Joseph F. Teti, Sr.
Date of Passing: September 18th, 2009leave a condolence read condolences
Mr. Joseph F. Teti, Sr., 73, of New Hartford, entered into eternal life on Friday, September 18, 2009 in the comfort of his home, with his loving family at his bedside, after a ten month battle with pancreatic cancer, which he fought with every once of his being. He was born August 15, 1936, in Utica, the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Mezzanini Teti and was a graduate of T.R. Proctor High School. Joe proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1955-1959, was stationed in Alaska for two years and was a member of the US Air Force Band. On May 31, 1958, Joe married Mary Ayoub, the love of his life, and who were both inseparable for 51 years. Joe worked at General Electric for 34 years, retiring as a Production Control Specialist. Mr. Teti was a devoted communicant of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church and was very faithful in his duties as Eucharist Minister. Joe was also a member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, an annual volunteer for his churches festival and enjoyed playing the saxophone for various local bands. Joe enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, camping, playing cards, dancing and mushroom and rappini picking. He was the family handyman and was always there when someone needed him. Joe loved the Pumpernickel Deli, which had a special place in his heart, where his dear friends and relatives, especially Philip Amodio, gathered and whom he loved being with. His family will miss his smiles, his sense of humor, his knowledge, his strength and his gentleness. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Chris Bye of NH; his two sons, Joseph Teti, Jr. and his partner Don Creel of New York City and Fred and Bonnie Teti of Alplaus, NY; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Connie Caruso of Utica and Frances and Guy Scerbo of Waterville; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Sue Teti of Rome; six grandchildren, Christopher and Alexandra Bye, Lucas, Haileigh, Madisyn and Rylie Teti; his in-laws, Carm Teti of FL, Johanne and Pat Amitrano of Utica, Abe Ayoub of Utica, Frederica and Richard Dziekonski of Rome and Anthony and Bonnie Ayoub of Remsen; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Nicholas Teti; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Fannie and Fred Ayoub. Mary Teti and her children are extremely grateful to all of Joe's care givers, especially his sister-in-law, Bonnie Ayoub, for her unconditional consistent support and compassion. His funeral will be Tuesday at 10 am from the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford and 11 am from St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. James Cesta. Private entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Calling hours are Monday evening from 5-8.
I will always smile and think of Joe and his gentle, gentle smile when we eat greens!Our love to all--Joyce and Denny Bojdak
Joyce & Denny Bojdak
I AM SORRY FOR THE LOST OF JOE I COULD NOT BE THERE.HE WILL BE IN OUR MEMORIES ALWAYS . I AM IN N.C. BUT FAMILY ALWAYS KEEPS ME IN TOUCH WITH EVERYTHING. GOD BLESS AND TAKE CARE.
joseph f. teti
DEAR MARY. JOE, DONNA, & FRED
I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF JOE'S PASSING. I KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THIS TIME IS FOR YOU. DUE TO WORK OBLIGATIONS I WAS UNALBE TO BE THERE YESTERDAY OR TODAY, BUT MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. JOE WAS A GREAT MAN AND YOUR MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOUR FAMILY. I HAVE FOND MEMORIES MYSELF OF OUR CYO GATHERINGS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU
Dear Mary,Joe,Donna,Fred and all of the family- Joe was one of the nicest and most pleasant people I have every met. What I remember most about him was his smile. He always seemed to be smiling and happy. My sincere sympathy and prayers to everyone.
Debi (Ayoub) Dottino
Fred and Family - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Dear Mary, Joe, Donna and Fred - very sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you during this very sad time.
Mary Jane Ayoub
Dear Mary + Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe was truly one of the GREAT ones that I have met in my life. I Loved him and always had a memorable time whenever I was with him. He will be missed I'm sure in so many ways. We just have to remember that he is no longer suffering and is in a much better place. Love you all always....Tommy Leone
Mary, I offer my deepest condolences for your loss. I so remember you and Joe from all the years with GE and Lockheed. Joe and you had a very loving and happy life together from what were my observations. He is with God and will suffer no more pain.
Hope you will continue living well for each day forward.
My best regards to you and your family.
Mary and the entire family, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. We all know that Joe is now in a much better place with no suffering and reunited with people he cared about, like Mr. Mezz and my parents. Mary, you and Joe were always there for us and I am so sorry I can not be there right now for you. The two of you meant the world to my Mother and I know how heart broken she would be. During these times of sadness and tears, we can find some joy in knowing that Joe is now looking down on everyone and has that smile on his face. May he rest in peace until we all meet again in the presence of our Lord and dear Mary, our patron and true Mother. Mary, know I am thinking of you and the next time I get up north I will stop to see you. Love Bobby O.
Fred (& family)- Please accept my sincere sympathies and condolences for your loss. Its obvious even from the short notes here that your dad was a person of great character, well loved by friends and family alike. I hope fond memories will be of some consolation to you and your family during this sad time.
Dear Fred and Family,
My sincerest sympathy on the loss of your father. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Fred and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Father. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Lennie Hogan
Fred (& Family),
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you.
We want to express to Mary and the family our most heartfelt sympathy. I'm so sorry I can't express them in person... What I remember most; Joe was kind, thoughtful,"never judgemental" and a fantastic family man... his family always came first. Joe is free of pain now, and I believe he has accepted the eternal gig as sax player in God's Heavenly Choir.
My prayers are with you, Love, Ellie
Tony and Ellie Marco
Our deepest sympathy to Mary and her beloved family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always remember Joe fondly, his wonderful personality, caring manner, gentle heart and loving smile. He will always be remembered and deeply missed by our famliy.
Evelyn, Jim , Jeff and Joe Chessie
Our deepest sympathy to Mary and her beloved family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always remember Joe fondly, his wonderful personality, caring manner, gentle heart and loving smile. He will always be remembered and deeply missed by our famliy.
Evelyn, Jim , Jeff and Joe Chessie
Mary and family: My condolances on your loss. Joe and I played music together years ago and I learned a lot from him. He was a good musician and a wonderful man. God Bless,
Carmen Caramanica and family.
I just wanted to offer my sympathy to Mary and all of Joe's family. Joe was an amazing man who touched everyone he knew. He had a smile that could light up a room. He will be missed.