Peter Caiola

Peter E. Caiola

1928 - 2007

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Obituary of Peter E. Caiola

Frankfort-Mr. Peter E. Caiola,78, of 322 W. Main St passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He was born in Frankfort on November 27, 1928, the son of the late James and Cecelia Damico Caiola and he attended Frankfort schools. He was united in marriage to Getina Cartagirone on October 29, 1949 in St. Joseph's Church, Herkimer. Pete was Driver for Boss Linco, Utica for many years until his retirement in 1991 and later for Green Island Trucking. He was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church and a member of Teamsters Local #182, an Exempt member of the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department and an honorary member of the Addolorata Society. He was a die hard Buffalo Bill's fan and the owner of the infamous "Pete's Barn" that was well known throughout the area. Pete was easy going, fun loving and was always there to lend a helping hand to any one in need. His grandchildren considered him "the best grandpa in the whole wide world" who would offer anyone unconditional love. Pete is survived by his beloved wife, Tina Caiola; two sons & daughters in law, Peter J. & Gail Caiola of Frankfort and Joseph J. & Barbara Caiola of Utica; two daughters & one son in law, Elizabeth & Mark Grasso of Rome and Mary Halverson & her fiancée, Joey Labella of W. Frankfort, four sisters & one brother in law, Fanny Nicolette, Florence Caiola and Joan Murphy all of Frankfort and Cecilia & Raymond Morton of Ilion; three brothers and two sisters in law, Sam Caiola of Frankfort, Joseph & Rachel Caiola of Little Falls, and Charles & Angie Caiola of Frankfort; his cherished grandchildren, Rebecca Caiola & her fiancée, Kirk Donley, Peter J. Caiola, Michelle & her husband, Thaddeus Potaczala, Melissa Caiola, Missy Elsaesser, Ashley Elsaesser, Christopher Elsaesser, Vinny Pete Grasso and Rachael Atwater; three great grandchildren, Isabella Barretta, Olivia Caiola and Thaddeus Potaczala IV; his in laws, Joanne & John Gregory, Catherine Carpenter, Vincent Cartagirone, John & Katherine Cartagirone and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Ruffalo on April 7, 1990 and Rose Piazza on March 19, 2005 and his in laws, Richard Murphy, Sam Piazza, Lillian Caiola, Henry Carpenter Jr, Ruth Cartagirone, Angelo Nicolette and Michael Ruffalo. His funeral will be held Friday morning at 9:15 am from the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave. Frankfort and at 10:00 am in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by the Rev. John Yanas. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling Hours will be Thursday from 4-8 at the V. J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Members of the Frankfort Volunteer Fire Department will meet Thursday evening at 7:00 at the funeral home for services. Contributions in Peter's memory may be made to Frankfort Fire Dept. Memorial Park Fund, 158 Litchfield St, Frankfort, NY 13340. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Pete's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center's Emergency Room and I.C.U. for their wonderful care and compassion shown to him during his illness and passing. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Peter's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com
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Friday
21
September

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, September 21, 2007
Our Lady Queen Of Apostles Church
S. Frankfort St.
Frankfort, New York, United States
Friday
21
September

Interment at: Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Friday, September 21, 2007
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Elizabeth St.
Frankfort, New York, United States

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He was a die hard Buffalo Bill's fan and the owner of the infamous "Pete's Barn" that was well known throughout the area. Pete was easy going, fun loving and was always there to lend a helping hand. His grandchildren considered him "the best grandpa in the whole wide world" who would offer them unconditional love.