Joseph Tetro

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Brown Funeral Home
21 Flood Drive
Fulton, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Friday, January 28, 2022
Holy Trinity Church
309 Buffalo St.
Fulton, New York, United States

Memorial Contributions

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at

Obituary of Joseph R. Tetro

Joseph R. Tetro, 77, of Fulton, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022. Joe was born December 31, 1944 in Fulton to Ralph Tetro and Genevieve Dings. He was a graduate of Fulton High School in 1962 and earned his Associates degree in Business Administration from Bryant & Stratton. Joe had been employed by Miller Brewery prior to accepting the position of Fulton City Clerk in which he remained for 24 years until his retirement in 2009. Joe was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed all sports, acting sometimes as a coach for youth and high school sports and Joe truly loved all the athletes he coached, other times as a player in softball leagues. More recently, he enjoyed being a spectator at his grandchildren’s sporting events and participating in fantasy sports leagues. Joe a loyal fan of Syracuse University sports and the New York Yankees. He was a past president and one of the founders of Fulton Jr. Baseball. His talents also extended to singing in local rock bands. He was devoted to his religious faith and a communicant of Holy Trinity Church, where in his youth he served as an altar boy. Joe’s greatest passion in life was his family and he cherished the time spent with them, especially his grandchildren. Joe is survived by his children, Timothy (Dorothy) Tetro of Fulton, Heather (Joseph) Chemotti of Camillus, Krista (Kyle) Wardhaugh of Fulton and Alison (Jayson) Johnson of Fulton; his sisters, Adeline (Paul) Castaldo of Oswego, Diane Diak of Fulton and Charlene (Don) Moody of Virginia; nine grandchildren, Sydney Tetro, Anthony Carter, Alexia Chemotti, Brock Tetro, Jeffrey Wardhaugh, Sophia Chemotti, Joseph Wardhaugh, Eli Johnson and Kayden Johnson as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by the mother of his children, MaryLee Tetro; his brother-in-law, Steve Diak and his dear friend, Bob Dings. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Brown Funeral Home, 21 Flood Drive in Fulton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, January 28, 2022 at Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo Street, Fulton. Burial will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Face covering will be required. Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at To leave a message of sympathy for the Tetro family, please visit
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