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Joseph Tegiacchi


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Joseph Tegiacchi Obituary
Tegiacchi, Joseph GUILDERLAND Joseph Tegiacchi, 82, passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Williams Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Fla. Joseph was born on November 14, 1931 to Virgilio and Mary (Patricia) Tegiacchi in Rotterdam, with older twin sisters and a younger brother. He attended Draper High School. Joseph served three years beginning in 1951 as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in Korea. His trade was a bricklayer until his retirement in 1993 and was a 50-year member of Local Number 2, Albany Chapter and International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. Joseph was a member of the Guilderland Center Volunteer Fire Department and a lifetime member of the V.F.W Post 7062 in Altamont and a member of the 5th Infantry Regiment Association. He was a member of the Albany Elks Lodge 49, and, as a lover of the outdoors, was a long-time member of the Empire Beagle Club. Joseph resided with his wife in Guilderland and in the winter months Vero Beach, Fla. Joseph is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Marie (Race); his daughter, Donna Wright; two sons, Joseph R. Tegiacchi and Nicholas (Lisa) Tegiacchi; three grandchildren, Brian (Bethany) Wright, Stephanie Wright and Jillian Tegiacchi. He is the brother of Mary Tegiacchi and the late Louisa DeMasi and Virgilio Tegiacchi. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 9 a.m. at Saint Matthew's Church, Voorheesville. Burial will follow at St. Cyril & Method Cemetery in Rotterdam. Family will greet friends on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m., at New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. At the request of family, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001 in memory of Joseph Tegiacchi. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in Albany Times Union from May 16 to May 17, 2014
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