Consigli Ruggerio Funeral Home

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Joseph M. Fertitta Sr., 92,

    Joseph M. Fertitta Sr., 92, of Hopedale, passed surrounded by family on May 25, 2018 at the Countryside Healthcare in Milford. He was the husband of the late Jeannette (Rashion Garabedian) Fertitta who passed away in 2015 and the late Josephine (Areano) Fertitta who passed away in 1976. He was born and grew up in Milford, son of the late Joseph and Florence (Byrnes) Fertitta, raised his family in Foxboro and most recently lived in Hopedale where he was a communicant of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. Immediately upon graduating from the Milford High School class of 1944, he entered the Navy to serve in World War II in the Philippines. Joseph received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1953.     Mr. Fertitta retired in 1987 from the Foxboro Company where he was employed as a sales engineer and was a member of the I.S.A. (Instrumental society of America). Joe was an Eagle Scout and Scout Master of Milford’s Troop #2.

     Dad and Grampy will be deeply missed by his children, Paula and her husband Richard Bolig of Cranston RI, Linda-Jo Spencer and her fiancée Dr. Valentino Atanassov of North Easton, Joseph Fertitta Jr. and his wife Maureen of North Attleboro, David Fertitta and his wife Leslie of Lexington, Thomas Fertitta of Foxboro, John and his wife Valerie from Attleboro, Mary Ellen Goodwin of Centreville and step-children, Leonard Garabedian and his wife Kathleen of Mendon, Thomas Garabedian of Montana, Shirley Aschenbrenner and her husband Mark of FL, Susan Farhat and her husband Matthew of FL, twenty-nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren many nieces and nephews. It was God’s blessing that he held his newly born great-grandchildren just days before he passed.

     He was predeceased by his brother Arthur Fertitta and his sister Florence “Sis” Votolato.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Hopedale St. Hopedale MA. The burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Foxboro MA. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 P.M. from the Consigli Ruggerio funeral Home 46 Water St. Milford MA

    In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Countryside Healthcare Activities Fund 1 Countryside Lane Milford MA 01757

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Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We will always remember Joe as a kind hearted man who dearly loved his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Alfred Manguso Irene Pagnini
Irene Pagnini


Words cannot truly express the waves of memories that are flowing over me today, upon hearing of Daddy Joe's passing. The years wash away, and I'm a small child, running down the hill on Phyllis Road, because I was late again for dinner. I spent as many days of my childhood at the Fertitta's house as my own. We Smith kids didn't really consider it someone else's house, because it was part of our home. Daddy Joe was an amazing, loving, smart, kind man who had a huge part in my upbringing. He was caring and supportive, and at times a tough disciplinarian, and I was blessed to have him as my second Dad. What an incredible influence he had taking care of so many, then and now. And the legacy of all his kids, grands and great-grands is a testament to his great love. I send out a giant hug to all of you. He was so special, and he will be missed tremendously. But his love lives on in all of us.
Kristen Smith


Words cannot truly express the waves of memories that are flowing over me today, upon hearing of Daddy Joe's passing. The years wash away, and I'm a small child, running down the hill on Phyllis Road, because I was late again for dinner. I spent as many days of my childhood at the Fertitta's house as my own. We Smith kids didn't really consider it someone else's house, because it was part of our home. Daddy Joe was an amazing, loving, smart, kind man who had a huge part in my upbringing. He was caring and supportive, and at times a tough disciplinarian, and I was blessed to have him as my second Dad. What an incredible influence he had taking care of so many, then and now. And the legacy of all his kids, grands and great-grands is a testament to his great love. I send out a giant hug to all of you. He was so special, and he will be missed tremendously. But his love lives on in all of us.
Kristen Smith


My sincerest sympathy to Joe’s family. I enjoyed getting to know Joe at Countryside. He was a true gentleman and will truely be missed. Rest In Peace my friend. It was so wonderful to see him hold his newest great grandchild! ❤️❤️❤️
Amy Wajda


Peace and love to you all. He taught me so much about life and family. Love to you all, Johanna
Johanna Ghossein


My Condolences to your family Sorry for your loss. .
Monty Moore


Heartfelt condolences to the Fertitta family on the passing of this great man & gentle soul. He will be joining the other Phyllis Road legends who have passed before him.❤️❤️.
Barbara Mordini


I am truly sorry for your loss.
Julia Naylor Haney


My heart goes out to all the Fertitta Family. You have my condolences on the loss of your Dad and Grampy. Its been many years, but I remember both your parents fondly. Sincerely, Jill Fournier Butler
Jill Fournier Butler


We were so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He made an impact on all who knew him. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Love to you all, Cheryl and David Alger
Cheryl and David Alger


Joe was truly an inspiration in all the time I knew him in Foxboro. My life was blessed to have known both Joe and Jo. They both taught me much about love and family. Very special family.
Paul and Ruth Cherecwich


So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father.. sending prayers to your family Tom and David.. Kathy Parker Bartucca
Kathy Parker Bartucca


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the loss of your dad. I have lots of good memories of him and all of you when we lived on Phyllis Road.
Betty Callahan Brenton


My heart goes out to the Fertitta family on the loss of this wonderful, loving soul. Anyone that grew up on Phyllis Rd. In the '60's, '70's & '80's belonged to a very special "family". We always stayed in touch thru the good times and the bad times! Joe was always there! This man was blessed with two wonderful partners, Josephine and Jeannette and a large loving family; and, more friends than you could count. Rest In Peace my friend!
Shirley Mordini


I am very sorry for your families loss. I never knew the man but by the family of his that I do know I am sure he was a good man and must have been very proud of his family. Love to all and god bless
Dan Jenness


Joe Fertitta was an amazing role model and will always be. I’m thankful to him for showing me the true essence of family. I will always consider him a Dad and wonderful grandfather to Alex and Anthony. All my love to all of you during this difficult time of goodbye. He lives on in all of you. Peace and Love.
Johanna Blaisdell Ghossein


Love, Light & Prayers.He was an amazing man.
Deb (Cowley) Davis -McLeod


Our Deepest Sympathy to Joe`s Family...He was a wonderful man...Love to you all... Nancy( Areano) Frezza & Family
Nancy(Areano) Frezza


My heart goes out to the entire family. Joe was such a great friend to my mom growing up across the street on Phyllis Rd. The whole family was like extended family to me as a kid. He was a wonderful man who was obviously loved by so many. Deepest condolences.
Ali (Janson) Froeliger


So sorry to hear about your Dad. We will be praying for you during this difficult time.
Jim & Val Sasso


A wonderful man and a life well lived! He will be missed. Thinking of you all with warm memories of days on Phyllis Road. xo
Kristen Mordini


I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your wonderful family at this time.
Ron Hall


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