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Geraldine S. Lettiere

December 10, 2016

Geraldine S. LettiereGeraldine S. Lettiere, 82, Sackets Harbor and formerly of Watertown, passed away Saturday morning, December 10, 2016 at Samaritan Keep Home.

Calling hours will be at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, December 13, from 4 - 7PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 14, at 9:15AM followed by the funeral mass celebrated at St. Anthony's Church at 10AM with Msgr. Robert Aucoin, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Geraldine was born in Watertown on August 25, 1934, daughter of Jerry and Anna Fiorentino Spaziani, and she was a 1952 graduate of Immaculate Heart Academy. On August 13, 1955 she married Carl J. Lettiere at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Dennis Lynch officiating.

She was a business customer service person for NY Telephone Co. With her husband, Carl, she owned the Village Inn, Black River and the Rainbow Motel, town of Pamelia. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a member of its Altar & Rosary Society. Geraldine was a member of both the NY Telephone Pioneers and the Italian American Club Ladies Auxiliary. Her enjoyments included knitting, crocheting, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and gardening. She especially enjoyed hosting parties at her home, particularly around the holidays, and playing in the pool with her grandchildren.

Along with her loving husband of 61 years, Geraldine is survived by her son, Michael A. Lettiere, Sr., his wife, Kathleen B., of Watertown and their children, Michael Jr., Kristan, Bradley, and Lauren; her daughter, Carla L. Borum, her husband, Wylie, of Lagrangeville and their children, Wylie, Caroline, William, and Henry; four great grandchildren; her brother, Anthony Spaziani and wife, Jackie, Fairborn, OH; her sister, Patricia Spaziani, Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her sister, Olympia Fiaschetti, died before her.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations in her name to St. Anthony's Church, 850 Arsenal St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#12 Clare Carroll 2016-12-15 20:09
So sorry to hear that Geraldine had died. We worked together at the Telephone Business Office. We will keep her in our prayers.
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#11 Dora Bova 2016-12-14 10:05
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My prayers are with you and your family.
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#10 Ed Wilder 2016-12-14 06:49
To the family of Geraldine, especially my friend Michael.
I hope the many wonderful memories may keep the extreme sadness at bay.
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#9 Chris Fiorentino 2016-12-13 13:06
Carl, Mike, and Carla, Patti and I were saddened to hear the news. We both shared fond memories of the great times spent with you all. If I close my eyes I am transported back to the back porch and downstairs of the old house and will always cherish the times we were together.

Love, Chris, Patti, Matthew, Mitchell, and Joshua
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#8 Marilyn Grab 2016-12-13 12:28
Carl, Carla and Mike and the entire family: Sorry to hear of Geraldine's passing. She was a lovely person. My thoughts are with all of you.
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#7 Joe & Lucy Baier 2016-12-13 06:56
Uncle Carl, Michael, Carla and all the family -
So sorry to hear about Aunt Geri, we will miss her very much. She is probably having a nice conversation with St. Anthony now.
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#6 Beatrice Boyce 2016-12-12 23:11
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
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#5 Polly&Rich Matarese 2016-12-12 18:58
Mike, Kathy and Family - sorry to read about mom's passing. Our prayers are with he, and you. If we can be of any help, let us know. - - - Polly and Rich Matarese
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#4 Bill and Sue Brogan 2016-12-12 17:05
Carl and family, So sorry to hear of Geraldine's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We have such fond memories of Geraldine from being neighbors on outer Arsenal St., to sharing sausage and pizza at Mt. Carmel, to catching up with you two at Bob Evan's after Mass. Though we are in NC, we are thinking of you.
Bill and Sue
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#3 Peggy Grab 2016-12-12 13:49
My sincere condolences to Carla and Mike and all the extended Lettiere family. Peggy Grab
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