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Letitia Fado

November 1, 1918 ~ April 14, 2020 (age 101)

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Letitia (Letty) Pugliese Fado passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 14,

2020 at the age of 101. Letty was born November 1, 1918 in the town of

Harrison, NY to Frances Mola Pugliese and Francis Pugliese. After marrying

Joseph John Fado in 1939, they built a wonderful life in Greenwich, CT, where

they welcomed four adorable children.

In 1949, the family moved to Hillsdale, NY, where they were blessed with two

more boys. They enjoyed their new idyllic rural setting, raising horses, cows,

and rabbits, swimming in the ponds, and hunting. Letty was a loving wife and

homemaker, devoted to her children.

Letty was predeceased by her parents, loving husband Joseph (1979) and

beautiful daughter Linda Carol DeRuzzio (2017). She is survived by her

children: John Joseph Fado Sr. (Gayle) of Hampton, NJ; Constance Bonnie

Millar (John) of Claverack, NY; Joel Fado of Copake, NY; Francis Fado (Renee)

of Highland Beach, FL; Robert Fado (Judeanne) of Hillsdale, NY; and son-inlaw

Michael Salvatore DeRuzzio Sr. (Linda) of Hillsdale, NY. Letty is also

survived by ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A private interment in the family plot at the New St. Bridget’s Cemetery in

Copake Falls, NY will occur at a future date.

Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral of Copake, NY.

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