry St John

Larry St John Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

To the Tetta Family, Our deepest sympathy.Tom & Sue Perugini

susan perugini Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

Sincerest condolences to the Tetta Family. We have been honored to be his long time customers as well as neighbors just through the woods.. His sense of humor and friendliness was appreciated. Fred would always greet me with "Hey, Kid!"...for almost 35 years! I considered Fred to be the "Mayor" of Samsonville, holding court behind the counter every day. He will be missed.

Steve DiCarlo (McGlothlin) Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies and love to all of you. We are so very sorry for your loss.

John, Laurie, Max and Sarai Jarvis Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Alfred "Fred" Tetta

Debra Cook Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Freddy's passing. Our condolences to all of his family. He always told me that I had Italian in me, since he donated blood when I was sick. Must be why I married into an Italian family, I would tell him.Growing up in Samsonville, we all have many memories to share about Freddy and his great sense of humor. Love and prayers to all!

Donna, Beth and Alice Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

Fred was the greatest. I would go in the store at least 3 times a week just for my morning laugh. As I was told if he busted your chops meant he liked you. I miss him. Lisa Porto

Lisa Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

Our family has many fond memories of Fred...Our love and hugs to you, Anna and your beautiful family.
The Schnitzers

Mary Schnitzer Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy & prayers & love to you all He was a good man.
Kathleen Jarvis

Kathleen Jarvis Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

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