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John Anthony Caratelli

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Caratelli, John


Farmington: Born August 20, 1938, died on March 13, 2014. John was the son of Anthony and Caroline Tucci Caratelli. John is survived by his sisters, Josephine, Anne & Philomena, children, AnneRose Caratelli, Joanne Caratelli (Nevil) Riker; his grandsons, Jordan and Caleb Riker; and one great-granddaughter, Crimson Nevaeh the "light of his life"; and many cousins. John was a printer by trade and had learned the trade as he worked with his Dad who had owned a print shop. He also worked on the thruway in the food service department. As John grew older and wiser he decided to go to college and graduated from Finger Lakes Community College with an Associates Degree in Sociology. John was interested in community service and served as a volunteer in the Fire and Emergency Department of his local fire department. He enjoyed being with people, talking, sharing laughter and listening to others stories.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, his sister, Carol and his grandson, Jacob.

John's family would like to thank State Trooper, Jeff Watowski, the Finger Lakes visiting nurses, Tina and Donna, and Kim of Dr. Piotroslei's office, and all of his caring friends for all their kindness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Zareski serving as celebrant. Burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery will be private. The Caratelli family will be present to receive friends on Sunday, 4-7 p.m. In St. Anthony's Church, Pomeroy St, Cortland. Contributions in John's memory may be sent to a charity of ones choice. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, 69 N. Main St., Cortland, NY.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Mar. 16, 2014
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