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