Obituary of Pasquale J. Vietri

Pasquale J. "Pucky" Vietri, age 89, of Gloversville, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Fulton Center, Gloversville.


He was born September 29, 1929 in Gloversville, the son of the late Joseph and Madeline Clemente Vietri. He served in the US Navy and was later employed as an insurance salesman by Metlife for nearly 50 years.


Pucky was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit. He was involved in the Gloversville Football Alumni Association and served on the board of Gloversville Little Huskies Football. 


He was the Patriarch of a large Italian family. He loved his family very much, particularly his grandchildren. He treasured them all. He enjoyed spending time with his "coffee buddies" who met at Hannaford.


Pucky is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janis DeLaurie Vietri; three children, Michael and wife Joyce Vietri of Naperville, IL, Debbie and husband Mark VanDeusen of Johnstown and Patty Bentley of Gloversville; two brothers and two sisters, John Vietri (Ellen), Martha Mongato, Marie Steding (Gary) and Frank Vietri (Leslie); six grandchildren, Zachary Vietri (Amelia), Joseph Vietri, Brian Sanford (Tia), Brittany VanDeusen, Benjamin Vietri and Alex VanDeusen; four great-grandchildren, Annabella Sanford, Julianna Vietri, Damion Sanford and Lawton Vietri; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Josephine DelCostello and Jeanne Botch.


The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 11 am Saturday, November 3 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 151 S. Main St; Gloversville, where a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 with the Rev. Christopher Welch officiating.


Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart/Stroke Assoc; P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38103 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.


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