Robert T. Cesare

Cesare, Robert T. LOUDONVILLE Robert T. Cesare, 66, of Loudonville, beloved husband of Francesca Pontari Cesare, died on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Stratton V.A. Medical Center in Albany with his loving family at his side. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Vincent and Arlene (Cronnin) Cesare. He was a graduate of Shaker High School, class of 1965. Bob married the love of his life, Francesca Pontari, on October 14, 1967 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army from 1965 to 1968 as a foot-soldier, paratrooper and radio transmitter operator. Bob was currently employed at Mangino Buick in Ballston Spa. He was a Latham resident for many years as well as Clifton Park and has resided in Loudonville for the last two years. Bob was an avid reader and loved movies and music. He was a member of the Halfmoon American Legion Post, the Vietnam Veterans, Wounded Warriors Project and Disabled American Veterans. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his loving daughters, Michele (Christoper) Campbell of Vermont and Angela (John Ferris) of Latham. His pride and joy grandchildren, Joshua Cesare, Alayne Campbell, Maiya Cesare, Kaleigh Campbell and Emma Campbell; his brother David Cesare of Vermont and his family, Teresa (Robert) Mouqin, Antonio (Carmela) Pontari, Nina Caridi, Brigida Bulmer, Antonino (Ann Marie) Pontari, Natale (Laurie) Pontari, Michael (Mary) Pontari, Leo Pontari and Joseph (Heidi) Pontari. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd., 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham with the Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd., 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment with full military honors will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.


Funeral Home

Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road Latham, NY 12110
(518) 785-8161

Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 4, 2014