Ann M. Tessitore

December 15, 1918January 7, 2019
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Ann M. Tessitore, 100, of Oneonta passed away Monday, January 07, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 15, 1918 in Oneonta the daughter of the late Anthony A. and Josephine (DiAmbrose) Molinari.

Ann graduated from Oneonta High School the Class of 1939.

On June 22, 1947, Ann married Joseph Tessitore, Jr. in Oneonta. Joe predeceased her on March 10, 2007.

She worked at Triangles Shoe Store, Brooks Bar-B-Q but mostly Ann was a stay at home mom. She was an avid Yankees fan.

Ann was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Oneonta.

Ann is survived by her children, Richard A. Tessitore and Friend, Kathleen Roberts, Oneonta, Paulette M. Rogers and husband, Terry of West Virginia and Joanne M. Hanzalik and Friend, Mike Super of Guilderland; four grandchildren, Joseph, Matthew and Thomas Hanzalik and Ann Marie Dowling; six great grandchildren, Aiden, Liam, Jaxon, Ryder, Grady and Savannah; sister, Gloria Tessitore of Binghamton; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph and Ann Tessitore, Sr.; her brother, Gene Molinari and wife, Frances; brother-in-law, Burton Tessitore; daughter-in-law, Barbara Tessitore; granddaughter, Jill Hanzalik and baby son, Chase.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta at 10:15 AM with Rev. David Mickiewicz officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.

Memorial donations may be made to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 297 River Street Service Road, Suite #1, Oneonta, New York 13820.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.


  • Calling Hours Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 11, 2019

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Jimmy Briguglio

January 15, 2019

Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful woman.
My condolences to the family.

Beth Sienkiewicz

January 11, 2019

our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Beth Sienkiewicz and Family

Frank Preston

January 11, 2019

So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. I was hoping to make it to the service to see you but I'm not quite ready to get around yet. Please except Jean's and my condolences.

JoAnn Maggart

January 10, 2019

Dick, Joanne, and Paulette,

So sorry to hear about your mother, but I know that she had a full life and my parents are there to welcome her! Such memories they all made.

JoAnn DeShaw Maggart

Mame Dorritie Cain

January 10, 2019

Dearest Dick, Paulette and Joanne,
My deepest sympathy to and your family. Thanks to your Mom and Dad , my Irish parents joined the Italian American Club and enjoyed many wonderful times together. Peace and love.

Maureen Molinari-Vandeusen

January 10, 2019

Dear Dick, Joanne and Paulette,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will always remember seeing her at mass when I lived in Oneonta. She always had a smile and a kind word for me.
I will keep you all in my prayers.
Maureen Vandeusen

Pattie Hoefer and family

January 9, 2019

Thinking of you all with love and prayers. We are so blessed to have known your mom and to have been welcomed into the family by all of you.

Mary-Jo Briguglio

January 9, 2019

Dear Dick, Paulette, Joanne,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Cousin Ann will be missed but what a life she had - 100 years...
Peace, love and blessings to all of you.

Kathleen Williams

January 9, 2019

Dear Joanne, Paulette, Dick and family,

I will keep your Mom in my prayers. You were so good to her. You were an example of how to treat an aging parent. I will always remember seeing Joanne and your Mom at mass. What a wonderful family she and your Dad raised. It was such a difficult time for you, but I have so enjoyed seeing you girls.

Love to you all,

Kathleen Williams


January 8, 2019

Mrs Tessitore was like a second mom to me when I was little. We moved to Oneonta when I was entering the 4th grade. I spent many hours at the Tessitore home around the corner. She was a very special lady. I remember thinking how nice it was that their family lived to close to one another and that they had so many cousins, grandparents and relatives to visit. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.