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Josephine A. Bertino, 89; Moved To Cooperstown To Be Near Family

IN MEMORIAM: Josephine A. Bertino, 89;

Moved To Cooperstown To Be Near Family

Josephine A. Bertino

COOPERSTOWN – Josephine A. Bertino, 89, who moved to Upstate New York in 2010 to be near her family, passed away peacefully Friday evening, Oct, 25, 2019, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home & Rehab in New Berlin.

She was born July 23, 1930, in Brooklyn, the only child of Peter Fatta, a Sicilian immigrant, and Rose (Rosalia) née Lucido Fatta. During her teen years she played piano at Carnegie Hall and developed a deep interest and love of music. She graduated from Grover Cleveland High School, where Julius LaRosa was one of her classmates.

Donald “Doc” Callahan, 84; Retired To Cherry Valley From Long Island

IN MEMORIAM: Donald ‘Doc’ Callahan, 84;

Retired To Cherry Valley From Long Island

“Doc” Callahan

CHERRY VALLEY – Donald “Doc” Callahan, 84, who retired to Cherry Valley after a career on Long Island as a self-employed tool and die maker, passed away Feb. 11, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.

Born July 11, 1934, Doc was a loving father who raised his family on Long Island.  He spent many years in his Westford hunting camp. He had a love for nature, country roads and the friendly people Upstate.

Rosemary B. Moore, 80; With Husband, Retired To Otsego County

IN MEMORIAM:  Rosemary B. Moore, 80;

With Husband, Retired To Otsego County

Rosemary B. Moore

COOPERSTOWN – Rosemary Bernadette Moore (nee Costigan), 80, lost her battle to cancer Sunday, Oct. 22, while in hospice at Bassett Hospital.

Her family takes great comfort in knowing that she is reunited with her beloved husband of 59 years, Tom, who preceded her in death this past March.  Their love and friendship for one another was so strong and true.

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