Gaetano Turco

Gaetano F. "Tom" Turco

Sunday, February 21st, 1932 Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

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Obituary for Gaetano F. "Tom" Turco

Gaetano F. “Tom” Turco, 88, of Cora Terrace, Town of Ulster, NY, passed away at home, while in the comforting presence of his family, on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020.

He was born in Larchmont, NY on February 21st, 1932, the son of the late Adelina (Marino) Turco.

Tom was employed at Hudson Cement Plant for over 25 years, serving as superintendent for a majority of those years. He was also employed by B. Millens and Sons as a manager and for 10 years with Ulster County Weights and Measures Dept., until his retirement.

Tom married the love of his life, Patricia June (Hyatt) on May 3rd, 1953. They were married 61 years before she passed December 13th, 2014.

In addition to being a family man, who enjoyed spending time and traveling with his family, Tom was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by one son, Thomas F. Turco (Karla) of Kingston, one daughter, Linda M. Kahre of Aurora, CO., two sisters, Evva Carpino and Joanne Petramale, three grandchildren, Thomas N. Turco, and his wife Bobette of Austin TX, Carrie L. Czajkowski, and her husband Edward, of Austin, TX, and Rebecca M. Turco (J.K.) of Boston, MA, three great-grandchildren, Adeline Rollins Turco, Julianna Faith and Natalie Rose Czajkowski. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

In addition to his wife, he is predeceased by brothers-in-law Harold Hyatt, John Carpino, and Mike Petramale, along with sons-in-law, Neal Huskamp and Harold Kahre.

The family will receive friends on Friday March 6th, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus.

Tom will be reunited with his loving wife during inurnment and service which will be private.

In lieu of fresh flowers, the family suggests indoor plants for loved ones to take home and nurture in memory of Tom, or a contribution to a charity of choice.

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    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home
    339 Broadway
    Ulster Park, NY
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    Friday, March 6th, 2020
    3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Memorial Visitation The service and inurnment is private.

    Wiltwyck Community Mausoleum
    189 W O'Reilly St
    Kingston, NY
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Don Treat

I know how much Tom will be missed by his wonderful family and many friends. He was my favorite golfing companion.
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John and Helene

Our sincerest sympathy through these difficult times.
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Love, Bobby, Nicole, Kyle, & Brandon Kahre

Dear Turco Family, We are so sorry for your loss and are sending love and hugs from Colorado. You're in our prayers.
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Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Laurie Knapp

So sorry for your loss. Tom was a great man. May his memories live on forever in your hearts.
With love,
Your neighbors, Nick, Joan, Lynne, Laurie, and Jim Harris
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